Where to start
The IPC provides highly trained and experienced instructors, including instructors with international experience.
You can learn all aspects of horsemanship and horse welfare.
There is a structured system of achievement and test badges to reward achievement as you progress as a rider.
We provide the opportunity to try out various equestrian disciplines including show jumping, eventing, jump cross, dressage, mounted games, tetrathlon (riding, running, swimming & shooting), and jockey skills.
Branches run summer camps (which may be residential) which for many members is the highlight of the year.
There is an opportunity to compete in local, regional and national competitions. If you’re really lucky you could qualify to represent Ireland in international events.
You can follow in the footsteps of many of Ireland’s leading riders such as Bertram Allen and Camilla Speirs who rose through the ranks of the Irish Pony Club.
We’re a friendly bunch and it’s great fun!
Don't have a Pony?
It is not a requirement to own your own pony to join. However, you will need to be able to bring a pony, whether it is your own, on loan or hired, to your branch rallies and training days which may be held at various locations.
We cater for all standards of rider from those who are just off the lead rein to very experienced riders. We provide activities for all abilities.