Thursday June 30, 2016

No Rallies next week 4th – 9th July as summer camps taking place


Reminder to all those who have been attending the mini’s show jumping league, the final is sat 2nd July starting at 10.30 followed by a BBQ and prizes.  Could all those planning to attend please confirm to Christopher Cosgrave 07900 513 058 by Monday if you haven’t already done so.   So we can arrange food.


Pony Club Camps 2016

Closing Date for Camp Applications and payments:

Intermediate Camp: Tuesday 28th June
Junior Camp: Thursday 30th June

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.


See forms and notes below:


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Dublin Qualifier for Combined Training Moyallan Thursday 30th June 2016

This is run under Irish Pony Club Rules (body protectors worn for SJ). For Dublin there are the following exceptions to the rules

1 Both dressage and jumping phases to be ridden in simple snaffles
2 Cavesson, drop, grackle or flash nosebands permitted
3 Martingales are not permitted
4 Only blunt spurs or one swith rubber rowels <2.5cm facing downwards are permitted
5 Animals will compete in both phases without leg boots or bandages
6 Overreach boots are permitted in the jumping phase
7 No pads or saddle cloths, only saddle contoured numnahs are permitted
Link below to Irish Pony Club website (copy and paste to browser)
Click on link below for times any queries contact Rose 07788710325
We hope to jump on grass weather permitting, but if we have to jump on surface, dressage will be on grass, so bring studs if you usually wear them


Show jumping assessment nights on Tuesday 28th June starting at 6pm with 60cm class then Junior 75/80cm height and on Wednesday 29th June starting with Novice at 6pm 90/95cm then Intermediate 1M/1.5M then Open 1.10/1.15M. This will hopefully take place on the grass arena. If you can’t come but wish to take part in the Areas please tell Vanne.


 St Joseph Bessbrook




Newry RDA group would like to thank  the  Iveagh Pony Club for a wonderful morning out at Moyallan complete with woodland  ride and games


If any Intermediate/Open dressage riders want training in July please contact Rose as we may set up some further training if sufficient interest.


2016 Jumps Ahead Qualifiers and Final

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


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 – cancelled due to lack of support

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

Show-Jumping: 80/85cm



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!


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


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.


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.



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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