Thursday April 22, 2021
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Eventing

The full Eventing rule book can be downloaded here:

Eventing Rules

Eventing  (sometimes known as Horse Trials)

Pony Club Eventing tests a pony and rider’s all-round skill in the three disciplines of  dressage, show jumping and cross country. Scores are converted to penalty points and the LOWEST score wins.

Competitors may enter individually as well as in teams and placings are given to both.  Our eventing organiser is Rosie Glaister, please let her know if you are interested in being on teams, rosie@ramsterhall.com Please contact Rosie, Heidi or Henri if you are unsure of the level you should be entering or have any questions about eventing.

Full details of the Pony Club Eventing can be found here:

https://pcuk.org/sports/eventing/

Pony Club Eventing is divided into 5 levels:

PC70: Jumps up to 70cm in the SJ and 60cm XC
PC80: Jumps up to 85cm in the SJ and 80cm XC (= BE80)
PC90: Jumps up to 95cm in the SJ and 90cm XC (=BE90)
PC100: Jumps up to 1.05m in the SJ and 1m XC (=BE100)
PC110: Jumps up to 1.15m in the SJ and 1.10m XC (= BE Novice)

The dressage tests for all events will be shown on the schedule for the event and can be found in the Eventing Rulebook  or here: https://pcuk.org/sports/dressage/dressage-tests/

We enter teams at all levels throughout the spring and summer, at local and Area events. You will normally have to progress through the levels, completing at least two clear rounds Cross Country at one height before moving up a level: this is for safety reasons as you will be jumping solid, fixed fences. Your entry form will usually have to be countersigned by the DC for this reason. The Area qualifier competitions are tough with high standards and lots of pressure, so we only select the strongest combinations for each category. For these competitions, we are unable to consider you unless you are successfully competing as a combination at the level you wish to represent the branch. Teams will be chosen based on your competition results as well as your commitment to training and the branch, please see our team selection policy.

We offer regular eventing training throughout the year. In the winter we offer clinics for everyone from 60cm to Open level, where you can learn to jump cross country questions such as angled doubles, corners and skinnies in the safety of a sand school. In the spring and summer we offer cross country rallies at venues such as Iping, Munstead, Rogate and Coombelands, as well as offering the opportunity to jump cross country fences at some of our working rallies.

In order for you to plan your training programme look on the Area 13 calendar on the PCUK website (or follow the link on the left) for competition dates. However, you need to think carefully about which level you would like to compete at and check the eligibility rules on the main pony club web site – a single wrong competition at a higher level could make you ineligible forever and means you might miss out on team competitions best suited for the success of you and your pony.

You should of course also take advantage of the dressage and show jumping training we offer.

You must ensure that your hat and body protector complies with current PC rules and you must always wear a body protector when riding cross country.

 

GUIDE TO HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THE PONY CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021

All members must compete at their Area competition in 2021 to qualify for PC80 to PC100+.

PLEASE REFER TO THE EVENTING RULE BOOK 2020 FOR MORE DETAILED RULES.

Grassroots Regional Top 6 teams qualify.

PC80 The first 4 individuals in each section qualify**

Open PC90 TEAMS NOT ELIGIBLE

If two sections are run the 1st place in each section qualifies.

If one section is run 1st and 2nd places qualify.

PC90 The winning team qualifies automatically.

2nd team qualifies if 12-24 teams compete.

3rd team qualifies if 25 or more teams compete.

4th team qualifies if 30 or more teams compete.

The winner of each section qualifies automatically**

The second qualifies if more than 18 competed in the section**

PC100 All members must compete at their Area competition.

Winning team qualifies automatically.

2nd team qualifies if 6 or more teams compete.

3rd team qualifies if 12 or more teams compete.

The winner of each section qualifies automatically**

2nd in section qualifies if 12 or more competed in the section**

3rd in section qualifies if 18 or more competed in the section**

4th in section qualifies if 25 or more competed in the section**

Additionally, if a member who qualified for the Pony Club PC100 Championships in 2019 either as an individual or as a member of a team does not qualify either as an individual or as a member of a team for the Pony Club Championships at the Area competition in 2021, the member (not necessarily the combination of horse and rider) may use their 2019 qualification to enter the Pony Club PC100 Championships in 2021 as an individual PROVIDED THAT:

  1. the member competed in the PC100 class at their 2021 Area qualifying competition: AND

  2. the rider completed the Area qualifying competition in 2021 with no more than 12 faults in the show jumping phase and no jumping penalties cross country; AND

  3. both the rider and the horse entered at the Pony Club Championships fulfil the current eligibility requirements.

Members may qualify for the PC Championships in both the PC100+ and PC110.

PC100+ Winning team qualifies automatically.

2nd team qualifies if 6 or more teams compete.

3rd team qualifies if 12 or more teams compete.

The winner of each section qualifies automatically**

2nd in section qualifies if 12 or more competed in the section**

3rd in section qualifies if 18 or more competed in the section**

4th in section qualifies if 25 or more competed in the section**

** individual qualifications will pass down in the event that a qualifying individual is in a team which qualifies.

Additionally, if a member who qualified for the 2019 Pony Club PC110 Championships as an individual or as a member of a team does not qualify as an individual or as a member of a team for the PC100+ Championships at the 2021 Area PC100+ competition, the member (not necessarily the combination of horse and rider) may use their 2019 PC110 qualification to enter the PC100+ Championships

as an individual PROVIDED THAT

(a) the member competed in either the PC110 or PC100+ class at their 2021 Area qualifying competition: AND

(b) the rider completed the Area qualifying competition in 2021 with no more than 12 faults in the show jumping phase and no jumping penalties cross country; AND

(c) both the rider and the horse entered at the Pony Club Championships fulfil the current eligibility requirements.

PC110 Competitors can only qualify as individuals.

Teams:

If a Branch has three or four members who have qualified, then a Branch team can be declared.

All entries will be put into their relevant Area team at the Championship with the top three scores to count.

Combination of horse and rider must, in the period 1st July 2020 to 1st August 2021, have either:

  1. Been placed in the top 10% at any BE (or EI)110 or above (please see rule 1 on page 59 of the Rule Book for horse eligibility), OR

  2. Obtained double clears twice at any two BE (or EI)110 or above or PC110 (including any Area) competitions; OR

  3. Gained 4 Minimum Eligibility Requirement Points (MER).

A MER can be gained by completing a BE (or EI)110 or above or a PC110 competition with:

  • No more than 45 dressage penalty points

  • A clear cross-country round with no more than 30 time penalties

  • A show jumping round with no more than 12 jumping penalties.

In addition, the following will qualify for the 2021 PC110 Championships at their Area Competition if they have no jumping penalties across country:

  • The winner or second placed in a section.

  • 3rd in section qualifies if 15 or more competed in that section.

  • 4th in section qualifies if 20 or more competed in that section.

  • any individual with a clear round across country (not including time penalties), and no more than 4 faults in the show jumping and a dressage score of 50 or less.

Out of Area Qualification for the PC110 Championships.

A member may also qualify for the PC110 Championships at ANY AREA competition provided that they have a clear round across country (not including time penalties); no more than 4 faults in the show jumping and a dressage score of 50 or less.

However, sectional placings will NOT qualify a member except at their own Area competition and their result will be disregarded in determining placings within the section in which they compete (i.e., if an out of Area competitor finishes in what would otherwise be a qualifying position, the qualification will pass down to the next highest placed member from the host Area).

Areas that cannot hold a 110 qualifier may join with another Area. Each Area’s competitors should run in their own Area section. Sectional placing will then count as a qualification (see the New Eligibility Rules for PC110 Championships 2021 for details) (see above).