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Pony Racing

For information on Pony Racing, the The PRA (Pony Racing Authority) have a really good website with all of the information you need.

We run regular pony racing rallies where you can  take your horse or pony on the gallops. These sessions are suitable for those wanting to get an eventer fit as well as anyone interested in pony racing.

Please contact Do Curtis for information or look out for the rallies on the Rally list.

PONY RACING 2022

For any children interested in Pony Racing here are details for the Lockinge Point to Point and 2022 Pony Club Racedays.
 
Lockinge Pony Races
There will be two, 7 furlong, Pony Races at Lockinge Point to Point on Easter Monday 18 April 2022 for :-
 
138 cms (13.2) and under ponies
148 cms (14.2) and under ponies
 
Children need to be aged between 9 – 16 years old Children need to be aged between 9 – 16 years old but you absolutely don’t need a racing pony to take part; lots of members have loved the “once in a lifetime” chance to ride at Lockinge and it is always nice to see Pony Club ponies taking part. We can arrange racing silks to borrow and help with the right tack (any bits other than hackamore allowed).
You enter for pony races on the Pony Racing Authority website (ponyracingauthority.co.uk). 
You need to have registered your child and their pony by 12 noon on Friday 8 April 2022 in order to enter.
Entries for the races at Lockinge close on Sunday 10 April 2022 at 8pm
You can qualify to ride in the races by having done:-
4 days hunting, since 1 July 2021
attended 4 Pony Club Rallies (One Jumping) since July 2021
attended a Pony Racing Authority (PRA) Training Day.
 
Pony Club Race days
Pony Club Race days, have races tailored for all ages and abilities and all types of ponies from 128 cm – 148cm.  They also give children the opportunity to ride at some of the Premier UK Racecourses, such as Cheltenham and Ascot. 
 
Children need to be:-
9 years old on 1st January to ride at Pony Club Racedays
9 years old to ride in Point to Point Pony Races
11 years old on 1st January to ride in the Racecourse Series, which is for the more experienced riders.
 
2022 Pony Club Racedays
 
3 April  – Area 14 TBC
11 April – Ascot
15 April – Cheltenham
23 April – Wincanton
8 May  – Haydock
5 June – Kelso
17 June – Bangor
11 September – Wolverhampton
TBC Oct – Lingfield
 
Please do contact Do Curtis, joannacurtis@upperfarm.uk.com, or 07881 821500for further advice or details on the above information.

 

 

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Pony Racing at Lockinge Point to Point

OBHPC members are encouraged to enter the Pony Races at Lockinge Point to Point. There are usually 2 or 3 racing ponies in each class, with the rest of the entry made up of pony club ponies. There is no jumping involved and the race is over 7 furlongs –  just half of the course. It is a wonderful opportunity and great fun, with children parading on their ponies in the Parade Ring before being led out on to the course, and the lucky few coming in to the Winners enclosure afterwards, including the top OBHPC member.

In order to run at Lockinge the combination of rider and pony will need to have completed four days hunting or four Pony Club Rallies or attended a Pony Racing Authority (PRA) Training Day.

1st Race 138cm
Distance 7f
Conditions: For riders aged between 9-11 years. Special prize for first OBH Pony Club member.

2nd Race 148cm
Distance 7f
Conditions: For riders aged between 12-15 years. Special prize for first OBH Pony Club member.

We also have members competing in Shetland Grand National races. 

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