Spring Newsletter

Dear Member,
Now that we have got 2014 underway it’s time to put our spring programme together. Please have a look at the activities below and indicate to use either through a Facebook Message or a Text Message to the Pony Club Phone.

Minimus – 7th & 8th June
Minimus is an Under 12’s team competition which will take place in Kilquilkey, Mallow. The competition is a Triathlon which includes running, swimming and cross country (you only need your pony for the cross country!!) Training will involve swimming once a week which only cost €5 per night last year. The night and venue has yet to be agreed. Running sessions will be organised on an ad hoc basis. Cross Country lessons to start in February. There will be various Minimus competitions on the run up to the June weekend. This competition has always proved to be fun for all the family in the past. Please indicate your interest to the Pony Club phone ASAP as we need to provisionally book stables and accommodation.



Kelly’s Show Jumping Training League – Friday 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th February
Courtesy of the Kelly family, Camolin we will be running a training league with Fiona Cloke and Edward Kelly. Due to the fact that the nights are still dark and we do not have an outdoor warm up arena we envisage that for the month of February the night will entail a part lesson and part competition, with feedback and advice on your Show jumping Round once it is completed. We hope to improve everyone’s show jumping skills over the course of the weeks. Places are  limited so please indicate your interest as early as possible as we may have to operate on a first come first served basis.

Show jump cartoon

Mounted Games
The club plans to start back on a Friday nights towards the end of March, more details to follow. We are actively looking for new members to join especially under 10’s as it is an excellent fun way to learn to ride….while also making a few friends along the way

B Test
The B Test is always a big undertaking each year. We need to know how many members we have that hope to do their B Test this year so as we can put a plan in place. Please let us know as soon as possible if you intend to take part.

Cross Country Lessons
In preparation for the Hunter Trial Season and the Minimus we hope to start with Saturdays in February, we hope to organise one lesson in each of the following venues: Glandoran, Ballintober, Fort Mountain & Coolboy. More details to follow

Junior Hunt Ball
Saturday 22nd March @ The Bailey Enniscorthy.  Black Tie (jackets not necessary), Buffet , Mineral Bar and Disco. €15pp. Tickets limited. Contact Helen D’Eathe 087 2241726black tie

Fashion Show
Thursday 27th March Riverside Hotel. Club Fundraiser. We are looking for volunteers to help with the organising of the show, please let us know if you have experience or are available

fashion show

We look forward to meeting you all through the course of the year, please give us any ideas you may have and plenty of feedback on the activities

Yours in the saddle

Fleur Creed
District Commissioner

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