Child Protection & Compliance


The Irish Pony Society nominate a National Childrens Officer as an Affiliate of Horse Sport Ireland. Details of the current National Childrens Officer can be found on the IPS Council & Committees Page.

If you are due to renew or complete for the 1st time your Safeguarding 1 course, please email the office with your name and contact details. If there are sufficient candidates Horsesport Ireland will conduct a separate course on behalf of the IPS.

However, Safeguarding Training/Courses are now available to book directly on the Horse Sport Ireland website


The Children First Act 2015 (Section 11 (1) (b)) requires organisations that are providers of relevant services to prepare a Child Safeguarding Statement.  This is a written statement that specifies the service being provided and the principles and procedures to be observed in order to ensure, as far as practicable, that a child availing of our services is safe from harm.

The Irish Pony Society’s Child Safeguarding Statement has been developed in line with requirements under the Children First Act 2015.  In addition to our Safeguarding Risk Assessment conducted, there are further procedures that support our intention to safeguard children while they are availing of our activities.  Please refer to The Irish Pony Society’s Child Safeguarding Statement below:

Irish Pony Society Safe Guarding Statement 2023

Safeguarding 1 is required for all Judges and Committee Members and Safeguarding 1 & 2 is required for your Area Child Protection Officer