Activities / The Pony Club Championships

Set in the beautiful grounds of Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire, The Pony Club Championships is the pinnacle of Pony Club competition, with over 2,000 Members taking part over five days of fantastic sporting action!

The Championships sees Members competing in five Pony Club sports - Dressage, Show Jumping, Eventing, Mounted Games and Polocrosse. In addition, crowds will be treated to the finals of the Horse and Pony Care Competition, as well as the spectacular Musical Ride!

Unfortunately the decision was made on Monday 12th August to abandon The 2019 Pony Club Championships at Cholmondeley Castle due to extreme wet weather. For more information please click here.


Competitor Refunds

As a result of the prompt decision and the generosity of our suppliers, we have managed to claw back a significant part of our commitment of over £200,000 in infrastructure and up-front costs. This means that the percentage of fees needed to cover the abandonment cost can be significantly reduced and we are able to refund 60% of competitor entry fees.

The process will be managed in the office by matching the entry against payment and a refund will then be made in the same manner e.g. if the entry was paid by BACS, it will be refunded by BACS. Because of the manual process involved, we are allowing 30 days to process refunds from the date of receipt. Refund requests have now been closed and are currently being processed.

Championships Programme

The 2019 Championships Programme is available to view online here.

Information for Competitors

For All Competitors



Show Jumping

Mounted Games


Horse and Pony Care

Musical Ride

Information for Volunteers

To ensure the smooth running of the Championships, we need between 160 and 200 voluntary positions to be filled each day, so we really need your help!

To register your interest in volunteering, please click here to visit our Volunteers Site and fill in the form.


Information for Exhibitors

As well as over 2000 competitors at The Pony Club National Championships there are also parents, relations and supporters all looking for an opportunity to buy those forgotten items or perhaps just relax in between competition.

Caterers and Exhibitors application forms for 2019 can be found here:

Caterers Application Form 2019

Exhibitors Application Form 2019


Information for Spectators

Visitors are very welcome to The Pony Club Championships, and entry is free of charge. There are tradestands to browse, a variety of food is available and of course all the sporting action to enjoy.

B & Bs near Cholmondeley

Disabled Parking

Disabled Parking will be available on presentation of a Registered Disabled Person’s Car Badge or by applying to The Pony Club Office prior to the event.  Please note there are no Mobility scooters available.


Cholmondeley Castle, Malpas, Cheshire is situated on the A49, the main North-South route from Warrington to Shrewsbury. There are excellent links to the motorway network.

  • Travelling South on the M6, take the Chester M56 junction and then A49 South at junction 10.
  • Travelling North from Birmingham on the M6, take the M54 junction 3 and then A41 North to Whitchurch. Then A49 from Whitchurch to Cholmondeley.

Please read AA signs carefully on the approach and enter via the appropriate gate.

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