International & High Performance

Riders, horses and owners must be paid up members of Dressage Ireland before applying to compete abroad.


You do not need permission from Dressage Ireland to compete abroad in a national show, but all results obtained abroad must be sent to the Dressage Ireland office. It is recommended, as a matter of courtesy, that you inform the Dressage Ireland office that you are competing outside Ireland. 

To compete in the UK you will need to be a member of British Dressage.

To compete abroad you will need a guest licence. Contact the Horse Sport Ireland for more information on 045886678.


Friendly Internationals

Friendly international invitations sent to Dressage Ireland are published on the Dressage Ireland website.

The selection process for these friendly international competitions are all different. If you are interested in selection please send you declaration to the Dressage Ireland office. 


High Performance Squads

For selection criteria for Horse Sport Ireland High Performance Squads and information on how to apply, please refer to the Horse Sport Ireland documents available to download at the bottom of this page. Further information about the High Performance Programme can be found here.