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Show Jumping 

Pony club showjumping includes the very popular

  • Alice Mernagh (U12),

  • Robbie Bailey (U14)

  • John Ledingham (15+)

  • Mackey Competition

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Eventing consists of three parts

  • dressage test,

  • a round of show-jumping

  • a cross-country course

  • which take place all on the same day.


The scores from all three phases are then added together, the winner having the lowest score.

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Newcastle Lyons has a very successful history with pony club dressage.

  • The Pure Dressage team competition is held every year at the National Championships

  • In May of each year the National Dressage Day is held in Spruce Lodge Co. Wicklow.

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Combined Training

Combined training is a competition which includes riding a dressage test and jumping a round of show jumps.

  • The winner having the highest percentage and the least amount if any showjumping penalties.

  • To qualify for the National Championships competitors must qualify out of their own area first (Area 2).



Minimus is a “Triathlon” competition involving swimming, running & cross country riding.

  • Children under 12yrs on Jan 1st are eligible

  • Children must be capable of jumping an 80cm cross country course

  • Swimming as many lengths as possible in 2 minutes

  • Running 1000m as fast as they can

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The Tetrathlon competition involves four stages - running, swimming, shooting and XC riding and for many it is a natural progression from Minimus. It is run over 2 days and is for teams of 4 and an individual competition for both boys & girls.

  • Juniors are under 15 on Jan. 1st (90cm)

  • Seniors under 21 on Jan 1st (1.05m).

  • Competitors swim for 3 minutes, run 1500m and compete on a cross country course, height determined by age as above.

  • Children must have their C test to partake.

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Hunter Trials

Hunter trials are cross country (XC) competitions where competitors aim to make the fastest/optimum time. Riders can compete individually, pairs or teams of three.       

  • At Easter each year the IPC Hunter Trial Championships take place.

  • Qualification is not required but you will need to be signed off by the District Commissioner as competent        

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Musical Ride

In 2018 NCL competed in the Musical Ride Competition at the National Championships. If you would like to get involved in the musical ride this year or have suggestions for Musical Ride theme, please contact the DC’s or any committee member.


Mounted Games

Mounted Games is a team competition that requires courage, determination and all round riding ability from team members in combination with the careful and systematic training of their ponies. Teams consist of five members participating in a variety of games where speed and breath-taking accuracy are the norm

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Jockey Skills

Ten Pony Club members are selected to participate in the course at the world renowned Racing Academy and Centre of Education (RACE) in Kildare town prior to the Race Day

The overall winner of the Jockey Skills course will be announced at the Race Day. During the exhibition race at the Curragh, the members who completed the Jockey Skills course will ride the pony/horse they usually ride at Pony Club activities.

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Camp is the Highlight of every members year. This year we will hosting a Junior camp and a Senior camp. 

Junior camp: 30th June - 2nd July


Senior Camp: 8th July - 10th July

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