**Sponsorship for both European Teams and Sport Pony Challenge is urgently needed and any ideas would be greatly appreciated!**
SPORT PONY CHALLENGE 2019
The Sports Pony Challenge is an exciting National Competition hosted by the Hunter Pony Committee of the Irish Pony Society. This is a challenging three-phase competition will highlight the versatility and production standards of our ponies and riders.
€3,000 PRIZE FUND
PERPETUAL TROPHIES FOR WINNERS OF EACH CLASS
If you have any queries relating to the Sport Pony Challenge or require further information, please contact either Dorothy Guilford on 087 2486959 or Elizabeth Wentges on 087 1335380.
Sport Pony Challenge dates :
Gransha 16th March
Spruce Lodge 30th March
Killossery 23rd April
Galway 11th May
Maryville 26th May
FINAL : Mullingar 27th June 2019
Spruce Lodge Information-Sports Pony Challenge Qualifier
Please open below for Dressage Times :
Combined Training/Starter Stakes commences at 12.00 Arena 1
13 Hand Class commences at 09.30 Arena 1
14 Hand Class commences at 09.30 Arena 2
Connemara Class under 16 Commences at 11.00 Arena 1
Connemara Class over 16 commences at 11.20 Arena 2
15 Hand Class commences at 12.00 Arena 2
158 Class commences at 12.30 Arena 2
Performance Jumping Classes
Combined training/Starter Stakes commences 10.30
Performance Hunter Jumping 13 hand class 11.00 approx.
Followed by 14 hand, Connemara under 16, Connemara over 16, 15 hand and 158cm class
Show Jumping classes
This class will commence at approximately 1.30, beginning with 13 hand and followed by 14 hand, Connemara under 16, Connemara over 16, 15 hand class and the 158cm class.
Please note hot water will be provided on site for tea and coffee.
Passports will be checked on the day.
Entries for all qualifiers to go to www.itsplainsailing.com/club/spcips
Queries regarding making an entry please call Yvonne on 087 2070217.
Dressage test for the 2019 Sport Pony Challenge is BD28 Novice test 2008
Dressage test for the Starter Stakes combined training is South Munster dressage - Introduction to Dressage Test C
Please click HERE for Compliance Format & Rules (updated 19/3/19). Permitted Bits can be downloaded below
THIS IS EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP YEAR!
The Championships are being hosted by Wales this year and will be held in David Broome Equestrian Centre, Wales & West, South Wales, from 4th – 6th August. Anybody interested in a place on a team should send their names to the IPS office (by post, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or tel 045 854513) by 1st March 2019.
Please submit pony’s name, height, rider’s name and full cv of pony to date. There will be competitions for 133cm, 143cm, 153cm and 158cm and 2 teams of 4, along with 2 reserves. It must be noted that this is right up against RDS. An open meeting will be held at the beginning of March to discuss the programme. It is advisable for those interested to compete in open classes and Sport Pony Challenge, as these performances will be noted.