Mackey Irish Pony Club Hunter Trial Championships - Competition Numbers and Start Times

The Mackey Irish Pony Club National Hunter Trial Championships are all set for Saturday 22nd September 2018 in Moorefield Kennels, Moorefield, Old Ross, Co. Wexford, Y35 AY72.

Competition numbers and start times are now available to download.  Please click on the link at the end of this article to view the start times, sorted in branch order.  A programme will be available to purchase over the weekend from the IPC Secretary's Office which will contain the fence list and maps of the course.

Provisional Timetable
Please present to Tack Inspection, with your passport, 30 minutes prior to the allotted start time with Team Trainer/DC or Appointed Branch Official. When presenting at Tack Inspection all competitors MUST be accompanied by a knowledgeable adult, appointed by the DC, who can assist with tack alterations should this be necessary. 

Tack Inspection will begin at 8.45am sharp for the first riders on the course.  

These are the provisional start times for each class. 

Please listen carefully to the commentator on Saturday to get the latest information regarding class start times, prizegiving times etc.  The commentator will keep everyone informed throughout the day and will announce all relevant information as soon as it becomes available.

Junior Pairs Championships   Not earlier than 9.30am 
Junior Singles Competition  Not earlier than 11.46am 
Novice Intermediate Pairs  Not earlier than 2.00pm
Novice Intermediate Singles  Not earlier than 2.04pm
Teams of 3 Championships  Not earlier than 3.00pm
Senior Pairs Championship  Not earlier than 3.18pm
Senior Singles Competition  Not earlier than 3.29pm

Course Walk

The course will be open for inspection from approximately 2.00 pm until dusk on Friday 21st September after which time the gates will be locked. Please remind members not to climb over or sit on fences and not to tamper with flags, foliage or roping. The landowners have particularly asked that no competitors walk the course before this. Please make this quite clear to all parents and competitors and respect the wishes of the landowner.  The course will also be open to walk before the competition starts on Saturday morning. 

While not ideal it is sometimes necessary to walk the course whilst a competition is in progress. In the interests of safety and consideration for competitors on the track, fence judges and officials, it may be necessary to restrict access to some obstacles. Obstruction has been caused by those on foot in previous years so please try to avoid this happening again.

Collection of Numbers

Please appoint someone who will be at the course early, to collect all Branch numbers.

Competition numbers and hat tagging will be available at the IPC secretary’s office from 3.30pm to 6pm on Friday 21st September and from 8.30am on the morning of the Championship. Branches are responsible for bringing their own cross-country number bibs for all their competitors. The IPC office provides the number insert cards for the Bibs. 


Moorefield Kennels is located approximately fifteen minutes outside New Ross. For more detailed directions from your base, please use the following Eircode to get detailed directions through Google Maps or AA websites – Y35 AY72 or use the following link to get directions from your location:


Stabling will be available with Peter and Kate Bolger, Rosemount. Please contact Sandra Dalton for further information and to book stables on 087-7999455.

Please note: The Hunter Trials Rule Book is available to download from the Downloads page of the IPC website for all of the details regarding entry criteria and eligibility.

Mackey National Hunter Trials Competition Numbers and Start Times

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