Thursday January 20, 2022
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Mounted Games

All members are invited, the GAMES TRAINING IS OPEN TO EVERYONE – NOT JUST THOSE WANTING TO BE IN A TEAM. Practices are still taking place most Wednesday nights anyone under 15years on 14.2hh and under ponies are welcome including those on lead rein. Please call Anna first

Contact Anna Steel 07714245236

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How Badsworth PC Qualified for HOYS 2015

Badsworth Games Team


At the beginning of the year around 300 Pony Club teams start practising for the Prince Philip Cup Mounted Games competition.

They competes at friendly competitions run by other Pony Club branches and put on public displays at County Shows and International Horse Trials events.

At their Area Finals in May this year at Wetherby Racecourse the Badsworth Hunt Pony Club Mounted Games team came 2nd, qualifying for the Zone finals.

At the Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham in October there are six places available for the top teams. There are four Zone finals nationally, the Central Zones 1 and 2 are held in June at Moreton Morrell College in Warwickshire, the Southern Zone at Taunton racecourse in July and the Northern Zone in Doune Scotland also in July.

The winners of these four Zones take the first four places at the Horse of the Year Show. The remaining two places are taken by the winners and runners up at the Championship final at the Pony Club Championships at Cholmondeley Castle in August.

Badsworth Hunt competed at Central Zone 1 where they won their place at the Horse of the Year Show after a very exciting run off with Sir William Watkins Wynn Branch from Wales.


The Badsworth Hunt Pony Club team first qualified for the Horse of the Year show in 1998 when the event was held at Wembley in London.

They also qualified in 2002/2003/2008 and 2010 after the event moved to Birmingham. So this is the sixth time the Pony Club has qualified to compete in the Prince Philip Cup at the Horse Of The Year Show.

It is a massive honour and achievement for a Yorkshire team to be there once again and we would be hugely appreciative of any help you can give us in raising funds for the competition.