Irish Pony Club News

Musical Ride - Festival Details and Running Order

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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Well done to the Irish Pony Club riders who competed in the Combined Training at the Dublin Horse Show

Well done to the Irish Pony Club riders who competed in the Combined Training at the Dublin Horse Show

Well done to the Irish Pony Club riders who competed in the Combined Training at the Dublin Horse Show. It was a challenging competition which attracted great support! 

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Kildare Hunt Branch Novice ODE Timetable and Dressage Times

Kildare Hunt Branch Novice ODE Timetable and Dressage Times

The Kildare Hunt Branch Novice ODE will take place on Saturday 15th September in Punchestown.

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Irish Pony Club Family Fun Day at Naas Racecourse on Sunday 30th September 2018Irish Pony Club Family Fun Day at Naas Racecourse on Sunday 30th September 2018

Irish Pony Club Family Fun Day at Naas Racecourse on Sunday 30th September 2018

The Annual Irish Pony Club Family Fun Day and Race Day at Naas Racecourse will take place on Sunday 30th September.  Naas Racecourse have a super day planned, packed full of activities for all the family.

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2018 Jockey Skills Training Course Report by Katie Donlon

2018 Jockey Skills Training Course Report by Katie Donlon

2018 has been a busy year full of Irish Pony Club activities.  One of the highlights of the calendar for ten lucky applicants is the Jockey Skills Training Course at RACE.

On Friday and Saturday, September 7th and 8th, ten Irish Pony Club members travelled to RACE in the Curragh to participate in the Jockey Skills Training Course, Leah Rumble, Tipperary Hunt Branch, Tom Hayden, Tipperary Hunt Branch, Erin Dunseath, Wexford Hunt Branch, Elizabeth Wallace, Co. Limerick Hunt Branch, Lauren Doyle, Laois Hunt Branch, Patrick Sheeran, Laois Hunt Branch, Katie Donlon, Westmeath Hunt Branch, Niamh Flinter, Kildare Hunt Branch, Aoibhe Long, Meath Hunt Branch and Kate Mulligan, Galway Mid County Branch.

As we approach the final presentation for the 2018 Jockey Skills Training Course participants at Naas Raacecourse on Sunday 30th, Katie Donlon from Westmeath Hunt Branch has written an excellent report reflecting on her experience at RACE.

"For someone who had no experience of racing and race horses whatsoever I found the Jockey Skills course at RACE excellent.  On arrival I was given my name badge and shown to my room.  Ehe room and shower facilities were excellent.  The canteen offered a great variety of food with information on a balanced diet.  At RACE all the staff were very friendly and helpful.  Over the two days I got to try lots of new things and I learned a lot.  The first thing we got to do was ride one of the thoroughbreds in the indoor arena and we were coached by the instructors.  This was a good opportunity to get used to the horses and the racing saddles before going out on the gallops.  Next we went on the racing simulators where we were coached on our positions on the horses and this was great fun.  We also got to have a PE session in the gym which gave us an idea of the level of fitness needed to be a jockey.  After going out on the gallops we got to see a video of ourselves out on the gallops and we were given feedback by one of the coaches.  I also learned a lot about how to eat well at the nutritional session.  Overall I really enjoyed the skills course at RACE and I would recommend it to anyone considering becoming a jockey.  I would like to thank all involved for afforded me the experience."

Thank you to Katie, for submitting this report.  Well done!  Congratulations to all of the particpants who completed the course.  The staff at RACE reported that the group were a pleasure to host and they represented themselves, their families and the Irish Pony Club exceptionally well.  Have a great day at Naas Racecourse on Sunday. 

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Situation Vacant - Membership and Accounts Administrator

Situation Vacant - Membership and Accounts Administrator

Situation Vacant - Membership and Accounts Administrator

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2019 Competition Results

2019 Competition Results

All results from Irish Pony Club National, Area and Branch competitions which have been submitted to the Irish Pony Club office will be available to download from the Results page of the IPC website for 2019.

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Kildare Hunt Branch Spring Show Jumping League

Kildare Hunt Branch Spring Show Jumping League

Kildare Hunt Branch will host a Spring Show Jumping Training League in Coilóg Equestrian Centre on 4 Friday evenings during April with the final on the 4th night (April 26th).

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Junior Tetrathlon and Minimus Training Squads Lists for 2019

Junior Tetrathlon and Minimus Training Squads Lists for 2019

Thank you to all Irish Pony Club members who put themselves forward for selection for the 2019 Tetrathlon and Minimus Training Squads.  Well done.  It was extremely encouraging to see the amount of interest.  

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The Fun Minimus by Vivienne Naughton, East Galway Hunt Branch

The Fun Minimus by Vivienne Naughton, East Galway Hunt Branch

This year East Galway Hunt Branch held a fun minimus in Ballinasloe.  Vivienne Naughton from East Galway Hunt Branch has written this excellent report summarising her experiences at this fun minimus.  

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Mounted Games - Games Lists for 2019

Mounted Games - Games Lists for 2019

Please click on the following links to download the lists of games for 2019.

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Mackey Irish Pony Club Hunter Trial Championships - Save the Date

Mackey Irish Pony Club Hunter Trial Championships - Save the Date

The 2019 Mackey Hunter Trial Championships will take place on Saturday 27th April in Moorefield Kennels, Moorefield, Old Ross, Co. Wexford.

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