News from our latest Events

We are super happy to be back out and about with our ponies. As soon as restrictions allowed us, we were back in the saddle. Our training events started on the May Bank holiday and haven't stopped all summer.

Congratulations to our New B Testers. 

Well done to Diarmuid, Jack and Laura for passing their B test in early September. A great achievement and one the club is very proud of. 

IPC Eventing Championships, Tattersalls, August 28th & 29th

Muskerry was represented by Diarmuid, Jack, Laura and Nicola at the IPC Eventing Championships in Tattersalls. A fabulous weekend was had by all. Everyone in the club is so proud of Laura O'Sullivan and Checkers who won the Intro Intermediate Class. Jack Lucey also had a great result with a 4th place in the same class. Well done all for representing Muskerry so well on the national stage.

IPC National Tetrathlon Championships

14th & 15 August 2021

Diarmuid O'Halloran was the only Muskerry member competing at the National Tetrathlon Championships, in Killossery Lodge, Swords Co Dublin and Ballinakill, Co. Laois. Competing at Senior level for the first time, Diarmuid did us proud in four sporting disciplines. His team came second in the senior boys category.

IPC Festival, Barnadown - July 27th, 28th & 29th 2021

Muskerry were represented at the IPC festival by Aisling Devereux in the Under 10 Combined Training, Nicola Kiernan in the Pure Dressage and Diarmuid O'Halloran, Harriet Scott, Laura O'Sullivan and Róisín Lucey in the John Ledingham team showjumping. While there were no ribbons for Muskerry at the Festival, all members got to enjoy Irish Pony Club competition at the top level.

Eventing Qualifiers 2021

Muskerry were well represented at the various Eventing qualifiers across the summer. There were Muskerry members at the one day events in Crecora (July 11th), Kilguilkey (August 7th), and Ballindenisk (August 15th). Congratulations to Diarmuid O'Halloran who came 4th in the Intro Intermediate in Crecora, and 6th in the same class in Kilguilkey. Congratulations to Laura O'Sullivan who came 4th in the Intro Intermediate in Kilguilkey. Well done also to Alyisha Forde, Ciarán O'Halloran, Frankie Lucey, Grace Kiernan, Jessica Kiernan, and Róisín Lucey who all represented the club so well. At the end of the summer of ODEs, Diarmuid O'Halloran, Jack Lucey, Laura O'Sullivan, and Nicola Kiernan all travelled to the Eventing Championships in Tattersalls in late August.

Congratulations to our C Testers 2021

Well done to Ciarán, Eabha and Frankie, on successfully passing their C Test on July 20th.

Six Muskerry Members Qualify for the IPC Festival at the Area Five Qualifiers - July 17th 2021

Eleven Muskerry members entered a selection of events and the Area Five Qualifiers in Ballindenisk on July 17th 2021. Everyone had a great day in fabulous sunshine and six Muskerry members qualified for the festival. Congratulations to Aisling Devereux who came 2nd in the U10 combined training, Nicola Kiernan who came first in the Pure Dressage, Tara O'Sullivan who came 6th in the Intermediate CT and finally the John Ledingham team (Diarmuid O'Halloran, Harriet Scott, Laura O'Sullivan and Róisín Lucey) who won their SJ class with room to spare. A great day for all competitors - well done all - you did Muskerry proud.

Camp 2021

Kindly hosted by Eddie & Ursula McDonagh

Muskerry Pony Club had a wonderful Camp from June 30th to July 2nd. Kids and ponies were delighted to be back out and about in the sunshine. Many thanks to our instructors Norma, Shota and Wayne we had three fantastic days of fun and learning - roll on 2022. Large Gallery of photos so happy clicking/swiping!!

Weekly Showjumping Rallies - Lucey Equine Centre.

Our senior and junior members attended a showjumping rally every second Wednesday, with Norma Lucey at Lucey Equine Centre. The members jumping improved no end across May, June & July, which led to confident SJ rounds later in the summer. Well done all. 

Crosscountry Rally - Ballygriffin

In early June we had a great Crosscountry rally in Ballygriffin with Becca Dunlea. 

Great selection of fences and good fun had by all. 

Crosscountry Rally-Coachford EC with Ellen Beardsley

What better way to blow away the lockdown cobwebs than a blast around over a few cross country fences.

Congratulations to Our D & D+ Testers

Sunday May 9th - Lee Valley EC

Success for all twelve candidates - well done, your club is super proud of you. Welcome also to our EIGHT new members who were part of this group. We are looking forward to getting to meet you over the coming weeks and months.

Christmas Jump(er) Training Rally

Restrictions didn't allow us have our usual Christmas Party, but boy did we have fun at our Christmas Jump(er) Training Rally with Elena FitzGerald. We trained over various fences and finished off with a fun Accumulator jumping Challenge.

XCrountry Training Rally

In late November we managed to get two groups out training in Coachford Equestian Centre. Wayne Santry made sure everyone was safe and learnt lots but there was also no shortage of fun to be had.

Funday / Sunday Rally

Another great training rally with Elena FitzGerald in Mid-November. One a miserable November day we all managed to get out and about, learning and having fun with our ponies.

Halloween Spooktacular Rally

Over Halloween some of our members got into the spirit of the season but also learnt lots at a rally with Elena FitzGerald.

C Test Success for our Members

After a false start with our C Test Training in the spring our members came at it again in the Autumn. Across September the members trained hard and they successfully completed their test in early October. Many thanks to our trainer Norma Lucey and examiners. Well done to all of them.

C+ Test

We also had members who worked hard toward and successfully completed the C+ test. Some of these members had also started the training in the spring but were determined to complete. Training took place in September and all the Muskerry members including one from Carbery were successful. Many thanks to their trainer Ellen Beardsley and their examiners Mary Allen and Marie Hennessey (who also kindly hosted us). Well done all. 

B Test Success

Despite Covid and intermitant lockdowns our member Nicola Kiernan managed to complete her B test training over the summer and successfully completed her test in early September. Well Done Nicola (and Marty!) - What a great achievement

3 Day Clinic

All our club members were so disappointed when our annual Pony Club Camp could not happen in early July. It is the highlight of our club year and was sorely missed. We did however manage to have fun at our three day clinic later in July. We trained across two days and did a practice one day event on the final day. Lots of learning and fun and many thanks to Lucey Equine Centre who hosted us.

Clare Pony Club Winter Triathlon

Congrats to Diarmuid O'Halloran for coming 5th in the Clare Pony Club Winter Triathlon. Well done also to Ciarán and Siobhán who also both flew the flag for Muskerry. 

E, D and D+ Test


Everyone's pony club journey begins with their D test (our even younger members begin with their E test). Our 2020 candidates are happy to pass their test in early March. Well done everyone.