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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.

The Mackey Irish Pony Club Hunter Trial Championships will be held in Moorefields Kennels, Old Ross, Co. Wexford on Saturday 27th April.

The competition order will be as follows:

  • Junior Pairs
  • Junior Singles
  • Novice Intermediate Pairs
  • Novice Intermediate Singles
  • Teams of Three
  • Senior Pairs
  • Seniors Singles
  • The Hunting Horn competition will be held during the afternoon on Saturday.  The exact time will be announced by the commentator.  Additional entries for the Hunting Horn competition will be accepted on Saturday.  Entries must be made at the Secretary's office and entries will cost €10 per person. 

Select the following link to download the Running Order, Competition Numbers and approximate Start Times for each Branch.

Mackey IPC Hunter Trials Competition Numbers and Start Times 2019

Please Note: All times listed are approximate. Plan your arrival for at least one hour before your approximate start time. Listen to the commentator during the day to identify whether times are on schedule or running earlier or later than sheduled. Present for Tack Inspection at least 30 mintues before your start.

Course Inspection

The course will be open for inspection from approximately 2.00 pm until dusk on Friday 26th April 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.

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.

Directions to Venue
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.  Wexford Hunt Branch will have signs on all access routes to the venue.

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 4pm to 5.30pm on Friday 26th April 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. Bibs are available by post (on receipt of payment) from the Pony Club Shop e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The Irish Pony Club Shop will be at the Mackey IPC Hunter Trials on Saturday, if you require anything. 

Tack Inspection

Members must present for Tack Inspection 30 minutes prior to their estimated competition time.
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. Please ensure that all intending competitors and parents have read the current Tack Sheet, all skull caps must bear the required standard and the BSI Kitemark or SEI Kitemark or Snell standard. Level 3 Body Protectors (purple label) or above required, please advise parents of this.


Stabling will be available with Peter and Kate Bolger, Rosemount. Please contact Kate Bolger directly for further information and to book stables on 086-0760016.

Overnight stay in own lorries is NOT allowed on site at Moorefields Kennels. There will be NO camping on site.


Programmes will be available to purchase from the Secretary's office.  Programmes will cost €3 and each programme contains a list of the fences and a copy of the maps. 

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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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