Wednesday February 26, 2020
Area Competitions

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Info about Area Competitions 2020

22 February 2020 – PC Quiz @ venue TBC – North Derry
29 February 2020 – Winter Series Dressage @ Ecclesville – Seskinore
15 March 2020 – Winter Series Show Jumping @ Portmore – East Down
14 May 2020 – Games @ Balmoral (TBC)
23 May 2020 – Area Games @ The Meadows – Fermanagh
14 July 2020 – Area Eventing @ Ballyvannon – Killultagh
20 July 2020 – Area Show Jumping @ The Meadows – East Antrim
25 July 2020 – Area Dressage @ Ballydrum Farm – Mid Antrim
26 & 27 July 2020 – Area Tetrathlon @ Lusks (TBC) – Iveagh

31 August 2020 – Home Champs @ TBC – 

2020 – Horse & Pony Care (TBA)


All dates are subject to change





The Pony Club in the UK is divided into 19 Areas. NI is Area 17. Each summer every Area holds inter-branch competitions for teams and individuals in all disciplines. The winning teams and individuals from each Area qualify for National Championships in England in August.

Area Competitions take place at three main levels – Novice, Intermediate and Advanced. I have included some info on max heights etc below but full details are given in the rules for each discipline which can be found on the main PC website at All area competitors should familiarise themselves with this year’s rules for whichever discipline(s) they want to compete in.

In NI we also include competitions for younger/ less experienced riders alongside the novice/inter/advanced. These are not qualifiers for championships. They are also not governed by their own sets of rules so age limits can vary a little and sometimes dressage competitions have a junior and mini class and sometimes just one or other. We will let you know as soon as we know!


Area SJ

Novice – first round 90cm, second round 95cm

Inter – first round 1m, second round 1.05

Advanced – first round 1.10, second round 1.15

Junior – usually 75/80cm (trying to find out if this is for age 14 and under or under 14, usually just for ponies ie 14.2 and below and there are some restrictions for ponies with SJAI points)

Mini – usually 50/60cm


Junior/mini – sometimes all done in one class, sometimes under 12, sometimes under 14 – it depends on the choice of which branch is running the competition. The test used is also at the discretion of the organiser.




Hi Everyone, here is the text of an email  from Area Rep,  Liz Lowry – just a reminder so we all know where we are.

Good Morning,

 Please remind all your members competing at Area Competitions that should they qualify for The Pony Club Championships they do not have the option of opting out and making a choice of going to Irish Pony Club Championships.

 Our area competitions are for PCUK. 

 Competing at Irish Pony Club Championships will depend on a formal invitation from them and will also depend if they will accept additional entries to their Championships. 

 I will be in touch with IPC after our competitions.

Liz Lowry
Area Representative




Don’t forget if you need spurs and don’t have B test

 you need spurs permission form.