Easter Newsletter

Welcome to our new style newsletter. I will jump right in with activities we have planned for the Easter break followed by other announcements.The weather has been so unpredictable lately so please check the website and facebook page for up to date status of events.

Under 10’s Ride Out

Tues 3rd April

Meeting at The Glenmalure Lodge at 10.30am. A 2hr ride out, no jumping, suitable for all levels of rider, but leaders will need to be reasonably fit! Gorgeous views and a proper adventure for younger riders.

Entries online http://www.wicklowponyclub.com €10 per person.

Open to Wicklow and Bray Pony Club Members.

Any queries contact Carol 0870523239


Barnadown Showjumping Clinic
Wed 4th April from 10am – 1pm

John Ledingham (u 21’s) 90cm – 1m , Robbie Bailey (u 14’s) 80cm -90cm , Alice Mernagh (u12’s) 70 – 80cm, X poles & mini.
We will have the use of 2 arenas: starting with RB in top arena followed by JL, X- poles and Mini in the bottom arena followed by AM.
Clinic times will depend on the number of entries and will be confirmed Monday 2nd April
Closing date for entries Sunday 1st April 23.59
Entries €20 on http://www.wicklowponyclub.com
A great opportunity for members looking towards team selection to improve their riding and become familiar with Barnadown, the venue for our area qualifier and the venue for the championships in July.

Richard Sheane – Elite Sport Horse Talk
April 4th, 17.00 – 18.30

By kind invitation, Richard Sheane and Georgina Philips of Cooley Farm ave 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 https://www.itsplainsailing.com/club/whpc

Spaces strictly limited.

Eventing Clinic Spruce Lodge

Sat 14th April 10am – 4pm

Dressage, Showjumping and Cross Country Clinic.
Riders of similar standard will be grouped together. We hope to have enough interest to provide beginner, novice and intermediate/advanced level for each of the disciplines.
Entries close Wednesdsay 11th April 23.59
Timings will depend on entries and will be advised Thursday 12th April.
Entries online http://www.wicklowponyclub.com
€50 (full day 3 disciplines) or €20 per discipline
Well worth entering for minimus, showjumping & of course our enventing superstars and good prep for the National Dressage Championships on 5th May


Musical Ride
Fun, Fun, Fun
Any of our younger members interested in trying this out . Please contact Ann Clare 087 2201923 asap. We are hope to get going with this in the next week or two in preparation for the Ashford country fair on 7th May.

Minimus & Tetrathlon
Training is well under way and we encourage the children to get out on as many of the hunter trials as possible. Check the website and facebook for fixtures which Jason updates regularly.
For XC training contact Bria 087 2806203. Swim & Shoot training contact Niamh 086 1210317

XC Training For Non Minimus & Tetrathlon
Please text ‘XC childs name and age to Niamh 086 1210317

B Test
Any members interested in B test training contact Amanda 087 6125124. Must have C + test and be over 16 yrs

Any One For Polo
Polo Wicklow have offered to restart lessons with pony club members that bring their own ponies to the club for a lesson once a week. This will be at €20 per person. Anyone interested contact Amanda 087 6125124. (minimum 5 per lesson)
Also,Wicklow Polo offering pony club members €5 discount for the Into to Polo this Sat (See Flyer )

D + Graduates
Congratulations to George G, Caoimhe, Rosie C, Anna M and Ruarí P who all passed their D+ with flying colours recently

C + Graduates
Congratulations to Cliodhna, Chloe, Erica, Caoimhe, Alannah and Ciara who all passed their C+.recently.

Dates For Your Diary
Wicklow Minimus Funday 29th April Coolboy
Showjumping Team Selection Days For Alice Mernagh, Robbie Bailey & John Ledingham .
Day 1 of 4 11th March Spruce Lodge
Day 2 of 4 22nd April Barnadown
Day 3 of 4 6th May Barnadown,
Day 4 of 4 16th May Boswells
Team training day 24th June Barnadown
Wicklow Minimus Funday 29th April Coolboy
The National Dressage Championships 5th May Spruce Lodge
Minimus Championships 16th & 17th June Punchestown
Camp Rallies
8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th June Rosanna
Camp 2nd – 6th July Rosanna
Combined Training Area Qualifier 10th July
Show Jumping Area Qualifier 11th July Barnadown
IPC Festival 26th,27th & 28th July Barnadown
Tetrathlon Championships 4th,5th & 6th August Roscrea

We have a Leave No Trace Policy for everyone attending pony club events. Everyone is responsible for taking away their rubbish and their horses dung. Please be responsible and Leave No Trace 🙂