/ Blue Cross Horse & Pony Care Competition

2019 information now updated below!

Horse and Pony Care is an integral part of The Pony Club Championships held at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire and features Teams of three Pony Club Members who demonstrate their knowledge and practical horsemanship skills taken from The Pony Club Efficiency Test cards over a number of rounds.

Over the years it has become clear how much dedication and hard work Members put in to both the Qualifiers and the Championships, and it is great to see the high standard of knowledge Members have about the care, management and welfare of horses and ponies.

The Blue Cross are extremely generous sponsors of this competition, and this will be their twelfth consecutive year of sponsorship. They also have an education tent at the Championships for spectators and competitors to get some hands on practice!

From 2019 there will be three levels of competition qualifying for the Championships; Senior, Junior and Mini. For the first time, the Horse & Pony Care will be getting its own rule book, this will be out at the same time as all other Sports Rule Books for 2019.

The Horse & Pony Care Rule Book can be downloaded here.

Guidance to Horse & Pony Care Organisers 2019

Guidance to Horse & Pony Care Competitiors 2019

For any further information please contact Laura Armstrong, by emailing Laura.Armstrong@pcuk.org or by calling 02476 698309.

2019 Championship Details

Saturday 17th August - Junior Competition
Sunday 18th August - Senior Competition
Monday 19th August - Mini Competition

Congratulations to all the teams that have qualified for the Championships. Please click the link below to enter online:

Blue Cross Care Championship Entry Form


Horse & Pony Care Admin Notes, Eligibility and Championship Rules:

Admin Notes

Quick Guide to the Horse & Pony Care Competition:

Quick Guide for Competitors

Sample Championships Questions:

Sample Questions

Results 2018

Full Results
2018 Score Tables

Junior Individual Award: Ruby Fulford - Mill House and Heliya Mohebi Rad - Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Senior Individual Award: Cathin Ravenhill - South Pembrokeshire

Results 2017

Full Results
2017 Score Tables

Junior Individual Award: Benji Connell - Staff College & Sandhurst
Senior Individual Award: Alicia Lee - Old Berkshire Hunt

Results 2016


Junior Individual Award: Ella Greenway - Hampshire Hunt
Senior Individual Award: Victoria Hargreaves - Chipping

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