Coronavirus Covid-19 - Home Activity Suggestions for Irish Pony Club Members

Home Activities for Irish Pony Club members

Over the next few weeks the Irish Pony Club Training committee will be providing tips, quizzes and competitions for our members.  These activities will be added to each day.  Share them with your friends and family.

This page contains the following:

  • Worksheets and Activity Books
  • Lesson Suggestions
  • Under 12 Plants and Trees Quiz
  • Competitions
  • Discipline Activities
  • Advice from the Irish Pony Club Health and Safety Committee

 Worksheets and activity books 

 Lessons 

 

Under 12 Plants and Trees Quiz

Each photograph above contains six different types of plants or trees.  Identify as many as you can, write down the answers and send all of the answers to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your Name, Branch, Age and Contact Details.  Open to under 12 members of the Irish Pony Club.

Good luck!

 Competitions 

  • Irish Pony Club Easter Baking Competition

    • Download the IPC Easter Baking Competition Flyer for full competition details.
    • E-mail entries with details of your name, age and Branch to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
    • All competitions will remain open until the end of April.
    • Happy Easter and Happy Baking!
      1. To become a member of the Irish Pony Club what do you join?

      2. What is:

        1. the temperature of a horse at rest?

        2. With what and how do you take it?

      3. Name the current and previous chairmen of the Irish Pony Club Training Committee?

      4. What are the colors of the Irish Pony Club flag?

      5. How many nails in a horses front shoe?

      6. Bonus How many hairs has a horse, to the nearest 100?

    • Day 2
      1.  What is:
        1. the horses pulse at rest?
        2. How do you take it?
      2. What are the natural gaits of the horse?
      3. A jockey is a person that rides racehorses. What is a jockey in relation to tack?
      4. How many bones in the horses foot?
      5. What is a thorough pin in the horse?
      6. Bonus Who was the first IPC Training Chairman?
    • Day 3
    • Day 4
      1. Where on the horse would you find the white line?

      2. Complete the well known horse saying -

        • "The eye of the master maketh the horse ---------?"
      3. Where on the horse would you find galvayne's groove?

      4. What is the weight of the horses skeleton?

      5. How many teeth has an adult female horse?

      6. Bonus - Who is the longest serving member of staff in the IPC office presently?

    • Day 5
      1. What tree can be found in the horse?
      2. What every day tool can be found in the horse?
      3. What animal can be found in the horse?
      4. What part of tack can be found in the horse?
      5. What fish can be found in the horse?
      6. Bonus - What item of farriers kit can be found in the horse?

Submit your answers, labelled by day and number with your name, branch and contact details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Irish Pony Club - Get Creative

    • Day 1
      First up, IPC members are asked to create and share a story entitled "Covid-19".
    • Day 2

For our second topic, IPC members are asked to create and share a poem of not more than six verses entitled "Virus".

    • Day 3
      Today IPC members are asked draw a picture or painting entitled "My Pony and Me".

All age groups are welcome to send their stories, poems and pictures to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before Friday 27th March.
Include with your story, your name, branch, age and contact details.

    • Day 4 
      Today IPC members are asked to "Get Crafting".

Options

        • Knitted toy made by the IPC member
        • Pair of knitted items made by the member and a parent (toy in point 1 not to count)
        • Wood or metal toy made by a member
        • Pair of wood or metal items made by the member and a parent (Toy from point 3 not to count)
        • Hand made item of use by the Chairman of Training made by a member.

Be innovative and creative.
Send a picture of your toy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before Friday 5th June.

 Free Services Available During the Covid 19 pandemic 

 Discipline activities 

  • Dressage

    • You Can Go To A Show

In these challenging and uncertain times M&S Simply Dressage - Livery & Training with Mark Ruddock & Sean Burgess are offering you a virus free show opportunitiy!

Send in a Whatsapp or email a video of you riding a test.  List one judge Mark Ruddock will judge it and give you feedback and a score.  They will hold a Monthly competition in which the highest percentage will receive a free lesson with Mark or Sean.
You can enter as many times as you want with a different test.  You can ride any BD, DI or Eventing Test.
Entry is €10 per test, payable to Mark Ruddock via PayPal.
Send WhatsApp to Mark Ruddock or Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/MandSDressage/posts/

    • Dressage Anywhere

Dressage Anywhere is a great way to compete online from anywhere, without having to leave your yard. Simply register for free, choose a class to enter, then ride and film your dressage test and upload it for judging. You’ll receive a link to download your score sheet and be in the running for rosettes!

https://www.dressageanywhere.com/

https://www.facebook.com/DressageAnywhere

 Advice from the Irish Pony Club Health and Safey Committee 

  • Put a good daily routine in place, rest, work and play.
  • Practice good hygiene.
  • Keep social distance and avoid contact with people outside the family unit.
  • The same person should do the shopping, taking good precautions and following all guidelines.
  • Ride your ponies daily in the same small unit. If riding on the road follow rules of riding on the road and use Hi Visibility clothing.
  • Eat well including fresh vegetables. For example garlic, ginger and fruit.
  • Play in the same family unit, wash your hands before and after and avoid contact sports.
  • Focus the mind and set small attainable challenges each day.
  • Do things that make you feel good, keep you happy and smiling.
  • By each of us KEEPING to the guidelines this virus can be controlled.
  • Be happy, keep smiling and stay safe.

 

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