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Measuring Venues


February 20th Saturday Boswell.

February 21st Sunday Warrington.

February 28th Sunday Coilog.


March 7th Sunday  Mullingar.

11am start: entries on its plain sailing.
Times will be emailed

Mullingar Sunday 7th - closing Thursday 4th

Mullingar 21st March in Mullingar starting 11am.


Sunday 18th April in Warrington EQ.

Start time:  11am. 

Entries will open on its Plain Sailing on Monday 11th April and will close on Friday 16th 6pm. 


Friday 23rd April in Mullingar EQ.

Start Time:  5pm.

Entries will open on its Plain Sailing on Monday 19th and will close Thursday 22nd at 6pm.


Coilog   Friday 21st May.

Start Time:  6pm.

Entries will open on its Plain Sailing


Leinster Pony Measuring in Coilog Equestrian.

Friday 25th June at 6pm.

Entries on its Plain Sailing. 

Entries will open in Friday 18th June at 9am and will close Thursday 24th June at 6pm. 


Leinster Venue: Warrington EQ

Friday 30th July 


Entries to Its Plain Sailing.

Marion 087/2615341.


Leinster Pony Measuring in Coilog EQ at 6pm Friday 10th September.

Entries to Its Plain Sailing. 

Any queries: 087/2615341.



All Measuring bookings to be made on its s Plain Sailing and Covid track and trace forms to be completed.

No children allowed at Measuring and masks must be worn by all attending .

Only one handler with every pony attending. 

Coffee Shops and restaurants will not be open.


~ To enter please click the following link SJI Leinster - Its Plain Sailing Online Payments page events




Banner EC 20th February

Ballinamona EC 21st February

Tipperary EC 27th February 

West Cork EC 28th February 

Limerick/Clare (venue to be confirmed) Tuesday 6th April 2pm

Tipperary Equestrian Centre Tuesday 4th May 2pm

All entries on SJI Live 


Tipperary Equestrian Centre

Tuesday 6th July

from 2pm

Entries on SJI live and all covid restrictions to be adhered to.


Tuesday 7th September 2021 @ 5pm

Tipperary Equestrian Centre, Mill Rd, Thurles, Co Tipperary

Entries on SJi live

Covid restrictions to be adhered to all times.



Duffys Equestrian Centre 21st February at 2pm entry on Its Plain Sailing

Ard Chuain 28th February at 2pm entry will also be on Its Plain sailing

Uppermace 7th March at 2pm entry will be on Its Plain sailing

Creagh 14th March at 2pm entry will be on Its Plain sailing


Sunday 25th April - Duffys Equestrian Centre - Starting at 2pm -

Entries on Its Plain Sailing -


Monday 17th May - Ard Chuain Equestrian Centre - Starting time 6pm

Entries on Its Plain Sailing -


Tuesday 10th August from 7pm in Duffys Equestrian Centre 

Entries close on Monday 9th August at 6pm

Entries on Its Plain Sailing



Times will be emailed







Danescroft Equstrian Centre

Wednesday 25th August beginning at 6.30pm.

entries are now open on ITS PLAIN SAILING beginning at 6.30pm.

Entries will be open until Monday the 23rd at 5pm and emails sent with time slots to the entrants.




Pony Measuring Guidelines


For the 26 counties, Pony Measuring resumes from the 20th of February


  • Pony owner will book measuring through Itsplainsailing for the relevant pony measuring venue and Covid track and trace forms to be completed
  • An email will be issued with a time slot, which you can bring with you as evidence of your reason for travel.
  • If two or more ponies are to be measured, these will be done in the same time frame so that you can leave once finished. 
  • Please make sure to follow the guidelines at the Venue and please wear a mask.
  • Only one handler will be allowed travel and no children permitted.
  • Coffee Shops and restaurants will not be open  










All measuring for 2021 will need to be prebooked, each Region will set this up shortly



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.

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.