The Irish Pony Club (IPC) is the main equestrian organization in Ireland providing training in all disciplines of equestrian activities including show jumping, eventing, hunter trials, dressage, mounted games & tetrathlon (running, swimming, riding & shooting) for young people up to the age of 23. We are always keen to welcome new members so if you are interested in joining then see our How to Join page.
Many of our members are happy just to take part in their branch rallies and camps where they simply enjoy riding with their friends. Members who are interested in improving their riding skills to a higher level can take part in the training we offer.
The IPC is focussed on helping its members to improve their riding, horse/pony care and stable management skills. We have a wide range of Achievement Badges that members can work towards. These include topics such as plaiting and mucking out to bird watching and wild flowers.
We also provide training towards Pony Club proficiency tests that take our members from basic riding skills in the D test through a series of test levels up to advanced riding, instructing and equestrian management skills in the A test. More details are available on the Pony Club Tests page.
The Activities section provides more details of our various activities from branch rallies and camps to specific disciplines such as show jumping, eventing, etc. We run competitions at local, area and national level and you can find details of the competitions on the specific discipline page in the activities section. Results of the national competitions will be posted here in the news section along with the branch league tables. Members who succeed in our national competitions have the opportunity to compete at international level.
The IPC, like all organisations, has a set of rules that our members work under. You can find our rule books on the downloads page. This page provides links to all our documents and in particular the rule books and tack sheets for all our disciplines.
If you need more information or are unsure of anything you can talk to your branch DC, a committee member or children’s officer who will always be willing to help you.