Saturday December 9, 2023
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Competing With The Branch

Competing for the Cobham & Wimbledon Branch

We very much encourage our members to take part in Pony Club competitions and we organise training rallies to support and prepare our members.  For general Pony Club competitions you can make your own individual entries – do let us know how you get on.  For competitions with teams, the team manager will organise the teams and make the entries.  Please do not enter your own teams.  To be part of a team, representing the branch, we do need to see you and your pony at rallies competing at the required level.

For Area Competitions all entries for both individuals and teams are made by the team managers and those at the appropriate levels can put themselves forward for consideration.

Dressage Tests using for Pony Club competitions can be downloaded for free here>>



As far as Pony Club competitions are concerned, the country is divided into 19 different ‘Areas’. Cobham & Wimbledon is one of 20 Pony Clubs which make up Area 11. Area Competitions take place each summer, usually in June and July, and Cobham & Wimbledon will hope to put forward teams and/or individuals in each of the three disciplines: dressage, show jumping and eventing. 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 11. The Championships take place at the middle/end of August at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire. Different dressage tests apply at Championship level.

Within the Area competition, there are three levels:

  • Novice/PC 90
  • Intermediate/PC 100
  • Open

To give you an idea of the standard required at each level, the dressage tests/fence heights are as follows:

Area 11, Regional Dates and Area Training

Area and Regional Qualifier Dates:

Barrier  Animal Health Spring Festival Area Qualifiers 2023:

Show Jumping

Saturday 4th February 

Venue: Duckhurst Farm, Staplehurst, Kent. TN12 0JW

Organsing Branch: Ashford Valley

 Contact: Julia McGinley:


Saturday 21st January

Venue: Sands Farm EC, Northlands Road, Farnham, Horsham, West Sussex. RH12 3SQ

Organising Branch: Surrey Union

Contact: Debbie Winchester:

Arena Eventing:

Saturday 12th November

 Venue: Pyecombe Show Ground, Haresdean Lane, Pyecombe, West Sussex, BN45 7EG.

Organising Branch: Southdown Hunt West

Contact: Penny Harlington:

Area Competitions: 

Area Quiz: Sunday 29th January.

Venue: Felbridge Village Hall, Crawley Down Road, East Grinstead, RH19 2PS

Organising Branch: OS&B. 

Contact: Suzie Vickery:

Quiz Final: 22nd April 2023 at Moulton College in Northampton. Mini’s final will be in the morning and Junior/Senior final in the afternoon.

Area Mounted Games: Sunday 14th May 2023

Venue: Lossenham Farm, Lossenham Lane, Cranbrook, Newenden, Kent TN18 5QQ

Organising Branch: Romney Marsh


Area Dressage: Sunday 21st May 2023

Venue: The All England Jumping Course, Hickstead, Hassocks, West Sussex. BN6 9NS

Organising Branch: SDHE


Area Show Jumping: Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July 2023

Venue: Felbridge Show Ground, Copthorne Road, Felbridge, East Grinstead. RH19 2NU.

Organising Branch: Crawley and Horsham


Area Eventing: Saturday and Sunday 22nd/23rd July 2023. Venue: Tweseldown Racecourse, Bourley Road, Fleet, Hampshire. GU52 8AD.

Regional 70cm Area Qualifier: Sunday 25th June 2023. 

Venue: The Mid Surrey Pony Club Field, Hurst Road, Walton-on-the-Hill, KT20 5DN

Contact: Naomi Kitchener:

 Area Tetrathlon: Saturday & Sunday (TBC) July: Organised by the Area Tet Committee. Contact Sally Bowman

Horse and Pony Care: Tuesday 30th May

Venue: Squirrells  Riding School, 116 Common Road, Kent, Chatham, Kent. ME5 9RG

Contact: Hayley Squirell:

Regional Pony Club Area Qualifiers and Regional Championships – Dressage 12th May (Hickstead) & Show Jumping 1st-2nd July 2023 (Felbridge)

This is a new entry level Grassroots competition in Dressage, Show Jumping and Eventing reserved for our more novice members. The Grassroots 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. This year the Regional Qualifier for Dressage and Show Jumping will be held at the Area Competitions. The Eventing Qualifier will be held at a separate event. This may vary from year to year.

The top eight teams from each Regional Qualifier and the first two individuals in each section go forward to the Regional Championships which are held in late August, this year at Horseheath, The Thurlow Estate

To give you an idea of the standard required for the Regional Qualifier, the dressage tests/fence heights are as follows:

Dressage – Grassroots Test 2018

Show Jumping – First round – 80cm; Second round – 80cm with 2 fences at 85cm

Eventing – Grassroots Test 2016; 80cm SJ and XC

Find out more about Pony Club Rules here >>