Saturday July 4, 2015

Intermediate Camp at Moyallan 1st-3rd July

Be there 9.30am on Wednesday and don’t forget pack lunch for the first day only. Non-residents must stay until 8.30 on Wednesday and Thursday as lectures organised, and entertainment by Junior Committee. (Horses are free to go at 4.30/5pm but tack to be cleaned on site!)


Running Order and further information for RDS Combined Training Qualifier



Show-Jumping/Selection nights – Apologies have had to change arrangements.

Team show-jumping night( for those who can’t make Meadows on Sunday)  at Moyallan on Tuesday 30th June  Start time 6pm

Mini Show-Jumping at Moyallan on Monday 29th June. Start time 6.30pm

Please e-mail if you can come.

Heights for Area Competitions

Area 1st round Area 2nd Round Championship 2nd Rd
Novice 90cm 95cm 1M
Intermediate 1M 1.05M 1.10M
Open 1.05M 1.15M 1.20M
Junior 70cm 75cm 85cm
Minis 55cm 60cm



Games practice on Monday 29th June and normal working rally on Tuesday for the younger members


Summer Camps 2015

Closing date for applications is Friday 19th June 2015

Please have your forms and payments in by then, as we need to know numbers in order to book instructors and arrange activities

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.

See entry forms and information:

Please choose correct paperwork for the camp that your child is attending

Senior Camp 

Senior Summer Camp 2015 application (1)

Senior Summer Camp 2015 contract (1)

Intermediate Camp

Intermediate Summer Camp 2015 application

Intermediate Summer Camp 2015 contract

Junior Camp

Junior_Summer_Camp_2015 app and notes


Coming up:

Under 60cm will be at The Meadows on Tuesday 23rd June with course of 50cm at 6.30pm, 60cm (mini area height) at 7.15pm approx and a crosspole ring for lead/unlead riders at 6.30pm.Show jumping selection night for Area teams,  on Tuesday 23rd June at Moyallan for Novice and Junior (2 rings).  Starting with course walk at 6pm and jumping at 6.30pm. Wednesday 24th June for Intermediate and Open starting at 6.30pm.

There will be a further selection nights for Junior and Above at The Meadows on 29th/30th June, this will take the form of a Team Jumping Competition.

Please e-mail Rose as normal to book in for SJ nights as we need to know numbers. If you can’t attend selection night please contact Vanne to let her know.


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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