2021 in Review
With Covid -19 having impacted everybody so extensively since early 2020, the national Pony Club events finally got going again in mid 2021 to everyone's relief and what a busy few months we had as can be seen from a small selection of photographs below.  A huge well done to everybody who took part and made it such an exciting and memorable 6 months.

IPC National Festival Area 7 Qualifiers, Killossery Lodge Equestrian Centre, 7th & 8th July where Louth enjoyed huge success across all disciplines.
 

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The younger members of the club had a thoroughly enjoyable 2021 junior camp  from 12th - 14th July at Sulmar Farm as can be seen from the following photos. 
Tomorrow's super stars in the making!

 

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The IPC Festival Qualifiers having taken place in Killossery on 7th & 8th July, the Festival itself took place in Barnadown between 28th & 30th July, starting with the Combined Training where Robyn, Eimear and Emma did Louth Proud.
 

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On day 2 of the IPC Festival in Barnadown, the Louth Alice Mernagh team consisting of Emma,  Alexandria, Kate and Mia took to the field.  For many members of the team, this was their first time competing at national level and they performed phenomenally well under pressure.  Louth and proud!
 

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On day 3 of the IPC Festival in Barnadown, the hugely experienced Louth Robbie Bailey team (the Louth Legends) consisting of Hannah, Elizabeth, Sophie and Emily,  entered the fray once again.  Unbeaten at area qualifier level for a number of years now, the girls competed as fiercely as ever against 60 other exceptionally talented teams from other clubs around the country.   Jumping blisteringly fast rounds against the clock, they were very unlucky to have picked up a combined total of 8 faults on a very tough course that definitely favoured the brave on the day.
 

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On 14th and 15th August 2021, the National Tetrathlon Championships took place at Killossery Lodge Equestrian Centre where the Louth senior boys' team took first place and with Lee coming second overall to boot.  Great result from the boys.  
 

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The Area 7 qualifiers for the IPC national Classic Show Jumping championship (individuals only, no teams) took place at Sulmar Farm on 16th August where a  number of Louth members put in great performances to qualify for the finals in Coilog.  
 

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On 5th September, Sophie (jumping 90cm), Hannah (jumping 90cm and 1m) and Saoirse (jumping 1.1m & 1.2m) headed to Coilog Equestrian Centre in Kildare to compete against the top guns from all of the other clubs around the country in the national IPC Classic jumping competition finals.  Unfortunately, Hannah and Sophie were just outside the ribbons in the end with Saoirse coming 6th in the 1.1m and 4th in the 1.2m competitions in addition to winning the prize for the best turned out horse.  Incredible results all round.
 

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The National Minimus Championships took place in Kilkenny on 11th & 12th September where Louth were ably represented by Emma who did extremely well across all three disciplines (running, swimming and riding cross country).  Well done Emma. 
 

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Louth held its annual Halloween Show on 25th October at Piperstown Equestrian Centre where great fun was has by all with some great costumes on display.   Captain Jack Sparrow even made an appearance on the day and won the best overall prise for fancy dress.

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On 29th December, the club held a trek around the picturesque Lough Fea, County Monaghan.  The event was extremely well attended and everybody let their hair down and thoroughly enjoyed themselves as can be seen from the photos below.

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The club held its annual Christmas fun show at Piperstown Equestrian Centre on New year's eve.  Because of on-going Covid concerns, it was also decided to use this occasion to give out awards for the year as opposed to holding a separate ceremony Donnegans as has been the tradition in the past.  On the day, the competition was friendly with everybody cheering everybody else on and everyone was in a great festive mood. 

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The 2022 LHPC Spring Show Jumping League finals were held in Sulmar Farm on 3rd April.  The sunwas shining and a super day was had by all as can be seen from the prize giving photos below.  Well done to all who took part and gave their best on the day.

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The annual Easter Egg Hunt and rally took place at Piperstown Equestrian Centre on Monday 18th April.  Needless to say, vast amounts of chocolate were consumed on the day and everybody went home very happy! 

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