Competitions and Events / Qualifying for the Championships

How To Qualify

To qualify for the Championships horse and rider must have successfully completed three rides of the appropriate distance and within the correct speed. This does not have to be the combination of horse and rider as long as both have completed the three qualification rides.

These rides must have been achieved since 1st January 2017. It is quite
permissible for Branches to run their own qualifying rides and employ
their own vet, use an approved Pony Club Official or responsible adult.

For Level 1 & 2 Grassroots competitions of a distance between 10-
20km, no qualification rides need to be completed.

To qualify for the Novice Championships (Level 3) horse and rider must
have successfully completed three rides between 20 and 29km at a
speed between 8 and 12kph.

To qualify for the Intermediate Championships (Level 4) horse and rider
must have successfully completed three rides between 30 and 39km at
a speed of between 8 and 15kph.

To qualify for the Open Championships (Level 5) horse and rider must
have successfully completed three rides of 40km or over at a speed of
between 10 and 15kph.

Members qualifying at one level may not downgrade to a lower level at the Championships. But once your entry and copy of your Mastercard have been sent into the Pony Club Office it is permissible to compete at longer rides to gain experience for the more demanding distances of the Championships.

 



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