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Eventing consists of three parts: a dressage test, a round of show-jumping and test around a cross-country course which take place on the same day.
The scores from all three phases are added together. The winner is the one with the lowest penalty score.
In competition, riders perform a series of choreographed movements known as a ‘dressage test’. Horse and rider are given a mark out of ten for each movement they perform, plus additional marks for the horse’s paces (the way it moves), impulsion (its desire to work actively), submission (evidence of willingness), and the rider’s position.
The Minimus is a triathlon competition. It consists of swimming, running and riding. It takes place over a weekend. There are points awarded for each phase and the winner has the most points after the three phases.
Minimus is for U12s (on the 1st of January)
Show Jumping is one of the most popular activities in the Irish Pony Club and is offered at many levels to members.
Show Jumping activities in the Irish Pony Club varies from our youngest members jumping small crosspoles to our senior members jumping 1.20m.
Mounted games is a branch of equestrian sport in which very fast games are played on ponies up to a height of 15 hands.
There are 3 levels in pony club U10s, Juniors and Seniors and anyone can give it a go!
Tetrathlon is a very demanding competition with four parts: swimming, running, riding, and shooting.
The scores of a competitor in each of the four phases are added together to give his overall score for the Tetrathlon. To earn an overall score a competitor must start each phase and must continue until eliminated or compelled to retire