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!
The following dates have been submitted by Branches for Minimus and Tetrathlon Training Days for 2021
March 7th - North Kilkenny Winter Biathlon (To be re-scheduled)
April 5th - Kildare Hunt Branch Fun Minimus
April 24th & 25th - Waterford Hunt Branch Fun Minimus and Tetrathlon
May 16th - Carlow Hunt Branch Fun Minimus
May 23rd - Laois Hunt Branch Fun Minimus and Tetrathlon CANCELLED
June 6th - Goldenvale Fun Minimus
June 19th & 20th National Minimus Championships 2021
September 11th & 12th Provisional second date for Minimus
August 14th & 15th National Tetrathlon Championships 2021
The following dates have been submitted by Branches for Eventing and Hunter Trials for 2021
April 10th - Hunter trial Championships - Moorefield Kennels
June 6th - Wicklow Hunt Branch - ODE - Rosanna
June 13th - Carlow Hunt Branch - ODE - Bunclody
July 4th - Area 7 - ODE - Tattersalls
July 11th - Co. Limerick Hunt Branch - ODE - Crecora
July 11th - Laois Hunt Branch - ODE - Stradbally Hall
July 14th - Kllinick - ODE - Sleedagh
July 18th - Tipperary - ODE - Grove
July 24th - Area 5 - ODE - Kilguikey
July 25th - Kildare - ODE - Punchestown
August 1st - Island Hunt Branch - ODE - Frankfort
August 2nd - Longford Hunt Branch - ODE - Corbeagh House
August 8th - Shillelagh & District Hunt Branch - ODE - Coolboy
August 15th - United & Carbery Hunt Branches - ODE - Ballindenisk
August 28th & 29th - National Championship - ODE - Tattersalls
September 25th - Provisional Second Date For Hunter Trial Championships
IRISH PONY CLUB EASTER VIRTUAL DRESSAGE COMPETITION
We are delighted to announce that we are running an Easter National virtual dressage competition for Irish Pony Club members (as part of the online Easter Show run by CGP equestrian). Entries will be open on the Irish Pony Club Its Plain Sailing page between midnight on Saturday 27th March 14th and Sunday 11th April. Videos of dressage tests should be submitted to the CGP equestrian website https://cgpequestrian.ie/ according to the instructions provided. They will be judged by Listed dressage judges who will give useful feedback which will help riders to improve in the future.
Classes are U10, U12, Junior, Intermediate & Open. Also included is the: UK PC Windsor Competition test 2020 The Pony Club Open Dressage Champs Test 2018.. This test is open to all.
The dressage tests are the Combined Training dressage tests. Members should enter the appropriate class for their age.
The dressage tests for the National Dressage virtual dressage competition are listed below: All dressage tests are available on the IPC website on the ‘Downloads’ page at https://www.irishponyclub.ie/index.php/downloads.
Under 10 South Munster Introduction to Dressage Test C (2012) (40m arena)
U12 Pre-Novice IPC dressage test 2019 (40m arena)
Junior BE 95 (2012) (40m arena)
Intermediate BE 96 (2016) (40m arena)
Open/SA BE 112 (2010) (40m arena)
Open to All UK PC Windsor Competition test 2020 The Pony Club Open Dressage Champs Test 2018 (60m arena).
THE IRISH PONY CLUB would like to congratulate Rachael Blackmore on her brillant success and achievement in Cheltenham 2021 for being the first woman to win the champion hurdle and ending the week as the leading jockey at the festival and making history.
Rachael was a former member of the Tipperary Hunt Pony Club where she enjoyed many disciplines of the Pony Club, but her main love was for Mounted Games where she enjoyed many successes including wins in the RDS Senior Mounted Games Finals for the 'Leonard Trophy'.
We wish Rachael all the best and many more years of success in her career.
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.
Shillelagh and District Hunt Branch will hold a Novice One Day Event on Sunday 8th September 2019 in the Tinahely Riding Club Grounds.
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.
Message from the Irish Pony Club Show Jumping Chairman