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The Pony Club Mini Major International Show Jumping Class (Accumulator)

The Olympia London International Horse Show has once again invited 8 lucky members of the Pony Club to take part in the Mini –Major showjumping class at the show which is held at Christmas time. Each Pony Club member will be paired with one of the senior International riders competing at the show and the competition is a pair relay with the time of the Pony Club member deciding the winner.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for 128cm pony riders to compete at an FEI 5 star International show. Some of the previous winners have gone on to great success in international Showjumping and Eventing.

The 8 Pony Club members will be selected at qualifying competitions held throughout the UK at BS and SJAI shows.  The venues and dates for these qualifying rounds for 2018 will be published here shortly.

The Olympia London International Horse Show has once again invited 8 lucky Members of The Pony Club to take part in the Mini Major Show Jumping class at the show which is held at Christmas time. Each Pony Club Member will be paired with one of the senior International riders competing at the show and the competition is a pair relay with the time of The Pony Club Member deciding the winner.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for 128cm pony riders to compete at an FEI 5 star International show. Some of the previous winners have gone on to great success in international Show Jumping and Eventing.

The 8 Pony Club Members will this year be selected by means of 6 qualifying competitions held throughout the UK at BS and SJAI shows.  The venues and dates for these qualifying rounds are as follows:

• Pyecombe 19th – 20th May
• South View 26th – 28th May
• Bicton Arena 23rd – 24th June
• Eamon O’Flynn’s – Northern Ireland – 9 July 2017 (Area Show Jumping Competition)
• SNEC 19th – 22nd July
• Wales and West 27th – 31st July

Subject to proof of eligibility (see below), the winner of each qualifying competition will be invited to compete at Olympia. A further 2 Pony Club Members will be selected by the Chairman of Showjumping based on their home address and their results in the 6 qualifying rounds.

Rules:

Open to any pony not exceeding 128cms to be ridden by registered Members of The Pony Club up to the end of the calendar year in which the rider reaches the age of 12. First Round max height 90cm. Table A7. The Pony Club will provide a sash for the winner and 3 x rosettes for each qualifying competition.

Members may enter as many of the qualifying rounds as they wish. All entries are to be made with the relevant show organiser in the usual way. Apart from the Northern Ireland competition, any Pony Club Member who wishes to take part in a qualifying round but is not a Member of British Show Jumping, or has a pony that is not registered with BS, can do so by purchasing a BS day ticket from the show at the time of entry. Those “riding on a ticket” are not eligible to receive prize money but will receive the Pony Club Rosette and sash and qualify to be chosen for Olympia if they win the class.

The winner of each competition will qualify for the final at Olympia (subject to eligibility, see below) and following the completion of the final qualifying competition on 1st August a further 2 Members will be invited to compete at Olympia. This selection procedure, carried out by The Pony Club Chairman of Show Jumping, will be based on the results in the qualifiers and the home address of Members who featured in the lineups and is designed to ensure that at least one Member from Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and England is chosen to take part at Olympia.  The selection decisions of the Chairman of Show Jumping are final and no correspondence will be entered into after the 8 successful Members have been announced. In all cases where the qualified Member is unable to compete at Olympia, qualification will pass down the line to the next eligible Member (eligibility criteria will include home address).

Eligibility:

Any rider who has taken part in The Pony Club Mini-Major at Olympia in previous years is not eligible.

In order to be selected for the Mini Major, the rider must have paid their Pony Club Membership fee in full by 28th February in the current year and must have attended at least 3 Branch/Centre or Area rallies between 1st July 2017 and the date of the qualifying competition. (Team training does not count as a rally, see the Pony Club Handbook for further information). 

An application form will be sent by The Pony Club to each rider provisionally selected for Olympia. Before selection can be confirmed, this form must be completed and returned by a parent or guardian and signed by the DC of the Member’s branch. Amongst the information requested on the form will be full details and dates of the rallies attended by the Member.

There are specific dress and conduct rules which the Olympia London International Horse Show set for the Mini-Major and these must be complied with. Details will be sent to the selected Members.


Further details on qualifiers/day tickets can be fund through the BS website:
www.britishshowjumping.co.uk

Results 2017

Well done to all of the Pony Club members that took part in the Mini Major at Olympia, it was a close competition!
Results 2017



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