Monday July 4, 2022
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Welcome to the

Tedworth Hunt Pony Club


We are a small friendly branch, with 131 members aged from pre-school up to 21.

We aim to provide a mixture of instruction, education, activities, fun and friendship.

We want to encourage young people to ride and learn to enjoy all aspects of sport connected with horses and riding.  Everyone is welcome and we hope that everyone connected with the Branch will take away many happy memories and have made lifelong friends.

Our Joint District Commissioners are Sophie and Joss Dalrymple  (pic above) who were Pony Club members themselves and now enjoy PC with their daughters as well as being the DCs!

Part of Area 14, our branch was established in 1930 and has strong links with the Tedworth Hunt which has played an important role in the branch both back when the club began and continues to do so today.

Details on becoming a new member or renewing your membership can be found on our Membership Info page


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We are very pleased to be hosting the Area 14 dressage on 12th June 2022.

The schedule can be found here: Pony Club Area 14 Dressage Schedule 2022

Entries via Horse Events here:

For queries please contact Joss & Sophie Dalrymple on or 07768737879.



NEW FOR 2022

Confirmation of whip, stirrup and vaccination rules

For 2022 vaccination rules – Click here

New whip rules 2022

Please be aware that the specifications for whips for show jumping and cross-country have changed for all Pony Club competitions – basically you can only use the same whip as for British Show jumping. If you have one that you use for BS, then that is fine –no other type of whip is allowed).


Riders may not hit their horse/ pony before the start of the course and may be eliminated for doing so at the Judge’s discretion.
A whip, if carried, must be held in the hand by the handle with the handle at the top. The whip must be “padded” and comply with the current British Showjumping rule (BS Members Handbook, full wording is available to view online at

The key points of that rule are as follows:

The maximum length of the “Whip” is 70cm and must be no less than 45cm.
The “Contact area”, is considered to be 2/5’s (two fifths) of the overall length of the “Whip” and must be covered with a “Pad”.
There must be no “binding” within 17 centimetres of the end of the “Pad”.
The “Pad” must be smooth, with no protrusion or raised surface, and be made of shock absorbing material throughout its circumference such that it gives a compression factor of at least 6mm.
There is to be no wording, advertising or personalisation of any kind on the “Pad”.

Before buying any whip, please check with the retailer that it is BS compliant.

New Stirrups Rules 2022

Stirrups should be of the correct size to suit the rider’s boots. They must have 7mm (¼”) clearance on either side of the boot. To find this measurement, tack checkers should move the foot across to one side of the stirrup, with the widest part of the foot on the tread. From the side of the boot to the edge of the stirrup should not be less than 14mm.

There are now many types of stirrups marketed as ‘safety stirrups’. All riders must ensure that their stirrups are suitable for the type of footwear they are wearing and the activities in which they are taking part and that the stirrup leathers are in good condition.

There are no prescribed weight limits on metal stirrups, however with the advent of stirrups of other materials, weight limits are seen to be given by manufacturers. Any person buying these stirrups, should take particular notice if weight limits are on the box or attached information leaflets. Neither the feet nor the stirrup leathers or irons, may be attached to the girth, or the feet attached to the stirrup irons.

It is strongly recommended that the design of the stirrup chosen allows the foot to be released easily in the event of a rider fall. Specific rules for individual sports can be found in the respective sports rulebooks.

Particular focus should be on ensuring that the boot and stirrup are the correct size for the rider taking part and used in line with the manufacturer’s guidance.

For the avoidance of doubt, at Pony Club events:

Stirrups which connect the boot and the stirrup magnetically are not allowed.
Interlocking boot soles and stirrup Treads are not allowed.


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