Shine at this summer's One Day Events!


Nail that dressage test!


Rallies with Elaine Potter


at Reardons', Aghabullogue


Sats 22nd and 29th April


Names to Tania 086 8571586





Summer Camp is fast approaching and these are the remaining opportunities to get your 5 mounted rallies done before we open booking for Camp on 1 June. 

(on a first-come-first-served basis)


Dressage with Elaine Potter at Reardon's Aghabullogue Sat 29 April.  Names to Tania.

Minimus/Tetrathlon/Gen XC Training with Vicky Curtin at Aherla on Mon evening 1 May.  There will also be another Minimus/Tetrathon/Gen XC training - date and venue TBC. Names to Fiona.

SJ with Virginia Cassidy at Castlemore E.C. on Tues 9th and 16th May.  Names to Celine.

Jumps Ahead on Sats 6 May Kilguilkey, 13 May Maryville, and 27 May W.C.E.C. Enter on the day.




Best of luck to our five members taking their C+ Test  on Friday 5 May!


Get Ready for Jumps Ahead!

Sats 6 May Kilguilkey, 13 May Maryville, and 27 May W.C.E.C. 

Enter on the day.

Click below for further details.

Jumps Ahead 2017.docx (176783)



MInimus Competition, Kilguilkey, Mallow, 20 May 

Minimus is for anyone under  12 years on 1st Jan with D+ and involves a 1km run, swimming as far as you can in 2 mins and riding an 80's xc course (with an easier option available)   (Further details on IPC website).  It is such a fun event!

Anyone interested in training for this event, please give your names to Fiona O'Brien our Minimus Co-ordinator on 087 6143964

(Running training on Monday evenings at 7pm in Regional Park, Ballincollig, and swim training at Leisureworld on Weds at 5.15)


Older members can compete HC in XC section of this competition - this may be your last chance to get some XC experience before the summer's ODE's!






Area 2 IPC Festival Show Jumping Qualifier 

Area 1 & Area 2 Show Jumping Classic Qualifier 

Monday May 1st 2017 

At JAG Equestrian, Rathmore, Naas 


Senior Teams Qualifier /Senior Individual /John Ledingham Qualifier/  Robbie Bailey Qualifier /Under 12 Qualifier /Show Jumping Classic Qualifier

 Entries online only: www.itsplainsailing.com/club/lhpc Cost: €80 Team / €20 Individual Entries Close Thurs April 27th Entries for SJ Classic 

Classes can also be made on the day, time permitting. 

All Competitions will be run under IPC Showjumping Rules 2017 and IPC Showjumping 2017 Tack Sheet 

Queries to Jackie: 087-2989420 

Pony Passports compulsory & must be presented at Entries on the day.




Summer Camp 2017

2 - 7 July

The highlight of our Club's year!

Information Sessions and Work Parties to prepare the Venue for Camp will be held on Wednesdays 7th, 14th and 21 June at Carrigdarrery from 6.30 - 9.30pm.


Then it will be 'all hands on deck' for the final push to get ready on Sat 1 July!



IPC Eventing Qualifiers 2017

9 July - Crecora

16 July - Grove

23 July - Ballindenisk

29 July - Kilguilkey

19/20 Aug - IPC Eventing Championship, Tattersalls


Area 5  Show Jumping, Dressage and Combined Training Qualifier

on Sat 15 July

at Maryville E.C.

Organised by our friends in South Union P.C.

Queries to Anne O'Riordan 086 8155279



Our series of XC rallies with Andrew Lee ended with a great day on the Aherla H.T. course.  See some photos in our photogallery!



Congrats all our members who passed their C Test on Sunday 9 April!

More photos in our photogallery




14 of our members had a great two days at Coolcorron Stud in March, where they benefited enormously from Robert Splaine's instruction.




Congratulations to our thirteen members who all passed their D Tests in March!


And a huge thank you to Instructor Ellen Beardsley who had them all so well prepared.

See more photos in our photogallery


At least one parent of each Muskerry Pony Club Member must be Garda vetted.  This is not a complicated process.  Just download the form here, complete and forward to Irish Pony Club at the address supplied.  Many thanks!


Muskerry Hunt Pony Club

Muskerry Hunt Pony Club is a branch of the Irish Pony Club based in North West Cork.  We aim to provide young people with instruction and enjoyment in all horseriding activities.  We currently have approx 70 members aged 8 to 18 years.  We operate mainly in the Muskerry valley in venues near Lissarda, Cloughduv, Farnanes and Aherla and Aghabullogue, but also organise training or other events further afield. We are run by a Committee of Parents headed by our two District Commissioners Mary O'Riordan and Celine O'Connor.  Muskerry Hunt P.C. and eight other Cork Pony Clubs make up Area 5 of the Irish Pony Club.  Membership is on an annual basis for a calendar year.



Three cardinal rules

1: Safety

Safety is our primary concern. Riding is a risk sport so children attending rallies must be accompanied by a parent for the duration of the training. Our insurance only covers the member attending the training so no other person is permitted to ride.  Please remember that you should not mount your pony at a rally until asked to do so by the instructor.  Space is usually limited, so any lunging of ponies should happen at home and is not permitted at the rally venue. Your tack / riding gear must conform to Pony Club standards - see IPC website for recently updated safety standards.  Skull hats must be worn on cross country.

2: Consideration

Rallies are usually held at venues provided by the generosity of friends of the Club.  Please take care to respect their properties and make sure that you adopt a “leave no traces” approach to litter/animal fouling.  Please make sure to be punctual also, leaving plenty of time to tack up ahead of your start time.

3: Five rally rule

Summer camp is the highlight of the Club year.  To be eligible for Camp, members must have attended a minimum of five mounted rallies since the previous year's Summer Camp.