Tuesday September 26, 2023
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Pony Racing taster day


Times for Area Dressage and SJ 2023

Area SJ Times – https://www.ponyclubresults.co.uk/events/event.php?eventid=3409

Area Dressage times – https://www.ponyclubresults.co.uk/events/event.php?eventid=3408

Virtual dressage competition

We have just released information for members to apply for the 2023 PCIA Virtual Dressage Competition. This is an exciting opportunity for members to take part in an International Virtual Dressage Competition alongside other members from Pony Club International Alliance (PCIA) countries. There are six classes available, and the Dressage Committee will be selecting members to hopefully make a team of four for each class. To apply, members need to meet some eligibility criteria and submit a video of them riding a specified dressage test.


Classes and Application Criteria (ages on 1st Jan 2023):

  • Class 1 – Training Level, Members 14 years and under, submit video riding PC Novice Champs Test 2017
  • Class 2 – First Level, Members 18 years and under with C Test or above, submit video riding PC Intermediate Champs Test 2014
  • Class 3 – Second Level, Members 25 years and under with B (Care) Test or above, submit video riding PC Open Champs Test 2018
  • Class 4 – Third Level, Members 25 years and under, submit video riding BD Advanced Medium 85 2009
  • Class 5 – Pas de Deux Freestyle to Music, Pairs, open to all members
  • Class 6 – Prix Caprilli, Open to all members


All of the information, including how to apply and important rules, is on the website at https://pcuk.org/sports/dressage/competitions-and-events/pcia-virtual-dressage-competition/.

Spring newsletter now available

Spring Newsletter 2023

Senior camp at Somerford Park


Save the date

‘Save the date’ for Senior Jumping Camp, Somerford Park Friday 31st March to Sunday 2nd April 2023.

Autumn Newsletter

Please see the latest newsletter for upcoming dates etc…..

Regionals at 70cm for Dressage and SJ

We’ve had it confirmed that there will be a 70cm class for Dressage (using 70cm eventing test) and a separate 70cm class for SJ, so there will be a class to qualify for at this level, from our Area 10 Area Competitions.

There will be no age restriction on these classes (previously intended for 13 and under).  Anyone who’s previously done 80 grass roots level is not eligible.
For info, here is a link to the Rectory Farm schedule.  Our Area 10 schedules are in the course of being amended to reflect this.
Best wishes
Endurance CPD for coaches

The Endurance Committee is working to support more members to take part and try the sport. To help this to take place in branches themselves Robert Blane has progressed an online session for Coaches to support them to find out more about the sport and get members ready to take part.

Spaces are limited to 20 people on the 5th April at 7 pm.

For a summary of the session and to book please see the link below. The session is an approved CPD for coaches and following successful attendance, our PELHAM records will be updated to reflect.


Would it be possible to encourage coaches to sign up where possible?

Many thanks

Zoe Pulling
Development Officer

t: 02476698306   e: zoe.pulling@pcuk.org  

Pony Club Race Days 2022

We’re very pleased to confirm we have 9 Race Days this year and it is looking rather positive that there may be a 10th soon to be available. This is in line with the Pony Racing Pathway progression Charles and I shared in our summer update last year.

The first Race Day is early April, we have 4 race days currently accepting entries. The two new ones to note are Bangnor on Dee and Milborne St Andrews.

If you have members who would be interested in taking part in Pony Racing they can find out more about the Days:


To enter a Pony Club Race Day, the Combination of Member and Pony must have since 1st July the previous year participated in;

  1. a minimum of 2 Qualifying Rallies/Coaching/Training Sessions as per The Pony Club Handbook or
  2. a minimum of 1 (passed) PRA/PC Training Day
  3. attended and Completed a British Racing School or National Racing College Level 3 Training day (Passed)

I very much appreciate your help and support o far with encouraging centres and branches to give racing a try and wondered if you might share that entries are open with DCs/ Centres and via your social media please?

If you have any questions or queries about Pony Racing please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Many thanks

Zoe Pulling
Development Officer

t: 02476698306   e: zoe.pulling@pcuk.org