Roll on April 26th.....
With the Government announcement that U18 training can resume from April 26th, Muskerry Pony Club have been busy putting plans in place for activities from this date onwards. All the activities and dates below are provisional and subject to IPC and Government Guidelines, but we would like you to know what we have planned and can't wait to see you soon.......
Muskerry Pony Club Events
E, D, D+ Training & Test
Venue: Lee Valley Equestrian Centre
Training will take place on Sunday May 2nd and Monday May 3rd with Vicky Curtin
Test will take place on Sunday May 9th with Ellen Beardsley
Times and prices to be finalised depending on final numbers. If you have not yet put your name down for these tests please do so before Sunday April 18th. Please contact one of the committee members or drop us an email. Contact details on this site. All members must be registered before they attend the first training rally.
E Test - Voluntary test for members < 8 years of age
D Test - First level of IPC test for members. Can be taken in the year the rider turns 8 years or later.
D+ Test - Minimum standard for IPC competitions. Can be taken in the year the rider turns 10 years or later.
Jumping & Flatwork Clinic - Monday May 3rd.
Venue: Lucey Equine Centre
Instructor: Marie Hennessy
More details to follow via Whatsapp from Lene Aksoy
XC Training - Sunday May 16th
Venue: Coachford Equestrian Centre
Instructor: Ellen Beardsley
More details to follow via Whatsapp
from Maire Kiernan.
June Bank Holiday Clinic
Venue: To be Confirmed
Instructor: To be Confirmed
More details to follow via Whatsapp from Rebecca O'Sullivan
C, C+ Training & Test
Shortly after the D, D+ test we will get started on our C training. Again the plans will depend on interest and numbers but the C test is important as it allows members compete at IPC cross country competitions.
Later in the summer we may consider running our C+ Training and test. As we ran a C+ test in the Autumn of 2020 it is possible that we will wait until Spring 2022 to run our next C+ training and test.
C Test - Riding confidently with a secure seat. Can be taken in the year the rider turns 12 years or later.
C+ Test - Confident riding with leg yeilding and turns on the forehand. Can be taken in the year the rider turns 14 or later.
B Test upwards
B, B+, H, and A tests are co-ordinated either regionally or nationally. Muskerry have put forward an impressive number of candidates for the senior tests (B, B+ and H). We wish all the candidates the best of luck with their preparation over the coming months.
Two / Three Day Clinic
As soon as it is possible to do so we will begin to plan other events, rallies and perhaps a two or three day clinic of lessons for our members.
Area Five Events
July 17th & 18th - Area Five Qualifier for IPC Festival in Barnadown.
Irish Pony Club Events
PROVISIONAL HUNTER TRIALS AND EVENTING DATES 2021
June 6th - Wicklow Hunt Branch - ODE - Rosanna
June 13th - Carlow Hunt Branch - ODE - Bunclody
July 4th - Area 7 - ODE - Tattersalls
July 11th - Co. Limerick Hunt Branch - ODE - Crecora
July 11th - Laois Hunt Branch - ODE - Stradbally Hall
July 14th - Kllinick - ODE - Sleedagh
July 18th - Tipperary - ODE - Grove
July 24th - Area 5 - ODE - Kilguikey
July 25th - Kildare - ODE - Punchestown
August 1st - Island Hunt Branch - ODE - Frankfort
August 2nd - Longford Hunt Branch - ODE - Corbeagh House
August 8th - Shillelagh & District Hunt Branch - ODE - Coolboy
August 15th - United & Carbery Hunt Branches - ODE - Ballindenisk
August 28th & 29th - National Championship - ODE - Tattersalls
September 25th - Provisional Second Date For Hunter Trial Championships
PROVISIONAL MINIMUS & TETRATHLON DATES 2021
May 16th - Carlow Hunt Branch Fun Minimus
May 23rd - Laois Hunt Branch Fun Minimus and Tetrathlon
June 6th - Goldenvale Fun Minimus
June 19th & 20th National Minimus Championships 2021
September 11th & 12th Provisional second date for Minimus
August 14th & 15th National Tetrathlon Championships 2021
IRISH PONY CLUB FESTIVAL DATE 2021
Chairman of the Showjumping Committe Mr. Syl Ryan is delighted to announce the date for the 2021 IPC Festival. It will be held from July 28th - 30th in Barnadown.
NATIONAL DRESSAGE DAY 2021
Chairperson of the Dressage and Combined Training Committee Dr. Kate Harvey is delighted to announce May 1st as the date for this years National Dressage day, which will be held in Spruce Lodge.