The Area 2 Dressage and Combined Training Festival Qualifier will take place on Monday 2nd April 2018 at Coilóg Equestrian Centre, Kilmeague, Co. Kildare.
Mid Term Break for most young people is an opportunity to escape from classes and lessons but not so for two Irish Pony Club (IPC) members who travelled to the Army Equitation School at McKee Barracks last week. Edel Whyte (Co. Longford Hunt Branch) and Patrick Gleeson (Scarteen Hunt Branch) were the successful winners of the 2017 Irish Pony Club Show Jumping Classic Bursary to McKee Barracks.
The Mackey Irish Pony Club Hunter Trial Championships will take place on Saturday 7th April at Ballintober Equestrian, New Ross, Co. Wexford. Entries are now OPEN and must be completed through your Branches Its Plain Sailing page before Wednesday 28th March at 12 noon.
Congratulations to everyone who competed at the Irish Pony Club Festival in both Pure Dressage and Combined Training. The wet weather conditions on Saturday morning could not dampen the spirits of our competitors. The results from Friday and Saturday are now available to download. We hope you all had a very enjoyable weekend.
Congratulations to Warrington Branch, the 2017 winners of the Vivienne Hilary Cup. The branch were deserving winners and their musical ride to the soundtrack from Beauty and the Beast was brilliant. Louth Hunt Branch followed in second place with Laois Hunt Branch in third.
The 2017 Irish Pony Club Jockey Skills Training Course concluded on Sunday 14th September with the Exhibition Race at Naas Racecourse. The race finished in a dead heat with Robbie Jackson from Shillelagh and District Hunt Branch and Brandon Wilkie from East Donegal Branch inseparable on the line. What better way to end the 2017 RACE Jockey Skills Training programme. Well done to Robbie and Brandon.
View the race in full here on the IPC Facebook Page.
RACE graduate Shane Foley presented certificates to all ten jockeys for completing the course:
Provisional Connolly's RED Mills One Day Eventing Qualifiers 2018
In memory of Rachel Holmes, Holmestead Saddlery Superstore will host a Charity Open Day in aid of MS Ireland on Saturday 24th March at Holmestead Saddlery in Co. Kildare.
The Area 5 Full Minimus and Junior Tetrathlon Training Day, hosted by South Union Hunt Branch will take place on Saturday 26th May 2018 at Kilguilkey, Mallow, Co. Cork.
A Health and Safety Evening will take place on the 4th April at 7.30 at Flick and Maurice Cousins, Barnadown Equestrian Center, Gorey, Co. Wexford.
Also a Safeguarding Course will take place on the 16th April at 6.30 sharp in the same venue.
To book phone Rosemary Rice 086 0444068.
Waterford Hunt Branch will host an Inter Branch Team Show Jumping Competition on Friday 30th March 2018 at Ballinamona Equestrian Centre, Old Tramore Road, Waterford.