The Irish Pony Club is a voluntary youth organisation. It is the main equestrian organisation that provides training in all disciplines of equestrian activities in Ireland for members up to the age of 23. The Irish Pony Club endeavours to promote and encourage good horsemanship and loyalty in a safe and fun atmosphere for all its members and volunteers.
The Irish Pony Club will join forces with The Curragh Racecourse on Sunday September 25th when the annual Pony Club Family Race Day takes place at the famous County Kildare venue. The top class program of racing features the Juddmonte Beresford Stakes (Group 2), CL & MF Weld Park Stakes (Group 3) and Manguard Plus Amateur Riders Derby.
The objective of this exciting initiative will be not only for the Curragh to showcase horse racing to Pony Club members from all over Ireland, but most importantly for the Pony Club to celebrate the end of their busy summer season with a fun and exciting day for all the family to enjoy.
One of the most exciting aspects of the initiative is a Jockey Skills Training Course, which will take place in advance of the race day at the world renowned Racing Academy and Centre of Education in Kildare Town with 10 Pony Club members taking part.
A packed program of entertainment during the afternoon will include a special Musical Ride performance by the Laois Pony Club called Mini Olympians, while there will be presentations to the Pony Club members who have been selected for Inspirational Awards,
All Pony Club members and all Under 16s will gain complimentary admission to the races.