Friday July 30, 2021
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Rules and Rule Books

The Pony Club issues new rulebooks for each discipline each year, including rules on which hats and body-protectors will be allowed in Pony Club competitions.

It is very important to check these rules carefully, as members not abiding by the rules will not be allowed to compete.

2020 rules:

Pony Club rules 2020: The Rules of the Pony Club

Health and Safety rules 2020: Pony Club Health & Safety Rules 2020

 

Discipline rules:

Dressage – Pony Club Dressage Rules 2020

Endurance – Pony Club Endurance Rules 2020

Eventing – Pony Club Eventing Rules 2020

Horse & Pony Care – Pony Club Horse & Pony Care Rules 2020

Mounted Games – Pony Club Mounted Games Rules 2020

Polo – Pony Club Polo Rules 2020

Polocrosse – Pony Club Polocrosse Rules 2020

Pony Racing – Pony Club Pony Racing Rules 2020

Show Jumping – Pony Club Show Jumping Rules 2020

Tetrathlon – Pony Club Tetrathlon Rules 2020

 

Vaccination rules:

Please carefully read the Pony Club Vaccination rules below:

EVENTS THAT ARE HELD AT SOME VENUES MAY BE SUBJECT TO ADDITIONAL RULES. E.G. ANY HORSE / PONY ENTERING A LICENSED RACECOURSE
PROPERTY MUST COMPLY WITH THE VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS AS SET BY THE BRITISH HORSERACING AUTHORITY. SIMILAR RESTRICTIONS APPLY IN THE CASES OF POLO VENUES.

IN ADDITION, IF YOU ARE INTENDING TO COMPETE UNDER FEI, BRITISH EVENTING, BRITISH SHOW JUMPING OR BRITISH DRESSAGE RULES YOU WILL NEED TO ENSURE YOU ARE COMPLIANT WITH THEIR RULES.

To protect the health of other competing horses and the biosecurity of the venue, the following rules will apply to all Pony Club Competitions:
a) Passports
A valid passport and vaccination record:
• must accompany the horse / pony to all events
• must be available for inspection by the event officials
• must be produced on request at any other time during the event

b) No horse / pony may compete (or be present at the event as a companion) unless it has a Record of Vaccination against equine influenza completed by the veterinary surgeon who gave the vaccination, signed and stamped line by line, which complies with the Minimum Vaccination Requirements.

c) The Minimum Vaccination Requirements for a horse / pony are that it has received:
• a Primary Vaccination followed by a Secondary Vaccination given not less than 21 days and not more than 92 days after the Primary Vaccination; and
• if sufficient time has elapsed, a booster vaccination given not less than 150 days and not more than 215 days after the Secondary Vaccination and further booster vaccinations at intervals of not more than a year apart

d) At competitions at Area level and above including Grassroots Regional Championships and the finals of the Winter Series competitions, the most recent booster injection must have been given within the six calendar months prior to the date of the competition.

e) No horse / pony may compete on the same day as a relevant injection is given or on any of the 6 days following such an injection.

NOTE: We also remind owners of the importance of vaccinations and to ensure that their vaccination records are up to date. The vast majority of confirmed cases reported by the Animal Health Trust are in unvaccinated horses. We continue to recommend that if it has been longer than six months since the last vaccination, owners should discuss a booster with their veterinary surgeon.