Congratulations to all our members who competed at the RDS this weekend. You are all winners!
These are the placings from the Combined Training Intermediate - Class 84 and Members (Open) - Class 85.
Congratulations to everyone who competed at the Irish Pony Club Festival in both Pure Dressage and Combined Training. The wet weather conditions on Saturday morning could not dampen the spirits of our competitors. The results from Friday and Saturday are now available to download. We hope you all had a very enjoyable weekend.
Congratulations to Warrington Branch, the 2017 winners of the Vivienne Hilary Cup. The branch were deserving winners and their musical ride to the soundtrack from Beauty and the Beast was brilliant. Louth Hunt Branch followed in second place with Laois Hunt Branch in third.
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
Results from the Irish Pony Club Show Jumping Classic Final held at Coilóg Equestrian Centre, Naas, Co. Kildare on Sunday 3rd September 2017.
Classic 90 Class:
1st: Niamh Flinter, Kildare Hunt Branch on Fan the Flowers
2nd: Roseanne Ryan, Kilkenny Hunt Branch on Little Pearl
Sheila Gayer and the Tetrathlon Committee would like to express their sincere thanks to Holmestead Saddlery Superstore, our sponsors for the National Tetrathlon Championships. Their continued support is invaluable.
The Annual Irish Pony Club Fun Family Race Day will take place on Sunday 24th September 2017 at Naas Racecourse.
It will be an excellent day, packed with fun and entertainment to suit every member of the family.
The Closing Date for Entries for the Novice One Day Event, organised by Carlow Hunt Branch has been EXTENDED to Tuesday 19th September 2017 at 12 Noon.
Entries may be made through Carlow's Its Plain Sailing page.
Please take this opportunity to submit your entries as soon as possible, to allow the organisers prepare the event.
- Senior Boys National Championships
- Senior Girls National Championships
- Junior Boys National Championships
- Junior Girls National Championships
Home International Competition
- Senior Boys Home International
- Senior Girls Home International
- Junior Boys Home International
- Junior Girls Home International
The 2017 RACE Jockey Skills Training Course takes place on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th September at RACE (Racing Academy and Centre of Education), Kildare.
There was a great response to the programme this year. We received sixteen applications from Irish Pony Club members from all parts of the country. Consequently, a selection panel was formed to evaluate each application. It proved to be a difficult process to select the ten applicants because all of the submissions were excellent. Unfortunately, not everyone could receive a place on the course and we would like to sincerely thank all of those applicants who were unsuccessful at this time, for their interest. We would encourage all of these members to continue to develop their jockey skills through the Irish Pony Club and re-apply in the future.
Congratulations to all successful applicants. Good luck and have a great weekend! These are the ten members who will travel to RACE:
- Fiona Clarke, Tynagh Branch
- Alannah Cox, Leitrim Branch
- Brandon Wilkie, East Donegal Branch
- James Coffey, United Hunt Branch
- Alex Harvey, Ward Union Branch
- Jordan Kidd, Meath Hunt Branch
- Bernard Reidy Leahy, Scarteen Hunt Branch
- Robbie Jackson, Shillelagh and District Hunt Branch
- Charlie O'Dwyer, Kildare Hunt Branch
- Julie McDonald, Laois Hunt Branch
The Irish Pony Club Annual Conference for 2017, "Planning the Future of the Irish Pony Club" will take place on Saturday 21st October at the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel, Co. Laois.
Details will be announced in the coming weeks.