If you want to have fun on ponies while learning and making friends then Muskerry Pony Club is the place for you.
Muskerry Pony Club is a branch of the Irish Pony Club. We currently have sixty members, aged eight to eighteen. We are run by a Committee of parents, headed by our joint D.C.'s Lene Aksoy and Máire Kiernan. The Committee usually meets once a month from October to June. An AGM is held in November.
We organise training in various equine disciplines e.g. Show Jumping, Cross Country, Dressage, Pony Games, and Road Safety. We also run preparation courses for all IPC tests from D to C+. We organise a show jumping league (Jumps Ahead) in Oct/Nov and a week long residential camp in July. We also have fun events such as Halloween and Christmas parties, and the occasional outing without ponies, to enable our members to get to know each other.
Committee Members 2023 are as follows
Please note - any of our committee members can be reached via our club email address muskerryponyclubcork(at)gmail.com.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding our activities and membership.
Interim District Commissioner - Pat O'Dwyer (086 8204119)
Secretary - Rebecca O'Sullivan (087 8380347)
Treasurer - Deborah Cooney
Health & Safety Officer - Bree McCarthy
Children's Officer - Denise Costello (denisecostello(at)eircom.net)
Members - Fiona O'Mahony & Linda Daly
All pony clubs have their own club colours. Muskerry Club's colours consist of a black and white jersey (available from Committee, 30 Euro approx), worn with white jodphurs and a white and black hat cover (€15 Euro approx). While not obligatory at local events when competing in inter-pony club events or IPC tests - members wear their colours with pride.
Irish Pony Club
Muskerry Pony Club is one of the eight branches that make up Area Five of the The Irish Pony Club. There are just under 60 Irish Pony Club Branches in the Republic of Ireland, and these are divided into nine areas. The Irish Pony Club is a Voluntary Youth Organisation. It is the main equestrian organisation that provides training and competition in Showjumping, Dressage, Eventing, Mounted Games, Combined Training, Hunter Trials, Tetrathlon, other fun activities and stable management for young people. The Irish Pony Club endeavours to promote and encourage horsemanship, sportsmanship, citizenship and loyalty in a safe and fun atmosphere, for all its members and volunteers.
OBJECTIVES OF THE IRISH PONY CLUB
- To encourage young people to ride and to learn to enjoy all kinds of sport connected with horses and riding.
- To provide instruction in riding and horsemanship, and to instil in members the proper care of their animals.
- To promote the highest ideals of sportsmanship, citizenship and loyalty, thereby cultivating strength of character and self-discipline.
You will find full information on the Irish Pony Club here