The Irish Pony Club Hunter Trial Championships will take place in Ballintober Equestrian, New Ross, Co. Wexford on Saturday April 7th 2018. 


Entries are now open and the IPC Closing Date for submitting entries Wednesday 28th March 2018 at 12 noon


Further information about this event including rules, entry fees and directions to the course can be found on the Irish Pony Club website



General Rallies with Virginia Cassidy

at Castlemore E.C.

Friday evening 9 March

Friday evening 23 March

Monday evening 9 April

All Levels

Names to Roisin on 086 3522177



Dates for your Diary

Local Hunter Trials

Killeady 17 March

Farrangalway 25 March

Aghabullogue 1 April

Templemartin 8 April

Aherla 15 April


We will be running XC training for our members 

with Ellen Beardsley on Killeady HT Course on Mon 19 March 

with Andrew Lee on Farrangalway HT Course on Wed evening 28 March

with Wayne Santry on Aherla HT Course on Sat 21 April




Mock C Test  - Fri evening 20 April

C Test - Sun 22 April


Mock C+ Test - Fri evening 4 May

C+ Test - Mon 7 May


All above events at Lee Valley E.C. Lissarda





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

The Registration of Interest Form is available to download from the IPC website:

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.