Tuesday January 18, 2022
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Rally information 2021

Sorting out the rides is an extremely arduous job, and it takes several people working together, especially with covid restrictions. Members must ride with the coach/group to which they have been allocated.  The first week of the August rally block is a flat work rally and will be used to assess and ensure members are in the most appropriate group.  Changes may be made thereafter based on the professional opinion of the coaches.  If you have any issues with the group your child has been put in, or any matter pertaining to the rallies then you must email iveagh@pcuk.org. Please don’t direct queries to your child’s coach, and you should not make changes yourself.  Changes will not be made at Pony Club on Rally night, but will adjusted for the following week where possible and deemed necessary. Thank you for your understanding.

Payments can be made via the Events/Online Entries page of the Iveagh website:


The closing date for booking rallies is the Thursday preceding the start of a new block.

2021 Iveagh Summer Rallies

Rallies will recommence 13th April 2021, and as normal they will be available to book in blocks of 4 or 5 weeks only, with the exception of April which is a 3-week block.

Block five is a 5-week block, the dates are 3rd/4th August to 31st August/1st September 2021 inclusive. 

Rallies must be booked via the Iveagh Branch online payment system, strictly no cash or payment on the day.

The following Covid-19 prevention rules must be stringently adhered to. You will be asked, upon booking, to tick that you have read and agreed to abide by the rules below:

  • Bring your own hand sanitizer and use it before and after opening gate.
  • All riders to wear gloves, and only the rider and their parent to handle their tack
  • No sharing of equipment
  • Siblings to remain in the car at all times, an accompanying adult may remain with the rider but must stay on the outside of the arena.
  • Park at least 3m metres apart
  • Kitchen to remain closed
  • Wash hands thoroughly before and after the activity
  • There will be no towels provided in the toilet block, members to bring their own hand towels and take them away with them, one person at a time in the toilets
  • One coach and 5/6 riders per ride group, only the coach to touch the equipment
  • All monies pre-paid via paypal and no cash to be exchanged
  • Please maintain social distancing of 2metres+ at all times
  • Please only bring correctly vaccinated animals to Pony Club, see PC rule on vaccinations. https://www.pcuk.org/uploads/vaccs_rule_18.pdf
  • If the member or accompanying adult are experiencing any flu like symptoms, please stay at home
  • Do not arrive to early and leave prompt after your ride.
  • There is no chip van and only the rider and one accompanying adult should be out of the vehicle.
  • Absolutely no social media and no photography
  • With regards to the Equine Herpes outbreak, please follow Pony Club guidance https://pcuk.org/latest-advice/

We are all looking forward to a lovely summer of rallies with our fantastic members and brilliant coaches.

Please be aware that those using the grass arena should ensure they are wearing a skull cap and body protector, and stud if required.

Ask per the vote last year, Iveagh Parents have overwhelmingly voted to retain the smaller ride groups of 5/6. Therefore, for 2021, the rallies will be in small groups at a cost of £7.50 per rally.

The rallies will be one hour in duration. The only exception to this will be rallies for those members on lead-rein or riders needing assistance, those rides will be for 45mins duration and will cost £5 per rally. Every child in the playpen must have a designated leader, who should come equipped for all -terrrain and all-weather hacks.

Parents have also voted strongly in favour of being flexible re times, to keep the ride groups as suitable as possible re rider level/ability, so there is no option to select a time and no guarantee of siblings being at the same time slot.

Rallies will be at 6pm and 7pm, with 1 ride at 8pm in the main sand and numbers will be slightly larger due to trying to accommodate all riders and beat the darker evenings. Playpen rides will be at 5.30/6.15 and 7pm.

The Covid-19 regulations and rules apply and will be enforced, so please review the rules and adhere to them.



Reminder regarding the role of parents

Without the help and support of parents there would be no Pony Club, we are thankful and appreciative for all the work undertaken by the parents, and the support they give to the members. Just a note to remind everyone that when the rallies are on-going and your child is in a group lesson with an instructor, all parents must remain outside of the arena, unless specifically requested by the instructor, or your child is on the leadrein. Parents should not coach from the sidelines, interfere with the instruction given during the rally or interfere with the equipment.

See below link to The Role of the Parent within Pony Club




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