News | 8 May 2024

Agria Trots in at A to Partner with The Pony Club Dressage 2024

The Pony Club is thrilled to introduce our new partnership with Agria, who will be sponsoring the Pony Club International Alliance Dressage (PCIA) and the newly launched Specialised Ability Dressage Competition. We’re also excited to feature a segment in the Hobby Horse Dressage Arena at the upcoming 2024 Pony Club National Championships.

Agria is a specialist pet insurer, and the UK’s first and only provider of lifetime equine insurance. This means that horses and ponies can be insured for life, with no upper age limit and cover for ongoing and recurring conditions year after year. They work closely with animal welfare organisations, vets, and breeders, to ensure pets are provided with the best healthcare.

“Supporting the Pony Club in the sport of dressage is hugely exciting for Agria.  We are already proud sponsors of Team GB dressage riders, Gareth Hughes and Natasha Baker, so it’s amazing to be involved in the journey of young riders who are equally as passionate about dressage.  My own dressage coach trains a junior dressage team so, I know from personal experience what it takes to really support at grassroots level,” said Vicki Wentworth, CEO of Agria UK.

We are pleased to be a part of an exciting opportunity for members to take part in International Virtual Dressage alongside other members from Pony Club International Alliance (PCIA) countries. Members are selected to represent the United Kingdom in teams at various levels. Stay tuned for more details about the 2024 competitions.

The 2024 Specialised Ability Dressage Competition is a new addition aimed at highlighting the incredible talents of our young athletes, including those with physical, neuro-diverse, and other challenges, who may find accessing competition more difficult.

This Specialised Ability Dressage Competition aims to provide these athletes and their horses/ponies a platform to participate in competitive dressage. It will be held on Wednesday, 14th August at Offchurch Bury in Warwickshire. Competitors can opt for either a walk/trot test or a walk/trot/canter test. This event will take place on grass, and the awards ceremony will be celebrated alongside the Open Dressage Championship winners.

“The Pony Club is absolutely thrilled to be teaming up with Agria and all the exciting opportunities they’re bringing to the PCIA and our new Specialised Ability Dressage for 2024,” Verity Beaton, Head of Marketing and Commercial