An initiative of Horse Sport Ireland

International Marketing Symposium Hosted by Horse Sport Ireland – Speakers Announced

General February 21, 2017

Horse Sport Ireland is hosting an International Marketing Symposium on Thursday 9th March 2017. This event is aimed at equestrian industry professionals looking to grow their business and tap into the potential of international markets.

Horse Sport Ireland’s International Marketing Symposium will host an array of speakers from the international equine industry to discuss topics such as digital marketing, equestrian sports technology, event management, equine tourism, breeding for a specific market, marketing your products and reaching the global market.

Our speakers come from all sectors of the equine community and will be able to offer an exceptional insight to their specialised markets and give a take-home message to all participants.

Based on the theme, “Knowledge is Power”, you will learn how to move the industry forward through marketing and how to build a strong foundation for your business. These progressive techniques will help you to stay ahead of the global market and keep up to date with current trends.

**This event is a DAFM National Event and HSI coaches will also be eligible for 1 CDP point*

Our speakers include:

Host Brendan McArdle of The Irish Field and RTE and Chaired by Barry O’Connor – Agent, Producer and Coach.

  • Nina Barbour, President of Bolesworth International CSI4* and Liverpool International CSI4*, owner and competitor.
  • Jim Bolger, International Owner and Thoroughbred racehorse trainer.
  • Aisling Byrne, Director of “Journey Through Ireland” and Show Jumper.
  • Diarmuid Byrne, Managing Director of EquiRatings.
  • Enda Carroll, Managing Director of Ashford Farm
  • Koen Terryn, CEO and founder of Hippomundo

More exciting speakers to be announced.

For more more information on the above link please click HERE

Event Details:

Where:                     The Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone

When:                      Thursday, 9th March 2017

Ticket Price:            €45*

Book before 28th February to avail of a €10 early bird discount (€35*)

Book tickets HERE

Discounts available for group bookings.
*(exclusive of taxes and charges)


1:45 pm Welcome Refreshments & Registration
2.15 pm2.30pm – 4.15pm Welcome Address: Elaine Hatton, Director of International Marketing, Horse Sport IrelandSession 1: Moving Our Industry Forward through Marketing.
4.15pm-5.30pm Fork Buffet Supper
5.45pm – 7.30pm Session 2: Reaching the Global Market Place.


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