Sunday May 1, 2016

North Down Pony Club and Tyrella Polocrosse Club

Invite you to their first ONE DAY TOURNAMENT of 2016

On Sunday the 15th May 2016
At Gransha Equestrian Centre
There will be 2 separate competitions one for pony club members
and one for non pony club members / adults /parents /
Entries on the day by 10am
Tournament starts at 11.30am
£10 per entry includes BBQ lunch prepared by our resident chef!!!!
All abilities catered for
For more information please contact
Angela 07718080244
Craig 07817681538


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 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


XC Training at Dukes, Ballynagarrick Road on Tuesday 3rd May and Wednesday 4th May. On Tuesday night there will be groups suitable for those jumping 90cm and 75cm and on Wednesday evening for over 90cm and if required 90cm. Cost will be £15. Please book in ASAP so that groups can be sorted.

There will also be a flatwork rally at Moyallan at new summer start time of 6.30pm and 7.30pm on Tuesday and if sufficient interest on Wednesday. There will now be a rally on Wednesdays for those members between the ages of 12 (PC 12) and 14 at 6.30pm running alongside normal senior rallies at 6.30 and 7.30pm. (All sessions dependent on there being sufficient interest)

Bookings to by Saturday at the latest.







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


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



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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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.


Dates for your diary (further information to follow)

Pony Club Camps 2016

Junior Camp – (Under 10’s) 7,8,9 July 2016
Intermediate Camp – (14 and under) 4,5,6 July 2016
Senior Camp – (over 14 or C+) 1-4 August 2016



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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