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What is the Blue Cross Horse & Pony Care Competition?

The competition features teams of three Members who demonstrate their knowledge and practical horsemanship skills taken from the Pony Club Efficiency Tests over a number of rounds.

Teams compete at their Area Competition with the aim to qualify for the Championships.

There are three levels:

  • Mini - Teams to consist of three members aged 10 years and under on the 1st January of the competition year, with one member to be 8 years or under. Questions to be based on the Care section of the E, D and easier parts of the D+ Efficiency Tests.
  • Junior - Teams to consist of three members aged 13 years and under on the 1st January of the competition year, with one member to be 11 years or under. Questions to be based on the Care section of the D, D+, C and easier parts of the C+ Efficienct Tests.
  • Senior - Teams to consist of three members aged 25 years and under on the 1st January of the competition year, with one member to be 16 years or under. Questions to be based on the Care section of the C+, B and AH Efficiency Tests.

Teams make their way around different ‘stations’, each of which will comprise of a different theory or practical based topic. Ten minutes are spent at each ‘station’, during which time Members are asked a series of questions to be marked by the Assessor.

Dress should be appropriate to a working yard environment. Pony Club sweatshirts, shirt and tie, jodphurs, boots, gloves and hats are expected.

Points will be allocated per section, as well as for the manner in which Teams approach the competition. One round will be chosen, at random, as the ‘tie-breaker’. In the event of a tie, the Team with the highest score in that particular round will be declared the winners.

Horse and Pony Care Rule Book
HORSE AND PONY CARE RULE BOOK 2020
PDF - 238 kB
Sport Rule Changes For 2021
PDF - 228 kB

2021 Championships

The Blue Cross Horse & Pony Care Championships took place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October 2021 at High Cross Equestrian Centre in Leicestershire.

Thank you to all the organisers, assessors, scorers, volunteers and of course High Cross Equestrian Centre and their very well behaved ponies, and our sponsor Blue Cross.

  • Saturday 23rd October-Minis & Juniors
  • Sunday 24th October - Seniors

Congratulations the following teams for getting to the Championships:

MINI JUNIOR SENIOR

Fife Hunt

Hayfield Equestrian Centre

Cumberland Farmers Hunt South

Bramham Moor Hunt

Chipping

Springbank Riding School

Gorswen Riding School

Fernie Hunt

South Notts Hunt

Mill House

North Warwickshire

Warwickshire Hunt

Atherstone Hunt

East Essex Hunt

Old Berkshire Hunt

North Herefordshire Hunt

Old Berkeley Hunt (South)

Silvermere Equestrian Centre

Tedworth Hunt

Dartmoor Hunt

Dumfriesshire Hunt

Deeside

Fife Hunt

Cumberland Farmers Hunt North

Bramham Moor Hunt

Glossop & District

Anglesey

Cheshire Hunt North

Fernie Hunt

Almond Equestrian

Warwickshire Hunt

Ludlow Hunt

East Essex Hunt

Old Berkshire Hunt

Woodland Hunt

Silvermere Equestrian Centre

Royal Artillery Hunt

South Devon Hunt West

Killultagh Old Rock & Chichester Harriers

Pembrokeshire Hunt

Dumfriesshire Hunt

Deeside

Hayfield Equestrian Centre

Field House Equestrian Centre

Bramham Moor Hunt

Badsworth Hunt

Oxenholme

Gorswen Riding School

South Wold Hunt (North)

Barlow Hunt

Mill House

Warwickshire Hunt

North Shropshire Hunt

Atherstone Hunt

Trent Park Equestrian Centre

East Essex Hunt

Old Berkshire Hunt

Old Berkeley Hunt (South)

Silvermere Equestrian Centre

Royal Artillery Hunt

South Devon Hunt West

Pembrokshire Hunt

Lanark & Upperward

 

2021 Results

Full results can be found at Pony Club Results! Congratulations to the winning teams and individuals!

Mini

1st Team - North Warwickshire

Best Individual - Pip Reeve, Warwickshire Hunt

Junior

1st Team - Warwickshire Hunt

Best Individual - David Richardson, Anglesey 

Senior

1st Team - Warwickshire Hunt

Best Individual - Anna Meadows, Atherstone Hunt

 

Championship Hoodies

Commemorative Championship Hoodies are available to buy online, click the link below:

https://beewear.co.uk/product-category/pony-club/care-centres-musical-ride-2021/

2019 Results
Horse And Pony Care Finals Minis 2019
PDF - 81 kB
Horse And Pony Care Finals Juniors 2019
PDF - 75 kB
Horse And Pony Care Finals Seniors 2019
PDF - 72 kB

Need More Information?

Just contact our staff below:

Laura Armstrong
Development Officer (Sports Team)
T 02476 698300 option 2
Zoe Pulling
Development Officer (Sports Team)
T 02476 698300 option 2