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Tetrathlon Thank You

Tetrathlon Thank You

Thank you to all competitors, families & friends for coming to Tetrathlon 2021. It was great to see everyone out again and to see such successful riding across the cross country. A big thank to our hosts, volunteers and organisers. Looking forward to seeing you all at Minimus, 11th and 12th September at Nuenna Farm.

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Chairman of the Eventing Committee's acknowledgement

Chairman of the Eventing Committee's acknowledgement

Chairman of Eventing Mr. Richard Kehoe in conjunction with the Eventing Committee, would like to sincerely thank Connolly’s Redmills for their extremely generous longstanding sponsorship of the Irish Pony Club Eventing Championship and Qualifiers. Connolly’s Redmills have also provided us with fantastic prizes for the Connolly’s Redmills League.

As always, we are very grateful for their continued support.

Please visit the Redmills store in Cillin Hill, Dublin Road, Kilkenny or have a look at their website https://redmillsstore.ie/ where you will find a range of luxury products from clothing, footwear, pet care, home wares, and of course the well-known Redmills feed range.

Thank you to Simon Porter Saddlery who sponsored the Best Turned out prizes. Simon is a long standing supporter of the Irish Pony Club. We would be lost on occasion without him on hand to supply Girths, Numnahs, Studs etc to those who have found themselves short at our Events.

We would also like to thank the venue owners Tattersalls Ireland who provided us with the most spectacular venue and facilities.

Tattersall course Builder Mr. Eugene O’Neill is to be highly commended for the four Cross country courses he provided us with. They were of the highest quality and were very highly commended by all our attendees.

Many thanks to the Chairman of the Equine Executive Committee Mr. Michael Essame. You rolled your sleeves up and helped immensely with organising the handing over of the dressage sheets to the Branch representatives. You were a great support to the Office.

Thank you to our Chief Stewards Gervais Maher & Elaine Lait. You worked from very early morning till late at night to make sure everything was up to scratch and all queries were given a fair hearing.

To all the Branch volunteers, Judges, Scribes and Scorers, who gave up their free time to make sure this Competition took place. We cannot run any competition without your valued time and support. For this we thank you most sincerely.

To the members, parents and supporters. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You put in a huge effort all summer to qualify. The friendly smiles, and great banter created a wonderful atmosphere that will be hard to emulate.

The past eighteen months have been extremely difficult for many in the Irish Pony Club. The Eventing Committee would like to pass on their sympathies to the families of Grace Tyrell, Susanna O’ Dowd, Tiggy Hancock & Gabriella Weaver. These girls are all former members of the IPC who have represented their branches to the very highest of standards. Their loss has been felt immensely by all who knew them.

Many thanks to those who in leu of payment for their services over the weekend offered a donation to the Tiggy's Trust.

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RESULTS of National Dressage Day

RESULTS of National Dressage Day

RESULTS of National Dressage Day on Sunday 5th September 2021 are available Click Here

With grateful thanks to TRI Equestrian and Bluegrass horse feeds for their generous sponsorship of the prizes.

Well done to everyone who competed for a great day out in fabulous Spruce Lodge!

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SHOW JUMPING CLASSIC FINAL CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS

SHOW JUMPING CLASSIC FINAL CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS

Show Jumping Classic Final Championship Results Click Here

Sunday 5th September - Coilog 

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AUTO BOLAND JAGUAR & LAND ROVER IPC NATIONAL MINIMUS 2021 FEEDBACK FORM

AUTO BOLAND JAGUAR & LAND ROVER IPC NATIONAL MINIMUS 2021 FEEDBACK FORM

AUTO BOLAND JAGUAR & LAND ROVER IPC NATIONAL MINIMUS 2021 FEEDBACK FORM

Congratulations to all Competitors at Minimus 2021. The feedback form is now open https://forms.gle/h3jr4QrZJM2pAQzu5. We would really appreciate all feedback from the weekend.

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Mounted Games Parents Open Meeting

Mounted Games Parents Open Meeting

Mounted Games Parents Open Meeting is on in Abbeyleix Manor Hotel on 24th November 2021 at 8pm

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Mackey's Hunter Trial Championships 2021 Feedback Form

Mackey's Hunter Trial Championships 2021 Feedback Form

Mackey's Hunter Trial Championships 2021 Feedback Form.

Congratulations to all Competitors at Hunter Trial Championships 2021.
 
We would really appreciate all feedback from the weekend.

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Tetrathlon Chairman's Address

Tetrathlon Chairman's Address

Tetrathlon Chairman’s Address,

Dear Competitors, Parents and extend Tetrathlon Family,

It’s great to be back out competing after many setbacks and cancellations, we really looking forward to the weekend, especially Saturday in Killossery Lodge Stud, kindly hosted by the Glynn Family. They have produced a wonderful Championship course with lots of options. We are still under strict Covid guidelines, so bare with us and listen to our stewards and Covid stewards. We will do the utmost for you to have the most enjoyable weekend.

The last 18 months have been particularly hard on everyone due to the pandemic but sadly some families have had to endure more hardship than others throughout this time. The Irish Pony Club would like to remember all our members who sadly passed away during the year – Grace Tyrell, Tiggy Hancock, Susanna O’Dowd & Gabriella Weaver.

Gabriella Weaver was an important part of our large Tetrathlon Family. She represented Ireland on many occasions, a keen rider, excellent runner, accurate shot but her swimming was where she excelled. A member of the Roscommon Branch and Trident Swimming Club, she pursued her love of swimming to University and was part of the Irish National Swim team. By virtue of this, we would like to introduce a new trophy to our existing collection, named in Gabriella’s memory. The trophy represents her contribution to the swimming discipline within Tetrathlon.

Gabriella is remembered fondly by all who knew her, along with her fellow members who we sadly lost over the past year. “The candle that burns twice as bright, burns half as long”

John flood, Tetrathlon Chairman

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