Dressage within the Pony Club is now becoming one of the more popular disciplines as members begin to realise that it is the foundation upon which all aspects of riding is based. Once a member gains a competence in dressage it puts them on a very strong footing to compete successfully in Eventing, Combined Training and Pure Dressage competitions.
The following disciplines come under the Dressage Banner.
- IPC Pure Dressage Championship
- IPC Pure Dressage Championship Qualifiers
- Combined Training (with Show jumping)
- Dressage Training/ Schooling
- Non PC Competitions
- Dressage Ireland www.dressageireland.ie
- Silver Spurs
KHPC Training/ Competitions
The KHPC is a very active club, we start organising training rallies early in the year, so keep an eye on this website and our schedule of activities page here for details on upcoming rallies. Click here to go straight to our schedule page.
The IPC finals are held at the Annual PC Championships generally in August and to compete at his event there are area qualifiers (the IPC is divided into areas with a number of Pony Clubs assigned to each area, KHPC is in Area 2). Qualifiers are held during the month of July and from these qualifiers individuals and teams are sent to the Championships. (Careful holiday planning is necessary here as July/August is the peak holiday season!!!!!! Be warned).
Combined training explained
Combined Training comprises of Dressage and Show Jumping. It is an individual competition. The score rewarded for the jumping is added to the marks awarded for the dressage test. If the result is a tie the competitor with the highest dressage score is the winner.
Dressage Highlights 2019/2020
We had a super day in Coilog for our Area Qualifier on the 10th May 2019 with many Kildare members qualifying for the Championships in Barnadown. Here’s how the Championship went for us Kildares.
Congratulations to our Pure Dressage team of Alex Connors, Julia Adams, Isabelle Tyrrell and Emma Osbourne on their 3rd place finish. Also in the individual section, after a great performance Alex finished 2nd scoring 75.23%, well done all.
Moving on to the Combined Training and starting with the U10’s section. We had 3 little stars for the future representing Kildare in Keelagh Mannion, Ellen O’Neill and Sarah Smullen. Sarah getting a very well deserved 6th place, well done girls.
U12’s saw Paddy Smullen and Bonnie O’Neill flying the flag, well done guys.
Juniors, we had Alice O’Sullivan, Kate Fahey, Claire O’Ryan and Rachel Doyle. Rachel doing us proud with a 1st place on a fantastic dressage score of 73.75% and clear show jumping.
Novice, representing the Kildares was Eva O’Neill placing 5th in a tough class, well done.
Intermediate, Ruby Hughes had a fantastic win with a dressage score of 71.38% and clear SJ. Ruby went on to place second at the RDS Combined Training Intermediate class. Well done Ruby.
Open saw Emma Osbourne and Alex Connors out in action with Alex adding to her rosette collection with a 3rd place finish.
Well done to everybody who competed and represented their club so well in the Qualifiers and the Championship.
The National Dressage Day
Competing at the National Dressage Day in the U12, was Caitlin Harrington getting 1st place in her warm up test and 4th in her competition test, well done Caitlin.
Following in the Junior Class was Aoife Harrington, Rachel Doyle & Rebecca Payne – Rebecca obtaining 1st place on a great dressage score of 72.69% - well done to all our competitors.