March/April Update

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We have had a very busy March and April to date with lots of different activities for all our members. Our C Test group finished their training and had a busy day doing their test, congratulations to Isabel, Molly, Michael, Halle and Niamh, and thanks to Marie, Rosemary, Anna and Ellen for all their help training and testing.

Our D/D+ rallies have started up again now that the evenings are brighter and it’s great to see our younger riders practicing their Dressage and Show-jumping with Mary in preparation for the Combined Training Festival Qualifiers.

We also had a recent fantastic hack out in Fountainstown which was a great day out for everyone, thanks to Pascale, Nicola and Billy Nicholson for a fun day out for all.

We had quite a few members competing at the Interschools Showjumping Competition in Maryville, both on their own school teams and also on 2 South Union Teams. Well done to Samantha, Daniel, Mikey and Isobel on our Primary School Team and Niamh, Caitlin, Hannah and Tia on our Secondary School Team.

We also had Show-jumping Training in Hitchmoughs with Stephen Cox, which was very well attended by a wide range of our members and they had a lovely bright evening with some great jumping by all.

During Mid Term we enjoyed some brilliant Cross Country training for our C+, C and D+ test groups in Farrangalway with Ellen, which was a great opportunity for everyone to get some practice in before the official start of the Hunter Trial Season.

Our C+ group continued their training with Anna and we wish them the very best of luck in their test which is coming up very soon. They are currently doing their Riding and Road Safety training & RRS Test so we wish them all the best with that as well.

April is already a very busy month, Swimming training for the Minimus group continues every Saturday morning, our Wednesday night rallies continue in Breda’s and we have the Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Ponies to look forward to on Friday 19th April. Our Show jumping Team training with Bill Maguire will also be starting up after Easter, so another busy month ahead. Please book in through the website for these activities well in advance and take note of closing dates for all events.

2019 SUMMER PONY CAMP

SPosted on 14th April 2019

This year’s residential pony camp will run from Monday 08th July to Friday 12th July and will be held by kind permission of the Fell family at Ballindenisk, Watergrasshill, Co Cork, this is a new venue for us and we are very excited about it!!

Ballindenisk has excellent facilities with plenty of parking/camping space, our own club house, ladies/gents toilets and showers.

We will have individual pony paddocks (or stabling if required at a small additional cost) all hay will also be provided

We have some excellent instructors already lined up for camp plus some brilliant fun filled activities! We are still finalising things but we can reveal that the older kids will get to try their hand at polo!! As Ballindenisk is not only one of Ireland’s top 3 day event venues it also has its own Polo Club! and Peter Fell has kindly agreed to do a lesson!! There will be something equally fun for our younger members too!!!

This is a residential camp and all food, drinks & snacks will be provided for all children attending camp, a guide to food will be posted nearer the time but should anyone have any specific dietary requirements please let us know.

Members will be placed into groups depending on ability and not specifically on age.

Any child under the age of 13 must have a parent or guardian staying with them overnight but parents will not be required to stay during the day as well. All parents will be asked to help with various duties over the week and a rota will be set up for this (taking into account work and other family commitments).Please check back regularly for more updates on camp.

Any queries please contact Audra on 087 416969

Be Prepared for Upcoming Events!

VACCINATIONS FOR MINIMUS, CAMP AND IPC FESTIVAL
Now is the time to get your vaccinations in order if you intend to do the Minimus, Pony Club Festival Qualifiers and to attend Camp in 2019. The minimum acceptable is the two primary injections, which must have been given not less than 3 weeks and not more than 13 weeks apart. The third injection should follow not less than 5 months (150 days) and no more than 7 months (215 days) after the second injection. Thereafter booster injections must be administered at intervals of not more than one year apart. If your horse’s vaccination record does not fulfil the above requirements he cannot be admitted to the stable yard. Loose vaccination certificates are not acceptable. Injections within 7 Days of event are not acceptable for any vaccination

Information on Pony Club Competitions

Please check the link below for full information on all the different PC competitions:

https://www.irishponyclub.ie/index.php/activites-events/guide-to-competitions

For further information or to express interest in being on a team please contact Audra