HORSE Sport Ireland has announced that the HSI Freelance Coach Insurance Policy is available for 2022. This tailored policy includes public liability and personal accident cover for freelance coaches.

The policy is available to any HSI Accredited Coaches Level 1 and above and to any British Horse Society (BHS) Accredited Coaches resident in Ireland. Suitable for any coaches who teach privately on a full or part-time basis, the cost is €360 and cover runs from the date of payment until December 31st, 2022.

Benefits to the policy include public liability cover in Ireland and the UK plus elsewhere in the EEA for temporary visits not exceeding 60 days. Personal accident benefits include worldwide cover, permanent total disablement, temporary partial disablement and more.

The liability cover relates to freelance coaching activities only and no other business activities. It does not cover any activities that could constitute as a riding school. BHS coaches must have a minimum qualification of Stage 3 in Complete Horsemanship or UKCCL2 plus Stage 3 Care and Ride to avail of the policy.

All coaches applying for the policy must provide copies of their coaching qualification, valid First Aid (First Aid Responder or BHS Equine Specific), Safeguarding 1 and Garda Vetting or Access NI completed through HSI. For further information, email