We have two teams travelling up to the Minimus at Punchestown on 17th and 18th May.
Kilkenny Hunt Amber Team
Kilkenny Hunt Black Team
Diarmuid Smithwick O’Brien
CROSS COUNTRY TRAINING
The final cross country training is on Saturday at The Field, Ballyadams.
Please see our Facebook page for directions.
OPTION FENCES 2017
The Tetrathlon Committee has asked that all members taking part in the 2017 Minimus Championships and their parents become familiar with and encourage the use of the Option Fences especially for the newer younger riders going out cross country.
The Option Fences introduced in 2016 in response to feedback were not fully utilised because of the lack of understanding and the reason for having them at local level by parents, trainers and committee members. Option Fences will be numbered the same as the fence it is beside but with an O beside the number. It will be of a lesser height and more encouraging to jump, to allow members to move forward on the course.
The penalty for taking the option is 70 penalties this year, (as opposed to 200 penalties for three refusals at the main fence).
The venue for camp has been changed!
It will now take place at Coolroe, Graiguenamanagh by kind permission of the O’Shea family. Along with the usual dressage arena and showjumps, we’ll have on site cross country fences, farm tracks and a stream (which might come in handy for a water fight…).
More details to follow as we get closer to the dates.
One of the highlights of the year, Camp will take place from 3rd-7th July in Mount Juliet Equestrian Centre / Kilkenny Hunt Kennels.
Saturday 10 June
Minimus Cross Country training
The Field Equestrian Centre, Ballyadams, Co. Laois
Please note that if you aren’t taking part in the Minimus this year, you are still welcome to come to this training session. The facilities at The Field are excellent and it’s always a great day out.
Minimus 2017, Punchestown
More details here: http://irishponyclub.ie/activities/minimus/
Area 4 Showjumping Qualifier for Pony Club Festival in Mullingar is on 8th July in Raheen Na Gun, Dunningstown rd , Kilkenny, hosted by Kilkenny Branch of Pony Club.
Friday 19 May
by kind permission of Ryan family, Kileen, Graignamanagh
Friday 26th May
by kind permission of Farrell family at Bodal, Gowran
Friday 2nd June
By kind permission of the O’Donnell family at Bramblestown, Gowran.
Friday 23rd June
By kind permission of the Lawler Family, Ballyhale
If you need directions to any of these rallies, please contact Mags on 085 154 4791.