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Area Teams 2019

Teams for SJ, Dressage and Eventing


Area competitions for SJ, Dressage and Eventing are held in July. Each branch can put forward 2 teams of 4 plus 2 individuals for each level in each sport to compete against the other branches in Area 9. Team members are also competing as individuals. From each team of 4 only the top 3 scores count towards the team total.






The top teams and individuals at the Area competitions for Novice, Intermediate and Open levels qualify to compete at the prestigious PC Championships at Cholmondley Castle. The exact number of qualifying places depends on the number of members competing at the Area competition.

There is also an entry level Regional competition in all sports to qualify for the Regional Championships at Rectory Farm, Glos at the end of August.

Please make a note of the dates for the Championships and try to keep those dates free in case you or your team qualify.

  • Novice, Intermediate and Open Championships are at Cholmondley Castle, Cheshire. 16th-20st August.
  • Regional Championships are at Rectory Farm, Glos. 24th Aug (Dressage), 25th Aug (SJ), 26th Aug (Eventing)

2021: Long lists for this year will be announced early in June.

Please ensure that you have attended at least one rally for the relevant discipline AND have sent results to the team manager BEFORE 1st June 2019. The Big Elmwood Rally will be the last opportunity to be assessed for this year.

For those on the Long List:

Please check the discipline(s) and level you have been offered and check all the information is correct.
We have put a lot of time and thought into ensuring competitive but fully inclusive teams made up from members we feel are already competing and training confidently at the relevant level. We want our members to enjoy the Area competitions are that will only happy if they are totally confident at that level. If in doubt it is better to wait for next year.
To confirm your place:

If you are on the long list we’d like you to compete for the branch as an Individual or Team member. Please send payment for the entry fees to OBHPC account 21314106 sort code 40-45-36 with your child’s name and DR/SJ/EV as applicable as the reference. In the very unlikely event of balloting your entry will be refunded in full.

Eventing – Novice/Intermediate/Open  £76 including start fee

Eventing – Regional 70/80cm £50 (exact fee TBC. Any under/over payment will be charged/refunded on the day)

Show Jumping – Regional 80cm/Novice/Intermediate/Open £25 

Show Jumping – 70cm £15

Dressage – all levels £22

Please email to confirm the following as soon as possible. This will confirm your place.

  • Amount paid
  • Horse / rider will be eligible for the level proposed (see eligibility rules below)
  • Horse / pony will have been vaccinated within the 6 months before the Areas and Championships.
  • Horse / pony name if not correct on list
  • Availability for Regional or Main Championships if not already specified on list (please note, this will not exclude you from teams, however we need to ensure we have enough available members are on each team, to allow other to be substituted).
  • Special requests – eg. if horse will only run if the ground isn’t hard.

Final teams and Individuals will be confirmed early in July and will be decided based on competition results and progress in training.

Branch code of practice for Teams and Individuals:

  1. As a branch we are obliged to field our most competitive teams at Area competitions.
  2. If selected for a team, members are expected to attend regular training rallies.
  3. Once a place on the squad has been offered and accepted you will be liable for payment for your place at the competition even if you are unable to attend or fail to fulfil the eligibility requirements.
  4. Members are responsible for ensuring that they are, and remain, eligible for the competition.
  5. Members are expected to attend the prize giving for their class at Area competitions and Championships.
  6. Teams and individuals will be warmed up by a team trainer and must attend the team course walks. XC course walks may be the day before the competition.
  7. If you are not available for the Championships and you or your team qualify you must let the team manager or DC know before prize giving as the qualification may need to be passed down.

Choosing whether to apply for a Team place or Individual place

In addition to teams, we are able to include a number of Individual competitors. Individuals may be added to a team if numbers permit. If ANY of the following apply, please ask for an individual place as our teams will get the most from the experience if they can operate as a unit. 

  • You are unable to commit to team training before the Area competition.
  • You are unavailable for XC course walks the day before (Eventing only)
  • You are unable to commit to competing at the Championships if your team qualifies
  • You want to be warmed up by someone other than the team trainer 
  • You are unable to stay for the prize-giving for your class
  • You are unable to commit to competing for the best interest of the team for the entire competition

Team selection process

Long lists are put together by a selection panel of team trainers, team managers and committee in early June based on attendance at rallies and recent competition results at the relevant level. The final teams and individuals are decided 2 weeks before each competition based on commitment to training, progress and competition results, however the team selectors reserve the right to make changes to the teams at any time.


Please read the eligibility rules for EACH sport you are competing in. They are further down this page. It is essential that you are eligible on the day of the competition AND on the day of the Championships if you qualify or the ENTIRE TEAM will be disqualified. The Pony Club office will check the records of every qualifying combination.

Check this eligibility table if you are competing at different levels in different PC sports. If you have any concerns about what level you can do in the different competitions please contact Nicola Cammack on for clarification.


Show Jumping

Team managers:  Phoebe Hobby (Novice, Intermediate, Open)

Send results to the relevant manager.

Team Trainers – Ginny Halliwell (Junior and Regional), Aaron Nobbs (Novice)  Nick Campbell (Intermediate / Open)

Junior SJ

Max 75cm. 12 yrs and under. Individuals only.

Regional SJ

Max 85cm.

Novice SJ

Max 95cm. No height and age restrictions. Combination can’t have achieved a double clear at BS above 1m. Combination can not compete at Intermediate or above in other disciplines.

Intermediate SJ

Max 105cm. No height and age restrictions. No JA ponies or Grade A or B horses. Combination can’t have achieved a double clear at BS where any of the fences were above 110cm. Combination may have evented at PC Open level but can not compete if they have completed an Open SJ course in previous years.

Open SJ

Max 115cm. No height / age restrictions. Grade As can’t have more than £500 winnings in the past year.

Individual Open SJ

120cm. No area competition, just at the Championships.

Full Eligibility Rules: online 


SJ Eligibility Rules 2019




  • Dressage Areas for ALL levels will be Thursday 29th July 2019 at Radcot.

Team managers Lisa Smith and Ann Addington

Send results to Ann Addington

Team Trainer – Shaun Mandy

Regional Dressage

Any age and height. Can’t represent the branch at Novice or above in other disciplines.

Novice Dressage

Any age and height. Combination can’t compete at higher levels in eventing in the current or previous years, but can compete at any level for SJ or Tetrathlon.

Intermediate and Open Dressage

Any age and height.

Full Eligibility Rules: online


PC Dressage 2019 Eligibility Rules




  • Novice, Intermediate and Open Area Eventing will be Saturday 20th July 2019 at Dauntsey, Glos for
  • 80cm Regional/70cm Mini Eventing date TBC but likely to be Thursday 8th August 2019 at Foxcote, Glos

Team Manager: Ros Hayward

Results using the following form: Old Berks ODE Result Form 2018

Team Trainers: TBC

Mini Eventing

Teams and individuals.

70cm. Ponies under 14.2hh, riders 12 and under.

Regional Eventing

Teams and individuals.

80cm XC, 85cm SJ. No height restriction on ponies.

Must not have competed at Novice in any discipline this year or in previous years.

Novice Eventing

Teams and individuals.

90cm XC, 95cm SJ. Any age and height. Combination not to have competed at BE Novice or to have completed more than 3 clear rounds at BE 100.

Combination not competing at Intermediate SJ.

Intermediate Eventing

Teams and individuals.

100cm XC, 105cm SJ. Any age and height. Combination not to have competed at BE Intermediate or to have completed more than 3 clear rounds at BE Novice.

Open Eventing

Teams and individuals.

110cm XC, 115cm SJ. Any age and height.

Full Eligibility: online


PC Eventing 2019 Eligibility Rules


Members not eligible or not selected for Area eventing may enter the unaffiliated competition. Please see the schedule for details.