Throughout this pandemic we have kept the safety of our Members and Volunteers as our top priority. With concerns around the limited opportunity to qualify and pressure on the Area Competitions, horses and Members, the Management Committee have made the decision to cancel the Spring Festival.
Those who have qualified at a preliminary round (and are recorded with the office) will keep their places for the 2022 Spring Festival Area Competitions.
Any Area Competition organisers who still wish to hold an inter-Branch competition are welcome to do so if restrictions allow, but this won’t affect qualifications for 2022. We will also be exploring the possibility of online Dressage and equitation Jumping competitions when restrictions are lifted.
Thank you to everyone for engaging with the Spring Festival, we were excited to launch in the new season with a great event, but unfortunately it isn’t to be this year. Plans for our summer Championships are still very much underway and we look forward to face to face activity restarting as soon as possible.
About the Spring Festival
The Pony Club Spring Festival has evolved from the Winter Series. To include Dressage, Show Jumping and now Arena Eventing, riders will compete to qualify for the Spring Festival Championships. It will be one of the main sporting events in the Pony Club calendar!
There will be up to three stages of the Spring Festival depending on sport and region.
England and Wales:
- Preliminary Rounds for Dressage, Show Jumping and Arena Eventing are held between August and March to enable competitors to qualify for their Area Competition.
- Area Competitions for Dressage, Show Jumping and Arena Eventing will be held in March for those who qualified at a Preliminary Round.
- Those who were successful at their Area Competition will go forward to the Championships.
Scotland and Northern Ireland:
- Preliminary Rounds for Dressage, Show Jumping and Arena Eventing are held between August and April to enable competitors to qualify for the Championships
- Those who were successful at a Preliminary Round will go forward to the Championships.
Specific Sport Information
Click on the following links to find out more about Dressage, Show Jumping or Arena Eventing as part of the Spring Festival.
On the sports pages there will also be information for competition organisers as well as a list of competition dates and rules for each sport.