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Pony Measuring and Appeals

Rules and Appeals
Pony Measuring Information on Rules and Appeals can be viewed in the online Rule Book
(Please Read Carefully as some rules may have been amended)
All Pony Owners intending to have their pony measured must present their ponies in a bridle.  No children under 16 years allowed to lead ponies for safety reasons.
Please note the following conditions for measuring appeals/downsizing confirmations at the Veterinary Clinic for Appeals.
  • Fee €250, payable to the SJAI in advance - a refund of €125 will be made if there is a successful outcome
  • Appeals/downsizing confirmations must be made within one week (5 working days) of measuring - outside of this timeframe a request will need to be submitted to the National Pony Committee to attend the Veterinary Clinic for Appeals.
  • No refund if appointment cancelled
  • Ensure shoes have been removed
  • Pony’s passport to be available
  • All ponies will have a blood sample taken for testing
  • Should the animal be considered unfit for measurement assessment by the Veterinary Surgeon, the procedure will be abandoned and the animal cannot be presented at a later date, either at an SJAI measuring venue or at the Veterinary Clinic for Appeals in the same calendar year
  • On arrival, the animal will be given to a handler from the Veterinary Clinic for Appeals who will have total control of the animal until it is returned to the owner/agent
  • The owner/agent will not be present during the measuring
  • The passport will be stamped denoting 'over' the height if the animal does not measure in or with the height if it does.  The SJI officials in attendance will advise the owner accordingly.
  • A disclaimer must be signed by the owner/agent before the animal is accepted for measuring.  The owner/agent must agree that the Veterinary Clinic for Appeals and the SJAI will not have any responsibility for any mishap at the measuring.



Measuring Venues



Did you know that you book your pony measuring via SJI Live.
See instructions⏬⏬


Pony Measuring will resume in January 2023. The Lenster Region are looking for Vets to attend at the Measuring Venues. 
Any Vet wishing to attend, Please contact the Regional Secretary for details and dates.
2023 Dates

Sunday 8th January  Mullingar EQ 

Saturday 14th January Barnadown.

Saturday 21st January Warrington. 

Saturday 28th January  Coilog. 

Sunday  5th February Mullingar EQ.

Sunday 12 th February Barnadown

Saturday 18th February Warrington 

Saturday 25th February Coilog. 

More dates to follow 

Make sure to bring your ponies passport to the measuring venues 

Regional Secretary Marion Murphy 087 2615341

Each entry will be notified with their time. 



4th Jan  Woodland Equestrian Centre  12noon to 1pm

7th Jan  Ennis ShowGrounds 11am to 1pm

14th Jan Waterford Tipperary Venue TBA 11am to 1pm

21st Jan  West Cork Equestrian Centre 11am to 1pm

28th Jan  M Hourigan's Rathkeale Co Limerick  V94 DT93  11am to 1pm

4th Feb R Widgers Tramore Co Waterford X91 XD43 .11am to 1pm


Regional Secretary Marie Wheeler 0879595255




Sunday 8th January – Duffy’s Equestrian Centre, Claregalway

Sunday 15th January – Ard Chuain Equestrian Centre, County Sligo

Sunday 22nd January – Uppermace Equestrian Centre

Sunday 29th January - Duffy’s Equestrian Centre, Claregalway

Sunday 12th February - Ard Chuain Equestrian Centre, County Sligo

Sunday 19th February – Creagh Equestrian Centre, Ballinasloe

Regional Secretary Geraldine Gallagher 086 3933429

Audrey Geraghty 087 7767446



7th January Lusks 

8th January Eglinton 

22nd January Castle Irvine

4th February Kernans 

25th February Connell Hill

19th March Meadows  

17th April Portmore 


Regional secretary Janet Currie -


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SJI Live Pony Measuring 



(Dates and venues are subject to change) 

FEI Pony Measuring 2023

Cavan Equestrian Centre

➡️FEI Pony Measuring session will take place on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th January 2023 in Cavan Equestrian Centre. FEI Pony Owners should note that only one Irish FEI measuring session will take place in 2023 and should ensure that their Ponies are presented for measuring.

➡️The portal is now OPEN, click here:

➡️Refer to the graphic below to see if you need to measure your pony - pony Owners who intend to compete for the first time in 2023 will need to present to a FEI Measuring Session, and Ponies with an interim measuring certificate will need to be measured.

➡️The FEI transition system will end on 31 December 2022. Therefore, all ponies will need a FEI Measuring Certificate in order to be eligible to compete at FEI Events.

➡️Please read the FEI Guidance carefully. Any FEI Ponies who have previously measured out can re-present at this IRL Session.

➡️All Ponies must be FEI registered for 2023 which opened on 1st November 2022. Please download the following forms:



Please verify venue, date and time 24 hours prior to attending measuring as this data can be subject to change.
Please note that all first time measuring may be carried out at venues in any region and are no longer restricted as previously , to the region in which the owner was domiciled.
All ponies 8 and over must have 2 consecutive measurements at an sji measuring centre.    
Measurements are valid only for the calendar year in which they take place.
Please note j.m.b. measuring identification documents only cannot be accepted at s.j.i. measurings - fully recognised e.u. passport is required.