Area 1 will hold an Instructor Training evening on Tuesday 27th June from 7pm to 9pm at Tinahely Riding Club, Coolboy, Co. Wicklow.
Thank you from Sheila Gayer, Chairman of Tetrathlon Committee
The Irish Pony Club Tetrathlon Committee would like to thank Bill Holmes and the Holmestead Saddlery Team for their generous sponsorship of the Holmestead Saddlery IPC Minimus Competition and the magnificent goodie packs that they presented to all competitors. Bill and his staff helped to create a really special event this weeekend and we are sincerely grateful for all the effort and time that they put into the competition.
We would also like to say thank you to the huge number of volunteers who worked so hard over the weekend in very hot weather conditions at the Holmestead IPC Minimus Championships at Punchestown Racecourse.
From Friday afternoon volunteers assisted with parking, camping and stabling, and on Saturday the cross-country competition would not have been possible without the many fence judges, warm-up, call-up and tack personnel, starters and timers who helped. On Sunday, again a sincere thank you to the many volunteers who helped ensure the swimming and running phases ran smoothly. To the officials, parents and members of the Kildare Hunt Branch who kept everyone topped up with lots of water, food and sun-screen during the day - thank you. A huge big thank you to all involved, too numerous to mention.
Finally, an apology to competitors, parents and officials who were so patient on Sunday afternoon when we had a problem with our computer programme which delayed prize giving. Your support and patience were very much appreciated.
The 2017 Holmestead Saddlery Tetrathlon Championships will take place on the 25th, 26th and 27th August. The shooting will begin at 12pm approximately on Friday 25th August in the Watershed Leisure Centre, Kilkenny followed by the swimming at the same venue. Cross Country riding will be held at Grove, Fethard, Co. Tipperary on Saturday 26th August. The running will take place on Sunday 27th August at Clonmel Racecourse. The prizegiving will be held at Clonmel Racecourse on Sunday afternoon. A barbecue will take place on Saturday evening. Tickets will be available to purchase online. Stabling and camping will be available at Powerstown Park, Clonmel Racecourse. Further event details will follow.
Area 9 Qualifier in Show Jumping, Dressage & Combined Training Sat. 15th July at Ennis Showgrounds
Alice Mernagh Under 12 - Teams of 4, Robbie Bailey - Teams of 4, John Ledingham - Teams of 4, Senior Teams of 4, Senior Individual
Show Jumping Classic Qualifier- Classic 90 cm, Classic Finder 1m, Classic Starter 1.10m and Classic 1.20m.
Pure Dressage - Teams of 4 and Individual. Combined Training: Senior Associate, Open, Intermediate and Junior
(also non qualifier classes for Under 10 and Under 12)