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Minimus is a 2-day competition consisting of three disciplines, swimming, running and riding. Points are awarded to competitors for their performance in each discipline. The overall winner is the competitor with the most points after all three disciplines. Participants must be U-12 on the 1st of January of the current year. However, new older Pony Club members may participate Hors Concours to gain valuable competition experience. Irish Pony Club D+ test standard is recommended for this competition.
The Minimus Championships are a team competition where members from branches form a team of three/four for the competition. Individual trophies are awarded to boys and girls for the best overall winners and the best in the disciplines of running and swimming.

Hors Concours (HC) 2017

(Definition ‘out of competition’, ‘not competing for a prize’) at MINIMUS 2017

 Please note The HC section was introduced to facilitate new, older IPC members to take part at national level without the stress of a championship. The HC is not a separate competition. All competitors will receive a completion rosette but no rosettes or prizes will be given for placings in this section.

The HC section is aimed at new IPC members over the age of 12, who have not passed the C test and who have not competed at junior level cross country (i.e. Hunter Trials, ODE or Tetrathlon).

This year all members riding in the HC section will do so at the end of the championship cross country i.e. they will be numbered after the Minimus teams and individuals. Members will swim in their swim heat according to ability (selected swim heats) with the Minimus participants, except for the last heats which will be kept for the Minimus children only.

Running will be strictly in numerical order.

Area 5 Full Minimus and Junior Tetrathlon Training Competition Day

The Area 5 Full Minimus and Junior Tetrathlon Training Day, hosted by South Union Hunt Branch will take place on Saturday 26th May 2018 at Kilguilkey, Mallow, Co. Cork.  

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Launch of the Holmestead Saddlery Minimus and Tetrathlon Championships

Launch of the Holmestead Saddlery Minimus and Tetrathlon Championships

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Irish Minimus Selection 2018

The following members have been selected to train for the Mini Regional in the UK on the 9th and 10th June 2018.

Training with the national squad does not guarantee a place on a team.

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Kildare Hunt Branch Minimus and Tetrathlon Training Day

Kildare Hunt Branch will host a Minimus and Tetrathlon Training Day, including a Minimus Fledgling & a Minimus Open-over 12s Competition on Sunday 22nd April 2018.

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Wicklow and Shillelagh Minimus and Tetrathlon Fun Day

Wicklow Hunt Branch and Shillelagh and District Hunt Branch are delighted to host a Minimus and Tetrathlon Fun Day (No Shoot) on Sunday 29th April 2018.

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Branch Minimus and Tetrathlon Competition Dates

The following are the details for the Branch Minimus and Tetrathlon Competition Dates that are available at the moment.  Further details will be published as they are submitted to the IPC office.

  • Sunday April 22nd, Kildare Hunt Branch - Clane.
  • Sunday April 29th, Wicklow Hunt / Shillelagh & District Hunt Branch.
  • Monday May 7th, Meath Hunt Branch - Kells.
  • Sunday May 27th, Laois Hunt Branch - Stradbally.
  • Saturday 26th May, South Union Hunt Branch - Area 5 - Kilguilkey, Mallow, Co. Cork.
  • TBC - June Bank Holiday weekend, Golden Vale Hunt Branch.
  • TBC, Warrington Hunt Branch.

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