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2016 Jumps Ahead Qualifiers and Final

Qualifiers:
1 Banbridge Show at The Meadows, Iveagh 12.6.16
2 RDA, Coleraine, Route 12.6.16
3 Mid Antrim Show, Randalstown, Mid Antrim 18.6.16
4 John Perry’s Farm, Craigantlet, North Down 22.6.16
5 Iveagh Branch, Moyallon 30.6.15

Final held at The Meadows Equestrian Centre

Sunday 14th August 2016 at The Ulster Region Pony and Young Rider Championships

Full rules and information on 2016 Jumps Ahead Tab on this website

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Area 17, June Dates for Polocrosse Training Rallies – Venues to be confirmed.

Wednesday 1st June

Saturday 11th June

Saturday 18th June

Sunday 26th June

Wednesday 29th June

For more information or to book a place on any of these dates please contact Angela Fynn on 07718080244.

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Killultagh Pony Club
SATURDAY 28TH MAY 2016
CLEAR ROUND JUMPING AT BALMORAL PARK, 11AM
STARTING WITH CROSS POLES AND GOING UP TO 1M
ENTRY – £5 PER ROUND REGARDLESS OF FAULTS
HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE
** A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO DO THE GRASSROOTS OR AREA SHOWJUMPING TO HAVE A JUMP ROUND A DIFFERENT VENUE**

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Many thanks to all who made such an effort to turn out properly for the mini working-hunter rally and to Lorraine Hutchinson and Stuart & Amy Whittle for their great advice, and as always our marvellous instructors keeping everything running smoothly. Show-jumping training with Mickey and Ronnie for the older members also proved extremely beneficial.

Next week Tuesday 31st 6.30pm and 7.30pm and Wednesday 1st June  6.30pm (PC 12-14 and Senior) and 7.30pm (Senior only), will be normal working rallies.

We will have show-jumping nights on 7th/8th June and XC training planned for 15th/16th June and XC on Sunday 26th June. Details of these on rally Tab

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New this year: Grass Roots Championship for Show-Jumping and Dressage. To be held on Saturday 25th June at RD Centre, 11 Ecclesville Road, Omagh, BT78 2EF.

Inter-Branch Competition for more Novice Members (Riders must not have represented their branch at Novice level or above in Dressage or SJ Area competitions)

Dressage Test : The Pony Club Grassroots Dressage Test 2016  http://www.pcuk.org/uploads/dressage/Grassroots_2016_TS.3.pdf

Show-Jumping: 80/85cm

Showjumping and Dressage – for fun!

Indoors – 40cm & 60cm – Individual

Outdoors – 70-75cm – Individual & Teams

Dressage : Pony Club Walk Trot Test 2013 – Indoors – Individuals

Entries close Mon 13th June but please contact Vanne ASAP if you are interested as the host club need approx numbers by 1st June, and so that help with dressage can be organised.

 

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Advance Notice:

Qualifier for Dublin Horse-Show Combined Training to be held at Moyallan on 30th June 2016. Start time 1pm -further info to follow soon.

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DOGS AT MOYALLAN MUST BE KEPT ON LEADS AND PLEASE CLEAN UP AFTER THEM!

Reminder that hair must be in a hairnet or in a plait, (not a big bunch) and PC sweatshirt/white shirt/PC jacket to be worn with gaiters/boots or plain jodphurs. Be proud of your club!

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Area Competitions 2016 – please fill in the Team File in the Kitchen and/or Text Vanne

  • Area Games 28th May Assisted/Unassisted, Junior and Senior
  • Area Dressage 8th July: Open, Int, Novice, Junior
  • Area Tetrathlon 15/16 July: Open, Int, Jun, Minimus, Fledging
  • Area Eventing 25 July: Open 1.10m, Int 1.00m, Nov 90cm
  • Home Championships (Eventing) 29th July: 85cm, 75cm, 65cm, 45cm (unassisted under 12), 45cms assisted (under 10)
  • Area Show Jumping 31st July: Open 1.10m, Int 1.00m, Nov 90cm, Junior 80cm, Mini 60cm

Email vannecampbell@gmail.com or text 07703 594759 to confirm which of the Area Competitions you wish to compete in and the height or class

You can show interest in two different heights or classes, but you must choose in advance of the teams being selected

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Mini Spring Jumping League

Friday 29th April, Friday 6th May, Friday 20th May, Friday 3rd June, Friday 17th June

FINAL – Saturday 2nd July – including fun day and Sausage Sizzle

2 Round of Show Jumping and 1 Cross Country

Classes

X Poles, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s

Cross Country

2 Levels – Bonus points for bigger course.

Rosettes and prizes every night

Final – Medals and Trophies

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NOTICE RE PONY CLUB GROUNDS AT MOYALLON

Just a reminder that grounds at Moyallon are strictly and without exception for the use of current paid up 2016 members and Moyallon cannot to be used on a Sunday.

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dengie dressage 16

 

 

 

Congratulations to ALL who took part in the Dengie Area Dressage Final at Connell Hill. Pictured above are the Iveagh Open Competitors. Special mention to our qualifers, Katie Burns, Connie Crothers and Hannah McKinstry. Both members of the Crothers family, and the Burns family, were in the prizes, a great achievement.

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Dates for your diary (further information to follow)

Pony Club Camps 2016

Junior Camp – (Under 9’s) 7,8,9 July 2016
Intermediate Camp – (9 to 14 years) 4,5,6 July 2016
Senior Camp – (14 years and over ) 1-4 August 2016

This year is an unusual year due to Dublin Horse Show being earlier.  Due to difficulty in finding suitable dates for camps, Senior Camp is a bit later, taking place in August.  We are therefore giving those who are Pony Club age 14 a choice of which camp to attend.  You can either attend the Intermediate Camp if you would like to use camp to help you prepare for the Areas, or you may prefer to attend Senior Camp in August.  You can only attend one camp.

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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.

 

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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