Monday May 29, 2023
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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.

Would you like to have a go at Pony Racing? Or experience the thrill of riding on gallops?

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 at Cheltenham – Area 9 Race Day – Friday 7 April – Entries Open Tuesday 21st February
The schedule is attached here 2023 Area 9 Pony Club Race Day Schedule for the Area 9 Race Day at Cheltenham Racecourse. This is an incredible opportunity for our members and is open to those aged 9 on 1 Jan 2023 up until the day of their 17th birthday. You do not need a racing pony to take part!  An opportunity to race your pony on hallowed ground!
The qualification and vaccination requirements can be found on the pony club website Rulebooks . Please make sure you are familiar with them. Any questions, please contact Do Curtis or Katherine Taylor
Please note that for qualification:
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 two ridden group rallies of one hour in duration. The ridden activity to take place in a wide open space; or
  2. a minimum of one (passed) PRA/PC Training Day; or 
  3. attended and completed a British Racing School or National Racing College or Scottish Racing Academy Level 3 training day (Passed)
Please let Katherine Taylor know as soon as possible if you plan to enter Cheltenham so that the relevant qualification paperwork can be prepared.
Need another qualification?
NCHPC also have a Race training rally with Carl Llewellyn next Friday 24th February by kind permission of the Twiston Davies family, booking on Horse Events.
Area 9 Racing Bursary
Applications are open for aspiring jockeys aged 11-15 to apply for a funded place at the British Racing School Pony Racing Camp (1-5 August 2023). Details on how to apply are on the attached schedule. 


For any children interested in Pony Racing here are details for the Lockinge Point to Point 
Lockinge Pony Races 

At the Lockinge point-to-point on Easter Monday, 10 April 2023 there will be three pony races, all of which are 7f:-

· 148 cms (14.2) and under Novice Riders “Conditions” Race

· 138 cms (13.2) and under Open Race

· 148 cms (14.2) and under Open Race

Children need to be aged between 9 – 16 years.

Entries for the pony races at Lockinge close on Sunday 2 April 2023 at 8pm

You need to have registered your child and their pony with the Pony Racing Authority by 12 noon on Friday 31 March 2022 in order to enter.

Ponies must be aged between 5 and 20 years old.

Please do let me know if you would like any further help, advice or to discuss any of the above. Do Curtis – or 07881 821500.

We hope that lots of the OBH pony club members will have great fun riding in the pony races

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.
Please do contact Do Curtis,, or 07881 821500for further advice or details on the above information.





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.




We also have members competing in Shetland Grand National races. 

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