"I was extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to join the Irish Pony Club when I was about seven years of age and learnt so much about riding, stable management, grooming and not to mention making life long friends!
The instructors were extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic which encouraged me to want to learn more and more. I believe that the Pony Club was a major kick start to my competitive career as an international event rider.
Having competed at 7 European Championships, 2 World Equestrian Games and an Olympics, I can still remember the days of pony club eventing and show jumping on my ponies and I owe a big thank you to the Pony Club for helping me see my potential!"
Former Irish Pony Club member Bertram Allen and Misty competing for the Island Branch at the All Ireland Pony Club Mounted Games in 2005. Bertram recalls: "My sister Grace and I had great times with the Island Pony Club . The games were very competitive but great fun. We all learnt so much about the importance of team work".