Gosling Cup

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The Gosling Cup is a well-established and long-running competition, unique to Area 8. Mrs Gill Lyster, daughter of the late Mrs Gosling, presents the Cup annually.

It is open to teams in the southern Branches of Area 8.  to participate in a competition that consists of:

  • Individual Ride: a current dressage test
  • Team Ride: a special quadrille dressage test, in which all four ponies are in the arena together!
  • Handy Hunter Trial: using whatever cross-country course is available, this includes some simple challenges e.g. opening gates
  • Show Jumping

The Gosling Cup has a special scoring system: here are the updated  Gosling Cup Rules 2024 . Each year, the competition is hosted by one of the participating Branches.  It is a brilliant day with spectators, who are also often previous Gosling Cup competitors themselves.

 The Gosling  Cup will be held on 16th June 2024 at Ickworth Park , Bury St Edmunds kindly hosted by Suffolk Pony Club .