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Welcome to the Eventing Ireland section for parents/ guardians and their riders who participate, or plan to participate, at Youth level. If you are starting out, or you’re a seasoned campaigner, the purpose of this web page is to act as a central focal point and resource of information related to Youth activities that you can use throughout the eventing year.

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Over the year we regularly invite people from the equestrian community to share their knowledge and experience with our members by providing online webinars. Below is a list of ones that we have already organised in case you missed them, or would just like to watch them back again (just click on the links shown).

Webinar Summary Link
Fitness, Feed & First Event Debbie Byrne Kirkenny Farm talked about “interval training and rider fitness”. Philip Gilligan from GAIN Equine Nutrition talked about feeding for events. Dora Beacom from EINR talked about attending your first event and what to expect. Click Here To Watch
Competing at FEI events Are you aiming for an International this year? Have you a child and equine with HP ambitions? We have two super contributors lined up via Zoom on Monday 27th March at 8pm. Joanne Jarden is an International rider and coach, FEI dressage Judge and is a regular member of the Ground Jury at events in Ireland and beyond. Michelle Nelson is Ireland’s eventing supermum; there is very little this pair do not know about competing at Internationals! Listen in for many many words of wisdom! Click Here To Watch
2023 EI Youth Exchange Learn all about the Youth Exchange initiative. This is your opportunity to join us for a team experience! Ballindenisk International Horse Trials has kindly agreed to host this year’s Team Challenge with British Evening in September. Teams will include ponies, juniors and young riders. We also have the exciting opportunity for you to travel to Saint Quentin, France early October. Click Here To Watch
Eric Smiley talks about training and communication Eric is a renowned international coach and author. He is a medal winning member of Team Ireland at the Olympics, World and European Eventing Championships. He is highly respected within the equestrian world for his deep understanding of the horse and performance. Click Here To Watch


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