Monday May 25, 2015

On Tuesday 19th May there will be show-jumping training at Moyallan for 75cm, groups starting at 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm. On Wednesday 2oth May there will be show-jumping training for 90cm at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm with 1M and above at 8pm. Normal working rallies for those jumping under 75cm on Tuesday and for those not wanting to jump on Tuesday (Under 14) and on Wed (14+).

Dressage/Flatwork Training also starts on Monday 18th May.

Please let Rose know in good time as limited space in both dressage and show-jumping sessions. E-mail and remember to let her know if you have any time requirements.


Windsor Games Team

Northern Ireland Pony Club Mounted Games Team who are shortly departing for Windsor pictured with their trainer Stephen Gregg. The team has a record 3 Iveagh members, India Forsythe, Eva Kerton and Herbie Purce


Any older members who wish to do C/C+ tests and haven’t yet done D/D+ tests may be assessed for the D/D+ at rallies on Tuesday 5th and Tuesday 12th May, please just indicate on rally booking so that you can be placed in the assessment ride. Any queries contact Vanne or Suzie Hamilton-Stubber (See contacts)


Polocrosse Training Thursday 6.30-8.30 at Moyallon. Any queries please ring Sharon on 07752 920008


In May the rallies move to start time of 6.30pm, so first rally at 6.30pm and second session 7.30pm. Remember to e-mail by Saturday. Normal working rally at Moyallan on Tuesday 5th May.  Wednesday 6th rally is for 14+ and those with C+ test.


All reports and results from Dengie, Easter Derby etc are on News and Results page


Friday Showjumping League

This will run through May, starting Friday 1st May.  6pm start.  £5 per class.  Cross poles in Walled Garden Sand, followed by 45cm and 50cm without spreads.  60cm upwards in Main Sand.  Jackets or Pony Club sweatshirts to be worn.


31st May 2015 – Iveagh Tetrathlon at Portadown Swimming Pool, and Rhone Hill, The Grange, by kind permission of Mr and Mrs P Heffron


Coming up:


Next show-jumping training will be Tuesday 19th May and Wednesday 20th May, details later

SHOW-JUMPING ASSESSMENT NIGHTS (For team selection) on 23rd/24th June at Moyallan, 29th/30th June at The Meadows and 5th July at a venue to be confirmed.


For Novice (90cm) and above Cross Country Instructionon Wednesday 29th April at Ballygraffan, Comber by kind permission of Mr&Mrs  J Burgess. Cost £15. Please book in ASAP as again limited numbers but wonderful opportunity. First group will be at 6pm

Next cross-country training will be on 16th/17th June probably at Moira/Dukes.


Working Hunter Competition/Training show to be held at Moyallan on Wednesday 3rd June with advice and help from Lesley Webb & Richard Iggulden. Classes for different levels. More info to follow

Dressage – See Dressage Tab for info on individual training starting on 18th May 2015


Summer Camps

This year we are trying a new format of camps so apologies for change of dates and I hope it won’t inconvenience too many. Each group will have an intensive 3-day camp and we hope this will prove beneficial as well as fun!

Senior Camp 6th – 8th July : Fully residential WITH stabling at The Meadows for children who are 14 and above on 1.1.2015

Intermediate Camp 1st -3rd July: Residential for children who are 11 and over on 1.1.2015 and Non-Residential for children who are 9 and 10 (on 1.1.15) at Moyallan (No stabling provided)

Junior Camp 9th-11th July: For children aged 9 and under on 1.1.2015 – Non- residential at Moyallan. Children who are 9 can choose to go to either intermediate or junior but not both.

Forms/Prices etc. will be on website soon, and any queries please contact Vanne/Shirley


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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