The Pony Club has added a new level of team competition to its Championship events for 2016, in the ‘Pony Club Regional Championships’.
Designed to act as the first rung on the competition ladder for Pony Club Members starting out, the Pony Club Regional Championships are open to Pony Club Branch and Centre Members of any age, with any size of horse or pony.
The championship will incorporate dressage and show jumping in 2016, with eventing being included from 2017. .
Teams will take part in their Area qualifier in a bid to secure their place at one of the five Regional Championships during July and August with the top 10 teams, comprising 3 or 4 Members, from each event qualifying for their local Regional Championship.
The five Regional Championships, each encompass three to four Pony Club Areas of the country, and are based at the fantastic venues of the Ian Stark Equestrian Centre, Eland Lodge Equestrian, Rectory Farm Arena, Bicton Arena, and The College Equestrian Centre.
“There is no greater feeling than being part of a team with your Pony Club friends and representing your Branch or Centre for the first time” comments James Loffet, Chairman of Disciplines and Show Jumping for the Pony Club. “This new competition will give so many more Members the thrill of competing and qualifying for a prestigious Championship event with all the excitement that goes with it”.