IPC Area 5 Jumps Ahead Competition 2018

commences at West Cork Equine Centre
on Sat 19 May at 11am



IPC Area 5 Jumps Ahead Competition 2018 - Dates for your Diary! 



x x x x x x x 

South Union Hunt Pony Club will host the Area 5 Full Minimus and Junior Tetrathlon Training Day (to include a Mini-Minimus and Minimus HC/Tet HC)  on Saturday May 26th 2018 at Kilguilkey, Mallow, Co. Cork 

Entries online through South Union (Minimus) 








It's nearly that time of the year again....

....time to start thinking about Summer Camp 2018 (2 -6 July) - so get your 5 rallies done if you want to come to Camp.


Each Jumps Ahead date below counts as one rally -


Jumps Ahead

WCEC 19 May

Kilguilkey 4 June

Maryville 9 June


And when you have put those dates in your diary, please also add the dates when we need all our member families to help prepare the site for Camp -


Wed 13 June from 6pm

Wed 20 June from 6pm

Sat 23 June from 10am

Wed 27 June from 6pm

Sat 30 June from 10am





Important Notice

The new IPC standard for back protectors is BETA Level 3 (purple) 2009 Standard or any later revision.

Members will not be allowed to participate in any IPC Test or competition without one. 

Avoid added stress on those big days and check your back protector now!






Jumps Ahead 2018


Sat 19/5 W.C.E.C.

Mon 4/6 Kilguilkey

Sat 9/6 Maryville

Final at Cork Showgrounds on Sat 7 July






Anyone interested in competing on a showjumping team at the Area 5 Qualifiers in Maryville on Sun 10 June please give your name to Roisin on 086 3522177.


U12's 80cms (Alice Mernagh)

U14 90cms (Robbie Bailey)

 U21 1m (Intermediate aka John Ledingham)





Mock C Test  - Fri evening 20 April

C Test - Sun 22 April


Mock C+ Test - Fri evening 18 May

C+ Test - Sun 20 May


All above events at Lee Valley E.C. Lissarda






Some Dates for your Diary....


Sat 5 May - National Dressage Day

Spruce Lodge, Co. Wicklow


Sun 10 June - Qualifiers for the Irish Pony Club Festival

Maryville E. C. 

(hosted by South Union Pony Club)


Sat 26 May - South Union Minimus

Kilguilkey, Mallow


Sat/Sun 16/17 June - IPC Minimus Championships



22 - 24 June - Senior Camp

Gurteen College, co Tipperary


1 July - Ballindenisk ODE

hosted by Carbery and United P.C.'s 


26 - 28  July - IPC  Festival,

Barnadown, Gorey, Co Wexford


4 - 6 Aug - IPC National Tetrathlon

Gurteen College, Roscrea, Co Tippereary


6 Aug- Area 5 ODE Kilguilkey


18/19 August Eventing Championships Ballindenisk



details of all the above and more on the Irish Pony Club website






Our Successful E, D and D+ Candidates - Test in Carrigdarrery 25th Feb 2018


Area 5 B, B+ and H Training

commencing at Marie Hennessey's yard, Midleton

Fri 16 March, 7pm  -on foot

Names to Roisin asap please




C+ training will commence on

Saturday 10 March

afternoon sessions for 8 weeks approx

at Carrigdarrery, Lissarda

(xc training will be organised separately)

Names asap to Roisin on 086 3522177




C training will commence on

Friday evening 9 March

at Lucey E. C. Aherla

(xc training will be organised separately)

Names asap to Roisin on 086 3522177



Anyone interested in training for Minimus

(running, swimming, riding cross country for U12's) or Tetrathlon

(running, swimming, riding cross country and shooting for over 12's)

please give your name asap to

Fiona O Brien @ 087 6143964

so we can get an idea of numbers for swimming training.



Parents - would you be interested in training our older members to shoot? 

If so, read on, and contact Roisin on 086 3522177 for further details.

The Tetrathlon Committee of the Irish Pony Club propose to organise and run a Train the Trainer Course for the Shooting Phase of Tetrathlon.

Any persons who wish to register their interest in participating in this training course should complete the Registration of Interest Form and return it to the IPC Office before Monday 5th February 2018 by post (Tinnascarty, Freshford, Co. Kilkenny) or e-mail to jane@irishponyclub....ie.

The Registration of Interest Form is available to download from the IPC website: www.irishponyclub.ie

The date and location for the course will be decided when all expressions of interest have been received at the IPC Office.



Our members aged 13 - 16 years have been kindly invited again this year by our friends at Duhallow Pony Club, to the Duhallow Junior Hunt Ball on Friday, 26 Jan in Springmount Hall, Mallow.  8 - 11pm. Strict 'No Alcohol' policy.  Price 30 euro.  Names to Roisin on 086 3522177.




Hollyanne, Irina, Lily Lydia, and Lauren receiving instruction from Jonathan Willis at Cloughduv.




Carbery Annual Showjumping Bonanza

which usually takes place in January

will take place in April in 2018

So we have lots of time to train and try to retain the Silver Cup for the Team Competition which we have won for the last three years in a row!



Our Xmas Party


at John and Tania Reardons'

in Donoughmore on Sun 10th

was great fun!


Thanks to all who helped out on the day.




Photos from Camp 2017


Click on the link below to download the Gallery.  To view the photos insert your email and the password -  muskerry.  You can then order copies directly from Fota Foto.









Our two retiring D.C.'s Mary and Celine - thank you for all your hard work over the last 3 years!




 to the following Muskerry members

 who passed the following Irish Pony Club tests recently - 


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



At least one parent of each Muskerry Pony Club Member must be Garda vetted.  This is not a complicated process.  As per the new rules outlined below, get  your documents proving your identity verified by our D. C. (Roisin), Secretary (Noelle|) or Children's Officer (Fiona).  Then download the Invitation to Vetting form by clicking below (ignore the other forms), complete the Invitation to Vetting and forward to the Irish Pony Club at the address supplied on the form with your verified documents proving your identity.  Once your identity has been verified, the process  may then be completed online.  

Many thanks!


With effect from January 2018, The Irish Pony Club will move fully to E-Vetting meaning that paper-based Garda Vetting forms will no longer be accepted.


Please Note:

Original documents to be used to verify your identity and current address.  These documents must be shown to the person approved to verify your identity.  Photocopies of these documents must then be signed and dated by the officer verifying your identity.  The Invitation to Complete Garda Vetting and photocopies of the identification documents must be posted to the Irish Pony Club office (not e-mailed).

Identification can be verified by one of the following:-  DC, Secretary, Branch Children’s Officer, Area Rep, Executive Committee, Guard, Solicitor, Irish Pony Club staff member.






General Rallies with Virginia Cassidy

at Castlemore E.C.

Monday evening 9 April

All Levels

Names to Roisin on 086 3522177