Saturday September 23, 2023
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Areas, Regionals, National Championships and Mini Championships Information


As far as Pony Club competitions are concerned, the country is divided into 19 different ‘Areas’. Chiddingfold is one of 18 Pony Clubs which make up Area 13. Area Competitions take place each summer, usually in July, and Chiddingfold will hope to put forward teams and/or individuals in each of the four disciplines: dressage, show jumping, eventing and Tetrathlon. These are the most prestigious of the Pony Club competitions as a first or second placing at these events, either as a team or individual, means that you qualify for the National Pony Club Championships representing Area 13. The Championships take place in the middle of August at Offchurch Bury, Warwickshire.

Within the Area competition, there are three levels – Novice/PC 90, Intermediate/PC 100 and Open. This year there is a new level at Eventing ‘The Equidry Chairman’s Cup’.



This is an entry level competition in Dressage, Show Jumping and Eventing reserved for our more novice members. The competition is open to any age of member with any size of horse or pony. The rider must not have previously represented their branch at Novice/PC 90 level or above in Dressage, Show Jumping or Eventing Area competitions. The Regional Qualifiers for Dressage and Eventing (apart from PC70) are usually held at the Area Competitions. The Show Jumping Qualifier is held at a separate event. This may vary from year to year.

The top eight teams from each Regional Qualifier and the first two in each section individuals (10 in Show jumping) go forward to the Regional Championships which are held in late August, often at Rectory Farm, Cirencester.

Within the Regional competition we have 2 levels – PC80 and PC70. 



The Mini Championships traditionally take place in September and is unique to Area 13. The competition is restricted to children 12 years and under riding ponies no bigger than 14.2hh. The rules for the Mini Championships are currently that children who jump competitively at 80cm will not be eligible for the Mini Championships, regardless of their age and height of pony. It is specifically aimed at the younger, less experienced riders. The Mini Championships are an individual and team competition. They do not provide qualification to any further competition. Children can either compete in Eventing or Dressage and/or Show-Jumping.

The level for this competition is PC60