Horse Sport Ireland announces the departure of the CEO. Ronan Murphy will leave the organisation to pursue academic interests and other opportunities.
Ronan said, “I have enjoyed leading Horse Sport Ireland and the significant achievements delivered over the last three years. I am especially proud of the work done in implementing the Indecon recommendations, restructuring the organisation, developing our strategic plan and establishing a new cohesive business approach across the Irish sport horse industry. A particular highlight was the historic qualification of our three senior teams for the Tokyo Olympic Games. Strong foundations are now in place and I would like to especially thank the staff at HSI and our key stakeholders in DAFM and Sport Ireland for their support and collaboration during my tenure. I look forward to seeing the Irish Sport Horse industry achieve its full potential and Irish riders and horses being rightly recognised as the very best in the world.”
Chairman of Horse Sport Ireland, Joe Reynolds, paid tribute to the outgoing CEO and his contribution to the organisation:
“On behalf of the Board I wish to thank Ronan for his work over the past three years and his contribution to the organisation and indeed the sector. During his tenure, the key stakeholders we represent saw many successes across the global stage, both in respect of Irish Sport Horse Breeding and Equestrian High Performance. The Sport Horse Sector has significant potential and continues to grow at exponential rate. The Board of Horse Sport Ireland will ensure its stewardship of the organisation continues to play a key role in opening up new opportunities and horizons for the sector. We wish Ronan all the best and every success in his future.”