The Irish Harness Racing Club are pleased to announce that we have recently been approved as an Affiliate of Horse Sport Ireland.
This process was formally approved by the Board of Directors and the Sports Sub Board of Horse Sport Ireland following negotiations by representatives from the IHRC Mr. James O’Sullivan and Mr. Mark Flanagan. The IHRC will now have a representative on the Sports Sub Board of HSI along with the 24 other affiliated bodies.
This development is considered to be a very significant milestone in the evolution of Harness Racing, it is the first official recognition of the sport at a National level. It is hoped that over the coming months we can build on this good relationship and gain from the benefits of working with the numerous other Equine Sports Governing bodies.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the team at Horse Sport Ireland for their encouragement and support, HSI Chairman Professor Patrick Wall, HSI CEO Mr. Damian McDonald, HSI Finance Director Mr. Mark Bolger, HSI Sport Sub Board Chairman Mr. John Malone, Ms Ilona Blunden and all the affiliate representatives.
Submitted by the Irish Harness Racing Club