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PONY CLUB Mounted Games

Mounted Games is a team competition that requires courage, determination and all round riding ability from team members in combination with the careful and systematic training of their ponies. Teams consist of five members participating in a variety of games where speed and breath-taking accuracy are the norm.
Competitions are held during the summer at various locations and shows throughout the country at Under 10, Junior and Senior level culminating in the Under 10 and Junior Championships at the Pony Club Festival in July and the Senior Competition at the RDS Dublin during the International Horse Show. The games are exciting and fun to watch and are one of the top attractions at the Dublin Horse Show in the RDS

the 2018 Mounted Games Trials 

The 2018 trials will take place at the Sand Arena, Punchestown Racecourse, on Sunday, January 21st and Sunday, January 28th.  Tack Inspection for each trial will take place at 10.30am.

Sunday February 4th is the alternative date if either of the previous dates has to be cancelled.

Entry fee is €75.00 of which €50.00 will be deducted from the cost of the trip.

The rules for the Trials are as follows:

  • Dressed to compete a rider weighing over 54kg, may not ride a pony 128cm or under.
  • A rider weighing 60kg may not ride a pony 133cm or under and
  • A rider weighing 66kg may not ride a pony 138cm or under.
  • If a team Member changes to a different pony during the competition or training the same weight/height rules apply.

Before training starts parents will be asked to commit to attending training sessions and anyone who misses two or more sessions (without good reason) will be dropped from the team at the discretion of the Chief Steward.

Entry fees must be paid on the first day of trials.
The pony that a rider presents on the first day of trials must be used throughout the trials, training and travelling period.  If it becomes necessary to change a pony it can only be done at the discretion of the Chief Steward.  If a player or pony gets injured during the trials their placing will be at the discretion of the selectors.

The selectors are : Chris Ahearne (Bath & West 2018 Trainer), Conor O’Leary (Windsor 2018 Trainer) and Paul Flood.

Please note the following when preparing for and taking part in the trials as the points below will be important when the Trainers are making the final decisions.  All points having equal merit.

  • Ability to vault.
  • Ability to correct a mistake quickly and accurately.
  • Ability to achieve pace and speed but also to check or pull up.
  • Ability of pony and rider to give a pass.
  • Ability of pony and rider to take a pass.
  • Ability to play technical games correctly.
  • Temperament and attitude of pony and rider

Notes.

  • Consideration is given to the complementary attributes of all 5 riders and ponies to the overall team as a unit.
  • All players who attend trials will be given the best possible chance to show their abilities.

Cost of Trips

  • Windsor                              €1700.00
  • Bath & West                       €1300.00
  • Scotland & England            €300.00
  • PAYMENT MUST BE MADE TO IPC OFFICE THE WEEK AFTER FINAL SELECTION.

 

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Please click here to download the Games for 2018 at Senior, Junior and Under 10 level.

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2018 Mounted Games Trials

2018 Mounted Games Trials

the 2018 Mounted Games Trials 

The 2018 trials will take place at the Sand Arena, Punchestown Racecourse, on Sunday, January 21st and Sunday, January 28th.  Tack Inspection for each trial will take place at 10.30am.

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IPC

Irish Pony Club

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