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2019 Inter Pacific Exchange


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2017 Inter Pacific Exchange

28th IPE

Hosted by the USPC June 28 to July 12

Rider Application, Coach Application, Team Manager Application,

Notice, Other Forms

Canadian Team

Danielle Suzuki     WOR

Samara Balfour     WOR

Joecy Peters     NS

Jacqui Dennis    Team Manager

Dana Balfour    Team Coach

Team Shirts are provided by Equestrian Factory Outlet.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.



27th Inter Pacific Exchange

Hosted by Canada

July 31 to August 17, 2015

2015 Canadian Team

Stephanie Strome     Strathcona Pony Club      ANR

Sarah Gilmour    East Maple Ridge Pony Club    BCLM

Marlies Kerkhoven    Mission Hills Pony Club    BCLM

Samara Balfour    Bright Water Pony Club    WOR

Coach - Dana Balfour

Chaperone - Janette Strome

Updated Itinerary

Land Fees for 2015 are $800 Canadian.

IPE 2015 Announcement

Candidate Application

Coach Application

Team Manager Application

Other Required Forms





26th Inter Pacific Exchange

Hosted by Australia

July 26 - August 12

Canada Announces the IPE 2013 Team

Eleanor MacLean       Vancouver PC          BCLM

Natasha Matte            Oxford Downs PC    SLOV

Samara Balfour          Bright Water PC       WOR

Trevor Clarke             Vancouver PC           BCLM

Coach: Margot Vilvang

Chaperone: Jacqui Dennis

Alternate Rider: Kaya Hunter

The IPE will begin with 6 days on the Gold Coast, south of Brisbane.  Accommodation will be at the Runaway Bay super sports centre(  After the activities of the Kangaroo Cup (a Horse Trails) at Southport Pony Club on the first Saturday and Sunday, the group will visit the Outback Spectacular, a well known location for dinner and entertainment.

There will follow a trip to a horse stud in the hinterland and a visit to Mount Tamborineand the Aussie Pie Shop.  There may be time for a visit to a theme park such as Wet and Wild or a Canal Cruise.

The teams will then travel to Warwick in the near outback, where the weather will no doubt be chilly.  The teams will experience some great country hospitality and canparticipate in two days of horseback riding activities.  These could inculude such things as team penning, cross country riding in the Warwick 3* course, gymkhana events or trail riding.  Come prepared!

Travelling onto the Sunshine Coast, north of Brisbane, the teams will be based at Noosaville along the Noosa River.  Activities in this area will include a visit to Australia Zoo ( and a trail ride experience with Alex Watson, an Australian Olympic Pentathlete who has a stable full of Australian Stock Horses. (

The Nationals Cup competition (Show Jumping) will take place at Kenilworth Show Grounds, a 30 minute bus ride inland from Noosaville and will take palce in the final weekend of the exchange.

The team should plan for at least one extra travel day on either end of the tour.

Application Forms

Costs include an $800AU land fee plus about $2200 in airfare.  The entire team will leave from one central location, probably Vancouver.  Candidates from east of Vancouver will have an extra airfare. The team members will also be responsible to cover 1/2 of the airfare and land fees for the Coach and Chaperone.

Inter Pacific Exchange

25th Inter Pacific Exchange 2011

Hosted by New Zealand May 1st to May 15th


To see more photos, visit the NZ web site at

Congratulations to

Team Canada

Nayla Charbonneau Vancouver BCLM

Mariah Chapman Armstrong BCIN

Rachele Foote Annapolis NS

Kelsey Campbell Vancouver BCLM

Kat Lessing Campbell Valey BCLM

Coach Margot Vilvang

Chaperone Sheila Taylor

New Zealand Pony Clubs Association Inc.

2011 Inter Pacific Exchange - Itinerary

Sunday 1st May

  • Arrival at Wellington Airport - teams will be transported by bus to the Makahika Outdoor Pursuits Centre, Levin
  • Arrive Makahika Outdoor Pursuits Centre - welcome, team activities -
  • Evening Meal followed by personality types explored - fun activity

Monday 2nd

  • Makahika In-Camp Adventure Programme
  • High Ropes, Climbing, Abseiling, Flying Fox
  • Dinner and overnight at Bush Hut

Tuesday 3rd

  • NZ Bush and navigation exercise - Team competition. (Riders will see some of NZ's most beautiful native forest, fauna and animals during this activity).
  • Return to Makahika Outdoor Pursuits Centre for evening meal
  • Games night and social time

Wednesday 4th

Thursday 5th

  • Horse trekking from Makahika in two groups
  • Half day activity, half day rest and relaxation

Friday 6th

Saturday 7th

  • Meet with team horses and training session

Sunday 8th

  • Compete at Horowhenua Gymkhana Teams
  • Events - games, show jumping and some flat classes (to be confirmed on the day)

Monday 9th


Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th

Friday 13th

  • am - Hamilton, select horses for the Nations Cup
  • pm - visit horse stud; participate in a polo game followed by a BBQ tea at Kihikihi

Saturday 14th

  • Nations Cup
  • Formal Dinner

Sunday 15th

  • Bus to Auckland for departure

Team Managers will be informed of the date and venue of IP Meeting on the evening of Sunday 1st May.

Map of North Island. Use this map to find each of your New Zealand destinations -



The Inter Pacific Exchange involves Canada, the US, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Hong Kong.

The rotation since the beginning has been:
Australia 1961 Australia 1991
Canada 1963 Canada 1993
United States 1965 Japan 1995
New Zealand 1967 Hong Kong 1997
Australia 1969 USA 1999
Canada 1971 New Zealand 2001
Japan 1973 Australia 2003
United States 1975 Canada 2005
New Zealand 1977 United States 2007
Australia 1979 Hong Kong 2010
Canada 1981 New Zealand 2011
Japan 1983 Australia 2013
Great Britain 1985 Canada 2015
Hong Kong 1987 USA 2017
New Zealand 1989               Hong Kong        2019

It is held every two years and usually involves Show Jumping and Eventing.