Riding and Road Safety Training

commencing at Carrigdarrery

on Sat 30th September '17 (afternoon)

This will consist of 2/3 training rallies 

on Sat 30th Sept, Sat 7th Oct (and possibly one other to be decided)

with Test on Sat 14 Oct.

This Test is obligatory before taking C+ Test.

All members aged eleven and older should do this 

training and test now as we only run it every two years.

Names to Roisin on 086 3522177 asap





 to the following Muskerry members

 who passed the following Irish Pony Club tests recently - 


Molly O'Connor    B+ Test
Elena FitzGerald    H Test
Francesca Lehrell    B Test


The Muskerry team came 2nd in the Alice Mernagh Cup and qualified for Mullingar!  

Well done Lauren, Leah, Roisin and Sebastien - pictured with Chef d'Equipe Norma Lucey.


Our Robbie Bailey team came 4th!  Congrats to all!


Photos from Camp 2017

now available to view 

in Photogallery



Congratulations to our five members who passed their C+ Test  on Friday 5 May! 
Well done April, Caoimhe, Danny, Saoirse and Tara!


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



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!




 Local Hunter Trials


Aghabullogue (Fundraiser in aid of Ava Barry and RickyHealy) Sun 1st Oct.

Templemartin - Sun, 8 Oct '17

Killeady - Sun, 15 Oct '17

Aherla - Sun, 22 Oct '17

Farrangalway - Sun, 29 Oct '17

Aghabullogue - Sun, 5 November '17


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.