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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 Rulebook 2022
PDF - 7 mB

Area Competitions 2022

AREA DATE VENUE ORGANISER INFORMATION
1 11th April Hayfield Equestrian Centre Deeside Email Organiser
2 11th June Eastmoor House Equestrian Tynedale Hunt Horse-Events
3 12th March Lower Rookes Farm Rockwood Harriers Email Organiser
4        
5 24th April Pennany Park Livery Aberconwy Email Organiser
6 14th April Derby College South Trent Email Organiser
7 7/8th May Alscot Stables Warwickshire Hunt Email Organiser
8 11th April Hill Farm Essex Hunt North Email Organiser
9 23rd April Cotswold Hunt Kennels Cotswold Hunt Email Organiser
10 3rd July Underhill Riding Stables Underhill Riding Stables Email Organiser
11 25th June The Stables at Cissbury The Stables at Cissbury Email Organiser
12 7th May Oaklands College Flamstead Email Organiser
13 13th April Silvermere Equestrian Centre Silvermere Equestrian Centre Email Organiser
14 18th June      
15        
16 14th May Ipplepen South Devon Hunt West Email Organiser
17 9th April Castle Irvine Fermanagh Harriers Email Organiser
18 22nd May      
19 5th June Whitecroft Mains Dumfriesshire Hunt More Information

Championships 2022

This year we are excited to bring back the Blue Cross Horse & Pony Care Final to the JCB Pony Club Championships held at Offchurch Bury, Warwickshire!

  • Thursday 18th August - Mini
  • Friday 19th August - Junior
  • Saturday 20th August - Senior

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

 

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