HSI Appoints Medical Officer

Note from HSI

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Author: Alison Packman/Friday 21 January 2022/Categories: General News, Horse Sport Ireland, Anti-Doping, Athletes

 Dr Linsey Mason appointed as Horse Sport Ireland Human Anti-Doping & Medical Officer

Horse Sport Ireland are delighted to announce that Dr Linsey Mason has been appointed as HSI’s Human Anti-Doping & Medical Officer.

 (Photo: Dr Linsey Mason)

 The role of the Anti-Doping & Medical Officer is crucial, primarily ensuring that High Performance athletes of Horse Sport Ireland and the affiliate family are educated about all anti-doping rules and also in adhering to the rules, ensuring that all athletes and athlete support personnel participate in an environment that is drug free and promotes the spirit of sport.

The anti-doping officer is the main liaison person between HSI and Sport Ireland on all anti-doping issues. Dr Linsey Mason brings a wealth of experience to the position, holding a Masters in Sports Medicine from Trinity College Dublin, has extensive anti-doping professional training and a special interest in the assessment of sports-related injuries, evidence-based rehabilitation and recovery strategies.

Dr Mason, from Cahir Co Tipperary, possesses extensive equestrian experience and is an active racecourse doctor with the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board and has worked for several years as a Doctor on the IHRB panel at point to points and racecourses.

Dr Mason has been Chief Medical Officer for Millstreet International Horse Trials since 2018, has worked as a doctor at the Dublin Horse Show, along with national and international Eventing competitions.

Speaking after her appointment, Dr Linsey Mason commented:

I’m absolutely delighted to work with Horse Sport Ireland in an official capacity as the Anti-Doping & Medical Officer. I have a love of equestrian and sport medicine so this role is the ultimate combination. I know many in the thoroughbred and the sport horse industry and I really look forward supporting the High Performance athletes as they journey towards Paris 2024.”

Horse Sport Ireland Head of Sport, Legal and Governance, Avalon Everett added:

“Following an external recruitment process, I’m delighted to confirm the appointment of Dr Linsey Mason as HSI Medical & Anti-Doping Officer. Dr Mason employs an invigorating approach to sport medicine and without doubt will be a fantastic asset to our high performance squads as we move toward Paris, 2024. The obvious focus is on compliance, however, Dr Mason drawing on her wealth of experience in the thoroughbred industry will be very athlete centric to ensure those holistic gains are achieved. I personally look forward to working with Dr Mason in 2022 and beyond.”

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