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National Course Designers

Attendance at seminars is compulsory every 2 years to remain on the active course designers list.

Seminars open to all levels of Course Designers and people wishing to become assistant course designers.


A spring seminar is being held for all levels, if you are interested in attending please contact Rachel Kearns in the SJI office.



Please note that anyone who wishes to join the panel as an Assistant Course Designer must have attended a seminar within the 2 previous years.  Please apply in writing to the Showjumping Ireland office ( if you wish to join the panel  as an Assistant.


To search for registered Course Designers, click here.  To use the slightly more advanced search screen for Course Designers, please click here.


Upgrading Information

National Course Designers wishing to be upgraded to Senior National status are not required to sit written exams. However this category of National Course Designer is required to submit their C.V. to the office, marked for the attention of Rachel Kearns in order to be independently assessed by the Course Designer’s Committee.

Senior National and Candidate International Course Designers who wish their name to be put forward in order to attend an International Seminar later in the year for the purposes of being upgraded should apply in writing to Rachel Kearns in the ShowjumpingIreland office.

Course Designers wishing to upgrade must submit their Log book with their application in order to sit the exams. Course Designers must bring their Log Book to any Seminar they attend to be stamped by a member of the Course Designers Committee.

Course Designers of Regional and National level who wish to gain experience and upgrade their status may apply for financial assistance towards their travel costs to attend relevant shows in order to work under more experienced Course Designers at venues either inside or outside their region. Those wishing to avail of this financial assistance may apply to the ShowjumpingIreland office. A maximum of €75 per show and 2 claims per year. It should be noted this form must be signed by the Senior Course Designer and the Senior Judge officiating on the day. Download the form here.

Venue Inspection
There will be Venue Inspection spot checks throughout the year.

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ConnaughtCandidate InternationalPaul Duffy JnrKillard Stud, Waterview, Turloughmore,
ConnaughtCandidate InternationalCharles HanleyClaremorris Horse Breeding Centre, Galway Road, ClaremorrisMayo094
ConnaughtSenior NationalTommy GibbonsRooskey, Mayfield, Claremorris, Mayo094- 93 72698087
ConnaughtSenior NationalCormac HanleyLisduff, Galway Rd, Claremorris, ClaremorrisMayo094-9377570087
ConnaughtSenior NationalRichard KerinsTubberbride, Collooney, Sligo071-9167163086
ConnaughtNationalMark Duffykrystle cottage, rockwood, claregalway,
ConnaughtNationalParaic GeraghtySt Michael's Square, Ballinasloe,
ConnaughtRegionalNoel BurkeBallynagran Stables, Craughwell, Galway091 846421087
ConnaughtRegionalDamien CareyNewtown, Creagh, Ballinasloe, Galway09096 43105087
ConnaughtRegionalRalph ConroyMilchem Eq Centre, Tynagh, Loughrea, Galway 087
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