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A Hunter Trial is a competition to test the ability of the horse and rider to negotiate a course of typical natural fences at a fair hunting pace. Riders compete in pairs or teams of three and there are various levels of competition to suit all ages and levels of ability.

Entries are now open through your Branches Its Plain Sailing page for the Mackey Irish Pony Club Hunter Trial Championships, which will take place on Saturday 27th April 2019 in Moorefield Kennels, Moorefield, Old Ross, Co. Wexford, Y35 AY72.

The closing date before which Branches must submit their entries to the IPC office is Thursday 18th April 2019.  Branches may wish to set a Branch closing date before this date to allow the Branch entries to be checked and verified, while creating their teams.  All competitions must be pre-entered. No refunds will be made after the programme goes to print.  All entrants must be registered members of the Irish Pony Club for 2019 and must hold a valid membership card. 


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: https://goo.gl/maps/N9W7wkKmGZq.


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

Camping is NOT allowed at the venue. 

Provisional course inspection and start times will be published as soon as they become available.

The 2019 Mackey Hunter Trial Championships will include the following classes:

  • Junior Pairs
  • Junior Singles
  • Novice Intermediate Pairs
  • Novice Intermediate Singles
  • Teams of Three
  • Senior Pairs
  • Senior Singles
  • Hunting Horn

This will be an action packed day so don't forget to submit your entry. 

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.

Hunter Trial Championships

Hunter Trial Championships

The Hunter Trial Championships are scheduled to take place on Sept 25th in Moorefield Kennels, New Ross Co. Wexford.

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