Horse Sport Ireland, the national governing body for equestrian sport in Ireland, today (Tuesday) launched it’s new Strategic Plan at the RDS today.
The Strategic Plan 2019 – 2024 sets out Horse Sport Ireland’s clear vision and strategic focus areas for the next five years.
The plan outlines HSI’s mission, which is to lead the equestrian sector and enable it to fulfill its potential. The vision for the future is to have the best riders and horses in the world.
The five key strategic focus areas involve:
- Leading the Sector
- Developing Sustainable Funding Model
- Engaging with the Equestrian Community and Stakeholders
- Building our Organisational Capability
- Competing on the World Stage
Speaking at the launch of the Horse Sport Ireland Strategic Plan 2019 – 2024, HSI CEO Ronan Murphy said:
In parallel with the five strategic focus areas set out in the plan, we have set out a number of key initiatives to deliver under each of these areas and now the task and focus moves to developing the detailed operational business plans to deliver our objectives and enable the Irish Sport Horse Sector to fulfill its potential.
“Over the last two years we have worked hard to establish robust foundations and to restructure Horse Sport Ireland to enable us to lead the equestrian sector. The launch of our five-year strategic plan is a significant milestone on this journey and articulates a common vision for the Irish Sport Horse Sector – to have the best riders and horses in the world. We are looking forward to working closely with all our stakeholders to deliver this vision and to develop a world class and sustainable sport horse industry throughout Ireland. A plan, which is not resourced, is simply a piece of paper, so our immediate focus is on our budget 2020 application to Government as we seek an initial investment to enable our sector to realise its potential,” Murphy commented.
Image: (l-r) Joe Reynolds, Chairman of Horse Sport Ireland, with Paul McDermott from Sport Ireland and Ronan Murphy, CEO of Horse Sport Ireland, during the Horse Sport Ireland Strategic Plan 2019 – 2024 launch at Minerva Suite, RDS in Dublin (Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile)