Restructured Points System for Open Classes for 2018

Please see the following document which gives details of the restructured Points System for Open Classes for 2018.
points-structure-for-2018-docx

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Western Area Meeting

A meeting will be held in the Maldron Hotel in Oranmore on 26th October at 8pm to discuss the regeneration of the IPS Western Area.  All will be most welcome and any help to restart the area will be greatly accepted.

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Cork Area AGM

The Cork Area A.G.M will be held on Monday 16th October at 8pm in The Viaduct Inn, Old Bandon Road, Cork.  All are welcome.

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Reminder: Annual All Ireland Foal Show

Reminder: Annual All Ireland Foal Show Sunday 5th November in Mullingar Equestrian Centre.
Judge: Jackie Webb (Blackthorn Stud)
Prize Money: €50 per class
Entries strictly close Wednesday 25th October. No entries accepted without full entry fees. All foals to be led in the ring without their dams. Foals must be shown without bits and no lunging of foals is permitted.

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Parents in Sport Week 2017

Horse Sport Ireland is pleased to join the NSPCC to promote Parents in Sport Week 2017

2nd – 8th October 2017 

Parents are key to a child’s life-long involvement in sport 

The NSPCC and Horse Sport Ireland have joined forces with more than 100 sports organisations in Ireland and the UK to promote Parents in Sport Week. We want our sports bodies to rally behind our efforts from October 2nd -8th 2017 to underscore the positive, supporting role that parents play. Coaches and officials can also examine their communication with parents to benefit children’s involvement in sport.

Dr Camilla Knight of Swansea University who studies parental involvement in sport says, “Parents play a critical role within youth sport. Without their support and involvement youth sport could not exist in the way it does today”.

However, we all know of ‘over-involved’ or ‘pushy’ parents which subsequently can affect a children’s experience.  Through Parents in Sport Week, the NSPCC and Horse Sport Ireland are helping to change the conversation and remind everyone of the important and extremely valuable contribution parents make to our sport but only if they are engaged appropriately.

The NSPCC has produced resources for affiliates/clubs to use with parents and their own coaches. These are available at thecpsu.org.uk/parents 

Through Parents in Sport Week, the NSPCC and Horse Sport Ireland hope to highlight the essential role parents have to a child’s enjoyment and success in playing sport.

Aims of Parents in Sport Week

We encourage our equestrian sports organisations and clubs to recognise and promote the positive and important role parents play in helping children reach their full potential. To do this, they can:

·         Encourage sports clubs and coaches to take time to show they value parents, want parental input and are grateful for what parents can do

·         Get involved in the Social Media campaign for Parents in Sport Week 2017  (Follow @TeamIRLEq and @thecpsu on Twitter and Facebook, Like, Share and Retweet!)

·         Use some of the Parents In Sport Week Infographics to promote the campaign on Social Media (Download Infographics Here)

·         Print off the Parents In Sport Week Poster and hang them in your centres (Attached)

·         Make available copies of the Parents In Sport Week Leaflet for your equestrian Coaches and Instructors (Attached)

·         Work with parents to reflect on the demands they’re encountering and then identify strategies to manage those demands

The easiest ways to show your support and share the campaign with others is to visit our Twitter feed @TeamIRLEq and @thecpsu or, during the week itself, visit the Team Ireland Equestrian and NSPCC Facebook page and like/share the infographics and other resources about the week. You can also download the sample infographics (linked above) to use on Twitter to let your followers know you’re supporting the week and share the great work you do with parents already in your sport, or to highlight the activities you’ve got planned as part of Parents in Sport Week 2017.

Further information:

If you haven’t already done so, be sure to download your certificate of support for Parents In Sport Week 2017 ad let your parents, coaches and young members know you are supporting the campaign with Horse Sport Ireland and the NSPCC. (You can personalise this certificate by deleting Insert Name Here and typing in your own organisations name)

We look forward to you joining us and supporting the Parents In Sport Week campaign 2017.

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Free Webinar

During Parents in Sport Week 2017 (October 2nd – 8th), there is a free webinar that may be of interest.  Full details below:

Webinar – Understanding and promoting parental involvement in sport

Date: 2 October 2017

Time: 11.00am – 12.00pm

Location: Online

Cost: Free

How to book: please see CPSU webinar registration page

Aims of the webinar

To explore the demands and challenges parents face, in this webinar we plan to:

• show how important it is for coaches and organisations to understand the experiences of parents in order to facilitate their work with them

• review literature examining parents’ experiences of youth sport and the potential factors impacting upon parental involvement

• discuss potential strategies that may be used to help promote positive parental involvement in sport

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RULE SUGGESTIONS FOR 2018

All IPS Members are invited to submit any Rule Suggestions for 2018 to the office by email (irishponysociety@eircom.net).  These suggestions must be received in the office no later than Friday 20th October 2017.

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IPS WHP Meeting

A Working Hunter Pony Meeting will be held in the Boardroom of Horse Sport Ireland on Thursday 5th October 2017 from 12pm – 2pm.  All are welcome.

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IPS NATIONAL AWARDS CEREMONY 2017

will be held on Friday 1st December in The Killashee House Hotel, Naas, Co Kildare.  Award recipients will be notified in November and further details will be available in due course.

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At the upcoming National Awards Cermoney …

… awards will be given to Associated Horse and Associated Small Hunter sections, providing a showing card is returned.

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