A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the 2019 Irish Pony Club Festival. Congratulations to all the winners and to everyone who participated. Approximately 700 entrants, some as young as eight years of age, participated in the many organised events.
There are many people to thank for their contribution to these championships. The list is long and it would be impossible to mention everyone. However, there are a number of groups and people that we would like to particularly mention.
Firstly, we would like to sincerely thank Maurice and Felicity Cousins and all of the team at Barnadown Show Jumping for their support and the use of their fantastic facilities. Secondly, our sponsors TRI Equestrian and Champion Hats, have been an excellent support to these championships. In 2018, TRI Equestrian came on board as the main sponsors of our Festival Show Jumping Championships. They are fantastic supporters of the Irish Pony Club and their contribution to the 2019 Show Jumping Championships has been invaluable. We look forward to continuing to develop this partnership and would like to thank all of the team in TRI Equestrian for their assistance and support. Champion Hats have sponsored the Pure Dressage and Combined Training Championships at the Festival for a number of years now. Each year they sponsor a wonderful voucher for the winners of each competition. Thank you to all in Champion Hats for their continued support.
Finally, we are extremely grateful to all the dressage and show jumping judges, scorers, safety officers, hospitality stewards, parking stewards and the many volunteers who helped out during the Festival. Their hard work and dedication was invaluable. Particular thanks to Liseanne Kearns, Jacinta Reville, the Branches of Area 4, our ambulance and paramedic crews, Richard Nolan and everyone who contrIbuted in any way to these championships. The Festival could not take place without all of the volunteers who freely give of their time. Words can't express our thanks.
We would also like to gather your feedback and suggestions from the weekend. The Festival is a key date in the Irish Pony Club Calendar and we would like to ensure that it continues to grow and improve into the future. Therefore, we would appreciate it if you would take the time to complete this very short feedback form.
Please Note: We are typing the show jumping results and gathering photographs and these will be published as soon as possible. All results will be available on the Results page of the IPC website in due course.