Horse Sport Ireland Development Series 2020
Applications are now being sought from venues to hold eight individual horse production shows/events to support Show jumping, Dressage and Eventing breeders and producers from September to 15th November 2020.
Application forms and the associated conditions can be found below:
Venues should note that, events can run mid-week or weekend, subject to date approval from the appropriate affiliate and strick adherence to Covid-19 guidelines.
The closing date for receipt of applications will be 12 noon on Friday 27th August 2020.
Lanaken Selection Criteria 2020 announced
Horse Sport Ireland have announced the selection criteria for the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses 2020. The Championships, for 5, 6 and 7 year old horses, will be held from 15th to 20th September 2020 at Lanaken, Belgium.
Full criteria can now be viewed by downloading the criteria document below.
Horse Sport Ireland Coaching and Breeding Conference – Tuesday 3rd December 2019 at Cavan Equestrian Centre
Judy Reynolds to attend Horse Sport Ireland’s Breeding and Coaching Conference
Following the historic success of the first-ever Irish Dressage team to qualify for the Olympic Games, Horse Sport Ireland are delighted to announce that the record-breaking Judy Reynolds will be included in this year’s panel at the HSI Coaching and Breeding Conference. The conference will take place on Tuesday the 3rd of December, Cavan Equestrian Centre. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to expand your knowledge with practical sessions and interviews with some of our industries top professionals, this year’s coaching and breeding conference promises to be a spectacle for everyone working within the Sport Horse industry and is one not to be missed. Ensure you book online to have your voice heard by Ireland’s number one Dressage rider alongside Richard Waygood MBE and Dr. Gerd Heuschmann.
This year alone, Irish Olympic Dressage Rider, Judy Reynolds pulled off a stunning performance in the FEI Dressage European Championships 2019 to secure the Irish dressage team their first-ever place at the Olympics (Tokyo 2020). In doing so, Judy set a new Irish Grand Prix record scoring an impressive 76.351%. This streak of class continued through the week where Judy set a new Irish International record in the Grand Prix Special, finishing 5th with a score of 78.2% and again setting a new Irish record in the Freestyle to Music finishing 5th with a score of 85.5%. Earlier in the year, Judy finished third in the FEI World Cup Grand Prix in Germany. This is the first time an Irish rider has succeeded in a podium finish in a FEI World Cup in Europe. This year Judy has set the Irish dressage world on fire. We are privileged to get the chance to hear first-hand, her journey so far to the main stage.
The third guest to appear at the HSI Coaching and Breeding conference is Dr. Gerd Heuschmann. Professional rider, Veterinarian, International Lecturer and Author. Dr. Gerd Heuschmann will join us to discuss production of young horses. In 2008 he published his book Tug of War which highlights the importance of correct training methods and the long-term impact of incorrect training methods on a horse’s potential. This was followed up four years later with his second book The Balancing Act which emphasizes the importance of being a responsible rider.
Tickets are pre-paid only and places must be booked in advance. Please ensure to book your place early as places will be allocated in a first-come, first-served basis.
3 CPD points will be allocated to HSI Accredited Coaches in attendance at this event.
To secure your place, please book online via the HSI website at https://www.horsesportireland.ie/hsi-coaching-courses-sign-up-form/
Or contact the HSI Coaching Department on +353 (0)45 854 533
Date: Tuesday 3rd December 2019
Time: 9am – 5pm
Venue: Cavan Equestrian Centre
Tickets: €50 (includes lunch)