Upgrading for Underage athletes

Note from Head Office

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Author: Jane Grace/Friday 15 January 2021/Categories: General News, 2021 EI Forms, Rules, General Forms, General Information, New to EI? Read Here!, All You Need To Know About Eventing!, Training, Child Welfare and Safe Guarding

Will parents of underage athletes please note the changes below to our upgrading processes for national competitions.

If you have any queries regarding upgrading, please contact your regional co-ordinator.

Upgrading for Underage athletes

 

 

 

 

 for 2021 Upgrading system

* Athletes wishing to upgrade to EI110 level must be assessed by a Level 2 or 3 Coach, who is not their current trainer, to avoid a conflict of interest.

* Assessments for EI110 can be done by the coaches privately (at their own venue or at an agreed venue).

* Alternatively, assessments may also be done at a HP Training day (arranged by HSI – please see below).

* The coach will send the approved assessment form to Head Office by email, to be received at least TEN DAYS before the event at which the athlete wants to compete. No exceptions will be made.

* Trainers can upgrade underage athletes to EI100 level – no change to current process. Email the competency form confirming the upgrade to Head Office at least TEN DAYS before the event (as above).

* All new combinations must also send in competency forms (ie: if you have a new horse or pony, you must be assessed).

Contact Regional Co-ordinators - Underage Regional Coordinators

The Upgrading assessment form and Letter of Competency can be downloaded below.

How can I be considered for a High Performance squad?

* An expression of interest form needs to be completed and sent to HSI (usually in January).

* HSI will contact you with dates for assessments and training.

* To be part of the HP pathway, underage athletes must have attended a minimum of two HP training sessions.

* For all questions regarding High Performance, please contact Aileen Cartwright acartwright@horsesportireland.ie

 

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