Sunday October 4, 2015

 Junior Gymkhana, Saturday 3rd October, Moyallen.  Open to all!

Starting at 10.30am with Cross Poles.

Showjumping (fences will go up in height to suit competitors)

Family Pony



There will be a B Riding Test on 15 November at Duke’s Stables, Gilford,

The fee will be £35 per head to help cover the hire of the venue.

Late nominations will incur a fine.  Closing date no later than 23 October. Nominations need to be sent by your branch. Please contact Suzie Hamilton-Stubber/Vanne ASAP if you wish to take the exam, and training can then be organised


Accreditation for coaches/instructors on Friday 30th October For details click on link below.  Applications need to be done on line or contact Rose

Accreditation with Yogi 2015

Link below to book if you have difficulty


Last Working Rallies on Tuesday 29th Sept 6.30pm and 7.30pm (using lights ) and on Wed 30th at 7pm ( Wed for Seniors only). Book in by Saturday Limited spaces in 7.30pm ride on Tuesday so book ASAP. 6.30pm Rally will start promptly as battling with light!

There will be a break in October as test training is taking part and rallies will restart in November. Keep an eye on website

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT DEPENDING ON NUMBERS BOOKING IN, RIDES WILL VARY FROM WEEK TO WEEK AND CAN BE OF MIXED ABILITY. This is more common during Autumn and Winter when numbers are less and space limited. 


Important Info!  Riding and Road Safety Test

Training Type Date Time Venue
Classroom Theory Thurs 17th September 6.30pm – 9pm Moyallen
Classroom Theory Thurs 24th September 6.30pm – 9pm Moyallen
Classroom Theory Thurs 1st October 6.30pm – 9pm Moyallen
Ridden Practice Sun 4th October 2pm – 5pm (TBC) TBC
Classroom Mock Exam Thurs 8th October 7pm – 9pm TBC
Exam Saturday 10th October 1pm – 5pm (TBC) Moyallen


Maximum of 12 candidates and must be 12 years of age on the date of the test.

Cost per person will be £72 in total which includes the exam fee and the 5 weeks training.

Final confirmation of names must be with BHS 3 weeks in advance or they add on a late fee charge so need final names by Monday 14th September at the latest. Email Vickie White with any queries or if you wish to take this worthwhile test.

To hold a C test or C+ test riders must have done a Riding and Road Safety Test.


We plan to start training for C tests in October(minimum age 11), and C+(minimum age 13) in November this year(2015), the C test training will consist of 2 riding sessions and 3 stable management sessions. The C+ will be 3 riding sessions and 3/4 stable management sessions with a mock test. Please e-mail ASAP if you are interested in either, or both tests so that we can schedule training.

Information on the test requirements can be downloaded  from the main website


Schools Show-Jumping 3rd October run by Northdown PC, click on link below for details



That’s all Area Competitions over for 2015. A huge thank you to every parent, grandparent, volunteer and supporter who gave, unconditionally of their commitment, time, and considerable finance. You ensured that the members attended rallies and training sessions, and travelled to competitions all year, well prepared and in a position to give their best. We were not disappointed, Iveagh results were fantastic and the members were a credit to the Branch.

Iveagh at the Championships

Iveagh Branch of the Pony Club have recently celebrated one of their most successful campaigns through the Area 17 Competitions, gaining 5 team and 10 individual qualifying spaces for the Pony Club UK Championships in August, hosted at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire.

For full round-up of Iveagh’s achievements please click on link below


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.


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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