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Rules for competitions during the Pandemic


  1. By making an entry payment for your child(ren) you are agreeing to the rules below. Hopefully by doing so we will have no issues on the day.
  2. If any member of your family or bubble is symptomatic or has been in the past 14 days, DO NOT attend events. Speak to the organiser for advice!
  3. Please adhere to the Pony Club Codes of Conduct rules which can also be found on the Pony Club website.
  4. All attendees must observe social distancing, currently 2m.
  5. There will be hand sanitisers available, however, we suggest you bring your own as well.
  6. A maximum of 30 people are allowed at a gathering.
  7. Only members of the same family bubble should travel to the venue together, and only one adult per competitor.
  8. The present Pony Club rules state that, Instructors, organisers should keep a 2m distance from each Member, therefore, tack checking is the responsibility of the person accompanying the Member before the start. We will be tack checking at all competitions, but the child will need to be able to show the stitching on their girths and stirrup leathers, they could have their parent/guardian help if they wish.
  9. Do not help with poo picking, however, please ensure the area around your trailer/lorry is cleared before you leave.
  10. Parking of vehicles must be at least 10 metres apart.
  11. Please be aware that there may not be any toilet facilities so you must make your own provision for this.
  12. No dogs.
  13. No photography on social media please, unless approved.
  14. Vaccinations will be accepted as long as they are within the 12 months.
  15. Each team will have a nominated adult to enter the collecting area for the whole team during the warmup. No other adults can be in the area at the same time. The nominated person should bring their own hand sanitiser and gloves must be worn whilst handling the poles.
  16. Please print or make your own numbers x2 one for the rider the other to display in the windscreen of your vehicle throughout your time at each competition.
  17. Maximum numbers in the warm-up area will not exceed four riders at any one time.
  18. Warm up times will be issued with a time limit for each team/rider.
  19. Please respect all organisers and stewards they are doing their best, putting on a competition at a difficult time.
  20. Course walk will be at the beginning of each class for the first 4 teams then another course walk will be available for the next 4 teams or 16 riders until all riders have walked the course.
  21. There may be a slightly different Covid 19 rules in England and Wales, and you must always adhere to them regardless of which country you are in.
  22. There will be no prize giving on the day, results will be posted online. The DCs/Centre Proprietors will be given/sent any rosettes to distribute to their members.
  23. When your child has competing please leave the venue unless a second class has been entered. Please remain in your vehicle until your child’s warm up time.

Thank You

Covid-19 Pony Club statement

The Pony Club statement on Covid-19

Please visit  to get the latest and rapidly changing advice from PCUK

Area 5 Coaches – Accreditation AND and Risk Assessment

Coaches and Activity organisers please access the Coronavirus Advice (top left of pcuk website homepage). 

There you will find the latest Accreditation advice and the Covid 19 Risk Assessment which must be completed as well as the usual riding activity Risk Assessment.




Congratulations to the following members for being placed in the recent National “Write to Ride” competitions. The entry was huge – 450 competitors – so they did particularly well.  They  were:-

  • Daisy Cadwell (Ch H North) who won a TMS photoshoot voucher.
  • Oliver Miller (East Ch) – 2nd placed Racing Prize -VIP day at a National Hunt Race meeting.
  • Pip Young (WWW) – online Yoga session with George Adams.


We know that you are all missing the competitions but hope that you are still training so here is a training challenge for you:

Run the correct distance for your age group as many times as you can before the end of July and record the times. Send us your results each week and at the end of the month there will be prizes for dedication and for improvement.

Your courses will all be different so we are not looking for the fastest but for the person who puts the most effort into their training.This challenge is open to the rest of your family too.

Courses:          (ages as on 1 Jan, except for under 8 which is on the day)

  • under 8            500m
  • 8 & 9                1000m
  • 10 & 11            1000m
  • 12-14               1500m
  • 15+ girls          1500m
  • 15+ boys         2000m or 3000m (choose one and stick to that)
  • 26+                  1000m

Ideally measure a course using Strava, GPS or something similar but the exact distance is not critical so long as you use the same course each time and it is about right.

Ideally record each run on Strava, GPS etc., take a photo/screen shot of the results and submit that. If you don’t have that sort of technology get someone to time you and sign a declaration that it’s correct.

We will not tell anyone what times you have recorded but may share how often you have run.

Results to be submitted by each sunday evening, to this email address.

Please register your interest as soon as possible, so I know who to expect.

I will send each branch contact a list of who I have emailed in their branch so that you can add any others who might be interested. You are welcome to submit branch results each week, rather than leave it to individuals.

Happy running …. Penny

Decorate Your Pony or Hobby Horse Competition

The winners from Area 5 were sent forward to the Final judging and CONGRATULATIONS to the two from Area 5 who were placed – 

  • Phoebe Hargreaves (Sir WWW Branch) and
  • Evie Bayman (Anglesey Riding Centre). 

Thank you to all of you who supported the competition.

Congratulations to Area 2 whose member is the Overall Champion in the Pony section and  to Area 11 whose member is Champion in the Hobby Horse Section.

Alan Davies enjoyed judging it and had this to say:

  • Very well done to everyone!
  • It was very hard to judge!
  • Everyone put in a lot of effort and imagination!
  • I was extremely impressed and would have liked to give you all a prize !
  • Thank you for asking me to judge , it’s been very entertaining!!


Place Section Name Area
 Champion Overall Pony Sophie Bowes 2
Reserve Champion Overall Pony Issy Hobbs 11
Champion Overall Hobby Horse Bradley Holmes 11
Reserve Champion Overall Hobby Horse Evie Murray 11
1st 1a Phoebe 5
2nd 1a Tristran Mante 11
1st 1b Bradley Holmes 11
2nd 1b Arabella Naylor 11
1st 2a Sophie Bowes 2
2nd 2a Imogen Millard-Evans 11
1st 2b Evie Murray 11
2nd 2b Evie Bayman 5
1st 3a Issy Hobbs 11
2nd 3a Heulan Donovan 3
1st 3b Daisy MacNamara 3
2nd 3b Jason Glenister 11