Irish Pony Club National Minimus Competition - Entries Open

Entries are now open for the Irish Pony Club National Minimus Competition which will be held on Saturday and Sunday, 10th and 11th October 2020 at Nuenna Farm Equestrian Centre, Freshford, Co. Kilkenny and The Watershed, Kilkenny.

Parents should register their son or daughters entry, through their Branches Its Plain Sailing page.  Parents should note a number of things when completing their entry:

  • Check that all of the fields are completed fully with correct spellings in sentance casing i.e. not all capitals or all lower case.
  • Ponies or horses should be listed by the name that appears on their passport and not their pet or stable name.
  • Siblings sharing ponies must note this on the form.  
  • The Information for the Commentator field has been added to the registration form in recent years.  It is not essential but would help the overall enjoyment of the day if the Commentator had some information about the member and his / her pony.
  • Branches may set a closing date for parents to register their entry by.  Take note of this date and register early to avoid disappointment.

In order to help you with your entries and to provide all the details for the event, we have prepared a detailed information pack.  This document explains the Covid-19 protocols that will be implemented over the two days.  Carefully read each section.  Each individual registering an entry for the competition and intending to attend the competition must risk assess their own situation to make sure that it is safe for them to attend.

Irish Pony Club National Minimus Competition 2020 - Information Pack (including Covid-19 protocols.)

Provisionally, the competition will take place as follows:

  • Saturday 10th October - Swimming at The Watershed, Kilkenny.
    • Provisionally Beginning approx. 5pm
    • Members will be allotted individual times according to ability.
  • Sunday 11th October
    • Cross Country Riding at Nuenna Farm Equestrian Centre, Freshford, Co. Kilkenny.
    • First pony on course provisionally at 9:30 am
  •  Sunday 11th October 
    • Running at Nuenna Farm Equestrian Centre, Freshford, Co. Kilkenny.
    • Provisionally Beginning approx. 11am
    • (As soon as the competitor completes the Cross-Country Riding Phase, they should go immediately to the Running Phase with their Branch.)
    • In strict numerical order
  • Note: All of these times are subject to change.  
  •  The entrance fee for the championship is €55.


There are a number of private stabling options available for this competition.  Click on the following link to view the details.  Note: Each private establishment will have their own protocols for Covid-19.

National Minimus Competition 2020 - Stabling

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