About Us

The Pony Club is a world wide voluntary youth organisation founded in 1929. The Irish Pony Club is the main equestrian organisation in Ireland that provides training in all disciplines of equestrian activities 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. We are a member of the Euro Pony Club.

To find out more about becoming a member see our How to Join page.

Objectives

The objectives of the Irish Pony Club are:

  • To encourage young people to ride and to learn to enjoy all kinds of sport connected with horses and riding.
  • To provide instruction in riding and horsemanship, and to instil in members the proper care of their animals.
  • To promote the highest ideals of sportsmanship, citizenship and loyalty, thereby cultivating strength of character and self-discipline.

Mission Statement

The Irish Pony Club endeavours to promote and encourage horsemanship and loyalty in a  safe and fun atmosphere for all its members and volunteers.

Policy Statement

The Irish Pony Club is fully committed to safegarding the wellbeing of its members.  Every individual in the Pony club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for their own and others’ rights, safety and welfare, and conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of the Pony Club and the guidelines contained in the Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport.

Membership

Open to young people up to 23 years of age.

Ordinary members are those who have not attained the age of 18 years
Associate members are those of 18 – 21 years.
Senior Associate members are 22 – 23 years. Senior Associate members may renew their membership to take Senior Tests up to and including the year in which they are 25 years old.

IPC Structure

IPC-Structure

You can find more details on our IPC Branches and Committees pages.