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PONY CLUB Mounted Games

Mounted Games is a team competition that requires courage, determination and all round riding ability from team members in combination with the careful and systematic training of their ponies. Teams consist of five members participating in a variety of games where speed and breath-taking accuracy are the norm.
Competitions are held during the summer at various locations and shows throughout the country at Under 10, Junior and Senior level culminating in the Under 10 and Junior Championships at the Pony Club Festival in July and the Senior Competition at the RDS Dublin during the International Horse Show. The games are exciting and fun to watch and are one of the top attractions at the Dublin Horse Show in the RDS

Guidelines for the 2018 Mounted Games Trials 

The 2018 trials will take place at the Sand Arena, Punchestown Racecourse, on Sunday, January 21st and Sunday, January 28th.

Sunday February 4th is the alternative date if either of the previous dates has to be cancelled.

Entry fee is €75.00 of which €50.00 will be deducted from the cost of the trip.

Entries must be made to Frank Whelan before January 15th, and signed by the Branch D.C.  A letter will also be required from the D.C. and parent stating that the size of the Pony and weight of the rider conforms to the rules as follows:

  • Dressed to compete a rider weighing over 54kg, may not ride a pony 128cm or under.
  • A rider weighing 60kg may not ride a pony 133cm or under and
  • A rider weighing 66kg may not ride a pony 138cm or under.
  • If a team Member changes to a different pony during the competition or training the same weight/height rules apply.

Before training starts parents will be asked to commit to attending training sessions and anyone who misses two or more sessions (without good reason) will be dropped from the team at the discretion of the Chief Steward.

Entry fees must be paid on the first day of trials.
The pony that a rider presents on the first day of trials must be used throughout the trials, training and travelling period.  If it becomes necessary to change a pony it can only be done at the discretion of the Chief Steward.  If a player or pony gets injured during the trials their placing will be at the discretion of the selectors.

The selectors are : Chris Ahearne, Conor O’Leary and Paul Flood.

Please note the following when preparing for and taking part in the trials as the points below will be important when the Trainers are making the final decisions.  All points having equal merit.

  • Ability to vault.
  • Ability to correct a mistake quickly and accurately.
  • Ability to achieve pace and speed but also to check or pull up.
  • Ability of pony and rider to give a pass.
  • Ability of pony and rider to take a pass.
  • Ability to play technical games correctly.
  • Temperament and attitude of pony and rider

Notes.

  • Consideration is given to the complementary attributes of all 5 riders and ponies to the overall team as a unit.
  • All players who attend trials will be given the best possible chance to show their abilities.

Cost of Trips

  • Windsor                              €1700.00
  • Bath & West                       €1300.00
  • Scotland & England            €300.00
  • PAYMENT MUST BE MADE TO IPC OFFICE THE WEEK AFTER FINAL SELECTION.

 

Guidelines for the 2018 Mounted Games Trials

Guidelines for the 2018 Mounted Games Trials

Guidelines for the 2018 Mounted Games Trials 

The 2018 trials will take place at the Sand Arena, Punchestown Racecourse, on Sunday, January 21st and Sunday, January 28th.

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Senior Mounted Games Results from the RDS

Senior Mounted Games Results from the RDS

Well done to all the teams who competed at the Dublin Horse Show over the weekend.  

Congratulations to Shillelagh and District Hunt Branch winners of the Leonard Trophy for 2017.  Well done to Team Trainer, John Driver and his team of Jamie Doyle, Mollie Kinsella, Robbie Jackson, Zack Furlong and Jack Nolan.

1st - Shillelagh and District Hunt Branch: 218

2nd - Laois Hunt Branch: 190

3rd - Co. Monaghan Branch:176

4th - Island Hunt Branch:152

5th - Meath Hunt Branch:134

6th - Duhallow Hunt Branch:128 

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Mounted Games at the Tinahely Show on Monday 7th August 2017

Mounted Games at the Tinahely Show on Monday 7th August 2017

Mounted Games will take place at the Tinahely Show on Monday 7th August 2017 in preparation for the RDS Dublin Horse Show. 

  • Under 10 Games will begin at 11am.
  • Senior (1st Session) will begin at 1pm.
  • Junior will begin at 2pm.
  • Senior (2nd Session) will begin at 3pm.

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Irish Pony Club Festival Mounted Games Results

Irish Pony Club Festival Mounted Games Results

Congratulations to everyone who participated, competed and volunteered for the Mounted Games at the Festival 2017.  The competition was fierce and the support from parents, friends and branches was brilliant.  Well done to everyone involved.  

Results from Friday 28th, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July.

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Mounted Games Spring League Results

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Mounted Games Spring League Results

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Mounted Games - Invitation to North Hertfordshire

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Invitation to North Hertfordshire Mounted Games

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IPC

Irish Pony Club

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