The Instructor must be working at the level for three years before applying to upgrade during this time they should be upskilling to the level that they are aspiring to obtain. They should be able to show they have a clear understanding of the level and be able to map the path in progression from level to level. Progression of Upgrading Chart
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.
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.
It is now the responsibility of the Chief Examiner to return results sheets for all tests to the Irish Pony Club Office.
You can do so by completing the form and either email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org or post to:
IPC Office, Tinnascarty, Freshford, Co. Kilkenny.
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 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.
Area 2 are running training for games trials over Christmas holidays for further information contact Eilidh Hyland 087 7551246
The Curragh 17/18 October 2016
Full details on the Mounted Games page.