Tuesday, 2 April 2019
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Horse Sport Ireland
387. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if Horse Sport Ireland has the right or otherwise to veto the transfer of the Irish Sport Horse and Draught Horse Studbooks to another party; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15069/19]
A report by Indecon International Consultants - ‘Review of Certain Matters relating to Horse Sport Ireland’ - was published by my Department on June 27th 2017.
Indecon recommended that the newly elected Board of HSI should consider the merits of transferring the Irish Sport Horse and Irish Draught Studbooks to the Irish Horse Board (IHB) which would be treated impartially as an affiliate. It is a matter for the Board to determine whether this is the most effective way to achieve the breeding and production objectives for the breeds concerned.