Pony Club

It’s almost fifty years ago that Stephanie Brooks began encouraging local children to come Errislannan Manor to learn to ride and established the Connemara Branch of the Irish Pony Club.


The Connemara Branch of the Irish Pony Club

The Irish Pony Club is a youth organisation and endeavours to promote and encourage horsemanship, sportsmanship, citizenship and loyalty in a safe and fun atmosphere, for all its members and volunteers.

The objective is to encourage young people to ride and to learn to enjoy all kinds of sport connected with horses and riding. To provide instruction in riding and horsemanship, and to instil in members the proper care of their animals. To promote the highest ideals of sportsmanship, citizenship and loyalty, thereby cultivating strength of character and self-discipline.

The instructional rally of the Connemara Branch takes place on Saturday mornings Easter to October.

Additionally annual one week camps take place in the first two weeks of July, where members can enjoy full days with the ponies and tuition, to work towards their next exam level.  

Saturdays in June / July / August

09:30 – 13:00

8 years and up


Irish Pony Club Prices

• Irish Pony Club Subscription €120
• Saturday Rally €25
• Siblings at Rally €20
• Polo Shirts €20
• Sweatshirt €20
• Camp week €220



Annual Pony Club events include:
• One Day Event
• Open Day and cake sale
• Show jumping
• Dressage competition

Pony Club ‘Camp’ Week:
• Seniors: Last week in June
• Juniors: First week in July


Mini Pops &
Tiny Tots

At Errislannan we also have two weekday afternoon opportunities for those not yet old or experienced enough to join Pony Club.


Mini pops

For those children who have a bit of experience off the lead rein. They will learn to groom, help tack up, receive a small lecture as well as a lesson in the arena or ride out. 

• Group ride
• Stable craft

Thursdays in June / July / August

14:30 – 17:00

Children ages 6+ years

Cost: €25


Tiny tots

For young beginners. A fun and regular way to be introduced and build confidence with ponies and riding. 

• Group lead rein

Mondays June / July / August


Children ages 4 – 6 years

Cost: €25