Owing to the unavailability of many of the children/adults on Tuesday 21st May, we have cancelled Killossery Screening Day.

However, we have decided to run another Sport Pony Challenge Qualifuer at Boswell, Ashford, Co Wicklow on Saturday 8th June. Entries close on Wednesday 5th June at 6pm.

Anybody who has applied for the European WHP Teams, who has not been competing regularly, needs to compete on this date.

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The Qualifiers for the 2019 Champion of Champions are now available in the document below, along with the Qualifier Rules.  If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact the office on 045 854513.
Champion of Champions Qualifiers
Qualifier Rules

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SPC Maryville Qualifier Cancelled

Please note that, due to unforeseen circumstances, the Sport Pony Challenge Qualifier at Maryville on 26th May has been cancelled.

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Galway Equestrian-Sports Pony Challenge Qualifier …

…. information can be found at

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Working Hunter Pony European Championships

Please note that all members who have put their names forward for consideration for teams will be watched at the 2 remaining Sport Pony Challenge qualifiers at Galway and Cork, along with any Open Working Hunter classes at IPS shows.
There will also be a screening day at Killossery on Tuesday 21st May at 3.30pm. Dressage and Show Jumping/Performance Hunter in all-weather arena. Dressage test : BD Novice 28 2008.

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Mini Ponies out in force at the IPS Spring Show!

Beautiful sunshine with a chill in the air greeted riders for the Irish Pony Society Spring Show, which was held in Raheen Na Gun on Saturday 4th May.  Ger O’Brien and his team at Raheen Na Gun efficiently built tracks and set up two very inviting courses for the riders and were on hand all day. With over 60 classes to enter, there was lots to entertain the spectators.  The largest classes of the day were in the mini classes with lots of small beautifully turned out ponies and riders walking away with colourful rosettes.  Chloe Salley, riding Mrs Margaret Miller’s Goldengrove Sunshine, was both Show Hunter Champion and Part-Bred Champion.  Mr James Kelly’s Rookery Haribo, ridden by Jack Kelly. also had a great day winning the Mini Show Hunter and the M&M Ridden Championship.  The working hunter rings, although quieter, had some great displays of jumping with Mrs Ciara Durham’s homebred pony, Jim Delaney, winning Working Hunter Champion ridden by Pippa Durham, with the M&M Working Hunter Championship won by Mrs Margaret Nelson’s Benny Liath, ridden by Isabelle Nally.  The Performance Championship was won by the super little pony, Inspector Bob, who has taught many a rider to negotiate jumps safely, owned by Mrs Sara Kavanagh and ridden by her daughter, Ellie.  The delighted winner of the day was Charlotte Kelly, who won the overall Supreme Championship with Mrs Tara Hudson’s Chagford Leon.  Charlotte had won the Show Pony Championship earlier in the day and was the Judge’s pick in the Supreme.  Carla Williamson took the Reserve Supreme with Mrs Janet Williamson’s pony, Plasdavrene Matty’s Mate.  Carla had won the Starter Stakes Championship after a lovely win the Open Working Starter Stakes competition.

The IPS would like to thank all who supported the show and all the new members who have joined this year and all its loyal members that travel the country supporting shows and look forward to a great season ahead.
Results from the show can be viewed in RESULTS : SHOWS.

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Working Hunter Pony International Team Event

…… to be held in conjunction with The BSPS Wales Summer Championship Show at The David Broome Event Centre, Caldicot, Wales on 5th & 6th August 2019.
In addition to The International Team Event, the BSPS Championship Show has qualifiers for Working Hunter Ponies and Show Ponies and a Direct Olympia qualifier for Mountain & Moorland ponies.

Saturday 3rd August
Teams arrive

Sunday 4th August
Teams hospitality

Monday 5th August
Teams Dressage

Hoys WHP Qualifiers HOYS Show Pony Qualifiers HOYS L/R and F/R plus direct Olympia Qualifiers and BSPS Qualifiers for SHPs and Premier League classes.

Tuesday 6th August
Team WHP and Team Show Jumping followed by
Presentation of team awards

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*Junior and Intermediate Side Saddle Championship*

The Side Saddle Association of Ireland is delighted to announce that they will be sponsoring the Junior Side Saddle and the Senior Intermediate Side Saddle Class at the IPS Annual Show in August 2019.
In order to be eligible for this class participants must have competed in two side saddle classes throughout the 2019 show season and be a member of the Side Saddle Association of Ireland.  On the day of the Annual Show, all those competing must be members of the Irish Pony Society.

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As our Points Secretary, Nesta, is unable to use a computer because of recent shoulder surgery, points will not appear on the IPS website for at least 4 weeks.  Please bear with us and all will be back to normal as soon as possible!

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SPC Results

The Results from the qualifier at Gransha Equestrian Centre on 16th March 2019 are now available on the Sport Pony Challenge page.

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