We the Irish Pony Club would like to congratulate Tony Ennis our Training Committee Chairman on recently receiving the prestigious award for Person of the Year at the Irish Sports Horse Industry Awards.
Tony has had a long association with the Irish Pony Club and apart from us he is the longest serving Chairman of the Association of Irish Riding Clubs. In the IPC his skills encompass a large range of activities including cross country course building at all levels, where he can always be relied upon to have an interesting finale. The same goes for Show Jumping where he has an empathy for the competitors especially in the Pony Club, where the aim is to encourage. Our testing system has had a gradual upgrading under Tony's committees careful handling, integrating Health and Safety and Child Protection into the rules. The quality and numbers now taking A Test, our highest level has increased tremendously over the years. We must also mention our late IPC Chairman, Mrs. Sarah Miller, whom Tony credits as being his mentor. We give our thanks and appreciation to Tony. Congratulations.