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Minimus/Tetrathlon – Note Assesment dates for selections

Sunday 10th March, North Kilkenny Winter Triathlon and Biathlon – The Watershed, Kilkenny. Entries are open online at www.itsplainsailing.com/club/nkpcThis event will also act as Assessment Day 1 for the Minimus and Junior Tetrathlon Long List Selection for the Irish Squads. Flyer posted on Facebook. Assessment will only be based on the swimming and running phases

Saturday 16th March, Clare Winter Triathlon – Shannon Swimming & Leisure Centre (V14 PH02) Entries are open online at www.itsplainsailing.com/club/ccpc. This event will also act as Assessment Day 2 for the Minimus and Junior Tetrathlon Long List Selection for the Irish Squads. Assessment will only be based on the swimming and running phases

Sunday 31st March, Nenagh Biathlon / Triathlon – Nenagh Leisure Centre and Nenagh Athletic Centre, Tyone, Co. Tipperary. Entries are open online at www.itsplainsailing.com/club/npc

All other dates on the dates section of the website. march 24th, Ballintober, details tbc. Contact Claire Byrne for Miminus/Tethrathlon Queries.

Mounted Games

International Teams and trainers announced congratulations to all and best of luck: 1/ Windsor 8th to the 12th of May with trainer Conor O’ Leary, Players:Niamh O’ Leary & Ava Chamney
2/ Shrewsbury 5th and 6th of May with trainer Martine Hennessy, Player Kerri Mc Donald
3/ Scotland 1st and 2nd of June with trainer Alan Hatton    Players: Cormac Byrne &  Katie Cullen
4/ Chester  13th and 14th of April with trainer Michael Finn Players: Emma  Warren     & Cora Quigley

Training for U10’s and Junior’s Mounted Games commencing 3rd week of March, Trainers confirmed as Lena Doyle U10’s & William Poole & Claire Byrne Juniors.

Senior Games is suspended until an experienced Independent Trainer is appointed. This trainer will not be a parent of any senior players.

Dressage & Combined Training

The dressage tests for Pure Dressage, Combined Training and Eventing are now available to download from the IPC website: https://irishponyclub.ie/index.php/dressage-tests

The dressage test for Open Combined Training and Open Eventing will be the British Eventing Novice Dressage Test 112 (2010).  This is a new test.  The directives for this test can be downloaded from the IPC website. 

Area 4 Combined Training qualifier for PC Festival will be hosted by the Killinick’s July 20th.

Eventing

The Under 12 Combined Training and Under 12 Eventing Dressage Tests have also changed for 2019.  The new dressage test is the IPC Pre Novice Dressage Test 2019.  This is not a copyrighted test.  Therefore, the judges sheet is available to download from the IPC website. All other dressage tests will remain the same for 2019.

Showjumping

The Island Hunt PC are delighted to be hosting the Area 4 Showjumping qualifier for PC Festival – Alice Mernagh, Robbie Bailey and John Leddingham on July 12th by kind permission of the Cousins Family at Barnadown, Gorey.

Polocrosse – UK Pony Club have invited members of the IPC who have played Polocrosse to participate in competitions later in the year, anyone interested please contact the Island Pony Club phone with name, age and experience.