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Interested in becoming a member of the IPS?

We would be delighted to welcome you as a Member – why not try out the IPS first by attending a few of our Shows through our Daily Membership Scheme?  You may compete at up to three shows before having to decide whether or not to become a full member.  Should you decide to join, any vouched daily membership subscriptions (from the same season) will be deducted from your annual subscription (Membership Application Form below).  A complete list of events is available on this website under the “Events” section.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Society.

The Council of the IPS

Purchase Membership:

Membership Categories


Adult/Showing Judge – Rider O18/ Parent/ Guardian/Owner 


Junior – Under 18 years of age. Parent or Guardian must have an Adult Membership. Age verification required for first time members – email a copy of passport or birth certificate to


Associate/Non-Showing Judge – general membership for people who do not compete or own ponies/horses who are competing.


Pony Life Registration can now be completed online.

  • Complete and pay registration fee by clicking here.
  • Email a pdf scan of passport to
  • PDF must include the following pages, front cover, registered name, microchip/UELN page, markings page, ownership page, breeding/pedigree page, measurement page.
  • Once all documents are in order a label for passport and letter confirming registration details will be posted out to the address on application form.

If you are unable to complete payment online or email a scan of passport as above please download the Pony Life Registration Form and submit to IPS office, along with a copy of passport and relevant fee. 

Please ensure that the details of ownership in the passport are correct before submitting to the IPS Office. 

Pony Lease: Registration-of-Lease

Pony Life Registration€50.00
Showing Record€15.00/€10.00

Irish Pony Society Information Leaflet (Helpful Hints and General Guidelines).

If you require any assistance whilst using our online payment system, please do not hesitate to contact the office on 045 854513 and we will be happy to help! 

If you are unable to pay online, please return the following to the IPS Office:

Completed Membership Application Form Membership Form.  (Must be at least one adult member – over 18 yrs on 1st January of current year accompanying a junior membership application).  A copy of Birth certificate/passport for first-time junior member(s) must be emailed to office

Please note that, although we would request that you renew your membership by beginning of January, subscriptions will be accepted after this time.    Members attending early IPS events, including training held under IPS insurance, and those who have not renewed their subscription by the date of the event, must pay daily membership.  Any further queries on this matter, please contact the office.

Showing Records may also be paid for online at   One card will be issued per pony.

A pony must have a showing record:

1.       To be in the running for points awards at the end of the year.

2.       As proof of measurement.

3.       Compete at IPS Summer Championship Show.

In order for a showing card to be issued, a pony must be registered/overstamped to the Irish Pony Society and must have a current year or final measurement attained at a recognised SJI measuring centre. Dates and venues may be obtained from the SJI website or Facebook page or by contacting SJI on 045-842300.

Members should record their pony’s winnings/placings on the Results section of this website. Submit Results