Thursday July 30, 2015

Home Championships at Laurelview Equestrian Centre, Templepatrick on Saturday 29th August.

This is a one day event consisting of all 3 phases, (dressage, show-jumping and cross-country), a great chance to experience eventing for all ages and competing as a team against other pony clubs in Area 17.

Class Height Entry Dressage Test
1 1M (Not open to anyone who did Open Area Eventing 2015) £30 Pony Club Intermediate Eventing Test 2015
2 85cm (Not open to anyone who did Area Eventing unless eliminated on XC) £30 Pony Club Novice Eventing Test 2013
3 75cm (Not open to those who competed in Area Eventing 2015) £30 Pony Club Novice Eventing Test 2013
4 65cm (Not open to those who competed in Area Eventing 2015) £30 Pony Club Novice Eventing Test 2013
5 45cm Unassisted (Under 12 on 1/1/15) £20 Pony Club Walk & Trot Test 2013
6 45cm Assisted (Under 10 on 1/1/15) £20 Pony Club Walk & Trot Test 2013


Dressage Tests for Class 5 may be called from outside arena.

Assisted riders (Class 6) may be led but not held on.

ENTRIES TO ROSE DE COURCY-WHEELER BY MON 17TH AUGUST PLEASE , ( Text or e-mail your name, DOB, horse’s name and class ). Any queries please ask Vanne, Shirley, Sharon, Rose or your instructor




 at Moira Equestrian Centre

Sunday 16th August 2015

see attached entry form with information and rules

Iveagh Summer Derby Entry Form 2015 Final Version


Monday 27th July 2015 7pm

Iveagh Summer BBQ & to celebrate success at Area competitions.

Tickets £5 per adult & £3 per child (Under 12)!

Please let us know if you will be coming but can’t get your hands on a ticket!

Tickets can be purchased from any member of the Members Committee as well as Shirley Mccombe & Aine Lavery!


Don’t forget to book in for rallies next week on Tuesday 28th July and Seniors on Wed 29th July. Bookings by Saturday evening  please, e-mail


Nicholas Tougher selected to represent Great Britain on the mounted games team in America. He has represented The Iveagh Branch of the Pony Club on Area & Championship teams since 2009 in games, show-jumping & eventing. What a fantastic opportunity, all possible through the Pony Club organisation.

Nick 1 Nick 2


Hat Rule 2015

Important Notice Regarding the Withdrawal of EN 1384

Following the withdrawal of EN 1384, manufacturers are preparing to produce hats to an improved standard which is expected to be in line with PAS 015:2011. Hats will continue to be manufactured and kitemarked to BS EN 1384: 2012 for 12 months or more and may be available on the market place to the end of 2016.

We anticipate hats manufactured to the new standard to become available late in 2015 or early 2016.

It is our understanding that hats manufactured and kitemarked to PAS 015: 2011 will continue to be available because this is an improvement upon BS EN 1384: 2012.

These changes do not affect the AS/NZS 3838: 2006 with the SAI mark or the SNELL standard.

What do these changes mean for The Pony Club?

After 31 December 2015, The Pony Club will not be allowing Members to take part in their activities using riding hats which are only marked with the standard (BS)EN1384 1996, 1997 or 2012; even with the Kitemark which we have always specified is necessary. We would suggest that if you are going to buy a new hat you ensure it is also marked with one of the other standards allowed under The Pony Club rules so that you can continue to use it in 2016.

Pony Club Centres are advised to check with their insurers whether a Centre Member would be covered if an incident occurred whilst they were wearing a non-compliant hire hat.

Hat Tagging

The Pony Club wrote to Branches in December 2014 requesting that all hats are checked and re-tagged with white tags by the end of January 2015. We have had to alter this advice slightly following the withdrawal of EN 1384, as described above. Therefore hat tagging rules now state:

– Hats which have only been tested to the standard (BS)EN1384: 1996, 1997 or 2012 (with kitemark) will be not allowed beyond the end of 2015. Therefore they can remain tagged with a purple tag for the rest of the year, after which time the hat must be replaced.

– Hats which meet one or more of the other standards listed in the Hat Rule can be re-tagged with a white tag as soon as possible, as they will continue to be accepted after 2015.

We are aware that a number of Snell labels on Gatehouse HS1 Skull Caps have worn away, leaving just the BS EN 1384 standard visible.  If you are experiencing this problem, and are therefore unable to have your hat re-tagged with a white tag, please email Ann-Marie Joyce at Gatehouse with the following: Images of the outside of the helmet showing which model is owned, an image of the batch number label and an image of the worn out Snell decal. Please also include your name and address.



 Pony Club Shop

If anyone needs a sweatshirt, coat, cross country top, tie or badge, please let Sharon Eakin know asap. She will be placing an order at the end of this week, so items will have arrived before Easter camp.

Tel Sharon on 07723620208.

The Pony Club Way

The Pony Club Way

Book and DVD are both still available and would make the perfect gift  for anyone with connections past or present to The Iveagh Branch of The Pony Club. Please contact Vanne, Áine or Shirley for copies. Donations to Pony Club Funds.


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