Shillelagh and District Hunt Branch will hold a Novice One Day Event on Sunday 8th September 2019 in the Tinahely Riding Club Grounds.
Amazing, fantastic and thrilling. Just some of the many positive words that the ten Irish Pony Club members used to describe their experiences at the 2019 RACE Jockey Skills Course.
Irish Pony Club Dressage and Show Jumping Clinic Postponed
Message from the Irish Pony Club Show Jumping Chairman
Calling 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!
Dear Members and Parents
What a difficult Pony Club year it has been. When I took up this position last January little did I or anybody know what a year it would be. Yet, despite all the difficulties and setbacks, wewere able to hold some limited activities such as Hunter Trials, branch Tetrathlon, Rallies and Tests to name but a few. We commend the tireless work and dedication from our volunteers, there are hundreds of you, from branch officials, to the parents who help at rallies and competitions, to the grandparents and family members who give their time so willingly and freely. I would like to thank everyone of you for the effort you put in, without you we could not function.
Looking forward to 2021, we have a very full programme of events organised, of which each of our discipline committees have been working hard to coordinate. When complete, a calendar will be published in the New Year. I have no doubt that things will be different but I look forward to reacquainting with familiar faces and endeavour to meet many of you in 2021.
Wishing a Happy Christmas and a better New Year to you all.
Chairman Irish Pony Club
Dear Irish Pony Club Members and Branch Officials
As you are aware Covid Number are on the rise with huge increases in numbers daily, In light of this fact and the current Government restrictions we are imposing a halt to all training, rallies and planned gatherings with IPC members until further notice. Additional details of the restrictions to equine activities may be found on the HSI website @ https://www.horsesportireland.ie/permitted-sport-horse-activity-in-the-context-of-covid-19-level-5/
Happy New Year to you all.
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.
Congratulations to all Irish Pony Club members who competed in the Open and Intermediate Combined Training competitions at the RDS on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th August 2019.
Congratulations to Cathal Daniels and the Irish Sport Horse mare Rioghan Rua who produced a magnificent performance at the Longines FEI Eventing European Championships at Luhmühlen in Germany, to claim the individual bronze medal to add to the World Championship team silver medal they won last year.
The Irish Pony Club would like to wish the ten candidates who will begin the 2019 RACE Jockey Skills Course today the very best of luck.
The Irish Pony Club Festival, to be held in Barnadown on Thursday 30th, Friday 31st July and Saturday 1st August, marks the highlight of the competitive Show Jumping year, with teams qualifying and competing from across all areas.