Category Archives: Minimus

Minimus Vaccinations

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.

Winter Triathlon

North Kilkenny Hunt Branch Invite you to their  WINTER TRIATHLON on SUNDAY 19th  MARCH at Watershed Leisure Centre, Kilkenny 7.40 am  Swim, Shoot and Run – Rosettes in each phase    Flyer

Minimus & Tetrathlon Fun Day

Wicklow and Shillelagh Pony Clubs are delighted to host a Minimus & Tetrathlon (no shoot) Fun Day

on April 29th. Entries online only at www.wicklowponyclub.com. Enquiries to Michael on 087 9877077 or Linda on 087 9683890

Minimus 2016

Here is a link to some fantastic photos of the great Minimus weekend in Punchestown. Well done everybody.Minimus 2016 Running

Best of Luck to our Minimus Squad

Wishing all of the Minimus Squad the best of luck heading to Punchestown, Co. Kildare for the National Minimus Championship 2016 on May 28th & 29th.  The squad have worked really hard at their swimming, running and riding training.  Thank you to all the parents/guardians who have travelled to all the training and supporting our Fun Minimus & Tetrathlon day.  Thanks also to Maggie & Ruth who are this years Minimus Co-Ordinators and to our trainers John, Peter and Noni.

This year’s teams are as follows:-

Wicklow Jets   Jake L, Ronan B, Ciaran F, Thomas VT

Wicklow Colts Peter V, Samuel B, Robert C

Wicklow Fillies   Heidi Z, Emily Z and Sarah NiB

These 10 amazing kids have been slogging their guts out for more than six months for this competition and would appreciate all the support they can get from anyone who can make it to Punchestown at any stage over the weekend.

Go Wicklow!

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