The official launch of the new Under 12, Alice Mernagh Show Jumping Championship took place at the Area 4 Training Day in Grennan Equestrian College on Friday 22nd April.
The Show Jumping Committee announced the over 8 and under 12 competition earlier this year and was warmly welcomed by the parents of members amongst the branches within the Irish Pony Club.
Among those at the official launch was the Chairman of the Executive, Mrs Barbara Micks, the new Show Jumping Chairman, Mr. Syl Ryan. Also in attendance, Mrs. Alice Mernagh, past Chairman of the Irish Pony Club and in whose honour the new U12 competition has been named after.
The first Show Jumping Area Qualifier took place in Coilóg Equestrian Centre on Sunday 24th April where there was a great turn out for all classes. The U12 Show Jumping Final will take place in Mullingar Equestrian Centre at the Irish Pony Club Festival on Saturday 6th August.