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. Apart from the Balmoral Show, any Pony Club member who wishes to take part in a 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).
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.
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