Cross Country Training Day for Area 6 Members & Instructors from All Areas

Area 6 is running a Cross Country Training Day

on Sunday 6th March at the Deerpark Equestrian Centre, Ballymahon, Co Longford.


A training session for instructors run by Kay Nolan.


Starting 10:30am Entry fee is €10 and can be paid on the day and Instructors will be awarded 2CPD Points.

Riders taking part in the afternoon sessions are encouraged to watch, listen, accompany and ask questions during this morning training session.
IPC members who are interested in watching cross country riding, walking distances and time sections are also welcome to attend.

All afternoon groups will practice “speed / timing” training session.


Training sessions for riders.

1.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. 1st groups (Riders should be ready to ride by 12.45.)

3.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. 2nd groups

The groups are as follows:

70cm Instructor: Laura Whyte
80cm Instructor: Helen Nolan (instructor of the year)
90cm Instructor: Danny Lusby
1m Instructor: Kay Nolan

IMPORTANT: Riders should read and understand the cross country tack sheet for correct dress and tack for their horses / ponies, in particular the new hat standards.
Stocks must be worn.

Ring Bunny on 0872352664 or email to enter as online entries are now closed.
Participants are welcome to stay and watch the Area training sessions for members in the afternoon which starts at 1pm

Hat tagging is available on the day

Instructors from all areas are also invited to the instructor training session 

IPC New Look Website – What You Need To Know

The Irish Pony Club has launched it’s new look website – we hope you like it.

We have tried to ensure that everything is correct but mistakes do happen. If you find any errors then please let us know by using our website feedback form so that we can fix them. We also welcome suggestions for future improvements. If you have any branch, area or discipline notices then email these to Jenny as usual.

The menu has been re-designed to make it easier to find what you are looking for and there is also a search box. General downloads are all grouped into categories on the downloads pages under the downloads menu and officers can find administration specific documents on the (password protected) officials page.

A feature that we hope you find useful is the news posts in the sidebar on the right of the screen. This provides the latest general news and also news specific to various categories such as the IPC Festival, show jumping, etc. If you visit a particular page then the news feed shows news for that specific topic. For example, if you visit the Mounted Games page under the Activities menu you will see a news feed in the sidebar with news related to mounted games activities. There aren’t many posts at the moment since the site is new but new posts will be added over time with the most recent posts at the top.

Happy browsing!


2016 Musical Ride Competition to be held early this year

Due to the RDS Dublin Horse Show being held earlier this year due to the Rio Olympics, the 2016 Musical Ride Competition won’t be held at the IPC Festival. Instead, the competition will be held at one of the area qualifiers although the date and venue have yet to be decided.