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PONY CLUB Raceday/Jockey Skills

The Jockey Skills Training Course is one of the most exciting aspects of this initiative. Ten Pony Club members are selected to participate in the course at the world renowned Racing Academy and Centre of Education (RACE) in Kildare town prior to the Race Day. The course is open to Irish Pony Club members aged 14 to 16 years who hold a minimum C test certificate and who are under 9 stone weight.
The overall winner of the Jockey Skills course will be announced at the Race Day. During the exhibition race at the Curragh, the members who completed the Jockey Skills course will ride the pony/horse they usually ride at Pony Club activities.

Raceday/Jockey Skills News

Applications OPEN for the 2019 RACE Jockey Skills Training Course

Applications OPEN for the 2019 RACE Jockey Skills Training Course

Applications are now open for the RACE Jockey Skills Training Course. The application form may be downloaded from the IPC website. Applications will close on Monday 12th of August 2019.

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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.

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Irish 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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10 Irish Pony Club Members Selected for the 2018 RACE Jockey Skills Training Course

10 Irish Pony Club Members Selected for the 2018 RACE Jockey Skills Training Course

Each year nominations are collected from each Branch for the RACE (Racing Academy and Centre of Education) Jockey Skills Training Course.  Once again in 2018, ten Irish Pony Club members have been selected to complete a two day course in Kildare at RACE on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th September.

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Applications OPEN for RACE Jockey Skills Training Course 2018

Applications OPEN for RACE Jockey Skills Training Course 2018

Applications are now open for the RACE Jockey Skills Training Course. The application form may be downloaded from the IPC website. Applications will close on Monday 13th of August 2018. https://irishponyclub.ie/images/pdf/2018/race-jockeyskills/jockeyskillsapplicationform2018.pdf

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Dead Heat at the Irish Pony Club Fun Family Race Day

Dead Heat at the Irish Pony Club Fun Family Race Day

The 2017 Irish Pony Club Jockey Skills Training Course concluded on Sunday 14th September with the Exhibition Race at Naas Racecourse.  The race finished in a dead heat with Robbie Jackson from Shillelagh and District Hunt Branch and Brandon Wilkie from East Donegal Branch inseparable on the line.  What better way to end the 2017 RACE Jockey Skills Training programme.  Well done to Robbie and Brandon. 

View the race in full here on the IPC Facebook Page.

 

RACE graduate Shane Foley presented certificates to all ten jockeys for completing the course:

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