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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.

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.

Congratulations to: 

  • Leah Rumble, Tipperary Hunt Branch
  • Erin Dunseath, Wexford Hunt Branch
  • Tom Hayden, Tipperary Hunt Branch
  • Elizabeth Wallace, Co. Limerick Hunt Branch
  • Lauren Doyle, Laois Hunt Branch
  • Katie Donlon, Westmeath Hunt Branch
  • Niamh Flinter, Kildare Hunt Branch
  • Katie Mulligan, Galway Mid County Branch
  • Aoibhe Long, Meath Hunt Branch
  • Patrick Sheeran, Laois Hunt Branch

All in the Irish Pony Club would like to wish them the very best of luck.  RACE have a full schedule planned for them and we hope that they enjoy the experience and gain valuable knowledge from the training.  Good luck!


Irish Pony Club


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