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
The Irish Pony Club Mounted Games Committee will hold a Mounted Games Competition on Saturday and Sunday, 3rd and 4th October 2020 at Tinahely Show Grounds.
Hunter trials results:
Prizes from the Mackey National Hunter Trials held at Moorfield Kennels In Wexford will be available for collection by your club DC or degsignated representative at the National Minimus competition in Freshford the weekend of October 10th and 11th. Please only avail of this option if your club is competing at the event. If you cannot avail of this option the prizes will be sent out in due course to branches.
It is with great regret and disappointment that the chairman of the Tetrathlon committee Mr John Flood announces the postponment of the Autoboland National Minimus competition due to be held in Nuenna Farm Freshford, co Kilkenny this coming weekend.
“In line with Government move to Level 3 Covid restrictions from Wednesday October 7th we have no option but to postpone. We are devastated for the children who would have participated this weekend, and I would like to assure you that every avenue was explored before this decision was made".
The back room team of Area Reps, Health and Safety Committee, the venue owners and the Chairman of the Irish pony club, Michael Essame worked tirelessly in the past few days to get this competition to its final stages.
We are down but not out, I would encourage all pony club members to build on what they have learned this year and come back stronger in 2021.
We are considering new formats for the running of this competition into the future and will consult with clubs on this going forward.
NATIONAL DRESSAGE DAY ANNOUNCEMENT
The chairman of the Dressage and Combined Training sub-committee, Kate Harvey, and co-organiser Marie Hennessy are very sorry to have to announce that the National Dressage Day scheduled for Saturday 17th October at Spruce Lodge, Co Wicklow cannot now go ahead.
The Government's introduction of Level 3 Covid-19 restrictions for the whole country from today, for at least 3 weeks, mean that travel outside one's county and outdoor sporting events for more than 15 people are not permitted, so we have no alternative but to cancel.
We plan to reschedule this competition for the Saturday 1st May (the May Bank Holiday weekend), and would like to encourage all those disappointed this year to work hard at improving their dressage so that they and their ponies can come back in even better form in 2021!
WELCOME TO THE INCOMING NATIONAL CHILDREN'S OFFICER & NEW DESIGNATED LIASON PERSON
The Executive Committee and Board of the Irish Pony Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Rory O'Sullivan-Hennessy LL.B, LL.M. to the role of National Children's Officer for the IPC & Marisa Breen Bourke as the new Designated Liason Person.
Rory is very well qualified to take up this role, having completed Safeguarding Levels 1, 2 and undergoing 3, carries BHS qualifications, and has acted as Assistant DC and Covid-19 Compliance Officer for the Warrington Branch of the Riding Club.
Marisa is also favorably qualified having completed SafeGuarding 1, 2, & 3 in recent years. Marisa's background is in Special Needs Education with a particular interest in Child welfare and Safe Guarding. Marisa has been an integral part of the backroom organisational team for Area 3 within the Irish Pony Club for a number of years and is a regular volunteer at National and Local Branch Events.
Both Rory and Marisa are looking forward to their new roles; contact details may be found on the Child Welfare page of the IPC website, along with the IPC Child Safeguarding Statement, Codes of Conduct and other relevant IPC Policies and Procedures.
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.