SPORT PONY CHALLENGE 2019

**Sponsorship for both European Teams and Sport Pony Challenge is urgently needed and any ideas would be greatly appreciated!**

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(13th June 2019)
Irish Pony Society
European WHP Championships

A long list of 20 ponies will be announced after the Sport Pony Challenge Final on 27th June 2019.

There will be 2 Training Days for these ponies on 4th July and 18th July 2019 (venues to be announced), after which 2 teams of 4, along with 2 reserves, will be selected. 

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The European Championships is being hosted by Wales this year and will be held in the David Broome Equestrian Centre, Wales & West, South Wales, from 4th – 6th August. Dressage Test: UK Pony Club 100 Eventing Test 2015 below:
PC100 Eventing Test 2015

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The final Sport Pony Challenge Qualifier will be held in Boswell on Saturday 8th June.  Entries will close on Wednesday 5th June at 6pm.  www.itsplainsailing.com/club/spcips 

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KILLOSSERY SCREENING DAY CANCELLED

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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*IMPORTANT* - The Sport Pony Challenge Qualifier in Maryville on 26th May has had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Galway Equestrian-Sports Pony Challenge Qualifier

Dressage times (on grass)
Connemara Class over 16 commences at                             10.00
13 Hand Class commences at                                                 10.42
14 Hand Class commences at 09.30                                      11.12
Connemara Class under 16 Commences at                          12.00
15 Hand Class commences at                                                 12.12
Combined Training/Starter Stakes commences at            12.30

Performance jumping classes
Combined training/Starter Stakes commences        11.00
Performance Hunter Jumping 13 hand class             11.45
Followed by 14 hand, Connemara under 16, Connemara over 16, 15 hand and 158cm class

Show Jumping classes
This class will commence at approximately 2.30 beginning with 13 hand and followed by 14 hand, Connemara under 16, Connemara over 16, 15 hand class and the 158cm class.

Passports will be spot checked on the day.

DRESSAGE TIMES CAN BE VIEWED AT GalwayDressage (on grass)

 

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.

 

RESULTS OF SPORTS PONY CHALLENGE QUALIFIERS
GRANSHA EQUESTRIAN CENTRE 16th March 2019
RESULTS
SPRUCE LODGE 30th March RESULTS
KILLOSSERY LODGE 23rd April RESULTS
GALWAY 11th May 2019 RESULTS
BOSWELL 8th June 2019 RESULTS

 

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 - CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES!!
FINAL : Mullingar  27th June 2019

Spruce Lodge Information-Sports Pony Challenge Qualifier 

Please open below for Dressage Times :
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

Entries for all qualifiers to  go to www.itsplainsailing.com/club/spcips
Queries regarding making an entry please call Yvonne on 087 2070217. 

DRESSAGE TESTS

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
HERE

 

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 ips@horsesportireland.ie, 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.