• CLASS 1  –  Walk & Trot Test 2013 –  *
  • CLASS 2  –  D Level Dressage Test 2012 (Walk and Trot) *
  • CLASS 3  –  C Level Test 2012
  • CLASS 4  –  Grassroots 2018
  • CLASS 5  –  Novice Dressage Test 2020 (qualifier) **
  • CLASS 6  –  Intermediate Dressage Test 2013 (qualifier) **
  • CLASS 7  –  Open Dressage Test 2020 (qualifier)  **
  • CLASS 8  –  Pairs  (use Pairs to Music guidelines – no music required) ***

*both open to lead reins and under 10 – we will split on/off lead reins – if over 10 years old, fine to enter, just will be non-competitive.   (PLEASE NOTE ON ENTRY FORM IF ON LEAD REIN – OFF LEAD WILL BE ASSUMED OTHERWISE)

** these are Spring Festival qualifying classes, which are also open to other branches, so placings will include them, and placings for just our branch points go towards the year’s trophy points.  The top 4 from each group will qualify for our Area Final, however if competitors have already qualified or you don’t want to do the next stage of Area Final on the 7 March 2021 date and venue tbc, the qualifying place will pass down the line to a competitor who does want to take part in the Area Final.  See below for link to tests & rules.  Qualifying places for:

  • Area 5 Final             –               Sun, 8 March 2020 at Northop
  • Championships       –               9-11 April 2021 – Arena UK, Grantham

Run in two arenas 20 x 40 all classes – tbc class order

  • Entry Fee:               £15 one class – £25 for two & £10 thereafter per rider with multiple horses/ponies
  • Entries:                    Please note on your entry if you have already qualified at another Prelim qualifier & if visiting branch        
  • Entries close           Tuesday, 13 October 2020
  • Entries on Entrymaster online system
  • TIMES available Thursday before the competition on EC website


Radfords Equestrian
, Lower House Farm, Llanymynech, Shropshire SY22 6LG

By Kind permission of Mr. J and Mrs H Radford

  1. All classes will be run under Pony Club Dressage Rules 2020/21 and in accordance with Area 5 SPRING FESTIVAL Rules 2020/21. Points will be awarded in accordance with the Area 5 Winter Series Rules. 
  2. Class 3-5 – are Qualifiers
  3. Age as at 1st January 2020


  • Class 1 : The Pony Club WALK & TROT Dressage test 2013
  • Class 2: The Pony Club C LEVEL Dressage Test 2012
  • Class 3: The Pony Club NOVICE Dressage test 2020 ( Qualifier)
  • Class 4: The Pony Club INTERMEDIATE Dressage Test 2013 ( Qualifier)
  • Class 5: The Pony Club OPEN Dressage Test 2020 (Qualifier)

Entry fee is £13 for Classes 1 and 2 , £15 for the qualify classes, 3-5.  Entry is available via Horse Monkey please                                      

(or direct to Tanatside Hunt Pony Club, tanatside@pcuk.org.  Bacs payments to: sort code: 60-83-01 acc: 20405148)  Closing date for entries noon on 7th November 2020


All Horses/Ponies Vaccination should comply with rules for PCUK. Details can be found at;


Disclaimer of Liability
Save for death or personal injury caused by the negligence of the organisers or anyone for whom they are in law responsible, neither the organisers of this event nor the Pony Club, nor any agent, employee or representative of these bodies accepts any liability for any accident, loss, damage, injury or illness to horses, riders, owners, spectators, land, cars, their content and accessories or any other person or property whatsoever, whether caused by their negligence, breach of contract or in any way whatsoever.

Health and Safety
The organisers of this event have taken all reasonable precautions to ensure the health and safety of everyone present. For those measures to be effective, everyone must take all reasonable steps to avoid and prevent accidents occurring and must obey the instructions of the organisers and all officials and stewards.

Refreshments and photographer  will be available.

Any queries please email tanatside@pcuk.org Information prior to the competition will be emailed or published on the Area 5 website

HEALTH AND SAFETY COVID-19 is still very much a threat.  Government guidelines are changing regularly.  We will be conforming to these guidelines and regulations as well as the Pony Club guidelines, and an update just before this event will be emailed out.  However, we will be ensuring 2m social distancing is adhered to.  We ask that only ONE family member/parent accompanies the rider.  No dogs please. We kindly ask that once your time in the arena has finished you return back to your vehicles.  Please do not congregate around the arena.  The seating areas will be taped off for your safety. There will be no formal presentation of prizes. Masks will be required for anyone not competing and while you are in the building.  It you have a fever or are feeling unwell, please do not attend this event. Hand gel and sanitising stations will be provided.

This year, as a result of the Covid19 crisis, we (Pony Club) and all the BEF sports are waiving the “within 6 month” rule for vaccinations. However, we recommend that you seek advice from your vet regarding 6 monthly boosters, depending on the rate of equine flu infection.

Royal Windsor Virtual Dressage Competition

As posted earlier this week Ellie Jones (from CHS branch) was selected to be one of 4 riders to represent England at the Royal Windsor Pony Club virtual home international dressage competition. It was live streamed with commentary and judged on Sunday.

Ellie did a great test to score over 74%, which put the team in the lead after the 1st round. The rest of Team England did some brilliant tests too to take the win overall, which is fantastic.

A big well done Ellie 👏👏

Dressage Home International at Virtual Windsor

Congratulations to ELLIE JONES who has been selected to be one of a team of 4 PC members representing England competing at the Virtual Dressage Home International Competition in place of Windsor.

Ellie is 15 and is a member of Cheshire Hunt South Branch – now the largest Branch in Area 5. She has her C+ test and is the Novice member of the team.  Ellie has been trained by Elizabeth Lyonette, an Area 5 B/AH assessor. Ellie is competing on a  relatively new horse which she acquired just before lockdown so the combination is in its infancy due to Covid restricting Pony Club activities.

We  wish her Good Luck.  The competition will be live streamed on Sunday, September 27th in the afternoon.

Teams Announced for The Omega Equine Pony Club Home International