Best Luck to Alannah at the Irish Pony Club Race Day!

Irish Pony Club Race Day  – Jockey Skills participants selected

The Irish Pony Club will join forces with The Curragh Racecourse on Sunday September 27th when the annual Pony Club Family Race Day takes place at the famous CountyKildare venue.

The top class program of racing features the Juddmonte Beresford Stakes (Group 2), CL & ML Weld Park Stakes (Group 3) and Manguard Plus Amateur Riders Derby.

The objective of this exciting initiative will be not only for the Curragh to showcase horse racing to Pony Club members from all over Ireland, but most importantly for the Pony Club to celebrate the end of their busy summer season with a fun and exciting day for all the family to enjoy.

One of the most exciting aspects of the initiative is a Jockey Skills Training Course, which will take place in advance of the race day at the world renowned RacingAcademy and Centre of Education in KildareTown with 10 Pony Club members taking part. The following have been selected


Ben Harvey                 Ward Union

Ned Fox                       Scarteen

Alannah Budds            West Waterford

Emily Wallace             Tipperary

Kellie McClaffery        East Donegal

James Coonan           Kildare

Niall Houlihan              Waterford

Jack Hassett               Tipperary

Jim Tyrrell                   Laois

Jill McGettigan            East Donegal


The overall winner who will be announced on the race day, will receive one week of work experience with a leading trainer, together with private jockey coaching session with a RACE Instructor and 200 euro voucher from TRI Equestrian.  A Jockey Skills Display will take place on the track after the last race with the emphasis on style and skill not as an actual race. Participants in Jockey Skills course will be assessed by RACE during their weekend course for the suitability to ride in the display.


A packed program of entertainment during the afternoon will include a special Musical Ride performance by the Killinick Pony Club, while there will be presentations to the 10 Pony Club members who have been selected for Inspirational Awards,


All Pony Club members will gain free admission to the races, while there is a special €5 admission ticket available to parents and families of pony club members which must be purchased by 25rd September at and insert promo code IPC15


Updated: 08/09/2015 — 2:29 pm