2016 Dates for your Diary

Hunter Trial Championship – Sat. 2nd April

National Minimus – Sat. & Sun. 28th & 29th May

National Dressage Day – Sat. 25th June Spruce Lodge

Combined Training – Fri. & Sat. 22nd & 23rd July RDS

Mounted Games Senior Final – Sat. & Sun. 23rd & 24th July

Tetrathlon International/Provincial Competition – Sun. & Mon. 24th & 25th July

Tetrathlon and International Championships – Sat.Sun. Mon. 30th July to 1st Aug.

Festival (Mtd. Games, Dressage, CT, Show Jumping) – Fri. Sat. Sun. 5th-7th Aug

Eventing Championships – Sat. & Sun. 20th & 21st Aug.

For more information on venues click here

2016 Membership

Membership fees for 2016 remain the same as in 2015 i.e €100

New members joining from from 1st December 2015 will benefit from 13 months of membership i.e. they are covered to take part in activitites up until 31st December 2016.

2016 cards will only be issued when the registration fee is paid to the IPC office by the branch.

Irish Pony Club Festival 2016

Area 6 DR and CT

The Festival 2016 will take place at Mullingar Equestrian Centre.
Friday 5th – Under 12’s and Mounted Games
Saturday 6th – Dressage and Combined Training and Mounted Games
Sunday 7th August – Show Jumping and Mounted Games
(Subject to change)

Instructors and Examiners System for 2016

Irish Pony Club Instructor and Examiners System and updating of the database going forwards, the new system is taking two seperate structures:

(1) Instructor Continuous Professional Development (CPD) in order to remain valid on the IPC list, each instructor will have to collect 5 CPD credits per annum which can be obtained as follows:

IPC National Instructors Conference (5)

Area Training (2) ratified by IPC Training Committee

Branch Training (1) ratified by IPC Training Committee

Officials Training from any HSI affiliate (SJI, AIRE, EI, DI, etc) (1)

HSI Conference (2)

(2) Quality Assurance, in order to be a team player in the alignment of IPC tests with other educational bodies’ i.e. BHS, it is necessary to monitor the quality and level of training provided at all IPC activities.

With this comes the task of the Irish Pony Club to be able to stand over the instructors on our database, we have to implement the above CPD with immediate effect, the onus will be on each individual Instructor/Examiner to keep a record of their CPD credits and outline them when applying to come on the register and must apply annually on the form provided which will be available for download on the IPC website with on-line payment of €20.


Stallions and Show Jumping

Stallions can only compete in Intermediate and Open show jumping competitions with the permission of the DC who must inform the competition organisers in advance. The stallion must be under the supervision of an adult and the rider must wear a red sash to indicate they are riding a stallion. Stallions may not compete in Robbie Bailey competitions.