For Mimimus timetables and info please click on the Minimus and Tetrathlon tab. Remember you do not need to be competing at Minimus to avail of all or part of this training. It is a fantastic opportunity for young riders to gain confidence and xc experience.
C Test Training
We are delighted to announce that 13 of our members who worked really hard over last few weeks, passed their C test at the weekend.
Huge congrats to our members Aine, Beth Ann, Emily, Ruby, Eva, Amelia, Rosie Mae, Eve, Isobel, Emily, Kelly, Ellie and Hannah.
Huge thanks to their coach Gemma Ferrer who did such a great job getting them ready.
Membership for 2018 is now open. New members are welcome.
The membership fees are €100 for the first child & €85 for each subsequent child.
Congratulations to Sophie Wall our new DC. Joan Fox will remain on the committee as assistant to Sophie for 1 year. Thank you to Carly, Gillian, Adrian & Melissa who have all stepped away from Tipp HPC for 2018 for your consistent efforts in organising and supporting the work at committee level.
We welcome new committee members Nicola Everard, Gael Sallam, Jenny Coleman, Declan Murphy, Rosie Quirke, Sharon Lynch and Jackie Barden. We hope that members and parents will continue to be positive and supportive of the work that the committee do to run a successful Tipp HPC.
Well done to all of our members who were out competing over the past few weekends. You have done your club proud across so many disciplines. The Tipp hunt pony club were in the rosettes for pony pairs, pre novice pairs, novice pairs and open at the recent North Kilkenny Hunter trials held at Nuenna equestrian centre. Great displays of sportsmanship by all participants.
To kick start preparations for the Alice Mernagh, Robbie Bailey, and John Ledingham 2 lots of show jumping clinics have been organised with Louise Lyons at Bluegate Stud. April 28th and 29th morning and May 5th and May 7th(bank holiday). Cost €50 for 2 days with a maximum 3/4 in group. Available for sign up on itsplainsailing.
Tetrathlon swim training will commence on wednesday 28th of March at Clonmel pool for 4 weeks followed on at a date to be confirmed by minimus swim and running training. Please sign up on itsplainsailing.
Places still available for the U12 rally May 8th 6:30 at Jan Kennedys in Windgap.
Next rally 20th June at 6:30 Kennedys Knockanure Ballynonty all ages welcome.
Followed on 22nd of June at 6:30 Aidan Fogartys Follyfoot Cashel all ages welcome.
Please sign up on itsplainsailing. Great prep for pony camp.
Lessons currently running limited places still available the 26th of April and the 4th and 11th of May (including a competition) in Kilnaspic Mooncoin with instructor Liz Frayling. Details on itsplainsailing. Group and individual lessons available. Contact Jackie Barden 0868125177 for further details.
Fundraiser for Games Team
The club fundraiser / training day on Thursday the 5th of April to raise funds for the U10 team travelling to the UK was a great success. All of the kids had a fantastic evening and the rain held off. Plenty of new faces gave the games a try. Photos included in the gallery. For anyone who has yet to pay or who would like to contribute please use the link on itsplainsailing.
The U10 team that won the All Ireland Pony Club Games Championships in Mullingar last year on the 28th July 2017, were Rowan McMahon, Lily O’Reilly, Max O’Reilly, Alice Everard & Mary Kennedy. Mary Kennedy subbed for & Anna O’Callaghan at the Championships as she broke her leg and couldn’t ride on the day.
The team travelling to Shrewsbury are Lily O’Reilly, Max O’Reilly, Alice Everard & Anna O’Callaghan for a two day competition on the 6th and 7th of May 2018 to represent the Tipperary Hunt Pony Club and Ireland in this Pony Club Games Junior Competition – this team are travelling to this competition as the All Ireland U10 Champions.
Senior PC camp for members aged 14+. 28th to 30th of June at Gurteen College. Training will be provided in riding, shooting, swimming and prep for B plus. 3 meals included per day and bedding provided for ponies. Approximate fee will be €200 with a €50 deposit. Please Contact Sophie Wall for further details.
Details of club gear currently available to buy appears on itsplainsailing. Hoodies, softshell jackets and xc colours currently up for ordering.
IMPORTANT NOTE RE CAMP
Slight change of date for pony club camp in Powerstown Clonmel
Mon 2nd to Fri 6th of July 2018 inclusive.
For Camp 2018 and championships 2018 please ensure you have the relevant
vaccination requirements for all ponies/horses.
They must have received the following
(1) A Primary Course of TWO injections not less than 21 days or more than 92 days apart.
(2)A First Booster must be given 5-7 months (not less than 150 days and not more than 215 days) after the second injection of the Primary Course.
(3) Thereafter, Annual Boosters are to be given not more than 12 months apart.
(4) Vaccination within 7 days prior to entering the Stables is NOT ACCEPTABLE FOR ANY vaccination.
(5) If at any time an injection is given later than is required under these rules, the whole sequence must be started from the beginning, including the 5-7 month booster.
If you are unsure, please ask your vet to check your vaccinations NOW
IRISH PONY CLUB CALENDAR 2018
Saturday, 5th May IPC National Dressage Day Spruce Lodge, Ballyrogan Upper, Co. Wicklow.
Saturday & Sunday, 2nd & 3rd June - UKPC Junior Regional Competition Moreton Morrell College, Warwickshire.
Sunday 10th June - Mounted Games Competition (U-10, Junior, Senior) Waterford Show
Saturday 16th June - RDS Mounted Games Qualifier, Gorey Show.
Saturday & Sunday, 16th & 17th June - Holmestead Saddlery Minimus Championships Punchestown, Co. Kildare.
Saturday 23rd June - RDS Mounted Games Qualifier Charleville Show.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 22nd , 23rd & 24th June -Senior Camp Gurteen Agricultural College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary.
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 25th, 26th & 27th June - Friends Camp Gurteen Agricultural College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary.
Sunday, 1st July - RDS Mounted Games Qualifier Hound Show, Stradbally
Friday, July 13th – Monday, July 30th - International Tetrathlon Exchange North and South Carolina, USA.
Saturday, 14th July - Mounted Games Competition (U-10 & Junior) Carnew Show.
Sunday, 22nd July - RDS Mounted Games Final Qual. Rathdowney Show.
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, July 26th, 27th & 28th July Festival U-10 & U-12 CT and U-10 Mounted Games Pure Dressage, Junior, Intermediate & Open CT, U-12 Team Show Jumping, Junior Mounted Games & Musical Ride Senior Individual, Open, Intermediate & U-14 Show Jumping and Senior B Mounted Games Barnadown Equestrian, Gorey, Co. Wexford.
Saturday, Sunday & Monday, August 4th, 5th & 6th IPC Holmestead Saddlery Tetrathlon Championships Gurteen Agricultural College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary.
Monday 6th August Pre - RDS Mounted Games Day for Qualified Senior Teams Tinahely Show Wednesday – Sunday, August 8th - 12th Saturday & Sunday, 11th & 12th August Royal Dublin Horse Show Senior Mounted Games and Intermediate & Open Combined Training RDS, Dublin.
Saturday & Sunday, August 11th & 12th UKPC Tetrathlon Championships TBC
Saturday & Sunday, August 18th & 19th Connolly’s Red Mills Eventing Championships Ballindenisk, Co. Cork.
August UKPC Championships (Dressage, Show Jumping & Eventing) TBC
Wednesday 15th August IPC H Test Gurteen Agricultural College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary. Thursday – Sunday, August 23rd - 26th SJI Show Jumping Championships Coilóg Equestrian, Kilmeague, Naas, Co Kildare.
Wednesday 29th August IPC A Test Clonshire Equestrian Centre, Adare, Co. Limerick.
Sunday 2nd September Show Jumping Classic TBC
Friday & Saturday, September 7th & 8th Jockey Skills Course TBC RACE (Racing Academy & Centre of Education), Kildare.
Sunday 30th September IPC Race Day TBC
Mid October International Mounted Games TBC
Friday & Saturday, 2nd & 3rd November IPC B+ Test Gurteen Agricultural College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary.
If there is any issue receiving texts or accessing the online system please let Joan Fox or any committee member know asap. We will do our best to resolve any issue for you.
Reminder: If you are competing in an inter-branch xc activity we encourage
you to wear your club colors with pride. Club colors are navy cover cap with yellow dots and navy xc jumper with writing on sleeves. Available to purchase @ Equine Warehouse, Clonmel.
Keep sending us your fun photos from being out and about at your pony club activities.
Its lovely to see you participating so early in the year email them to - email@example.com
Include the date/event name and your approval to publish participants names.
Tetrathlon Training 2018: All budding athletes keep fit with your peers this summer and have some fun Shooting, swimming, riding & running. Contact Melissa Stokes 0863455787 or Sophie Wall on 086 8790062 .
Remember to take part in any pony club activity you must have your membership paid & please use the online booking system as instructors venues times etc have to be booked in advance!
REGISTRATION OF EQUINE PREMISES:
It is now a legal requirement that all equine premises in which a horse is kept must be registered with the Department Of Agriculture. Registration is free. Please see the Department Of Agriculture website for more details.
Dept. Of Agriculture Website
Tipperary Hunt Pony Club History:
The Tipperary Hunt Branch of the Pony Club was formed in the Autumn of 1959. The Master of the Tipperary Hunt Captain Evan Williams gave permission for the use of the name. Mrs Masters agreed to act as the first District Commissioner. Rallies were held at Killusty, Seskin, Woodroofe, Ballingarrane and Annsfort. By the end of the first year the club had a membership of 107. Over the years the Club has got bigger and our membership has continued to grow.