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Olympia Horse Show

Olympia is a fantastic Equestrian Christmas Party and is host to the UK’s only Show Jumping and Dressage FEI World Cup Qualifiers.
It also has outstanding Equestrian Displays and a great Shopping Village and a special Christmas Finale.
Click on the Olympia logo and go straight to their website.

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.

Congratulations to the Mini-Major Finalists 2017

1. Thomas Bradburne & Runaway Dolly from Old Berks Hunt (England) - Winner Bicton, 2nd South View
2. Sophie Wicks & Bubbas Delight from Furness & District (England)- Winner South View
3. Connie Mensley & Gemstone Sienna from Quorn Hunt(England)  - 3rd Bicton, 3rd South View
4. Simone Leatham & Mohill Sundance from Iveagh ( NI) - Winner Area 17
5. Kym Moore & Smoke Gun from Tullylagan (NI) -  2nd Area 17, 5th Scottish HPI
6. Poppy Deakin & Forever Penny from Tynedale (England) – Winner Scottish HPI
7. Savannah Roper & Glen Hill from East Aberdeenshire (Scotland) – 2nd Scottish HPI
8. Robert Russel & Newtown Black Guy or Super Sonic from Iveagh (NI) – Winner & 2nd Wales & West

Rules

Open to JA or JC ponies 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. The Raedemon Estate qualifier is open to all members of the Pony Club and organised by Area 17. Any Pony Club member who wishes to take part in any other qualifying round but is not a member of British Showjumping, 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 3 members will be invited to compete at Olympia. This selection procedure, carried out by The Pony Club Chairman of Showjumping, 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 Showjumping 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 intends to take part in any other showjumping class at Olympia in 2017 or has taken part in any class in previous years is not eligible.  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 or Area rallies between 1st July 2016 and the date of the qualifying competition. (Team training does not count as a rally, see the Pony Club Yearbook 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.

Results 2016

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

1st – Anna Power & Annie Gibson from Iveagh 25.29
2nd – Lorenzo De Luca & Harriet Birkby from Southdown Hunt West 25.30
3rd – Laura Renwick & Amy Morris from Edinburgh 25.82
4th – Jos Verlooy & Tatiane Mauree from Vine Hunt 27.68
5th – Bertram Allen & Arthur Conlon from Seskinore Harriers 32.44
6th – Rebekka Lie Anderson & Atiya Bussey from South Norfolk 38.40
7th – Johan-Sebastian Gulliksen & Charlotte Page from Tickham Hunt 39.03
8th – Nicola Philippaerts & Zoe Webber from South Berks E



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