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48: JOYCES ALL IRELAND 36th Ridden Registered Connemara Performance Pony Championship Qualifier

EQUESTRIAN ➤ PONIES- SAT 24th JUNE 2023 X DO NOT USE - Charleville Agricultural Show 2023 - Tue, 5th Dec, 2023

Rider must be 16 years and over on 01/01/2022.

Kindly sponsored by Joyce’s Supermarkets and Galway Irish Crystal

Rules for Joyces All Ireland 2022

1. Qualifying rounds will be held at designated shows.
2. Ponies 4 years old and over are eligible.
3. More than one pony in each qualifying class may be selected to compete in the final provided the judges agree that the standard is high enough and may qualify a second pony.
4. Judge of the day must sign the qualifying entry form(s)
5. Pony and / or Rider once qualified are not eligible to participate in subsequent qualifiers in the same category. This rule may be waived by the Show Committee in exceptional circumstances e.g. sale of a pony or injury of rider prior to final. Permission from the Oughterard Show Committee must be granted prior to any previously qualified pony or rider competing in subsequent qualifying rounds. Failure to do so will result in the entry not being accepted.
6. On completion of judging at qualifiers the successful qualifier will be given all relevant entry documentation by the ring steward. This must be completed and returned, along with the appropriate fee, to the secretary of Oughterard Show within 7 days - this rule will be strictly adhered to.
7. Ponies must be registered in a main Connemara Studbook. The Passport of each pony must be presented prior to judging at the qualifying show and on the day of the final.
8. The rider must be 16 years and over on 01/01/2022.
9. Jumping over rustic/ natural fences will be part of the qualifying rounds and final. Qualifying rounds require a minimum of 4 fences. Jumps at qualifiers should not exceed 90cm in height and 90cm in width. Entrants from shows who do not adhere to this rule will not be accepted.
10. The Final requires a minimum of 5 fences which will include a double. Fences must not exceed 1m in height and 1m in width.
11. Ponies to be ridden in a Plain Snaffle, Pelham or Double Bridle. Boots are allowed for the jumping phase only, and must be removed prior to the in-hand or Flat Sections. A running martingale is permitted in qualifiers and in the Final but spurs are prohibited. The same tack must be used in both phases.
12. A performance judge must be used at qualifying shows.
13. Ponies will be judged on type, confirmation, jumping technique, way of going and action in-hand.
14. Random Dope testing may be carried out on the day of the final.
15. Any objection must be lodged in writing with the show secretary within half an hour following the completion of the competition, together with €50 which is refundable if the objection is upheld.
16. Oughterard Show Committee, in consultation with the sponsor, reserves the right to amend the rules as may be deemed necessary.

* It is strongly advised by the Oughterard Show Society that all competitors
should wear a body protector. *

Qualifying Rosettes will be presented at the Final.

EQUESTRIAN - Opening Notes

Premises Registration

As from 1 May 2012, any premises (which includes shows, fairs and markets) where horses or other equines are gathered must be registered with the Department.  Owners/persons in charge of such gatherings are required to submit a completed application form for registration and to keep records of movements on/off their premises.

Records must be retained for at least 3 years as they may be required by the Department for the purposes of tracing disease. Records required are

  • The name and address of the owner/person in charge of the premises from which the equine came
  • The premises registration number from which the equine came and
  • Passport number/UELN number of the animal

It is important therefore that Show organisers should contact their local Regional Veterinary Office in advance so that consideration can be given to compliance with the requirements outlined above.

Equine Identification

All Equines (which include horses, ponies and donkeys) must be identified in accordance with EU and national legislation.

  • It is an offence to be in possession of an equine that is not properly identified. 
  • Equine passports must be issued by approved Passport Issuing Organisations [PIOs] not later than 12 months from the date of birth of the animal and, in any event before the equine leaves the establishment of birth for a period exceeding 30 days, except in limited circumstances.  The passport is valid for the lifetime of the animal.  A list of the PIOs approved by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine is set out in Appendix 5.
  • Microchip - all equines issued with a passport after 1st July 2009 must have a corresponding microchip implanted by a veterinarian, the details of which are recorded in the passport and in the central equine database, thereby creating a link between the passport and the animal.

In respect of each equine in their care, a keeper must ensure that

  • the equine is registered with an approved PIO;
  • the animal’s passport is issued in accordance with EU and national legislation;
  • they are in compliance with the provisions of the legislation whereby the passport issued in respect of the equine must accompany the animal whenever it is moved to events such as shows, sales and to slaughter plants, etc.
PONIES- SAT 24th JUNE 2023 - Opening Notes

Prizes will be issued by post to winners after the Show.

Affiliated to the Irish Pony Society (I.P.S)

Entry Fee:  
Prizes:   1st - €50.00 , 2nd - €40.00 , 3rd - €30.00
Class is currently closed for entry.