Musical Ride

What is the Musical Ride?

The Musical Ride is a spectacle not to be missed!

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!



  • The team should contain between 6 and 12 riders
  • The team can be from a Branch or Centre or a combination of both (mixed teams are permitted)
  • Dress – correct head and footwear (costume optional)
  • Saddlery – any normal tack and riding bit is permitted
  • Arena – 20m x 60m
  • Duration – the duration of the display within the arena should be no longer than 5 minutes (an additional 1 ½ minutes is allowed for entry and exit, music is permitted for this)
  • All rides must enter the arena at A
  • Outside assistance – voice, bell, whistle etc is not permitted
  • Props – there should be no physical props inside the arena. Small, unobtrusive handheld props are permitted.
  • Please ensure all hat tags are clearly visible.
  • Lead rein riders are permitted – leaders must wear a correctly tagged hat.
  • Entry fee – £155 per team

Want some inspiration?

See the images below from previous years!

Need more information?

Please see the contact details to the right.

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Laura Armstrong

Lead Sports Officer