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What is the Musical Ride?

The Musical Ride is a spectacle not to be missed! The competition will be held online this Autumn, offering plenty of practice time over the summer.

Teams of between 6 and 12 riders perform their own choreographed routine to music, wearing themed costumes or Branch/Centre sweatshirts.

Marks can be achieved for the ride content, choice of music and overall artistic presentation and so we encourage Pony Clubs to practise and prepare a ride this summer!

Some of the previous themes we have seen include: Bake Off, Super Heroes, Pirates of the Caribbean, Bugsy Malone, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Beauty and the Beast, Lancaster Bombers, Matadors, Grease, Jungle Book,  James Bond, Thriller and 101 Dalmatians to name just a few!

Musical Ride Competition 2022

This year we are excited to bring back the Musical Ride Competition to the JCB Pony Club Championships held at Offchurch Bury, Warwickshire!

It will be held on Saturday 20th August.

The competition is open to Branch or Centre teams of between 6 and 12 riders. It will be a direct entry competition with no qualifying rounds, entries priced at £150 per team, irrespective of size.  Teams perform their own choreographed routine to music, wearing themed costumes or Branch/Centre sweatshirts. Marks are awarded for the ride content, choice of music and overall artistic presentation.

Some previous themes include Bake Off, Superheroes, Pirates of the Caribbean, Bugsy Malone, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Lancaster Bombers, Matadors, Grease, James Bond, and Thriller - to name just a few!

Comments from previous competitors include:

“we had an absolute blast” “hopefully we are starting a new tradition” “they wanted to show that dressage is properly fun” “we rode in all weathers” “they loved working together as a team” “wonderful-the older ones helping the younger members” “the children loved dressing up” “these memories will last a lifetime” “it was the best of Pony Club, togetherness, horsemanship and sheer joy”.

Rules
Musical Ride Rules 2022
PDF - 201 kB
Musical Ride Scoresheet
PDF - 77 kB

2021 Competition Results

Well done to all the Branches and Centres entered in this year’s competition, many for the first time, with entries from as far apart as  Aberdeen, Isle of Wight, Cornwall, and the Cayman Islands.

Titles and music were very varied including – Teddy Bears Picnic, Lone Ranger Girl Gang, Olympics, Pirates, St Trinians, British Farming and even Oompa Loompas!

We loved reading your background notes - “we had an absolute blast” “hopefully we are starting a new tradition” “they wanted to show that dressage is properly fun” “we rode in all weathers” “they loved working together as a team” “wonderful-the older ones helping the younger members” “the children loved dressing up” “these memories will last a lifetime” “it was the best of Pony Club, togetherness, horsemanship and sheer joy”.

Congratulations to the winning teams:

  1. Bennachie
  2. St Leonards Equitation Centre
  3. West Midlands
  4. East Aberdeenshire
  5. South Notts Hunt
  6. Equestrian Center Cayman
Heart of England - Ride For Rosie
1/3
East Cheshire - Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
2/3
West Lancashire County
3/3