Friday February 24, 2017

Programme and times for Dengie Dressage Danescroft Saturday 25th February

Dengie Dressage Programme 2017

Any queries or deliberate mistakes! text Rose 07788710325


Coach CPD Evening – How to take your cross country one step further with Yogi Breisner – Laurelview Equestrian – 24th February 2017

Session 1 – 9.30 am Jasmine Wrght
Session 3 -11.30 am  Connie Crothers & Bethany Cardwell
Session 5 –  2.00 pm Jasime Crothers
Session 6 – 3.00 pm   Laura and Katie King
Session 4:1 Space in the 1.15 – 2.00 pm  Starting Out (i.e., not yet Novice)

All classes £15 except for Session 4, £12

Last Dengie Qualifier at Portmore this Saturday 18th, 7pm for Junior followed by Dengie Debut and then Open.

Show Jumping Training

Open to all those qualified for Dengie

Junior / Debut – Wednesday 22nd February at Portmore Equestrian Centre

            1st  Group at 6.30pm

            2nd Group at 7.30pm

Winter League 90cm and 1.10mtr – Wednesday 1st March at Portmore Equestrian Centre

            1st Group at 6.30pm

            2nd Group at 7.30pm

 Book in text Shirley McCombe on 07825 141171


Dengie Senior/Open Show Jumping Training Rally

Open to all, even if you’ve not yet qualified
At Micky McCann’s,
Seapatrick Rd, Banbridge
Sunday 12th February
Two ride groups – either 90cm or 1.0m+
To book please emaiil Aine Lavery or text 07859919795 with rider name and height required.
£15 per rider, booking by each Friday before 4pm please, so we can organise groups
Ride times will be posted on website and Facebook onFriday evening.
There will be no more than 6 people per ride



Area 17 RDP Selection day is planned for Laurelview on 19th April.
Members can apply for this on line.  Please go to Pony Club Talent Pathway to apply to enroll for Dressage, Show Jumping, Eventing Assessment.  Details can be found on The Pony Club under Training and Tests.  See attached.
The criteria has been simplified.  Liz Lowry Area 17 Rep has been told it is important that you apply soon as it could be oversubscribed this year and we want to get good selectors for our day.
There will be two training session, with flat and/or jumping coaches as appropriate, and feedback for further development.  3 riders will be selected from each discipline for a weekend-long camp at Solihull Riding Club in July.

 RDP 1 (1)RDP 2 (1)







Iveagh hosting Area Dengie Dressage this year 25th February 2017 – classes for all , qualifiers and non-qualifiers

Iveagh are hosting the Area 17 Dengie Dressage Final on Saturday 25th February 2017 at Danescroft, Lisburn, and we plan to run non-qualifying competitions on the same day.

Entries to go to Rose de Courcy-Wheeler, 4 Ballyblaugh Road, Newry, BT34 1RR or e-mail Entries close on Wednesday 22nd February 2017 and will be £15 for qualifying entry.

We also plan to run a Very Novice/Junior Competition (Class 4) using the Grassroots Dressage Test 2016 for riders under 12 on 1/1/17 and will be running a separate Novice (Class 5) and Intermediate Class (Class 6) for those who haven’t qualified for Area Dengie, or for those qualifers who wish to ride a second test (after first). These entries will be £10 and there will be prizes!!

Dressage Tests for Area Dengie Dressage Final

Novice – The Pony Club Novice Dressage Test 2009 – Class 3 & 5
Intermediate – The Pony Club Intermediate Dressage Test 2013 – Class 2 & 6
Open – The Pony Club Open Dressage Test 2015  – Class 1

Link for Dengie Dressage Rule Book:


Iveagh Branch of the Pony Club

Northern Ireland Festival Qualifier

Sunday 26th February 2016

Commencing at 10.30pm

Venue: Ballymac Stud, Ballymacanallan Rd, Gilford

By kind permission of the Smith Brothers

Click on link below for full details

 WH Show


Sat 18th Feb WH training

with Becky Cullen and Sarah McMahon
at Moyallon at 2.00pm
Ring Sarah to book – 07929862909

All children and ponies to be turned out as if competing.
Could parents bring main combs and scissors to have a makeover session? There will also be a sale rail for riding clothes grown out of, so please bring any jackets and boots etc that you want to sell with a name tag and price pinned onto it.


Dengie Final 2017

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 North Down Branch of the Pony Club and Tyrella Polocrosse Club



With the kind permission of Adrienne Stuart,

At Gransha Equestrian Centre, Bangor, Co Down, Northern Ireland

Tuesday 18th, Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th April, 2017.

 Coaching with Tom Simkin and Anna Kimber for all levels, from beginners to those wishing to be selected for The Pony Club Home International in July and The Championships, in August.

 Accommodation and stabling can be arranged for those travelling from further afield.

 Training Costs £85 or for the three days  £30 or for 1 day.

 Members under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

For further details and for booking please contact Angela Fynn on 07718080244 or email, ASAP as this will help us to know how many extra trainers to book.

North Down and Gransha Equestrian Centre would love to welcome Pony Club members from the mainland.  Facilities and fun for non polocrosse playing family members are close at hand.


 Winter Rallies at Smiths

Information regarding the remainder of the Senior Winter Rallies on a Thursday night: Winter rallies for older members or those with C+ test to be held at Smiths, please book in by Monday of each week, at the latest, by texting Louise on 07751440744. There will be a rally at 7pm and, if there are sufficient numbers, another at 8pm. Only those who have booked in may attend and spaces are limited. Anyone who books a space but doesn’t attend will still be required to pay the cost which is £15 per week.


Membership/Renewal 2017

See below forms for membership/renewal 2017

Please return them as soon as possible with the appropriate remittance. Forms will not be accepted unless accompanied by the completed volunteer form and correct payment. Remember our club does not function without parental help.

Volunteer form 2017




Upcoming Tetrathlon Dates

Winter Tetrathlons (Running, Shooting and Swimming only):

  • Seskinore Sunday 12th February, more details on the Seskinore website.

Tetrathlon Easter Training Camp at Campbell College; 12th to 14th April – please contact Helen Rea at the North Down PC for more details.

Swimming training has started in Portadown pool on a Thursday evening with shooting at the Sinton’s afterwards – all welcome, contact Shirley or Lorraine Sinton.


Remaining Iveagh Dengie Show Jumping Qualifier

  • Saturday 18th February Portmore – commencing with Juniors at 7pm