At the IPC Equestrian Executive meeting on Thursday December 12th, IPC Training Chairman, Mr. Tony Ennis outlined details of a revamp to the training committee for 2020.
Nominations will be sought for the position of chairman. If more than one person is nominated, an election for the position will take place. Two new members were appointed to replace those who retired. Ennis also asked for approval to include three younger members in the makeup of the new committee, which was accepted. Laura Whyte, Jennifer Diamond and Peter Dillon will complete the 2020 committee.
Outlining the training plans for 2020, Tony Ennis explained that a series of C test training sessions will be organised tailored to suit the needs of each of the nine Areas. A training conference will be held in Adare, Co. Limerick on Monday April 20th targeted at the older IPC members and the A test. The Training chairman went on to say, that the committee accepted the setup of a task force to look at the test structure, assessment of tests and accreditation of test accessors going forward. To complete the training programme, Health and Safety Training Days including theory and field based sessions will be held around the country.
Tony went on to outline a new initiative which will be launched at the annual IPC Friends lunch in Bloomfield House Hotel, Mullingar on Wednesday April 8th. Details will be announced at the lunch with a €500 scholarship being awarded.