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PONY CLUB Mounted Games

Mounted Games is a team competition that requires courage, determination and all round riding ability from team members in combination with the careful and systematic training of their ponies. Teams consist of five members participating in a variety of games where speed and breath-taking accuracy are the norm.
Competitions are held during the summer at various locations and shows throughout the country at Under 10, Junior and Senior level culminating in the Under 10 and Junior Championships at the Pony Club Festival in July and the Senior Competition at the RDS Dublin during the International Horse Show. The games are exciting and fun to watch and are one of the top attractions at the Dublin Horse Show in the RDS

Mounted Games News

Cayli Herbert My International Mounted Games Experience

Cayli Herbert My International Mounted Games Experience

The International Mounted Games Competition proved to be another great success in 2018.  Despite the terrible weather conditions, large numbers tavelled to Punchestown to compete.   One of those who made the journey to Punchestown was Cayli Herbert from Wales.  Cayli has kindly written a wonderful report, recounting her experiences from the trip.  It is an excellent read.  

"Being selected to represent your country with your pony is the dream I had since starting games.  I can remember my mum / trainer saying one day you will be in Windsor doing games.  I at that time didn’t realize you got to go to Ireland to compete as well.  I’m very fortunate to have experienced Windsor twice once as reserve and once in the team. They were both amazing experiences.  To ride in front of the Queen in such a fantastic arena will stay with me for ever but it is also a very busy week with early feeding and late riding, so early nights.  During the week in Windsor you make friends with the other teams and when you leave Windsor you leave with memories and at least twenty nine new friendships.

The final competition in Ireland to finish off the amazing Welsh team experience is the perfect way to end the pony club year.  It is a chance to meet friends from Windsor, to compete in a relaxed atmosphere, not that the competition is any less fierce but the hospitality and camaraderie is always outstanding.  The Irish not only welcomed us but provided brilliant ponies for us to ride this year.  Due to the unsafe weather conditions most of the Welsh team ponies could not be transported over seas to Ireland, so the Irish without a second thought stepped up and thoughtfully gave us ponies to borrow.  Both times I have been to the competition in Ireland something for the Welsh team has not gone according to plan.  Even simple things like leaving boots sitting by the front door at home, but both times the Irish Pony Club Mounted Games committee and all the Irish Branches have been more than helpful.  I have got to do a shout out to my wonderful trainers who kept us laughing and motivated, while storms on both trips tried to make the journey more challenging.   A massive thank you to Sharon and Lauren Boyce for helping us go with the flow.  The whole weekend was wonderful from the quiz on the Friday, to the social on the Saturday where everyone got together for food and a singsong, where the teams merged into one voice (not all Welsh can sing, so not necessarily an in tune voice lol).  I’m sure I’ve made friends for life and the company is extravagant!
Thank you to everyone who makes the show possible." Cayli Herbert and Choci

Thank you Cayli.  Well done!

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Mounted Games Open Meeting 2018

Mounted Games Open Meeting 2018

The Irish Pony Club Mounted Games Open Meeting will take place on Thursday 8th November 2018 at 8pm in Abbeyleix Manor Hotel, Co. Loais.

All are welcome to attend.

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Feedback From the International Mounted Games Competition in Punchestown

Feedback From the International Mounted Games Competition in Punchestown

The Mounted Games committee have created a feedback form for the International Mounted Games competition which was held in Punchestown last weekend.

They would be delighted if you could take a moment to complete this very short form.  Feedback is essential following any event to evaluate and identify successful elements and areas for further improvement.  Please click on the following link to open the feedback form.

International Mounted Games Feedback Form

Thank you in advance for your assistance. 

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International Mounted Games Competition - Thank You To All Our Volunteers

International Mounted Games Competition - Thank You To All Our Volunteers

Congratulations to everyone who competed and participated at the International Mounted Games Competition in Punchestown over the weekend. 

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International Mounted Games - Submit your Photos and Videos

International Mounted Games - Submit your Photos and Videos

The International Mounted Games competition is taking place on Saturday and Sunday, 13th and 14th October in Punchestown. 

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International Mounted Games Competition 2018 - Provisional Schedule

International Mounted Games Competition 2018 - Provisional Schedule

The Irish Pony Club International Mounted Games competition will be held in Punchestown this weekend, on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October 2018.

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International Mounted Games Competition 2018

International Mounted Games Competition 2018

The 2018 International Mounted Games Competition will take place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October 2018 in Punchestown Racecourse.

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Mounted Games at the National Ploughing Championships on Tuesday 18th September

Mounted Games at the National Ploughing Championships on Tuesday 18th September

There will be Mounted Games at the National Ploughing Championships on Tuesday 18th September 2018.

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Mounted Games at Clonroche Gymkhana, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Mounted Games at Clonroche Gymkhana, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Clonroche Gymkhana will hold a mounted games competition for Under 10 Lead Rein, Under 10 and Junior Irish Pony Club members on Sunday 9th September 2018. 

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