XC Training on Killeady HT course


with Meike Beifal

Sat afternoon 23rd March


Names to Maire O'Callaghan on 086 8050831




Show Jumping Training

with Virginia Cassidy

at Castlemore E.C.

Monday evenings 25 March and 1 April

Names to Noelle Desmond on 087 9523169



Area 5 Dressage Day


Sunday 28th April at Kilguilkey House.  

Entries will be open shortly on https://www.itsplainsailing.com/club/area5.  

It is hoped that we will be able to give each child some feedback on their test.  It will be a great opportunity, in particular, for the under 10s and under 12s as they will have to qualify for the festival this year. 




Sunday 26th May.  

Swimming will be at Mallow Pool starting at 11am with the riding and running phase being held in Killguilkey once swim is finished.  There will be a shooting phase for the Tethratlon.  Entries will be open shortly through https://www.itsplainsailing.com/club/area5.



Minimus(12 and under) & Tethrathlon (Over 12s)


Two great competitions - see full details on IPC website. Names to Anne if you are interested in getting involved.
Two great team competitions - see full details on IPC website. Names to Anne if you are interested in getting involved.
Some members will be travelling to Athy to avail of national Tetrathlon training on some Sundays across March / April - First session next Sunday March 3rd - let Anne know if you are interested
Sunday March 10th - there is a biathlon / triathlon in Kilkenny (Minimus / Tetrathlon minus the riding phase). Again please let Anne know names if interested in travelling.
Further club organised training will take place at a later date. Let Anne know if you're interested so we have an idea of numbers etc. There will be a number of Minimus / Tetrathlon competitions across April / May.




Area 5 Qualifiers

for Irish Pony Club Festival held in Wexford in July 

will be held in Maryville on Sunday June 2nd this year. 

If anyone is interested in competing on a show-jumping team, 

please give your name to Noelle on 087 9523169 so that we can organise training. 

(Training won't start until after the C and C+ tests are over.)

There are team events to suit most ages and abilities including:

The Alice Mernagh Trophy - U12s 80cm
The Robbie Bailey Cup - U14 90cm
The Captain John Ledingham Trophy - 1 metre

Further info. and rules for these events are available here https://irishponyclub.ie/…/ruleboo…/showjumpingrules2018.pdf




Senior Training  

for B, H or B+ Tests

starts 6 April

(in Midleton)

please give your names

to Roisin asap


Provisional Dates for 2019 

 Sat 27​th​ Apl IPC Hunter Trials Championships Moorefield, Kennels, Wexford 

S at 4​th​ May National Dressage Day Spruce Lodge, Co Wicklow 

15/16 June National Minimus – Millstreet 
25/26/27 July IPC Festival – Barnadown
17/18 Aug National Eventing Championships,– Ballindenisk
24/25 Aug Tetrathlon – Tattersalls.
 7th July Crecora  21st July Ballindenisk 3rd Aug Kilguilkey.
The Dressage test for Open will change but tests for all other classes will be the same as last year.  The tests for combined training will be the same as the eventing tests.
Area 5 Dates

28 April - Area 5 Dressage Day - Kilguilkey

19​th​ May Jumps Ahead League – Maryville 

26​th​ May – Area 5 Minimus/Tetrathlon Kilguilkey – Swim Mallow Pool 

2​nd​ June -  Area 5 Combined Training/Showjumping Qualifier 

22  June – Jumps Ahead League – Kilguilkey 

13 July - Jumps Ahead Final - Cork Showgrounds

21​st​ July – ODE Qualifier Ballindenisk 

3​rd​ August – ODE Qualifier Kilguilkey.
Cylda Eventing Training Day – date to be confirmed

Local Hunter Trial Dates

Killeady - 17 March



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!





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). 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.