Friday August 12, 2022
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Pony Racing

The current Pony Club Pony Racing rules can be found here


Riders must be at least 9 years on the 1st January to pony race and special attention should also be paid to tack requirements which have some significant differences to other disciplines – buckled reins, over girths and martingales are all obligatory. Passports will be needed to enter a racecourse and will be checked.


Format Of The Day
The days are open to experienced and non-experienced Members and they will be put in appropriate groups.  The age limit for actually racing is 9-15 years on 1st January 2017. The day will start at 9.30 and there will be sessions with a jockey coach, a fitness expert and then on the pony, a session in the school followed by going up the gallops.

Members and their pony will be assessed as to their ability, confidence & competence and at the end of the day will be informed by the Assessor as to whether they have passed. If this is the case then they will be able to use this qualification to enter a Pony Club Race Day and be eligible to take part in Pony Racing Authority (PRA) races.


Pony Racing

Pony Racing is great fun and offers members the chance to venture onto the hallowed turf of such racecourses as Ascot and Lingfield.  In 2015 several of our members raced at the October Lingfield meeting attended by HRH Princess Anne.  Ellie Vaughan and Goldfinch Jessy placed in the top three, whilst Rosie Moore and Jack, Daisy Dogger and Zazzy and Henry Mills and Midnight were just out of the placings but had a tremendous time galloping around the course and absorbing the atmosphere in the paddock before the race and after.  Rosie and Ellie had both raced earlier in the year at Ascot also.  It is a great experience to weigh in, go behind the scenes and walking around the Ascot paddock was an unforgettable day for riders and handlers alike.14700997_10211262583663395_2706445790788898030_o

Races meetings are across the country and to find details you are best to look on the main PC website or the Area 11 page – for training days also.

Local Point to Points also sometimes have pony races.  Point to point pony racing is flat. All the rules are the same but you have to be registered with the pony racing authority – . To qualify pony and rider need to have attended 4 pc rallies.

Occasional training days are organised locally – please check the branch calendar.