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Your Chance to Join the Ride Into Liverpool - 25 October

The spectacular Ride Into Liverpool will see around 50 riders and horses riding in procession through Liverpool on Tuesday 25 October, and two lucky Pony Club Members could be joining them!

The Ride Into Liverpool, organised by the team who brings you The Liverpool International Horse Show, will begin at the Festival Gardens and end at the Echo Arena. It will take approximately one hour and be mostly roadwork.

We’re looking for two riders with suitable horses or ponies to take part. Riders must meet the following criteria:

- You must be a current Member and at least 12 years of age. You will need to have an adult with a suitable horse to accompany you, unless you’re over the age of 16 when no adult supervision will be required.

- You must also have passed the Pony Club C+ Test or above, with a Road Rider Badge or Test.

- You will need to ask a Branch or Centre Official to provide a confidential reference. This can be emailed to separately to your application, but must state that the combination is used to crowds, riding as part of a large group, traffic (although one side of the road will be closed to traffic there may be oncoming vehicles) and noise / music.

How to Enter

Please email the following:

- Copies of your C+ Test or above certificates and evidence of a Road Safety qualification.

- Around 200 words on why you would like to take part, to include examples of when you and your horse or pony have ridden as part of a large group, and been exposed to music and a large crowd of spectators.

- A recent photo of you riding your horse or pony, in any situation.

The closing date is midday on Monday 17 October.

Before entering please note:

You will need to arrange your own transport to arrive at the start point at 10am on Tuesday 25 October.

Riders will need to wear:

- A dark coloured hat with a white hat tag.

- Light coloured gloves.

- Beige or cream jodhpurs or breeches with long boots or short boots and chaps

- A white shirt with Pony Club tie and Pony Club sweatshirt.

- Long hair will need to be secured in a hairnet.

A high-vis vest will be provided. This may be removed for the photoshoot on reaching the Echo Arena.

Turnout of the horse or pony will be as for a show or event, with a dark coloured or white saddlecloth or numnah.

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