Irish Pony Club Membership Cards

The Mackey Hunter Trial Championships will take place on Saturday 7th April at Ballintober Equestrian, New Ross, Co. Wexford. 

All members who wish to compete at the championships must have their Irish Pony Club Membership Card for 2018.  Therefore, in preparation for the championships could all Branches submit their membership fees to the office in good time so that the memberships cards can be processed and returned by post to each Branch.

We would like to prevent any confusion or delay in the processing of the cards, so we would appreciate all of your assistance to ensure that the process runs smoothly.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Situation Vacant: Membership and Accounts Administrator

The position has come available for a Membership and Accounts Administrator in the Irish Pony Club Office.

Currently situated in Freshford, but shortly moving to Urlingford, Co. Kilkenny

Duties will include:

  • Preparing quarterly accounts for the company accountant
  • Keeping accounts up to date on the Big Red Cloud System, i.e. purchases, invoices, branch accounts etc.
  • Creating lodgements and recording them on Big Red Cloud
  • Entering membership online and maintaining the membership database
  • Creating membership cards and dispatching them for each branch
  • Paying wages using the Thesaurus Payroll System
  • Work at Pony Club Championships competitions throughout the summer. (Overnights away from home required and some weekend work).

The ideal candidate requires a thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, (Word, Excel, etc.) and knowledge of Big Red Book (Cloud version), Online Membership Database and Thesaurus Payroll System.

To apply: -
To apply, please send your CV to Jane Farrell, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The deadline for applications is Friday the 16th March. Immediate start.

Irish Sports Horse Young Breeders Training Programme Events 2018

The ISH Young Breeders programme is a joint programme between Teagasc and Horse Sport Ireland. It is aimed at those between the ages of 14 to 25 years who are interested in assessing, exhibiting, and breeding performance horses. They do not have to be breeders themselves or necessarily come from an equestrian background. An avid interest and an eagerness to participate and learn is all that is required.

The skills and knowledge transferred through training serve as a foundation for those with an interest in developing their knowledge of the horse. These skills come into focus for varied uses including purchasing a new horse/pony; deciding about which mares/stallions to use for breeding; assessing offspring; presenting horses for inspection, sale, show or competition.

The Young Breeders Programme is a wonderful opportunity for young people to meet with their peers and make contacts in Ireland and throughout the world who share their interest in horses.

The main activities of the Young Breeders Programme involve training days and every second year national and international competitions. The nextWorld Championship event takes place in Austria in 2019 and the National Competition which begins the selection process for teams to participate at this championship will be early in 2019. Therefore, 2018 training events will provide training for those who are interested in competing, but also for those who simply wish to gain confidence in assessing horses and broaden their knowledge.

ISH Young Breeders Training Programme Events 2018

Congratulations to Second Lt. James Whyte, former IPC Member

Congratulations to former Irish Pony Club member James Whyte, who was recently commissioned to the Irish Defence Forces, stationed at McKee Barracks. James attained the A Test with the Irish Pony Club in 2016.  Second Lt. James Whyte will be under the command of Lt. Col. Tom Freyne, Commanding Officer of the Army Equitation School.
Good luck James in your new position.

IPC Branch Officials Training Day Report

The Irish Pony Club Branch Officials Training Day took place on Saturday 27th January 2018 at the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel, Co. Laois.
Approximately, sixty-five Branch Officials from across the country made the trip to Abbeyleix and engaged in an excellent discussion with our speakers. Thank you to everyone who made the journey. We hope that you received some valuable information from the day.

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