Easter Newsletter

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The beautiful weather would certainly put you in the mood for the summer ahead of us! We have an excellent start to the year and I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for supporting our fundraising to date, as a result we will be in a position to keep training and lesson costs down to a minimum.


Hunter Trials We are hosting the Hunter Trial in Glandoran this Easter Saturday courtesy of the Chapman Family and will need hands on deck! Fence Judges are the biggest part of it as we will need enough to cover approximately 22 fences. Please put your names forward, we will ensure that you are free to watch your children ride.


Tethrathlon Shooting training will start next Thursday 24th April after swimming at 7.30pm. We will be accommodating both Junior (under 15) senior (over 15) this year. Please text your name to the Pony Club phone ASAP if interested in taking part. Swimming has already started with the Minimus @ 6pm in the Waterfront, Enniscorthy

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Mounted Games Mounted Games started back on Friday nights in Floods, The Moyne, Enniscorthy. We are looking for more members to join the games especially under 10’s. Why not come along and try it out, there is a great atmosphere and lots of fun!!!!! 6pm – Juniors (Under 13) 7pm – Under 10’s 7pm – Seniors (Under 15) Contact Helen D’Eathe for more details 087 2241726


Show Jumping, Dressage & Combined Training League Every Friday night in May commencing Friday 2nd May courtesy of the Kelly Family. Times and details we be given nearer the date. €5 per double round of Show Jumping and €5 per Dressage Test. This is the ideal way to get the club started for Robbie Bailey and john Ledingham for which we expect lessons / training will follow on during the month of June.

Dressage Tests will be the same as that for eventing – Click here for tests


Dressage We hope to have entries for National Pony Club Dressage Day (29th June), Dressage Championship Qualifier (July)and Combined Training (July), the league in Kelly’s is an excellent opportunity to get started if you have not already done so.

Have a fun and safe season ahead of you

Fleur Creed
District Commissioner


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.

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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

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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