Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) is holding three regional public meetings to help prepare a strategic plan for the organisation in an open and transparent way.

HSI hopes the meetings will give people involved in the sport horse sector the chance to have an input into the future direction of the industry.

HSI chairman Joe Walsh said: “Every person who has an interest in the horse sector is welcome to attend these meetings and I would encourage people to come along and have their say.

“Horse Sport Ireland will do its business in an open and transparent way and we are keen to have an input from thee grassroots of the sport into our plan.”

The strategic plan will be the bedrock for the organisation’s work going forward.

Mr Walsh added: “It is vital that we develop a strategic plan for the next three to five years so that we can give the government and sport horse sector a clear plan for the future.

The meetings will be chaired by Horse Sport Ireland chairman Joe Walsh and will feature a presentation on progress to date by CEO Damian McDonald.

The meetings will take place in the Silver Springs in Cork on Monday 21 April, the Dolmen Hotel in Carlow on Wednesday 23 April and the Hudson Bay Hotel in Athlone on Tuesday 29 April.

All meetings start at 8pm. To book a place tel: Ireland 045 850801