THE RUNNING ORDER FOR THE MINIMUS & JNR. TETRATHLON COMPETITIONS ON THE 20TH MAY AT KILGUILKEY HOUSE ARE AS FOLLOWS:
FIRST PONY OUT AT 9AM SHARP
STARTING WITH THE:
HC (Both Minimus & Tetrathlon)
MAIN MINIMUS UNDER 12’S
MINI MINIMUS UNDER 10’S
CHILDREN ARE TO PRESENT FOR TACK INSPECTION 20 MINS
Passports – Please make sure that your ponies passports are up to date.
Medical Arm Bands with current membership card – If you do not have a medical armband you can purchase one in O’Brien’s Saddlery.
X Country Bibs – again these can be got in O’Brien’s Saddlery.
Back Protectors – BETA Level 3 standard.
Skull Caps for cross country.
Hat Silks – Either Black or Yellow (preferably Yellow).
Self Tying Stock and shirt (no stock pin)
X Country Tops (if you have not received these yet, a yellow top would be great. The top must have long sleeves).
White/Beige Jodpurs (Make sure riding boots are clean).
Numnah – White square (no writing or colour bands around edge).
Stirrups – no safety stirrups.
Girls – hairs in hair net and all jewellery removed.
If the ponies have stud holes in their shoes use studs.
All ponies have to be turned out properly, tails washed and manes platted.
All tack has to be fitting properly, cleaned properly and be in good order.
Tack sheets for X country can be found on the main Irish Pony Club Website – it is the responsibility of all to ensure they are using the correct tack.
Proposed Schedule of Rallies to be held over the Easter Holidays:
Monday 10th April – Orienteering in Currabinny Woods – no ponies as they are no good to read the maps! Kick off at 11am and bring picnic for afterwards.
Wednesday 12th April – Start of the showjumping rallies (awaiting confirmation from trainer) Time and Venue TBC.
Friday 14th April – XC Training in Kileady with Vicki Curtin. For those members training for the minimus we will run first and ride after – so running will begin at 11am and riding will begin at 12 noon. This is open to all not just minimus, if enough non minimus are interested I will arrange a second rally to run alongside the minimus training with another instructor.
Monday 17th April – Area 5 Senior Training Day at Clyda House. (While this is restricted to the C+ and above if there are places available the C test holders will be considered. Please text me if interested) Anne.
Tuesday 18th April – XC Training in Jim Willis same schedule as the Friday above. Time TBC
Wednesday 19th April – Show jumping training – again time and venue TBC.
All of the above are to be confirmed depending on numbers etc. Please have a look and give me a text on 0868155279 to confirm which events you are interested in so I can finalise please. Anne
Further to requests at our last area meeting for an activity created around the older members I am pleased to confirm we have agreed with Clyda House Mallow use of there eventing facilities on Monday 17th April, this training will cover the 3 eventing phases.
Flatwork will be 1 to 1 with Rosemarie Aherne O Gorman [approx. 20mins] per rider.
Showjumping will be in groups of 4 with Killian Browne [approx. 60mins.]
Cross Country will be in groups of 4 with Andrew Lee [approx. 60mins.]
Numbers will be limited to members with there C+ test or 15 years of age. PLEASE NOTE ALL PARTISIPANTS MUST BE PAID UP I.P.C. MEMBERS FOR INSURENCE REASONS] The entry will be limited to 20 riders on a first come first served basis.
The fee for the Day will be €60.00 per entry and must be pre paid thru the Area 5 Plain Sailing site. [if anybody is unable to use this system please contact Pat O’Dywer directly on 086/8204119). As the costs for this training is very high there will be no refunds once entry is made.
As Eventing Ireland will have an event at this venue the day before the full range of relevant fences will be available for the training thus offering a great opportunity to our riders to schooling instruction over a professional course with a professional coach. It will also be a great opportunity for anybody taking part in the National Hunter Trials the following weekend to get in some focused xc work.
All entries through itsplainsailing.com, ‘find my club’, Area 5 – Clyda Training Day
Note: As not all places may be filled members who have obtained their C Test and may wish to participate please buzz me directly. Anne