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.

Irish Pony Club Ethics

Download the following to learn more about the Pony Club codes of conduct for members and parents.

code-of-conduct.pdf (24729)

Anti-Bullying-Policy.pdf 

guidelines-for-parents.pdf (35980)

Use-of-Photographic-and-Mobile-Equipment-2014.pdf (25089)

Social-Media-Policy.pdf (29337)

Disciplinary,-Complaints-and-Appeals-Procedure.pdf (89154)