40cms                                   Riders not 11 years on 01.01.18
50cms                                   Riders not 11 years on 01.01.18
60cms                                   Riders not 12 years on 01.01.18
70cms                                   Riders not 12 years on 01.01.18
80cms                                   Riders not 18 years on 01.01.18
90cms                                   Riders not 18 years on 01.01.18

Ponies may qualify for the final, which will be held at the IPS Championship Show at Cavan, by being placed 1st or 2nd in any recognised Combined Training League or event.  If there is more than one leg at a league, e.g. Raheen-na-Gun, each day will be a qualifier and, should the first two placed ponies have already qualified, the 3rd placed pony may do so.

  • The age of rider will be adhered to at the final, but qualifiers will be run under the specifications of the organisers of each event;
  • There will be set dressage test for the final, but any recognised test used at a qualifier is acceptable.

At present, the qualifiers will be the Raheen-na-Gun League starting on 28th January and the under 12 Combined Training class held by the Sports Pony Challenge Committee at their qualifiers.  Combined Training classes held at any recognised venue can be qualifiers if the organisers email details to

The purpose of this competition is to encourage younger riders and those who may feel that neither their ponies nor themselves are ready to compete in the Sports Pony Challenge.  Riders competing in the Sports Pony Challenge or the IPS Tom Robinson Gold Cup will not be eligible to compete in the Combined Training Final.


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