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PONY CLUB Musical Ride

Musical Ride is a group of riders performing a series of movements to music. Teams consist of between 4 and 20 members and all riders must be over the age of 6 on the 1st of January of the current year. Any size of horse or pony may participate, once they can be safely controlled by their rider.
The display may proceed for a total of 8 minutes plus one minute to enter and exit the arena respectively. Musical Ride is a really enjoyable experience that you can undertake with a group of friends, ideally with your instructor. Branches may enter the Musical Ride competition at the annual Irish Pony Club Festival.

Musical Ride News


ipc logo rnd50Calling all Irish Pony Club members! The Fun Virtual Musical Ride competition is now open for judging, and we are inviting members to watch the videos of the four Virtual Musical Ride entries posted on the IPC Face Book page, and give their marks and comments on the online judging form. You can give marks for paces, team work, choreography, music and costumes, and overall impression - just like the judges for the rides at the Festival Championships!  Don't submit marks for your own Branch entry as they won't be counted, but you can enjoy watching them all.

We hope that Branches are inspired to create their own Musical Rides in 2021 - it is a lot of fun for everyone involved! 

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Irish Pony Club Festival 2019 - Musical Ride Competition

The 2019 Irish Pony Club Festival Championships will once again be held in Barnadown Show Jumping on Thursday 25th, Friday 26th and Saturday 27th July 2019.

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Musical Ride - Festival Details and Running Order

On completion of the Dressage Ride Off, the Musical Ride competition will take place in Sand Arena 1 at 4.00 pm on Friday 27th July.

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Musical Ride Rules, Guidelines and Score Sheet

Musical Ride Competition Objective

The objective of the Musical Ride competition is to provide an entertaining spectacle for both competitors and spectators.

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Irish Pony Club Festival Musical Ride Results

Congratulations to Warrington Branch, the 2017 winners of the Vivienne Hilary Cup. The branch were deserving winners and their musical ride to the soundtrack from Beauty and the Beast was brilliant.  Louth Hunt Branch followed in second place with Laois Hunt Branch in third.  

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