Safeguarding Course

HSI has a Safeguarding 2 Course coming up shortly.  If you are interested in attending this training, please contact Paul Hayes on 045 854524 as soon as possible as places are limited.

Safeguarding 2 – Children’s Officer Training
Thursday 12th March 2020

Full details are on the website at the following link:  All Safeguarding courses are €20 each and all last 3 hours.

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The first of the Sport Pony Challenge competitions takes place in Wexford EC on 15th March with the closing date on 12th March.

The second Sport Pony Challenge competition takes place in Galway EC on 21st March with the cut-off date of 18th March.  Reminder to get your entries in asap. You can enter by logging onto

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Safeguarding Courses

Safeguarding 1 & 2 Courses will be held on the following dates in the Boardroom of Horse Sport Ireland :

Safeguarding 1
Monday 23rd March @ 6.30pm

Safeguarding 2
Thursday 12th March @ 6.30pm

Please contact Paul Hayes, Sport Governance Executive, on 045 854524 to book a place on any of these courses.

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*IPS Safeguarding Policies & Procedures*

No permission will be granted for shows under the remit of the Irish Pony Society that have not demonstrated adequate Safeguarding Policies & Procedures for the protection of children.

This is in line with the IPS Safeguarding Policies & Procedures, HSI Safeguarding Policies & Procedures and is in line with relevant legislation including Children’s First Act 2015, Children’s (NI) Order 1995, Co-operating to Safeguard Children and Young People 2017, National Vetting Bureau Act 2012-2016 and Access NI Code of Practice (NI).

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South Leinster/Waterford AGM

The 2019 Annual General Meeting for the South Leinster/Waterford Area will be held at 7.30pm on Thursday 12th March in the Horse & Hound Hotel.  All are welcome.

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Rule Book

The Irish Pony Society Rule Book is now available to download and can be found in Members : Rule Book.

Alternatively, you may collect a  printed copy from the office (045 854513).

Printed copies may be ordered on line at and a nominal fee of €3.00 will be charged to cover postage.


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The Irish Pony Society is holding an Information Evening on Wednesday 26th February 2020 at 7.30pm in Punchestown Racecourse.  All are welcome, both Members and Non Members.

Speakers include Jane Bradbury, Jane Hancock, Mairead Ryan, Philip Scott and Dorothy Guilford, followed by a Question & Answer Session.

All aspect of IPS activities will be covered and the evening will be of interest to both those who already compete with the IPS and those who are considering doing so this year.
Cost : €10 (Adults) and €5 (Children).

For further information, please contact Dorothy Guilford on 087 2486959 or Rachel Bennett Hamilton on 087 2323956.

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Spring Mare Inspections

The following dates and venues are provisionally booked for the
Spring Mare Inspections 2020 :

23rd March, Ballybrack Equestrian Centre, Co Cork
25th March, Creagh Equestrian Centre, Co Galway
30th March, Warrington Topflight EC, Co Kilkenny
1st April, Portmore Equestrian Centre, Co Antrim

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Annual General Meeting

The Irish Pony Society Annual General Meeting will be held at 2.30pm on Saturday 22nd February 2020 in the Belling Suite in Killashee House Hotel, Naas, Co Kildare.

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Judges Seminar 2020

The next Judges Seminar will be held at 2.30pm on Saturday 15th February 2020 in the Bloomfield House Hotel in Mullingar with Guest Speaker, Ms Sharon Thomas, BSPS.  Please register your interest in attending by calling or emailing the office (045 854513 or  Further details to follow.

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