Thursday May 23, 2019
GRASSROOTS

 


THE RA ARE DELIGHTED TO BE HOSTING THE AREA GRASSROOTS COMPETITION  AT MIDDLE WYKE HOUSE ON SUNDAY 2nd JUNE.

CLEAR ROUND JUMPING WILL RUN THROUGHOUT THE DAY 


Grassroots Outline

The idea of Grassroots is a team competition for the “average” Pony Club child on the “average” Pony Club pony.

Each team has 3 riders, 1x14yrs and under, 1x 12 and under and1x10 and under.

It comprises of an individual dressage test, a group dressage ride, handy pony and tack and turn-out. It is a great opportunity for the children to learn to work as a team, take pride in their appearance at a competition and mostly have some fun with like minded children.

The Grass Roots Competition is designed so that the participants show the high level of instruction that is reached in the Pony Club, by the AVERAGE member mounted on the AVERAGE pony.

Eligibility of Competitors
1. Riders must have been members of their branch since 28th February 2018 and have attended rallies.
2. Riders must not have represented their branch in any Area competition.
Riders who have previously competed at Area Grassroots are eligible to compete a second time.
3. Ponies must have not qualified for BSPS Working Hunter Pony Championships during the previous 2 years.
4. Ponies must not have been affiliated to the BSJA during the previous 2 years.
Teams
​One member 10 years or under of D test standard
​One member 12 years or under of D or D+ test standard
​One member 14 years or under of D+ or C test standard
​Ages as on 1st January 2019