Category Archives: Training

An evening with Richard Sheane International.

By kind invitation, Richard Sheane and Georgina Philips of Cooley Farm have offered to give a talk to members of the Wicklow Pony Club. They will go through the buying producing and selling of a top end horses and will demonstrate how they show them to clients.

Richard and Georgie are world class producers with horses competing at the top levels across the globe. There are five Cooley horses on the Badminton 2018 start list!

This is a wonderful opportunity for any member with an interest in competition horses and we are grateful to Richard and Geogie for their generous support!

April 4th, 17.00 – 18.30, Cost €5, open to WPC members C test and above (including those in C test training) book online via

Spaces strictly limited.

Area Senior Clinic


Area Senior Clinic


International Show Jumper and Event Rider

Captain Geoff Curran

At spruce lodge
Cost €30

Date Tuesday 13thFebruary 2018
C plus standard and above 15 years and over.
Horses/ponies must be able to jump 1m

Applications to your DC ONLY before Monday 5 th February

Limited places available.

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Irish Pony Club Proficiency Tests

Irish Pony Club Proficiency Tests

Can parents of children interested in doing the following tests:

D+ Test 10+ years old (recommended for all Minimus kids so they can do the Novice Pony Club Hunter Trails)

C Test 12+ years old

Road Safety C and C+ 14+ years old.

Please contact our DC Amanda on ‭087-6125124‬

Test Syllabus

Senior Clinic B Test Riders

We have been asked to let members know about a Senior Clinic with Geoff Curran at Spruce lodge onFriday 4th November. Entrants must be senior members of B test standard with suitable horses and must have the approval of their D.C.

Full details

Targeting Tetrathlon First-Timers

If you are interested in getting involved in Tetrathlon for the first time this year the Irish Pony Club has announced a series of important changes for 2016 aimed at encouraging C test holders freshly out of the minimus age grade, or coming late to the tetrathlon discipline.
For the first time this year, over 12s will be allowed to participate hors concours at Minimus in May, where cross county fence heights are being increased to 80cm. This will be an ideal opportunity for juniors to have an early season spin over a decent course with gate and slip rail, combined with a swim and run under championships conditions.
Minimus teams have greatly benefited in recent years from the series of prep or fun events run by branches in the lead up to championships. A similar “pathway” now exits for those who wish to ease themselves into tetrathlon over the course of the season.

Please note the following dates
– April 2 Hunter Trials Championships
– April 17 Wicklow Minimus and Tetrathlon Day, Bel Air
– May 28/29 Minimus Championships, Punchestown, Co Kildare
– June 25 – 3 Phase Tetrathlon, Laois Branch
– July 30th – Aug 1st Tetrathlon Championships, Tattersalls, Co Meath

We would love to have an idea of how many of new and experienced tetrathletes we will have this year as this will allow us to plan swimming and shooting training. Please contact Rhona to register your interest or if you have any queries at all.

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