Tipperary Hunt Pony Club
- To promote the highest ideals of sportsmanship, citizenship and loyalty, thereby cultivating strength of character and self discipline.
- To encourage young people to ride and to learn to enjoy all kinds of sport connected with horses and riding.
- To provide instruction in riding and horsemanship and to instill in members the proper care of their animals.
- The Pony Club is divided into 9 areas in Ireland of which we are Area 3 along with Waterford Pony Club, Golden Vale Pony Club, North Kilkenny Pony Club and West Waterford Pony Club.
- In Tipperary Pony Club we try to encourage children to participate in as many different aspects of Pony Club as possible. We hold Show Jumping and Dressage lessons, Rides through the woods, Cross Country and Games days, Fancy Dress Rides, Treasure Hunts, Discos, Rallies (instruction in various riding disciplines) and Pony Camp.
- We also aim to run outings to various equine establishments if possible. The emphasis is on fun but as you progress and become more capable you can compete at various different level
- f you want you can compete up to a national level as there are championship events held throughout the year. These competitions are divided into age groups ie Under 12s, Juniors (U15's), Intermediates (over 15's) and Seniors or Members, depending on the competition. Entries for ALL competitions must be made in advance.
- There is a Pony Club festival held in July/August every year that incorporates Dressage, Combined Training, Show Jumping, Mounted Games and Musical Rides.
Under National rules members must have participated in at least 3 working rallies within the year. Those who have attended camp (any of the three weeks) in either participating, instructing or, where extremley necessary, helping (unless a medical condition dictates otherwise) will be given priority. Teams will be selected by a selection panel of 3 consisting of one or two DC's, a Trainer and a committee member and it is at their discretion. (None of the above can have children involved). The overall picture will be taken into consideration, ie commitment to training and Pony Club activities. The 2 best results from competition will be taken and preferably those run by Tipperary Pony Club, or other Pony Club competitions. Trials must be attended by all candidates in all disciplines eg. Swimming, Games etc.