Show Jumping

Show Jumping within the Pony Club is a sport for ponies and riders which tests the pony’s ability to jump over a course of fences. Show Jumping is a truly exciting sport, one of the three Olympic equestrian disciplines along with Eventing and Dressage. The basic rules are: If a pony knocks a fence they incur four faults. If they refuse to jump a fence they incur four faults. If a pony refuses to attempt to jump a particular fence three times, they are eliminated. For further details please review the IPC Showjumping rules under the Downloads section below.

Show Jumping is available to Kildare Hunt Pony Club members riding at all levels. Rallies (group lessons) and competitions start at X-poles level and continue all the way up to 1m10 and beyond. Rallies are organised on a regular basis. The dates are announced to all members via the what’s app group (KHPC Pony Club Info) and can be booked through Competitions are also run throughout the year. On Sundays through January 2020 we ran a fun and well attended league culminating in an exciting Final on February 2 nd . There will hopefully be another league later in the year and a special show at Halloween.

Showjumping Competitions

KHPC is one branch of the Irish Pony Club, a nationwide organisation consisting of almost 60 branches divided into 9 regions or areas. We are a member of Area 2. Each year there is an Irish Pony Club Championships, a nationwide competition covering all disciplines and held over 3 days. Each area holds a Show Jumping qualifier to decide which branches will represent their area at the Championships. The teams placed first, second and third go forward to the Championships.

Show Jumping Downloads