We are the Governing Body of Riding Centres
AIRE is an affiliate of Horse Sport Ireland and recognized as the governing body of Riding Centres by Failte Ireland and the Department of Agriculture, Food & Marine.
Riding Centres who wish to be approved by AIRE can fill out the form here and subscribe.
Riding School Instruction
For Riding School Instruction Approval the owner/manager will require minimum of BHS Stage 2 Complete or Horse Sport Ireland Level 2 Coach or Irish Pony Club B+ Teaching qualifications with current First Aid Responder certificate.
For Trekking/Livery Centre Approval a minimum of BHS Stage 2 Care and Riding or Stage 2 Trek Leader, is required. Other certificates may be valid and can be discussed with the AIRE office.
All of the above categories require current First Aid Responder, Safeguarding 1 and Garda Vetting from Horse Sport Ireland. The Children’s Officer in each centre requires Safeguarding 2. Click on Courses on front page of AIRE website for providers of courses in your county.
All Riding Centres require Insurance and a current Health & Safety Statement. Centres require a minimum of 2.6 Public Liability.