Thursday September 29, 2016

Dengie Winter Jumping Qualifiers

Saturday 1st October, Mossvale, starting with Juniors at 7pm

Saturday 5th November, Mossvale, starting with Juniors at 7pm

Saturday 3rd December, Portmore, starting with Juniors at 7pm


Congratulations to Jocelyn Hutchinson on Mistletoe, Zach Watson on Buddy, Annabelle Betts on Applejack, Fergus Lowry on Tia, Juliana Nelson on Star, Silka Jones on Daisy, Elizabeth McCracken on Taz, Kitty Cullen on Toby and Jessica Lee on Breeze, all of whom passed their E test with flying colours. And a big thank you to examiners Vanne Campbell and Jill George.


List of candidates for D/D+ tests on Test and Achievement TAB, please check

D/D+ Training on Tuesday 27th September at 6.30pm (No ponies). We are  holding  a  D/D+ test on Tuesday 4th October at 6pm (or 6.30pm) at Moyallan (with ponies). Times and groups will be up on Test Tab later in the week.


Outdoor rallies finish 21st September. October will be for test training (check Test & Achievement Tab for info) and rallies will re-commence in November indoors. Details to follow.


Making the most of the marquee at Junior Camp!


junior camp





 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



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!



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.


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.