Throughout this pandemic we have kept the safety of our Members and Volunteers as our top priority. With concerns around the limited opportunity to qualify and pressure on the Area Competitions, horses and Members, the Management Committee have made the decision to cancel the Spring Festival.
Those who have qualified at a preliminary round (and are recorded with the office) will keep their places for the 2022 Spring Festival Area Competitions.
Any Area Competition organisers who still wish to hold an inter-Branch competition are welcome to do so if restrictions allow, but this won’t affect qualifications for 2022. We will also be exploring the possibility of online Dressage and equitation Jumping competitions when restrictions are lifted.
Thank you to everyone for engaging with the Spring Festival, we were excited to launch in the new season with a great event, but unfortunately it isn’t to be this year. Plans for our summer Championships are still very much underway and we look forward to face to face activity restarting as soon as possible.
About the Spring Festival
The Pony Club Arena Eventing Spring Festival is a new competition that will run alongside Dressage and Show Jumping. Riders will compete to qualify for the Spring Festival Championships. It will be one of the main sporting events in the Pony Club calendar!
There will be up two stages of the Arena Eventing Spring Festival depending on region.
England and Wales:
- Area Competitions for Arena Eventing are held between August and April to enable competitors to qualify for the Championships.
- Those who were successful at their Area Competition will go forward to the Championships.
* Premlinary Rounds to qualify for the Area Competiton may be held if felt they are needed - please contact your Area Representative in the first instance.
Scotland and Northern Ireland:
- Preliminary Rounds for Arena Eventing are held between August and April to enable competitors to qualify for the Championships
- Those who were successful at a Preliminary Round will go forward to the Championships.
All rules are availble to download below.
Information for Competition Organisers
To submit the results from your 2020/2021 Arena Eventing Spring Festival Competition, please use the following forms: