If any of our IPS Judges are interested in attending the BSPS Heritage Championships this year, please contact the office ASAP.

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** Horse Sport Ireland is pleased to join the NSPCC to promote Parents in Sport Week (PISW) 2018 ** 1st – 7th October 2018

The NSPCC and Horse Sport Ireland have joined forces with more than 100 sports organisations in Ireland and the UK to promote Parents in Sport Week. We want our sports bodies to rally behind our efforts from 1st – 7th October 2018 to underscore the positive, supporting role that parents play. Coaches and officials can also examine their communication with parents to benefit children’s involvement in sport.

Why sports parents are important

Parents are important to sport because they can:

  • encourage their children to take up, enjoy and achieve in their sport
  • support their children in practical ways – such as by providing transport or buying kit
  • help out with activities
  • become coaches, helpers and volunteers within the club
  • help out with things such as club websites and fundraising
  • support and motivate their child and/or the team
  • reinforce positive aspects of sports participation

Aims of PISW 2018

1. Ensure parents recognise their role in keeping children safe in sport

It’s a big decision for parents to leave their child in the care of someone else. We’re asking sports organisations to provide the information that parents need to make an informed choice about the club or activity their child attends and what to do if they have a concern.

2. Help parents understand how to positively influence their child’s enjoyment and wellbeing in sport

We’re encouraging parents to look at how their behaviour and involvement influences their child’s enjoyment of sport, through the resources on our website.
Sports will be asked to help create a positive environment for children and parents in sport by having a no tolerance policy on poor parental behaviour.

3. Encourage clubs to engage and involve parents in their child’s sport

This is a chance for clubs and coaches to showcase their creativity, and show us how they will engage directly with parents. Why not try something new. It could be an event for parents, or a change in policy that ensures parents are more involved in the sporting lives of their children.

Five Ways to Get Involved

With PISW 2018 just around the corner, here are some suggestions of how you can get involved:

Be sure first of all to sign up here, if you haven’t already done so!

To show your support and share the campaign with others, visit our Twitter feed @TeamIRLEq and @thecpsu or, during the week itself, visit the Team Ireland Equestrian and NSPCC Facebook page and like/share the infographics and other resources about the week. 

When using social media, please use the following hashtags: 


We look forward to you joining us and supporting the Parents In Sport Week campaign 2018.

Ciara Gorman
National Safeguarding and Anti-Doping Officer
Horse Sport Ireland
1st Floor, Beech House
Millennium Park, Osberstown
Naas, Co Kildare
W91 TK7N
Tel: 045 854 524


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Showing Card Returns

The date for return of Showing Cards is now Tuesday 25th September – and not 21st as stated on the front of the showing card.  This is to allow for the last shows of the season.

Please ensure your Showing Card reaches the office by Tuesday 25th!!!

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Congratulations also ….

to Tiggy Hancock after winning the Gold Cup at Burghley on Corries Jack In A Box!!!!  Very well done, Tiggy, from Philippa Mansergh-Wallace and all on Council.

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Many Congratulations ….

from Philippa Mansergh-Wallace and the IPS Council to all the riders and ponies who were tremendously successful at Grantham!!!  Very well done to all!

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Limerick/Clare Harvest Show …

…. Schedule has been updated.  Please see new Schedule on the Shows list under 9th September.  This now includes Small Hunter, x2 Performance Jumping classes and x2 Young Handler classes.

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REMINDER!!!! Showing Cards

This is a reminder to all IPS Members to return showing cards to the office.  Any cards that arrive in the office after 21st September will not be counted for the National Awards Ceremony, which will be held on Friday 30th November.

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Cancelled – IPS Northern Area Show

The IPS Northern Area Show on Saturday 15th September has been cancelled.

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The IPS Autumn Festival has been replaced by the Hunter Pony End of Season Show (WH & SH).  This will be held on the same date (Sunday 23rd September) in Barnadown Equestrian Centre.
Further details will follow shortly.

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IPS Combined Training Final Postponed

PLEASE NOTE that the IPS Combined Training Final has had to be postponed and will be held at a later date, during the mid-term break from school at Halloween.  Further details will be posted shortly.

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