Sports Pony Challenge & WHP


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

Click here for more details of the competition

Dressage test for the sports pony qualifier is British Dressage test - 2006 Test Series - Preliminary 13

Dressage test for the Starter Stakes class at the qualifiers - South Munster Dressage - Introduction to Dressage Test C (2012)

Online entries for Qualifiers

Click on the venue below to enter the qualifier - Entry fee for qualifiers is 45 euro for IPS members, and 55 euro for non members.

3rd April   Killossery Lodge .  CLOSED               

12th May   Wexford Equestrian Centre               View

20th May  Ravensdale                                            View 

2nd June   Limerick Area Show .                         View 

Qualifiers are  open to  Irish Pony Society (IPS) members and non-members.

Qualifier league prizes for the competitors with the best results from the qualifiers. Competitors are encouraged to attend as many qualifiers as possible to gain league points.

Riders can ride a maximum of 2 ponies in the qualifiers and in the final.Connemara ponies can only compete in one class at a given qualifier, but can compete in a different class at a different qualifier, however they can only qualify in one class for the final.

3 competitors from each class qualify at each venue.



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