Musical Ride Guidelines

Musical Ride Guidelines

MUSICAL RIDE COMPETITION
Information Guide

Click Here

Read more

North Kilkenny Hunt Branch Area 3 Qualifier

North Kilkenny Hunt Branch Area 3 Qualifier

Area 3 Qualifier July 23rd 2022 at Nuenna Equestrian Farm R95 XF79 by kind permission of the Maher family

north kilkenny hunt branch flyer

Read more

Area 4 Pure Dressage & Combined Training Qualifier

Area 4 Pure Dressage & Combined Training Qualifier

Area 4 Pure Dressage & Combined Training Qualifier, Satureday 23rd July 2022 Hosted by the Killinick Harriers Hunt Branch @ Sleedagh, Murrintown, Co. Wexford, Y35XY23 (By Kind Permission of the O’Keeffe family & Pettitt’s Sleedagh Farm)

 

Combined Training & Pure Dressage Running Order

Click Here

 

Combined Training & Pure Dressage Program

Click Here

Read more

Combined Training at the Dublin Horse Show in the RDS

Combined Training at the Dublin Horse Show in the RDS

Irish Pony Club Combined Training at the Dublin Horse Show

Congratulations to the following combinations from the nine Irish Pony Club Areas who have qualified for the Irish Pony Club Combined Training at the Dublin Horse Show at the RDS!

Members (Open) 

Rosie Coad on Blackhall Summer, Wicklow Hunt Branch

Emma Dunne on Belizma, Laois Hunt Branch

Alison Fitzgerald on Manderley, Tipperary Hunt Branch

Faye Murphy on Grove Street Lady, Killinick Harriers Hunt Branch

Alana-Rose Steele on MBF Lord Lancer Bobbie, United Hunt Branch

Tara Brennan on Carnone Annabelle, East Donegal Branch

Amelia McCarthy on Finsceal Endeavour, Meath Hunt Branch

Caoimhe Ni Thuairisg on Blackfield Flame, East Galway Branch

Evanna Howard on Stellar Reward, Nenagh Branch

Intermediate 

Isobella Donohue on Kingscross Mayfly, Carlow Hunt Branch

Anna Nangle on Blackwoodlands Breeze, Kildare Hunt Branch

Clodagh Shanahan-Rice on Coolfin Vivendi, Waterford Hunt Branch

Isabelle Barry on Kildromin Mentor, Killinick Harriers Hunt Branch

Nicola Kiernan on Mr O'Brien Two You, Muskerry Branch 

Jean Kenny on Sleehaun Magic, Longford Branch

Kate Horgan on Kinamara Laura, Ward Union Branch

Katie Gibbons on Milchem Mischief, East Galway Branch 

Jessie O'Sullivan on My Mountain Grey, Scarteen Hunt Branch 

The dressage phase is scheduled for Friday 19th August at 15.45 in Ring 1 and the Jumping phase is scheduled for 16.20 in Ring 2 on Saturday 20th August, over working-hunter style obstacles.  This is a very exciting competition, so do come to support our members!

Read more

Treo Eile Bursary

Treo Eile Bursary

"Looking forward to the Connollys Redmills Irish Pony Club Eventing Championship on 27th and 28th Of August in Tattersalls Ireland. This year Treo Eile will be offering a bursary to the highest placed Throughbred horse in the Open, Intermediate and Intro Intermediate Arenas. Please see details below."

treo eile bursary

Read more

International Minimus Report

International Minimus Report

Our Minimus Squad travelled to Hendersyde in Scotland last weekend and were very successful, please follow the link for more details https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aSBBNBO28WBg-0hAd3IblUgc-EW2ZedtHchvfe3rK6Y/edit?usp=sharing

Read more

Chairman of Eventing Hunter Trial Championships Speech

Chairman of Eventing Hunter Trial Championships Speech

And so, the curtain has come down on the last Championship Event of 2022 and what a wonderful year it has been filled with thrilling competitions, excellent courses and regardless of winning or losing the camaraderie and sportsmanship shown throughout the year has been a joy to behold! It was I feel, a thrilling event with a tough but fair course that asked competitors a lot of questions and offered them the opportunity to display their skills.

There is a tremendous amount of work and planning that goes into the organisation of these events and I must recognise my wonderful Eventing Committee members for the Herculean effort they have put in all year and the help and support they show me, it would not be possible or the success these events have been without you - thank you all.

A massive thank you to our sponsor Mackey’s Equestrian for their continued and generous support of the National Hunter Trials Championships. Also, to the Furnell family by who’s kind permission we had the use of the wonderful Ballycahane Equestrian as our venue and for allowing our members to camp also. To Limerick Racecourse for allowing us to use their facilities for our members travelling for the event to stable their horses and to the Irish Pony Club office staff for all their hard work throughout the year.

To all our competitors and members thank you so much for all the hard work, training, and effort you put in to compete in these events and for the amazing spirit you show throughout all competitions. You are all amazing ambassadors and a credit to your families and our sport. To the volunteers, trainers, branch members and family members thank you all so much for being the glue that holds our pony club together at all levels. The way you sacrifice your valuable free time and the support and commitment you show does not go unnoticed and is appreciated more than we can say, you are the foundation that our organisation is built upon and continues to grow because of this solid footing.

I hope you all had a happy and memorable weekend and year and hope to see you at our events next year. Until then, continue your excellent work and training and return even stronger next year. I believe Henry Van Dyke describes the feeling and love for the sport best when he wrote;

“Hark, how the galloping measure

Quickens the pulses of pleasure;

Gaily saluting the morn

With the long clear note of the hunting-horn

Echoing up from the valley,

Over the mountain side,--

Rally, you hunters, rally,

Rally, and ride!

                Henry Van Dyke”

We shall rally and ride again next year!

Warm regards and with thanks,

Ivan Hatton (Chairman of Eventing)

Read more

Mounted Games Parent Open Meeting

Mounted Games Parent Open Meeting

Irish Pony Club Mounted Games

There will be a parents open meeting held on Friday 11th November in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel in Abeyleix Co. Laois (R32 VE24) at 8pm for all who wish to attend. All are welcome!

Read more

Videos from the International Virtual Dressage Competition

Videos from the International Virtual Dressage Competition

The videos from the PCIA virtual dressage competition can be viewed on their Padlet website at https://padlet.com/hkpc/PCIADressage2022

They are arranged by class; Irish Pony Club members competed in classes 1A and 2B, and the rider's biographies and photos are also posted there. IPC members might like also to look at videos submitted by members of other Pony Clubs?!?



 

Read more

Membership 2023 Its Plain Sailing Set Up For Branches

Membership 2023 Its Plain Sailing Set Up For Branches

We are pleased to announce that the Membership fee for 2023 will not increase. It will remain at €110.

 

Setting up Membership 2023

This document provides a summary of the information on how to configure Its Plain Sailing so that you can accept Membership Renewal and New Membership Applications online.

It is divided into 3 main sections as follows:

  1. Section 1: Steps for Pony Clubs that have never set up Membership through Its Plain Sailing,
  2. Section 2: Steps for Pony Clubs who collected memberships online in 2022, and
  3. Section 3: Some useful information about using the online Membership in Its Plain Sailing.

 

 

Section 1: Set up Online Membership for the First Time

For those clubs setting up online membership payments for the first time then please follow the instructions below.

Step 1: Add Your Membership Types

The first step is to add the membership types that you support within your club. For most pony clubs there will be two membership types, as follows:

  1. Membership Renewal 2023
  2. New Member Application 2023

Below we will go through the steps of adding these two types

Step 1.1 Add Membership Renewal Option

To add membership types to your account you should click on Settings at the top of the page, and then click on Membership on the left hand side of the page. When you do so you will see a screen like the following:

To add a new membership type you should click the orange link on the middle right called Add Membership Type, which will display a form where you can fill out the details of the new membership type that you are adding.

The screenshot above shows the form with the fields already filled out. In this case it shows an example of what the “Membership Renewal 2019[1]” form might look like.  I have tried to explain what each field is used for below.

Name: enter here the name of the membership type as you would like it to appear to your members on your branches online entries page.

Description: enter here some description text about this particular membership type, this text also will be shown to your members on your Branches s online entries page.

Membership Form: This is the membership application form that needs to be filled out by your members.  In this case please select the one called Standard Membership Form .

Add Mem. Number To Form: Set this to Yes for Membership Renewals and it will make sure that an “Membership Number” field is automatically added to the Membership Form so that you can capture the existing membership number of renewing members.

Membership Status: This field is used to mark membership open or closed, we set it to as open in the case.

Valid Until: This is the date that all members renewing will have their membership valid until. So since we are setting up membership renewal for 2019 you should set this to 31/01/2020.

 Automatically Approve Applications: Every membership application is stored in your Branches central database with a member status that is either “Active” or “Pending”. If you set this field to Yes then all members renewing their membership using this option will have their member status automatically set to Active. If you set this to No then the members will have their member status set to “Pending” and then it is up to a person on your committee to review the pending memberships and mark them as active manually. In this case because it is a renewal of an existing membership we have set this to Yes, however if your club policy is to review all applications before accepting them then set this is No.

Use Terms And Conditions:  If you would like to specify terms and conditions in the Membership Application form then set this to Yes. When you select this option as Yes a default set of terms and conditions will appear in the box underneath for you to view/ edit.

Membership Fee:  You should set this to the fee that the person must pay when submitting a membership application for this membership type. In this case it is set to 110 Euro.

Allow Pay By Credit Card: Set this to Yes to enable the choice to pay by credit card. Note: If a club is not activated for Credit Card payments then this option will not be displayed.

Handling Fee Included;  If Allow Pay By Credit Card is set to Yes then you should indicate here whether the Credit Card Handling Fee is included in the Membership Fee (set to Yes), or if the Credit Card Handling Fee is added on top of the Membership Fee (set to No). In this case we set it to No as the parent will pay the credit card handling fees if they use this option to pay.

Allow Pay By Cheque:  You may also give people the option to pay by Cheque by setting this to Yes, otherwise set it to No. NOTE: Since the credit card handling fee can be quite high, the bigger amount of money being paid we recommend that for Membership Fees that you give parents the option to pay by cheque also. So the credit/ debit card handling fee on an entry of 20 Euro might be quite small, however if a parent is renewing membership for a couple of children then the handling fees can get quite high so if is always good to give the option to pay by cheque in this case.

Cheque Payment Instructions: If Allow Pay By Cheque is set to Yes then you must provide instructions on who the cheque is to be made out to and where the cheque should be sent. This information is automatically added to the Confirmation email sent to people when they submit their application.

Group Application:  Please leave this field set as No.

When you have filled out all the fields you should click add to add the new membership type.

Step 1.2 Add Membership Type for New Member Applications

In a similar manner to the previous step you should click the orange link on the middle right called Add Membership Type, which will display a form where you can fill out the details for your New Members applications. The screenshot below shows an example of how this might look.

The second time around we use a lot of the same options as we did in the previous step with the following differences.

Name: We enter the name New Member Application 2023 so that it is clear for whom this application applies.

Description: we enter a description again, which makes it clear who should be using this membership type.

Add Mem. Number To Form: we set this to No because the application form is for new members who don’t already have a membership number.

Automatically Approve Applications: You might set this to No because new applications need to be reviewed and approved before they are accepted into your club and marked as.

Step 2: Open membership for your club

By default the membership status for your club is set to closed. If you would like the membership to be open for your club so that you can accept online entries then you need to set Membership Status to Open (see figure below).

When you have added your membership types and set your membership status to Open then the public online entries page for your club should look something like the following where your membership options are now available to your members to select and apply.

Note: if your branch has moved to the newer version of online page then it will look different.

 

Section 2: Steps for Existing Clubs Using Online Membership

For those clubs who are already using the online membership functionality please make the following changes to your current set up.

Update your Existing Membership Types

Log into your Its Plain Sailing account as Administrator go to Settings -> Membership.

For each of your Club Membership Types listed in the table click the View button and edit them as follows:

  • Change the name to indicate that it is for 2023
  • Change the description if it refers to 2022.
  • Edit the field “Valid Until” and set it to 31/12/2022
  • That should be it but you might want to check the rest of your fields (e.g. make sure the membership fee is correct for the coming year, you might want to make sure Pay By Cheque is an option, that your T&Cs are correct…).

Repeat this process for each of your membership types.

That should be it for existing Clubs using the online membership functionality.

Note: on the 31st December 2022 ,all members in the database who have not renewed for 2023 will automatically have their Membership Status set to “Elapsed”.

 

Section 3: Other Points of Note

Other things that might be useful to know.

Allow Pay By Cheque Also

NOTE: Since the credit card handling fee can be quite high on bigger amounts of money being paid we recommend that you give parents the option to pay by cheque. So the credit/ debit card handling fee on an entry of 20 Euro might be quite small, however if a parent is renewing membership for a couple of children then the handling fees can get quite high so if is always good to give the option to pay by cheque in this case.

Reduced rates for more than one child in family

 If your club offers options for membership where the 2nd, 3rd etc. child in a family gets a reduced membership fee then you can do this by setting up more membership types, for example:

  1. Membership Renewal 2023 (1st Child In Family) – with a fee of 110 Euro
  2. Membership Renewal 2023 (2nd and subsequent Child In Family) - with a reduced fee
  3. New Membership Application 2023 (1st Child In Family) – with a fee of 110 Euro
  4. New Membership Application 2023 (2nd and subsequent Child In Family) - with a reduced fee

Closing membership for Individual Membership Types

You have the option if required to close individual membership types while leaving others open. So for example if you wanted to close membership for New Applications while still leaving membership open for renewing members, then you might edit the individual Membership Type for 2022 New Member Applications and set the Membership Status field to Closed.

Email Notifications

When a person submits a membership application, a confirmation email is sent to the email address of the person who applied.  A notification email is also sent to the email address of the Membership Secretary within the club. For this to work you must go to Settings -> Club and make sure that the Membership Secretary Email address field is set correctly for your club (see screenshot below).

Pay By Cheque = Pending

If a member pays by cheque for their membership renewal, then by default their membership status is set to Pending. The idea is that when the payment is actually received you can mark them Active.

Automatically Approve Applications - New Member Applications

The other way that a members status can be set to Pending is if you set the field Automatically Approve Applications = No, for the membership type that the person selected from your clubs online entries page. It is usual that for New Membership Applications you would set this to No so that the new members membership is Pending until the membership secretary has reviewed it and approved it. In this case, when you are happy with the application you can then set the status to Active manually.

Automatically Approve Applications - Existing Members Renewing

For existing members renewing it is usual to set Automatically Approve Applications = Yes, in your membership type definition so that when the renewal payment is made by credit card the member is marked as Active automatically.

Payments -> Cheques

In case you have not seen it, under the section Payments you will see the option Cheques on the left hand side of the screen. When you select this option you will see a list of all membership applications/ entries where the person chose to pay by cheque. You will also see a link on the right of each row called Mark Received, you can use this to mark cheques as received which can be useful to keep track of the payments as they come in.

Receiving Paper Based Membership Renewal

If you have to process a membership renewal for an existing member where it was not done on line, i.e. the parent handed you the old application form filled out, then we suggest that you do the following:

(1) Log into the ItsPlainSailing system and select the members option on the top.

(2) By default you will see "All Current" members listed on the screen. For this paper based renewal you will want to find the old record for this member to update it. To do this you need to add a filter to display old member records, if you do not already have one there. To add a filter the steps are as follows:

(2.1) Click the Add New Filter link on the left middle of the page.

(2.2) In the screen that is displayed, enter "All Members Ever" in the "Filter Name" field and enter something like "A listing of all membership records for our club including old and deleted" in the "Filter Description" field.

(2.3) Then in the field "Membership Status" remove the states "Pending" and "Active" by clicking the small x to the left of their particular name.

(2.4) When this is done click the add button in the bottom right.

(2.5) You should now see a new filter on the left called "All Members Ever".

(3) If you click this new filter the display on the right will update to show all members including ones with their membership elapsed.

(4) You then want to find the record for this member who is renewing now. To do this you should click the text box underneath the first column in the table called "Mem. Num." and type the full membership number of the person renewing. When you have typed the number if you wait a second the screen will refresh to list the member in the database that has that number (assuming it exists).

(5) What you want to do now is update this record with the information that you have received in the paper based membership application form, i.e. set the members status from Elapsed to Active, and then also set their Valid Until date to 31/12/2022. To do this you can do as follows:

(5.1) Click the "View" link on the right most column of the table for the member in question which will load up the full member record for your to edit.

(5.2) Hover over the Membership Status field value and click the small edit icon which displays on the right hand side. This makes the field editable, so click on the drop down list and change their status to Active, and then click the small checkbox icon underneath to save your changes.

(5.3) Likewise hover over the date value for the Valid Until field, click the edit button and move the date forward to 31/12/2022, and save that.

(5.4) Then you should check the other fields for that member (e..g contact number, contact email, pony name), and if they are empty or incorrect then get the correct values from the paper application form and fill them in in the same way (hover over the field value/ click the edit icon...).

Receiving A Paper Based Application for New Membership

If you have to process an application for new membership which came in the old way with the paper application form then you should do the following:

(1) Log into the ItsPlainSailing system and select the members option on the top.

(2) Click the "Add Member" link above the table on the right.

(3) Fill out all the fields of information for the new member which should come from the paper application form.

(4) Make sure you set Valid Until to 31/12/2023 and Membership Status to Active, and select the correct Membership Type for the person (i.e. New Membership 2023).

(5) When you have filled out all the information click the Add button on the bottom right to add the new members data to the database.

Note: in this case the new member will be automatically allocated a new membership number (the next in sequence).

 

[1] The screenshot above says 2017 but you should use 2023.Setting up Membership 2023

This document provides a summary of the information on how to configure Its Plain Sailing so that you can accept Membership Renewal and New Membership Applications online.

It is divided into 3 main sections as follows:

  1. Section 1: Steps for Pony Clubs that have never set up Membership through Its Plain Sailing,
  2. Section 2: Steps for Pony Clubs who collected memberships online in 2020, and
  3. Section 3: Some useful information about using the online Membership in Its Plain Sailing.

 

 

Section 1: Set up Online Membership for the First Time

For those clubs setting up online membership payments for the first time then please follow the instructions below.

Step 1: Add Your Membership Types

The first step is to add the membership types that you support within your club. For most pony clubs there will be two membership types, as follows:

  1. Membership Renewal 2023
  2. New Member Application 2023

Below we will go through the steps of adding these two types

Step 1.1 Add Membership Renewal Option

To add membership types to your account you should click on Settings at the top of the page, and then click on Membership on the left hand side of the page. When you do so you will see a screen like the following:

To add a new membership type you should click the orange link on the middle right called Add Membership Type, which will display a form where you can fill out the details of the new membership type that you are adding.

The screenshot above shows the form with the fields already filled out. In this case it shows an example of what the “Membership Renewal 2019[1]” form might look like.  I have tried to explain what each field is used for below.

Name: enter here the name of the membership type as you would like it to appear to your members on your branches online entries page.

Description: enter here some description text about this particular membership type, this text also will be shown to your members on your Branches s online entries page.

Membership Form: This is the membership application form that needs to be filled out by your members.  In this case please select the one called Standard Membership Form .

Add Mem. Number To Form: Set this to Yes for Membership Renewals and it will make sure that an “Membership Number” field is automatically added to the Membership Form so that you can capture the existing membership number of renewing members.

Membership Status: This field is used to mark membership open or closed, we set it to as open in the case.

Valid Until: This is the date that all members renewing will have their membership valid until. So since we are setting up membership renewal for 2019 you should set this to 31/01/2020.

 Automatically Approve Applications: Every membership application is stored in your Branches central database with a member status that is either “Active” or “Pending”. If you set this field to Yes then all members renewing their membership using this option will have their member status automatically set to Active. If you set this to No then the members will have their member status set to “Pending” and then it is up to a person on your committee to review the pending memberships and mark them as active manually. In this case because it is a renewal of an existing membership we have set this to Yes, however if your club policy is to review all applications before accepting them then set this is No.

Use Terms And Conditions:  If you would like to specify terms and conditions in the Membership Application form then set this to Yes. When you select this option as Yes a default set of terms and conditions will appear in the box underneath for you to view/ edit.

Membership Fee:  You should set this to the fee that the person must pay when submitting a membership application for this membership type. In this case it is set to 110 Euro.

Allow Pay By Credit Card: Set this to Yes to enable the choice to pay by credit card. Note: If a club is not activated for Credit Card payments then this option will not be displayed.

Handling Fee Included;  If Allow Pay By Credit Card is set to Yes then you should indicate here whether the Credit Card Handling Fee is included in the Membership Fee (set to Yes), or if the Credit Card Handling Fee is added on top of the Membership Fee (set to No). In this case we set it to No as the parent will pay the credit card handling fees if they use this option to pay.

Allow Pay By Cheque:  You may also give people the option to pay by Cheque by setting this to Yes, otherwise set it to No. NOTE: Since the credit card handling fee can be quite high, the bigger amount of money being paid we recommend that for Membership Fees that you give parents the option to pay by cheque also. So the credit/ debit card handling fee on an entry of 20 Euro might be quite small, however if a parent is renewing membership for a couple of children then the handling fees can get quite high so if is always good to give the option to pay by cheque in this case.

Cheque Payment Instructions: If Allow Pay By Cheque is set to Yes then you must provide instructions on who the cheque is to be made out to and where the cheque should be sent. This information is automatically added to the Confirmation email sent to people when they submit their application.

Group Application:  Please leave this field set as No.

When you have filled out all the fields you should click add to add the new membership type.

Step 1.2 Add Membership Type for New Member Applications

In a similar manner to the previous step you should click the orange link on the middle right called Add Membership Type, which will display a form where you can fill out the details for your New Members applications. The screenshot below shows an example of how this might look.

The second time around we use a lot of the same options as we did in the previous step with the following differences.

Name: We enter the name New Member Application 2023 so that it is clear for whom this application applies.

Description: we enter a description again, which makes it clear who should be using this membership type.

Add Mem. Number To Form: we set this to No because the application form is for new members who don’t already have a membership number.

Automatically Approve Applications: You might set this to No because new applications need to be reviewed and approved before they are accepted into your club and marked as.

Step 2: Open membership for your club

By default the membership status for your club is set to closed. If you would like the membership to be open for your club so that you can accept online entries then you need to set Membership Status to Open (see figure below).

When you have added your membership types and set your membership status to Open then the public online entries page for your club should look something like the following where your membership options are now available to your members to select and apply.

Note: if your branch has moved to the newer version of online page then it will look different.

 

Section 2: Steps for Existing Clubs Using Online Membership

For those clubs who are already using the online membership functionality please make the following changes to your current set up.

Update your Existing Membership Types

Log into your Its Plain Sailing account as Administrator go to Settings -> Membership.

For each of your Club Membership Types listed in the table click the View button and edit them as follows:

  • Change the name to indicate that it is for 2023
  • Change the description if it refers to 2022.
  • Edit the field “Valid Until” and set it to 31/12/2022
  • That should be it but you might want to check the rest of your fields (e.g. make sure the membership fee is correct for the coming year, you might want to make sure Pay By Cheque is an option, that your T&Cs are correct…).

Repeat this process for each of your membership types.

That should be it for existing Clubs using the online membership functionality.

Note: on the 31st December 2022 ,all members in the database who have not renewed for 2023 will automatically have their Membership Status set to “Elapsed”.

 

Section 3: Other Points of Note

Other things that might be useful to know.

Allow Pay By Cheque Also

NOTE: Since the credit card handling fee can be quite high on bigger amounts of money being paid we recommend that you give parents the option to pay by cheque. So the credit/ debit card handling fee on an entry of 20 Euro might be quite small, however if a parent is renewing membership for a couple of children then the handling fees can get quite high so if is always good to give the option to pay by cheque in this case.

Reduced rates for more than one child in family

 If your club offers options for membership where the 2nd, 3rd etc. child in a family gets a reduced membership fee then you can do this by setting up more membership types, for example:

  1. Membership Renewal 2023 (1st Child In Family) – with a fee of 110 Euro
  2. Membership Renewal 2023 (2nd and subsequent Child In Family) - with a reduced fee
  3. New Membership Application 2023 (1st Child In Family) – with a fee of 110 Euro
  4. New Membership Application 2023 (2nd and subsequent Child In Family) - with a reduced fee

Closing membership for Individual Membership Types

You have the option if required to close individual membership types while leaving others open. So for example if you wanted to close membership for New Applications while still leaving membership open for renewing members, then you might edit the individual Membership Type for 2022 New Member Applications and set the Membership Status field to Closed.

Email Notifications

When a person submits a membership application, a confirmation email is sent to the email address of the person who applied.  A notification email is also sent to the email address of the Membership Secretary within the club. For this to work you must go to Settings -> Club and make sure that the Membership Secretary Email address field is set correctly for your club (see screenshot below).

Pay By Cheque = Pending

If a member pays by cheque for their membership renewal, then by default their membership status is set to Pending. The idea is that when the payment is actually received you can mark them Active.

Automatically Approve Applications - New Member Applications

The other way that a members status can be set to Pending is if you set the field Automatically Approve Applications = No, for the membership type that the person selected from your clubs online entries page. It is usual that for New Membership Applications you would set this to No so that the new members membership is Pending until the membership secretary has reviewed it and approved it. In this case, when you are happy with the application you can then set the status to Active manually.

Automatically Approve Applications - Existing Members Renewing

For existing members renewing it is usual to set Automatically Approve Applications = Yes, in your membership type definition so that when the renewal payment is made by credit card the member is marked as Active automatically.

Payments -> Cheques

In case you have not seen it, under the section Payments you will see the option Cheques on the left hand side of the screen. When you select this option you will see a list of all membership applications/ entries where the person chose to pay by cheque. You will also see a link on the right of each row called Mark Received, you can use this to mark cheques as received which can be useful to keep track of the payments as they come in.

Receiving Paper Based Membership Renewal

If you have to process a membership renewal for an existing member where it was not done on line, i.e. the parent handed you the old application form filled out, then we suggest that you do the following:

(1) Log into the ItsPlainSailing system and select the members option on the top.

(2) By default you will see "All Current" members listed on the screen. For this paper based renewal you will want to find the old record for this member to update it. To do this you need to add a filter to display old member records, if you do not already have one there. To add a filter the steps are as follows:

(2.1) Click the Add New Filter link on the left middle of the page.

(2.2) In the screen that is displayed, enter "All Members Ever" in the "Filter Name" field and enter something like "A listing of all membership records for our club including old and deleted" in the "Filter Description" field.

(2.3) Then in the field "Membership Status" remove the states "Pending" and "Active" by clicking the small x to the left of their particular name.

(2.4) When this is done click the add button in the bottom right.

(2.5) You should now see a new filter on the left called "All Members Ever".

(3) If you click this new filter the display on the right will update to show all members including ones with their membership elapsed.

(4) You then want to find the record for this member who is renewing now. To do this you should click the text box underneath the first column in the table called "Mem. Num." and type the full membership number of the person renewing. When you have typed the number if you wait a second the screen will refresh to list the member in the database that has that number (assuming it exists).

(5) What you want to do now is update this record with the information that you have received in the paper based membership application form, i.e. set the members status from Elapsed to Active, and then also set their Valid Until date to 31/12/2022. To do this you can do as follows:

(5.1) Click the "View" link on the right most column of the table for the member in question which will load up the full member record for your to edit.

(5.2) Hover over the Membership Status field value and click the small edit icon which displays on the right hand side. This makes the field editable, so click on the drop down list and change their status to Active, and then click the small checkbox icon underneath to save your changes.

(5.3) Likewise hover over the date value for the Valid Until field, click the edit button and move the date forward to 31/12/2022, and save that.

(5.4) Then you should check the other fields for that member (e..g contact number, contact email, pony name), and if they are empty or incorrect then get the correct values from the paper application form and fill them in in the same way (hover over the field value/ click the edit icon...).

Receiving A Paper Based Application for New Membership

If you have to process an application for new membership which came in the old way with the paper application form then you should do the following:

(1) Log into the ItsPlainSailing system and select the members option on the top.

(2) Click the "Add Member" link above the table on the right.

(3) Fill out all the fields of information for the new member which should come from the paper application form.

(4) Make sure you set Valid Until to 31/12/2023 and Membership Status to Active, and select the correct Membership Type for the person (i.e. New Membership 2023).

(5) When you have filled out all the information click the Add button on the bottom right to add the new members data to the database.

Note: in this case the new member will be automatically allocated a new membership number (the next in sequence).

 

[1] The screenshot above says 2017 but you should use 2023.

Read more

Irish Pony Club National Minimus Championships 2022

Irish Pony Club National Minimus Championships 2022

Irish Pony Club National Minimus Championships 2022 RUNNING ORDER

View/Download

 

Irish Pony Club National Minimus Championships 2022 TEAMS

View/Download

 

Irish Pony Club National Minimus Championships 2022 MAP

View/Download

Read more

 

IPC

Irish Pony Club

Phone/Email

  • ph: +353 (0)56 883 2966
  • fax: +353 (0)56 883 2965

  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Social

Follow us on