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Child Protection

SJI National Children's Officer: Mr. John McNamara 087 8350667


Click here for the Showjumping Ireland Child Safeguarding Statement 2018


Garda Vetting


**As of the 16th of September 2016 HSI are now using the E-Vetting Sytem for Garda Vetting applications.


Please note the following in relation to Garda Vetting:


**When a person seeks vetting through Horse Sport Ireland and is subsequently accepted, the vetting letter they receive covers them for all Horse Sport Ireland Affiliate Bodies,EXCEPT the Irish Pony Club (IPC).


Please also be aware, that there is no transportability with any other organisation. We cannot under any circumstances accept vetting from the GAA, IFA or any other body. All Affiliates outside of IPC can only accept Horse Sport Ireland vetting".


***Please remember that any person wishing to work/volunteer with Children or Vulnerable Adults in Equestrian Sports on a regular basis must complete this training along with their AccessNI/Garda Vetting Check.***


"Under that National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 to 2016 there is a mandatory  requirement for an ID Check for each person requesting vetting. Horse Sport Ireland encourages this step to be carried out by utilising the availability of its Affiliate National Children’s Officer’s and Club/Branch Children’s Officer to sign off on ID Verification".

Safe Guarding Courses


Please keep an eye on this page of upcoming dates of safe guarding courses.

Applicants contact Ciara Gorman in the Horse Sport Ireland offices for Application Forms.


Tel: 045 854 524


Volunteer Training Programme


**Sport Ireland have released their dates for Q1 2017 Volunteer Training Programmes. 
All affiliates and affiliates members of Horse Sport Ireland are eligible to attend any of these seminars which may interest them. Please note the following key points:

  • There is NO financial cost for attending for volunteers in an NGB. 
  • Spaces on each course are LIMITED so if you are interested please register ASAP
  • Registration can only be completed online by clicking on the link to the relevant course
  • There are two primary locations, Hilton Hotel Dublin Airport & Bridge House Hotel Tullamore
  • All course are Half Days to facilitate the busy schedule of Sport Volunteers


Full details are available here on all the courses


2018 Dates:


Safeguarding 1 Dates

  1. Monday 21st May 2018
  2. Thursday 7th June 2018

Website Link:


Safeguarding 2 Date

  1. Monday 11th June 2018

Website Link:


Please note HSI will not be running any additional courses during July/August onsite. They will resume the facilitation of courses again in the Autumn.




Please see below a link to the Anti-Bullying page on the Horse Sport Ireland website where there is a copy of the Anti-Bullying Policy and some other useful information and tools for Anti-Bullying.