Working Hunter Pony

Inter Country Team at the BSPS Championship in Grantham on 22nd - 25th August 2018

The BSPS have invited us to enter an Irish Team to compete in the Inter country Competition at their championships in Grantham this year. This is a wonderful opportunity for our riding members to represent their county in this prestigious competition.

It is a working Hunter competition judged using the BSPS rules.  The team can be made up of 4 competitors from at least 3 of the four height categories (133,143, 153 and intermediate). The Jumping tracks are open height plus 10cm and are challenging but fair.

If you are interesting in being considered for a team please contact Siobhan in the IPS office.



The Sports Pony Challenge is an exciting national competition hosted by the Hunter Pony Committee of the Irish Pony Society

A Challenging three phase competition will highlight the versatility and  production standards of our ponies and rider  

2018 Winners

133cm  - Sarah Keane on Brimstone Bowman 143cm  - James Ryan on Loughwell Bobby 153cm  - Pippa Mae Durham on Jim Delaney Intermediate - Shona Lynch on Ferdi Whitmore  Under 16 Connemara - Keelan Murray on Lough Fada Rua Over 16 Connemara - Edwina O Conner on Agharanny Minstrel

Winner of the Rough Diamond Trophy for the highest points for an Irish bred pony.

Shona Lynch on Ferdi Whitmore

Our winning team 'The Wood Peckers' from the South Leinster Waterford area; Tiggy Hancock Corries Jack in a box Ava Dowley on Magical Milly Edwina O Conner on Aghranny Minstral Tiggy Hancock on Coppenagh Spring Sparrow


Starter Stakes Combined training Final

Congratulation to everyone who took part in the Starter Stakes Combined training.

 Starter Stakes combined Training final

 1st Oscar O Connor on Doylan Chilli Pepper

 2nd Lara Field on Creganna Dancer

3rd Lara Field on Glandrine Pied Piper

 4th Ciara O Connor on Paulank Mustang

 5th Hannah Willis on Brookhall Ana Marie

 6th Phoebe Horgan on Ballycurry Daisey


Sport pony challenge Qualifier League


The sports pony challenge qualifier league is kindly sponsored by TRI Equestrian. 

Points are allocated according to the placing at each of the qualifiers.  The top 3 scores for each pony/rider combination will be used in each class.

You can view the league tables here

Class 1 - 133 cm 

Class 2 - 143cm

Class 3 - 153cm

Class 4 - Intermediate

Class 5 - Under 16 Connemara

Class 6 - Over 16 Connemara