Camp 2020

Especially for new members, here is a rundown on what to expect next week.

Camp will take place from 10-14 August at Pat Farrell’s farm, Bodal, Gowran. The entrance will be marked.

Daily routine: be ready to ride at 10am Monday – Thursday (10.30am on Friday to give you a bit extra grooming time!). The morning session will finish at 12.45, ponies are then untacked, given water and a feed before riders’ lunch (you’ll need to bring a packed lunch) from 1pm-2pm.

The afternoons will consist of more riding and stable management. This will finish in time for everyone to be collected at 4pm.

Unfortunately, due to Covid 19 restrictions, we can’t provide tea for everyone this year and we also can’t have visitors in to give talks. However, we will still have the mid morning bun run! We’re asking everyone to bring a labelled water bottle, bring it full and you’ll be able to get it re-filled as you need. We will collect these before you ride on Monday and they will be given out at the bun run. Please also bring hand sanitiser and use this before eating lunch. In general, please be mindful of social distancing and use common sense with regard to this.

As at rallies, riders will be divided up into rides and (in general) will stay in these groups with the same instructor for the week. However, this year one of our instructors is a cross country specialist so the top three rides will all get a chance to learn from him throughout the week. A list of rides will be pinned up and Claire will have a copy too.

This year we will be having a pre-loved clothing and tack stand. Caroline will be setting this up on Monday morning so if you have (clean) items for sale or swap, please drop them to her, clearly labelled with the price, your name and number. During the week, if you find anything that you would like to purchase, just contact the person whose name is on the label. Remember to collect anything that is not sold at the end of the week or if you would prefer to donate to to charity, just let Caroline know.

Parents are welcome to stay but if for whatever reason you won’t be there, don’t worry. An instructor or an older rider will help the junior riders and many first timers learn so much by having to do things on their own, even if they just learn to ask for help.

Turnout for the first four days is as for rallies. On the Friday there will be different competitions so ponies should be plaited (ideally but not essentially by the riders!) and riders should wear show turnout ie. jacket, blue or white shirt, pony club badge and tie, pale jodhpurs and boots. Badges and ties will be available to buy before Friday.

Apart from a very limited number of pre-booked stables, the ponies don’t stay at Bodal. 

E and D tests may take place on Friday. Your instructor will tell you more about these.

Please bring your own water (for ponies) and don’t forget a lunchtime feed for your pony as it’s a busy week for them as well as you.

See you on Monday 🙂

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Camp 2019

Especially for new members, here is a rundown on what to expect next week.

Camp will take place from 1-5 July at Ballyduff House, Thomastown. Please don’t use the main entrance. The farm entrance is further up the road and we will mark the gate with a cone.

Daily routine: be ready to ride at 10am Monday – Thursday (10.30am on Friday to give you a bit extra grooming time!). The morning session will finish at 12.30, ponies are then untacked, given water and a feed before riders’ lunch (you’ll need to bring a packed lunch) from 1pm-2pm.

The afternoons will consist of more riding, talks from visiting experts and stable management. This will finish at 4pm and tea will be at 4.30pm.

As at rallies, riders will be divided up into rides and will stay in these groups with the same instructor for the week. A list of rides will be pinned up and Claire will have a copy too.

Parents are welcome to stay but if for whatever reason you won’t be there, don’t worry. An instructor or an older rider will help the junior riders and many first timers learn so much by having to do things on their own, even if they just learn to ask for help.

Turnout for the first four days is as for rallies. On the Friday there will be different competitions so ponies should be plaited (ideally but not essentially by the riders!) and riders should wear show turnout ie. jacket, blue or white shirt, pony club badge and tie, pale jodhpurs and boots. Badges, ties and sweatshirts will be available to buy before Friday.

Apart from a very limited number of pre-booked stables, the ponies don’t stay at Ballyduff. 

E, D and D+ tests will take place on Friday. Your instructor will tell you more about these.

Please bring your own water (for ponies and riders) as we don’t want to deplete the Ballyduff water supply! 

See you on Monday 🙂

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Area 4 Training Evening

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Showjumping Clinics

Island Hunt Branch has invited our members to participate in the first of a series of showjumping clinics at Barnadown, Gorey, Co.Wexford. It will be held on Easter Sunday 21st April. The trainer is FEI coach Taylor Vard and is open to all levels. Times and groups will be determined once entries are in. Entries close April 14th.

For more details click here.

Booking can be made through their website through Itsplainsailing,  the Guest PC entry is for non Island PC members. It is also posted on their Facebook page @islandhuntponyclub

Any questions call Grace on 086 805 5071.  

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Ideal Minimus practice!

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Membership Renewal

If you haven’t done so already, don’t forget to renew your membership before the end of January. Memberships must be paid up before you can attend training or any Pony Club event. We’ll be back with show jumping at Grennan shortly so make sure you can join us. Just visit https://www.itsplainsailing.com/club/khpc1 and click on Membership.

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Area 3, 4 and 5 Mackey Show Jumping Classic qualifier

AREA 3, 4 and 5 MACKEY SHOW JUMPING CLASSIC QUALIFIER
This takes place at Raheen na Gun on Tuesday 21st August.
Start time 2pm.
Classes: 90cm, 1m, 1.10m and 1.20m.
Entires taken on the day or in advance via Itsplainsailing, click here.

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Are 4 Dressage and Combined Training Qualifier

Anyone who did combined training at Camp will be able for this – just please check the relevant dressage test beforehand in case it’s different to the one you learnt last week.

 

 

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Area 4 Show Jumping Qualifier

Anyone interested in this, please contact Syl Ryan on 086 820 6860.

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Camp 2018

CAMP 2018
This year Camp will be held at Ballyduff House, Thomastown from 2-6 of July. 
Cost is €140, payable through https://www.itsplainsailing.com/club/khpc1
Please let us know by 18th June if you are coming so we can confirm numbers and book instructors.

For the first time, there will be an optional showjumping clinic for the top ride with Ger O’Brien and Paddy O’Donnell, held on two separate mornings. There is an additional charge for this, please contact Kevin if you’re interested.

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