Top Class Speakers added to the HSI Coaching Webinar Series 2021

  • 15 January 2021, 13:51

Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) are delighted to announce a range of exciting educational webinars with experts in farriery, nutrition and veterinary.

Haydn Price: ‘‘The Hoof; Form and Function’

HSI are delighted to welcome back top international sport horse farrier Haydn Price. Following the success of his previous webinar Haydn will be returning for a series of events throughout spring 2021.

‘The Hoof; Form and Function’ will be delivered in two events, the first in January and the second in March 2021.

In this series Haydn will discuss the evolutionary design of the hoof and explain how it works. The webinar is aimed to wards coaches of all levels but is open to anyone who has an interest in the area.

Haydn is the consultant farrier to the Hong Kong Jockey Club Elite Performance Programme and former farrier to the Team GB Dressage and Show Jumping Teams.

In 2013, Haydn was inducted into the International Farriery Hall of Fame for his continued services, commitment and education to the International Farriery Profession. Before this, in 2011, he was awarded the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) Medal of Honour for his continued contribution to farriery.

Coaches described the webinar Haydn delivered in November 2020 as “thought provoking” and an “excellent presentation”, one coach said: “I would be very interested in doing more courses with Haydn, he has so much knowledge and experience.”

‘The Hoof; Form and Function’ Part 1

Date: Tuesday 19th January

Time: 6pm

Cost: €25

1 CPD Point to HSI Accredited Coaches

‘The Hoof; Form and Function’ Part 2

Date: Wednesday 3rd March

Time: 6pm

Cost: €25

1 CPD Point to HSI Accredited Coaches

Joanne Hurley:The Role of Nutrition on Training and Performance

GAIN’s Irish Country Manager Joanne Hurley will deliver a webinar titled ‘The Role of Nutrition on Training and Performance’ on 26th January.

Joanne Hurley M.Arg.Sc. has worked in the equine feed Industry since qualifying as a nutritionist in 2002 when she graduated from University College Dublin (UCD) with a Master’s Degree in Animal Nutrition and Production.

Since joining GAIN Equine Nutrition in 2007 Joanne has worked in both a technical and commercial capacity within Glanbia and now leads the Equine Sales team in Ireland, the Middle East and Far East.

Joanne has led new product development with GAIN Equine Nutrition and has collaborated with many of the leading Independent Equine Nutritionists around the world over the last decade.
She works with many industry bodies in Ireland and is passionate about knowledge transfer to groups of horse owners and breeders.

This webinar is aimed towards Level 1 Apprentice Coaches and Level 2 Coaches but is open to anyone with an interest in the area.

Date: Tuesday 26th January

Time: 6pm

Cost: €10

1 CPD Point to HSI Accredited Coaches

John Killingbeck: ‘The Competition Horse – Keep it Simple and Don’t Challenge Evolution’

John Killingbeck, BSc, BVM&S, CertEP, MRCVS, has over 46 years’ experience of equine practice. He has a particular interest in competition horses, with a special emphasis on orthopaedics and lameness.

He will deliver a webinar, titled: ‘The Competition Horse – Keep it Simple and Don’t Challenge Evolution’ on 1st February. The webinar is open to all and will be of particular interest to all those with an interest in the subject. It is particularly suitable for coaches, including Level 3 coaches

John has travelled extensively around the world with a number of National Event Teams to four Olympic Games and several European and World Championships, winning over 20 gold medals between them. He was the Official Veterinary Surgeon to the British Eventing team from 1992-97.

Through his role as an FEI Veterinary Delegate John spends much of his time at international competitions each year.

His knowledge and experience of lameness diagnosis, and in particular foot problems, is widely recognised. John is an examiner for the Worshipful Company of Farriers and has also acted as an examiner for the RCVS. He also lectures on a regular basis at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester and makes regular contributions to various equestrian publications.

Date:  Monday 1st February

Time: 6pm

Cost: €30

1 CPD Point to HSI Accredited Coaches

These webinars are set to be highly informative and are not to be missed. Book early to avoid disappointment. The webinars will take place on Zoom.

Bookings can be made by following this link:


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