Saturday December 16, 2017
Area Competitions

Dear Members

Area competitions 2017

It is time to start planning for the Area competitions this summer. This year they are on the following dates:

Show jumping – Saturday 15 July – Longcot, near Faringdon

Eventing – Saturday 22 July – Dauntsey Park – Open, Intermediate and Novice

  • Thursday 10 August – Foxcote – Regional

Dressage – Wednesday 26 July – Frampton on Severn

Each discipline has competitions at four levels – Open, Intermediate, Novice and Regional.

In show jumping the competition has two rounds. In the Open the fences are 1.10m in the first round and 1.15m in the second. In the Intermediate the fences are 1m and then 1.05m. In the Novice they are 90cm and then 95cm and in the Regional they are 80cm and then two fences will be 85cm in the second round.

In Eventing the height of the cross country fences are as follows:- Open – 1.10m Intermediate – 1.0m, Novice – 90cm and Regional – 80cm. The show jumping is 5cm higher than the cross country.

In dressage the following tests are used:- Open – Open Dressage test 2015, Intermediate – Intermediate Dressage test 2013, Novice – Novice Dressage test 2009 and Regional – Grassroots Dressage test 2016

If you would like to be considered for an Area team this year please use the bookings page to register your interest. You will need to register for each discipline individually and please ensure you are free on the date to compete before you register. You may compete at one level higher in Dressage than in the other disciplines.   At this stage no payment is required but the anticipated costs for team members are as follows:- Show jumping £25, Eventing £60 and Dressage £20.

If you look on the programme you will find training for each discipline and you should endeavour to attend as many as possible. The eligibility rules for Area competitions can be found in the rule books which are available on the main Pony club web page. If you are unsure if you are eligible for a certain level of competition please contact the relevant discipline coordinator, their details can be found on the contacts page of the PC web site.

The closing date to register your interest to be in a team is Sunday 7th May 2017.