This competition gives the Pony Club Members a competition which needs courage, determination, all round riding ability and careful systematic training of the horse.
Eventing originally evolved from the training and selection of cavalry horses.
It involves 3 disciplines, each of which is designed to test the horse’s ability. The Dressage phase shows how trainable the horse is and its basic paces in walk, trot and canter, the show jumping shows athleticism, control and accuracy while the cross – country phase tests stamina, speed, jumping and bravery. The sport combines the different disciplines in one competition and is run on a cumulative penalty basis. The competitor with least penalties at the end is the winner.
In 2021, our intermediate eventing team of Ellen Collins, Roisin Cormican, Emily Brooks and Ciara O’Sullivan came second in the Championships.
Dressage tests are available on the Irish pony club Website – https://www.irishponyclub.ie/index.php/downloads
The IPC Eventing Championships will be held in Fairyhouse on the 27th & 28th August(Venue & Date TBC). I.P.C. Eventing qualifier competitions for the championships are run from May throughout the country and are listed below.
These are the provisional dates for 2022 Branch Qualifiers received to date.
All are subject to change.
21st May -Area 7 – Killossery
28th May – South Westmeath Hunt Branch – Annaharvey
4th June – Waterford Hunt Branch – Ballinamona
5th June Wicklow Hunt Branch – Rosanna
12th June Carlow Hunt Branch – Bunclody
26th June Island Hunt Branch – Frankfort
2nd July – Shillelagh – Coolboy
10th July Co. Limerick Branch – Crecora
10th July laois Hunt Branch _ Stradbally
17th July Tipperary Hunt Branch – Grove
20th July Killinick Harriers Hunt Branch- Sleedagh
24th July Kildare Hunt Branch – Punchestown
24th July United & Carbery Hunt Branches Ballindenisk
1st August Scarteen Hunt Branch – Hillcrest Equestrian Centre
6th August Area 5 – Kilguikey
7th August – Wexford Hunt Branch
For further details on Eventing 2022 please contact, Caroline Cormican.