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Important Rally Information

Rallies are generally held on the first Sunday of each month from February to November.* Our December rally is generally held on the first Saturday in December, followed by our Christmas Party and Presentation night that evening.

*Sometimes it may be necessary to change our rally dates to accommodate competitions, holidays etc, so it is important that you check our website for notifications.

Please ensure you RSVP to the rally seven days prior to the rally. 

Please take the time to read the information below and if you still have queries regarding our rally, please contact our DC Sinéad Hanlon.

Rally Groups

Members are instructed in groups based on the ability of the horse and rider combination. Grading and grouping is not an exact science and often riders’ abilities can vary across the disciplines. With this in mind, we work very hard to ensure that our riders are placed in groups that allow the group to operate at a similar level where everyone can learn, be challenged and enjoy the rally.

Each group generally has between 5 and 8 riders, pending attendance. Groups are reviewed on a regular basis throughout the year. Group information is updated in the week before every rally and posted on the website in the rallies section.

Rally Attendance -Don’t forget your Grading Card!

It is important that you ALWAYS bring your grading card to rallies and competitions.  Grading cards (also known as membership cards) provide an important record of your attendance and grading and verify that you are insured. They are issued annually by PCV via your club upon payment of fees.

Attendance Register – Sign in at rallies.

Before the start of each rally, all riders must sign the Attendance Register at the DC desk and place their PCV grading card in the “in tray”. 

*All riders under the age of 18, must have a parent/carer in attendance at all times.

 

Car & float parking

To ensure the space is used well and that everyone remains safe there are a few guidelines for parking at rallies and other events.

  • Please do not park cars along or adjacent to the horse yards as this creates congestion along the road into the car park.

  • Please consider the trees and try not to park within their drip zone as this compacts the ground and causes damage to the trees.

  • Do not tie horses to trees or deposit manure directly under the trees.

  • Please try to park floats in an orderly fashion allowing sufficient room between floats to tie up horses and between your car and the float in front.

  • If your car does not have a float attached, please park it outside the double gates.

 

Yard tips

With 59 Yards, all members have access to them on rally day. When using yards, please remove saddles and bridles, and put a halter on your horse before leaving your horse in a yard. Please also ensure that tack is not left hanging on the yard for your horse or pony to dine on whilst you are eating your lunch.

Water & rugs 

All horses should have a bucket of water within reach, particularly on hot days. During cool and wet weather, all horses should have suitable rugs on when they are not being ridden.

 

Washing horses

The club has a wash bay near the gate that leads into the float parking area.

Poo pickup

It is important that riders pick up their horse’s poo and put it in the allocated area in the carpark before leaving the grounds. A wheelbarrow and fork and shovel are made available for members to use at rallies.

Parents riding & extra horses

It is important to note that parents cannot ride horses at rallies, or lead around spare horses while sessions are in progress. If there is a problem with a horse (eg. it is very unsettled) please speak to the DC first about options to resolve the situation. This rule is in place so that all riders and horses can participate safely.

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