Saturday 30th August 2014
10.30am 2 Arenas
SJ Arena 1
Cross poles (grass arena)
60 cms (no spreads)
SJ Arena two
60 cms (main sand)
80 cms and above
Family Pony (garden sand)
Games (play pen)
Fancy Dress (after lunch)
Rachel ‘Jumps Ahead’ at National Balmoral
National Balmoral played host to Area 17 ‘Jumps Ahead’ Final on 15th July 2014. The Pony Club was delighted to have Equilyptus 365 as sponsor for this prestigious class. There were 23 riders qualified for the final and this year the rules changed in that horses were allowed for the first time. This rule change made for more interesting competition, and in the final it seemed that the agility of the ponies overcame the power of the horses. All the riders were thrilled at getting the opportunity to compete at National Balmoral.
There were 14 clears rounds which guaranteed an exciting jump-off, especially when the 1.3m approximately Joker Fence was factored in. This is an optional fence, and when cleared successfully takes 5 seconds off the riders time, however when faulted adds 5 seconds.
First to jump–off was Eva Kerton for Iveagh, she jumped a fabulous clear round, but tried the joker fence and paid the penalty of 5 seconds. The next clear round came from Rachel Chapman, also of Iveagh. She had a fast time before she successfully attempted the Joker, meaning that the riders after her had a mammoth task if they were to be anywhere near her time. Nobody could catch Rachel and Duffy, however there were many brave attempts.
Area 17 are extremely grateful to our generous sponsor Equilyptus and to National Balmoral for hosting the final.
1st Rachel Chapman Duffy, Iveagh
2nd Niam Carr Keltic Mist, Route
3rd Bellspark Amie Holly Boal, North Down
4th Kiara Malcolmson, Tyrone Molly, Iveagh
5th Cerys Howell, Mr Murphy, North Down
6th Shona Roberts, Joey, Tullylagan
7th Eve Donnelly, Clonomey Jazz, Tullylagan
8th Eva Kerton, Colour Confusion, Iveagh
AUTUMN TRAINING AREA 17 THE PONY CLUB
There will be a series of Flatwork and Jumping Training Sessions running through October,
The final will be a Cross Country training day, similar to the (HSBC) training, which ran over the past few years.
The sessions will cover flatwork and jumping technique and will have a discussion time.
Trainers: Steven and Trevor Smith. Ballymac Stud. Gilford.
Lessons will be split into 2 groups of 6 Riders. Cost: £20 per head.
1. Aimed at 12 – 14 year olds 6.30 pm – 7.45 pm
2. Aimed at 15 – 17 year olds 7.45 pm – 9.00 pm
Dates: Session 1 Friday 3 October
Session 2 Friday 10 October
Session 3 Friday 17th October
Sessions 4 Friday 24th October
The Final will be Cross County Training and will consist of 4 Groups of 6 riders running through the day.
31 OCTOBER. 10AM – 4 PM. Cost will be £25.00 per head.
The aim is to review the sessions at the end and move on to more advanced training for those who progress.
This will be popular and it will be a case of first names received.
Tea/Coffee and Biscuits will be available in the Log Cabin for parents and friends.Kindly supplied by Jenny Smith.
The Pony Club held their annual Cubitt Awards ceremony at Stratford Manor, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire on Monday June 2nd. The annual awards are held in honour of volunteers who have given in excess of 20 years to The Pony Club, and take their name from the late Hon Guy Cubitt, who was Chairman of The Pony Club for 25 years and President from 1970 – 1979.
65 awardees were nominated for 2014, proving their incredible worth to The Pony Club with over 1300 years of combined voluntary service between them!
£10,000 Grant for Floodlights at Moyallon
As you will see, there is currently work going on to install floodlights around the main sand arena at Moyallon. These lights have been very generously funded by The Big Lottery Fund, Awards for All Programme, in the form of a £10,000 grant and will make a huge difference to our Pony Club life as the nights draw in and over the long winter months. The addition of these lights will make Moyallon an all-year venue and will provide our members and their families with even better value for their membership subscription and field levy.
Moyallon will be open over the winter months for rallies, training and schooling. On occasions when there are no rallies, competitions or team training, any member can avail of the floodlit main arena and low arena for their own private schooling. The lights will be operated by a simple coin metre, each 15 minute period will cost £1, therefore for just £4 you can have an hour of schooling in the dark winter evenings.
In addition to the floodlights, it is our intention to install two CCTV cameras, one in the car park area and one in the main arena. The sole purpose of these cameras is to protect our grounds and our property. Unfortunately we have suffered the loss of jumps and equipment; we would therefore, like this to act as a deterrent so that we can retain our property for the benefit of the members.
The work is being project managed by Billy McCombe, and yet again we are deeply indebted to him for his unwavering hard work and commitment.
For the first time in its history, the DAKS Salver Award was presented to an individual from Northern Ireland. Mickey McCann was thrilled to receive this special accolade from Mr Paul Dimond, Deputy Chairman of DAKS, in recognition of over twenty years dedicated commitment to the activities and values of The Pony Club which has inspired a remarkable succession of Iveagh Branch and Northern Irish success in National Championships both in Ireland and the UK. Well done Mickey from all at Iveagh.
Change to age limit for Wednesday ride. Check Rally Tab. Rally booking arrangements as agreed at the AGM. See Rally Tab for info. All members must be booked in by the Saturday before by e-mail. ALL MEMBERS AND PONIES WHO WANT TO TAKE PART IN AREA COMPETITIONS MUST ATTEND 3 RALLIES AS PER PONY CLUB RULES.