Upcoming Activities/Rallies

Hi All,
Just a quick note to give you an update on what is happening. Based on our new Covid-19 policy thanks to Dorothy and Olivia we have been approved as a club to get back up and running. All members that have signed up for activities have already accepted this policy. Details will be available on our website before we commence our first rally on Thursday.
Starting Thursday 11th June Barnadown
• B Test with Jillie Rogers – spaces available
• C+ Test with Jillie Rogers – one space available
• Intermediate & Juniors Eventing with Luke Drea – no space available
• U12 Eventing (also suitable for minimus) with Fiona Cloke – spaces available provided we have enough for an additional group
Due to start
• D & D+ groups starting Wednesday 17th June in Boley with Andrea Finnegan– spaces available provided we have enough for an additional group
• C Test with Alma Byrne, Butterfly Farm – please contact us if interested
• Show Jumping with Michael Byrne in Butterfly Farm, most likely Friday nights – Please contact if interested
• Riding & Road Safety – to follow
• Dressage – to follow
Please Note: We reserve the right to change groups at any stage, we have been inundated with demand and rallies are running at a high cost so groups need to be managed closely while also trying to give value to all members.

Yours in sport


Hi All,

It is with much delight that we announce that we can get the club back up and running all be it at a minimum level.

Phase Two 8th June Rallies
Phase Three 29th June Rallies
Phase Four 20th July Branch competition
Phase Five 10th August Area competitions & tests

The above is subject to us having enough volunteers and COVID19 representatives to run each activity. We have appointed Dorothy Annesley as our Chief Covid19 Officer and are currently working on our COVID 19 policy which will be published shortly. All members and parents will be expected to abide by these policies if they wish to take part in activities. Adhering to Government guidelines and staying safe is our utmost priority

Camp in its usual format will not happen this year. Tests can be arranged after 10th August, we feel this time would be valuable to concentrate on the pony club tests, please see the link below for details. The pony club tests are an excellent way for members to learn about horsemanship while also spending time with their friends. It also provides handy exemptions for BHS qualifications in the future.


🔴 Rally Survey
We need to organise venues & instructors based on demand, we would appreciate if you could complete the survey below if you are a member or plan to be a member in 2020. We need to know what you want. We appreciate that you are subject to the 20k rule and venues are up in the air, we will try to stay central and are thinking Barnadown where possible. Any questions please feel free to WhatsApp me



We are hoping to hold competitions subject to venue availability over the summer. Hopefully a Branch Show Jumping & Dressage competition after 20th July and fingers crossed a One Day Event after 10th August. We will keep you posted. We plan to make it worth while for you to join
Mounted Games

Due to the nature of Mounted Games we ask you to bear with us for the moment, but not in a position to start back straight away.

🔴Equipment Grant

Thanks to the 2018 committee we received the initial approval for an equipment grant. Lisa Dunne has kindly picked this back up and we are currently seeking approval to purchase an U10/U12 Cross Country Course. Our plan, all going well, is to make this available to members at various rallies whilst also allowing us to run completions at ODE’s and hunter trials for this age group. This will give us the opportunity to keep this age group active through most of the year. Other items on the list for approval are games equipment, cross county flags, SJ fillers and a defibrillator we will keep you posted.

Yours in Sport
Dorothy & Fleur


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