The Irish Pony Club A Test was held on Monday 2nd Spetember in Clonshire Equestrian Centre.
The A Test is the highest award of the Irish Pony Club and provides a comprehensive examination in horsemanship and training young horses for senior members and associates. Eight Irish Pony Club members applied for this years test and travelled to Clonshire to complete this difficult and challenging examination.
Two members, Edel Whyte, Co. Longford Hunt Branch and Aoife Madigan, Wicklow Hunt Branch successfully passed the test. They received their badges and certificates from examiners, William Blane and Nicola Fitter, who travelled from England to conduct the examination and Irish Examiner, Derval Diamond. The Irish Pony Club has conducted this test in collaboration with examiners from the UK for many years and it has proved very successful. We are very grateful for the professionalism and neutrality of the examiners, who ensure that the high standards of the A Test are fulfilled and adhered to each year.
Congratulations to both Edel and Aoife Well done to your Branches, Instructors, parents and families for helping you to accomplish this wonderful achievement. We wish you both the very best of luck in all of your future equestrian activities. To those candidates who were unsuccessful this year, we hope that the experience gained on the day and in your training towards the test will give you the encouragement to try again in 2020.