Sunday July 31, 2016
North Down Championships Results

Inter Eventing:

  • Team – 6th
  • Individuals – Arena A 5th Christine McVeigh, Arena C 9th Leah Jackson

Inter Dressage:

  • 9th Jazmin Vollands

Novice Dressage:

  • Arena A Tola Thompson

The Pony Club Polo Championships:
Friday 7th-Sunday 9th August 2015. Cowdray Park, Sussex.

The NFU Mutual Pony Club Tetrathlon Championships:
Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th August 2015. Bishop Burton, Yorkshire.

The Weatherbys Private Banking Pony Club Championships (Novice and Open):
Friday 21st – Tuesday 25th August 2015. Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire.


Reminder of Area dates 2015

Anyone interested in representing North Down Branch at the Area Pony Club Competitions must have a minimum of 3 rallies per rider and per horse(one of which must be as a combination) prior to camp this year.

26 June                      Combined Training – Contact Sandra Vollands

9&10 July                  Tetrathlon

13 July                        Dressage

19 July                        Showjumping

26 July                        Eventing

29 August                  Home Championships

Training is now underway.  Anyone who wishes to get involved, details of training and who to contact is available under each discipline.

Tetrathlon Results 24th May 2015

1OPENboys N.D

2OPENgirls N.D.

3INTboys N.D.

4INTgirls N.D.

5JUNIORboys N.D.

6JUNIORgirls N.D.

7Minimus N.D.

8Fledglings N.D.

Leisure Hack Rademon 7th June

Hack & Chat at Rademon Estate Crossgar – Sunday 7th June 10-2pm – in aid of Marie Curie in memory of Doreen Beggs. 

Please come and support us – suitable for all abilities, OPEN TO EVERYONE,  to hack around the tracks of this wonderful place.

C+ Test Success


Results of the North Down Pony Club, Fundraising Quiz Sheet

1st Place Sophie Ennis £20
2nd Place Ashleigh Rea £10
3rd Place Vicky Dobbin £5


Answers to the Quiz Sheet  – Thanks for your support.

  1. Wealthy Incline  ……….  Richhill Example………………………………………..
  2. Couch pillow is finished —  Cushendun
  3. Is this lake bitter? — Loughgall
  4. Scottish Valley with a limb — Glenarm
  5. Holy persons meadow — Saintfield
  6. Rabbits home with a sharpened end — Warrenpoint
  7. Piece of cutlery on the slope — Forkhill
  8. Murder at the bottom of the boat  — Kilkeel
  9. It’s not black, this Christian symbol — Whitecross
  10. An in between Community —  Middletown
  11. Ring this green vegetable  — Belleek
  12. Not old this Community manservant — Newtownbutler
  13. Harbour with Scottish Valley has nothing —  Portglenone
  14. Finished with Disney’s duck — Dundonald
  15. Percussion instrument with Archers weapon  — Drumbo
  16. Little Katherines river crossing — Katesbridge
  17. Murder the sunbeam — Kilrea
  18. Finished contributing — Dungiven
  19. Little Elizabeth got scalded  — Lisburn
  20. Female relative got a haircut — Antrim
  21. A sphere inside a colourful duck — Ballinamallard
  22. Show anger with Ulster breakfast and the ground — Rathrisland
  23. Kings home beckons meadow — Castlecaulfield
Quiz Night 6/3/15

Thanks to everyone who came last night and helped fundraise for our members going away.  Special thanks goes to Helen Rea and Ronnie Beggs.
Congratulations to our winning team “Remember there are children present”


Team name Total Place
remember there are children present 78.5 1
freisian family 73 2
the mother truckers 73 3
late comers 72.5 4
3 cows and a pony 72.5 5
the steelers 68.5 6
mother muppets 67.5 7
dolce vita 58.5 8
the good, the bad and the pretties 57 9
tyrella 51 10
french toast maffia 45 11
Red bull jellybean 33 12
well bai 31 13
little purple smurfs 25.5 14
beanies 22.5 15
Area Quiz Results Friday 27th February

We had a great turn out at the Area Quiz. 6 Teams from North Down!!! Next time if we get our act together we can do some swatting up and put some pressure on the other branches.

1st of the North Down Teams with 83.5 points was:
Ashleigh Saunderson
Freya Axten
Katie McVeigh
Issy Riley

Very closely followed with 83 points was:
Caitlin McClelland
Holly Robinson
Ruben Nield
Kathryn McCaughan

3rd with 73 points:
Lauren McGlennon
Felicity Johnston
Charlotte Demontmorency
Christine McVeigh

4th with 63 points:
Charlotte keers
Rose Demontmorency
Sophie Ennis
William Girvan

5th with 59.5 points:
Jack McGlennon
Zoe Martin
Katie Riley
Zara Mulholland

The wooden spoon for a score of 55 points went to:
Tilly Nield
Emma McClennaghan
Katie O’Reilly
Toby Fynn

Well done everybody, for giving it a go. Hope you all enjoyed yourselves.

East Antrim Tetrathlon training day Sunday 22nd March

East Antrim Training March 2015

Dengie Show Jumping Qualifier 21st February Gransha Equestrian Centre

North Down will be holding a Dengie Show Jumping Qualifier on Saturday 21st February at Gransha Equestrian Centre. 4pm start, following the Inter Schools jumping in the Antwerp Arena.
Entries on the day, Warm up Class £7.00 followed by 75cm Qualifier £10.00 and 90cm Qualifier £10.00.
Enquiries to Angela Fynn: 02842788254

Rademon Estate Childrens Meet, Tuesday 17th February

North Down Members have been invited to join the Childrens Meet at Rademon Estate, 12 noon, Tuesday 17th February along with East Down and Kilulltagh.

The Cost will be £10.00 and correct dress including back protectors should be worn.

Approach via Ballynahinch Road, then Church Road and use the back gates to Estate.


Dengie Dressage Final Entries by 20th February

Entries for the Dengie Dressage Final must be in by the 20th February. The final will be held at Omagh RDA, 28 Deverney Rd, Omagh, BT79 0JJ on 28th February.
Entry forms must be signed by DC, and enclose the £15 entry fee.
No late entries will be accepted or entries without payment.

Return forms to –
Frances Rolston Bruce
Co Fermanagh
BT74 4JZ

Sunday 1st February – Dengie Dressage Qualifier

Tullymurry Equestrian Centre, Downpatrick
Novice & Open – Classes – £10.00 Entry fee per Horse/Pony

Please Text entries to Rosemary Campbell – 07790 744417

East Down Triathlon 1st Feb

Sunday 1st February @ Downpatrick Leisure Centre.
Parking in the ASDA car park over the other side of the road and at the centre.
Registration 9.00am at the centre. Shooting at 9.15 am starting with Open, Inter etc, Fledglings may register at 10am. Swimming at 10.30 with Open, Inter, Junior, Minimus and Fledglings, (length swimming Fledglings first). Running at Downpatrick Race Course after swimming with Open, Inter, Junior, Minimus and Fledglings. Soup and rolls, Tea and coffee will be available at race course.


Wed 1st – Fri 3rd April, 2015 at Campbell College, Belfast for athletes aged 12 or over.

Want to train for the upcoming season and have great fun with friends then this is the camp for you.

Improve your results and socialise in this 3 day overnight training camp.


Details on booking your place -

First come first serve so get you application form in quick…


Please print your membership form ( and forward to Karen McKibbin 39 Ringneill Road BT23 6EF  with payment.


Payment for one member £64.00 plus admin fee £3.50 total £67.50

For two members £128.00 plus admin fee £3.50 total £131.50

Thre or more members £160.00 plus admin fee £3.50 total £163.50

Any sweatshirts / ties are extra.

Pay cheque to NDPC.


Karen can be contacted on 07789756909  for any queries.


Any member not fully paid up by 31 January cannot take part in an Area competition.

Area competitions are the summer competitions between all Northern Irish branches, hosted by different branches each year at different venues.

Each discipline has its own Area competition.

Congratulations to all who passed tests at the end of 2014

B Test Riding – Sunday 30 November, 2014

Lucey Cushley

Riding And Road Safety – Sunday 7th December, 2014

Gina Black

Emma McClenaghan

Anna Brown

Samantha Edgar

Charlotte Demontmorency

Rose Demontmorency

Katie O’Reilly

Katie Robinson

Hollie Robinson

Caitlin McClelland

Ashleigh Saunderson

Results of the North Down Winter Show Jumping League 2014

The Winter Show Jumping League started in November and ran for four weeks.

The numbers attending varied and the busiest night was the Saturday when we also held a Dengie Qualifier.  The other nights were more about the quality than the quantity and I think everyone who watched will agree there was some great jumping, especially on the last night when we moved to the new school and all the ponies and horses jumped very competitive speed rounds.

Well done everybody.  Thanks for your support.


45cm Class – 1st place:  Eloise Keers riding Rosie

60cm Class – 1st place:  Sophie McCormick riding Beau

75cm Class – 1st place:  Charlotte keers riding Rosie

2nd place:  Katie McKee riding Teddy

90cm Class – 1st place:  William Girvan riding Milo

2nd place:  Zoe Martin riding Buddy

1m Class – 1st place:  Toby Fynn riding Over to Jones

Friday Night SJ League Final

5th December, 6.30pm running 45cm assisted, 45cm unassisted, 60cm, 75cm, 90cm at Gransha Equestrian Centre

For the league prizes you must have attended two nights plus the final.

Tetrathlon Shooting Start Time

As shooting has proved so popular this year we have decided to start from 10am on Sunday mornings at the Comber Rifle Club, Ballygraffan Road. Contact Simpson Cochrane for more details

Rider Development Pathway 2015

Programme open to all Pony Club members over the age of 12 designed to aid development of members to progress in their chosen discipline.  Area 17 Regional Assessment Day is on 7th April 2015 at Laurel View. Three riders will be selected to go forwards to the National Rider Development Camp.  Criteria downloadable below

Rider Development Pathway Application Criteria 2015

Contact Angela Fynn for further details 028 42788254 / 07718080244

Tetrathlon Shooting

Sunday Mornings at Comber Rifle Club, Ballygraffan Road from 10.30am. Contact Simpson Cochrane for details, 028 91 870622

Christmas Outing for Older Members

Any senior members interested in a Christmas Outing please get in touch with Karen McKibbin 07789756909

Winter SJ League starts 7th November

Friday Night Winter Showjumping League, Gransha Equestrian Centre

Heights from 45cm up to 90cm

For the league prizes you must have attended two nights plus the final.

B Test Dates

Any Member who would like to take the B test contact Angela Fynn for more details. 


26 OCTOBER 2014
24 MAY 2015
09 NOVEMBER 2014
30 OCTOBER 2014
30 NOVEMBER 2014
4 JANUARY 2015
12 APRIL 2015
30 AUGUST 2015
 06 APRIL 2015
01 NOVEMBER 2015