Mark Ruddock is a British Dressage & Dressage Ireland list one judge, trainer for the Irish world championship young event horse, British Dressage Eastern Region trainer & once upon a time PC DC!!

This competition will appeal to the competitive nature in you, ride your dressage test within the comfort of your home. You will need to set up an arena (sand or grass), set out the letters and send a video via WhatsApp to Mark, receive feedback, advice and training exercises over the four weeks.

The competition will run for 4 weeks: Monday 25th May, 1st, 8th June and the final Monday 15th June. Prizes for each age group, must compete in 2 dates plus the final to be eligible. Dress code essential for the final, please also submit photos for best turned out.

Entries 10euro for first household entry and 5 euro for each additional on Itsplainsaling. Combined Training tests for each age category as per IPC website or link below. Queries to Lisa McBride on 086 3008858

This weeks winners THE ASPLE JAMES FAMILY, lots of tension. Well done guys

Thank you to Brian Dowley our Quiz Master Extraordinaire, Poole family for the questions and Jillie Roger’s for the pony club questions

Next quiz night 8.30, Friday 15th May. All welcome


Hi All,

Currently we are seeing great community spirit coming together to help with groceries for the elderly or those self isolating. How can we help?

We are planning to put a list of volunteers together to help families self-isolating over the coming weeks. We are looking for volunteers to help collect feed and look after their animals.

If interested in volunteering please message directly

YOU DID THIS ………fruits of our charity ride :-)

I attach here a receipt to acknowledge your donation. The funds that The Island Hunt Pony Club have raised for us will make a real difference to the people that we support.  One of the services that it will help is Nurses for Night Care, this is a national service that enables people to spend their final days at home in their own bed surrounded by their loved ones whilst receiving professional nursing care. The demand for this vital service is increasing,  this year we will need to raise over €800,000 to continue to provide this service to all those that need it. We receive very limited funding from the state so voluntary donations like those that you have raised are so important in making this care a reality.

On behalf of the people and the families that we support  – thank you so much. If I can provide you with any further information about the Irish Hospice Foundation or the work that we do please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Kind regards


 Louise McCarron | Fundraising Manager