Parents Information / Rules of The Pony Club

The Rules and Administrative Notes of The Pony Club are printed each year in The Pony Club Handbook.  You can download a copy below. We recommend that everyone should read these rules.

Rules of The Pony Club 2018  Administrative Notes 2018

For additional information about specific Pony Club rules which are commonly asked about please see below:

Hat Rule

For more information about the 2018 Hat Rule - PC Hat Rule 2018

Body Protector Rule

For more information about the 2018 Body Protector Rule - PC Body Protector Rule 2018 NOTE: Please note that the BETA 2009 Purple Tag Body Protectors WILL NOT be removed from use, and will be permitted for all Pony Club events, competitions and activities until further notice.  A new body protector standard will be released by BETA at some point during 2018. Further details will be communicated when the standard is launched and a revised body protector rule, allowing both 2009 and 2018 garments to be worn, will be available on the PC website.

Vaccination Rule 2018

Vaccination requirements for 2018 - PC Vaccination Rule 2018    Vaccination FAQs

Eligibility Rules 2018

Eligibility 2018
The following FAQs have been produced to help you understand the Eligibility Rules for Dressage, Show Jumping & Eventing Area Competitions and the Championships:-

Can a Member ride one or more ponies/horses at an Area Competition?
-Yes they can, as long as they are eligible

Can a Member ride two ponies/horses – in a team and/or as an individual?
-Yes they can as long as they are eligible

Can a Member ride two ponies/horses in one team?
-Yes they can as long as they are eligible

Can a Member ride at more than one Sport at different levels – e.g. Novice Dressage and Intermediate Eventing?
-Yes they can, as long as they are eligible

Can a Member ride at two different levels of the same Sport on different ponies/horses – e.g. Intermediate Show Jumping and Open Show Jumping?
-Yes they can, as long as they are eligible

Can two Members ride one pony/horse at one Area competition at two different levels – e.g. Regional Championships and Novice Show Jumping?
-Yes they can, as long as they are eligible
Members/parents must consider the welfare implications of competing in a number of classes in one day and must also be aware that should they qualify for the Championships, these two competitions could take place on the same day.

Can two Members ride one pony/horse at two different Area competitions (on two separate days)?
-Yes they can, as long as they are eligible
Members/parents must consider the welfare implications should they qualify for the Championships, these two competitions could take place on the same day.

Can two Members ride one pony/horse at one Area competition at the same level in Teams or as Individuals?
-No they cannot

Sport & General Rule Changes for 2018

General & Sport Rule Changes for 2018

Transfer Rule

Download a flow chart detailing the various stages of the Transfer Rule:
Transfer Flowchart  Transfer Form 2018

Branch Complaints & Appeals Procedure

Download a flow chart detailing the various stages of the Branch Complaints & Appeals Procedure:
Branch Complaints & Appeals Procedure

All Rule Books are available for download below. It is strongly recommended that you print out or buy a copy of the appropriate discipline Rule Book(s) so that you always have it to hand for your competitions. If you wish to purchase a 'hard-copy' of any Rule Book then you can do so from our online shop at a cost of £3.00



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