Thursday September 19, 2019
Mounted Games
 
Mounted Games organiser – Alice Arnold 07854 198654 or alice.arnold@live.co.uk
Please check our ‘what’s on’ page for the next ‘open to all’ rally, or contact the Mounted Games Manager Alice Arnold (alice.arnold@live.co.uk) with any questions, or to find out more.

The NHHPC has been training for the Prince Philip Cup (PPC) Mounted Games for a number of years with our trainers Edward Chamberlain and Anna Lockwood. The squad size and skills have been steadily growing during this time, and we start 2019 with 32 children in the squad.

In October 2017 the North Hereford team of Georgia Barrett, Charlotte Wilson, Lottie Edwards, Otty Thomas, Sophie Beach and Jennifer Arnold made branch history by qualifying at the Pony Club Championships, for the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) to compete for The Prince Philip Cup,as one of the top 6 teams in the country, out of a possible 250 teams.

 

 

PPC Mounted Games involve teams of 4 or 5 riders competing in a series of relay-type races, moving equipment such as boxes, balls, flags, coins, letters, grooming kit and socks, while bending round poles, cones, tables, over stepping stones and through tyres, and getting on and off their ponies – sometimes at great speed!

The competition was conceived by HRH Prince Philip in 1957 and is based on Cavalry skills and techniques, and designed to be entertaining, visually engaging and enhance rider skills and teamwork. Only plain tack is allowed, such as snaffle bits and no whips or spurs.

The NHHPC provide year round weekday and weekend training for every age and ability, and encourage as many members as possible to join in the fun sessions to whatever level they wish.

The branch also hosts it’s own competition in June which attracts some top teams from across the country, and provides funding for the branch.

 

Ponyclub PPC Games is split into the following age groups:

Lead rein, Junior Novice, and Junior– not to have had their 11thbirthday by 1stJanuary of that year

Senior– aged 11 to 14 (not to have had their 15thbirthday by 1stJanuary of that year)

Pairs– aged 11 to 18 (not to have achieved their 19thbirthday by 1stJanuary of that year)

  Payment details for online booking:

Cheques payable to NHHPC or BACS
NatWest a/c 41606531 sort code: 54-30-51
If paying online please quote MG together with YOUR Branch initials (eg MG NHHPC) and email confirmation of payment