Eastern Region Dressage in conjunction with Eithne Scully are running a Basic First Aid course (€30) in the Chester Beatty Inn, Ashford on Wednesday, April 19th from 7-10pm -Certificate included in price.
Course not confined to ER members.
To book a place please send payemnt to Katriona Hall, Springfield,Ballyduff,Ashford,Co.Wicklow
Here is a useful updated provisional calendar which you can print out and stick on your fridge
It is extremely important that all ponies entering the Minimus Championships at Punchestown this year have their passports and vaccinations up to date. The IPC does not want any child to be disappointed that they cannot enter the stable yard.
This year we would ask that all DC’s please take responsibility for their clubs, and now is the time of the year to get passports in order.
We would ask that ideally all these passports are viewed by a vet, to verify that all is in order.
All ponies must have received:
(1) A Primary Course of TWO injections not less than 21 days or more than 92 days apart.
(2) A First Booster must be given 5 – 7 months (not less than 150 days and not more than 215 days) after the second injection of the Primary Course.
(3) Thereafter, Annual Boosters are to be given not more than 12 months apart.
(4) Vaccination within 7 days prior to entering the Racecourse Stables is NOT ACCEPTABLE FOR ANY vaccination.
(5) If at any time an injection is given later than is required under these rules, the whole sequence must be started from the beginning, including the 5 – 7 month booster. If you are unsure, please ask your vet to check your vaccinations NOW.
Anybody running a Minimus competition prior to the championships has been asked to carry our “spot checks” of 8/10 ponies passports on the day, and this may help to ensure compliance.
We hope that all of the above will help to ensure an efficient & quick entry to the stables at Punchestown Racecourse.
The final of our Spring League will be held next Sunday 19th March in Spruce Lodge. If you have been to either of the last 2 days (12th or 26th February) you will have points in one or more of the leagues. You can check your points and the league rules here.
You can jump in more than one class on the day but if you have points in more than one league you need to decide which league you are declaring for and put this on your entry. Please check your points on this list and let us know if there are any problems.
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Riding hats which do not comply with the IPC 2016 Hat Standards may not be used at any pony club event. Hats will be tagged with Wicklow branch tag but will need to be retagged if competing at any Irish Pony Club competitions. At inter branch competitions members must go through tack inspection.
We are very sorry to hear that there has been a confirmed case of Strangles in Marlton Stud. Strangles is a highly infectious disease but Marlton is taking every possible precaution to isolate the outbreak and we hope that it will not be long before they are clear of the disease.
Spruce Lodge has confirmed that the 2nd day of our Spring League can go ahead next Sunday but we do ask anybody whose pony compteted at any event in Marlton over the past 3 weeks not to bring the pony to Spruce Lodge.
Strangles is most often spread through direct contact with other horses or through shared environments such as water sources or tack so it is good practice when travelling to bring your own tack, bucket and water.