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The EQUIDRY Chairman's Cup 2023

The EQUIDRY Chairman's Cup 2023

The Chairman's Cup will be a new class at this year's JCB Pony Club Championships 2023

Sponsored by EQUIDRY, The Chairman's Cup Class will bring a new format of Eventing to The Pony Club Championships, featuring a Trot Up prior to The Dressage Phase, followed by the Show Jumping and finally, on the last day, Cross Country in reverse order.

The Chairman's Cup is a team and individual competition.

How can you qualify for the Chairman Cup? 

There are a few ways you can qualify -

  • By competing and being successful at your Area Competition in The Chairman's Cup qualifying Class.
  • All those qualified for the PC110 Championships at Wellington are automatically qualified for the Chairman’s Cup at The Pony Club Championships.
  • Individuals may qualify if they have a minimum of 4 MERS. A MER can be gained at BE100 or PC100 and above (with verifiable results on or with:
  • No more than 45 Dressage penalty points
  • A clear round Cross Country with no more than 30-time penalties
  • A Show Jumping round with no more than 12 jumping penalties.
  • MERS must be gained between 21st August 2022 and 31st July 2023.
  • Those members who qualify through the MERS route may be added to a Branch Team to increase the number to four.
  • They may not displace a member who qualified at their Area Competition unless that member is unable to compete.
  • In the event of oversubscription priority will be given to those who qualify via their Area competition.

Qualification for The Equidry Chairman's Cup can be done directly via Area Competitions or by a MERS route. It should be noted however by members that should the class be oversubscribed priority will be given to those who qualify via their Area Competition. So to be sure you progress to The Championships get your entry in for your Area Competition's Chairman's Cup Class!

Further details will be announced soon, but The Chairman's Cup will have some exciting prizes!


Dressage Chairman's Cup

The Test for the EquiDry Chairman's Cup 2023 are:

Area- PC110 Eventing Test 2022

Championship- PC110 Eventing Championship Test 2015

Showjumping Chairman's Cup



PC Chairman’s Cup

Max length of course




Obstacles Max height


Max spread - highest point


Max spread – base


Cross Country Chairman's Cup

At the Championships, the Cross Country will be held on the final day in reverse order of placings.


 PC Chairman’s Cup

Length of course

1800m - 3,120m*



Obstacles No. of Jumping efforts


Max height


With height and spread (Max spread - highest point)


With height and spread (Max spread - base)


With spread only (Max spread without height)


Drop fences Max drop


Jump into and out of water

Max depth of water



At the Eventing Championships, the length of the course may be increased to 2,500-3,500m and the number of jumping efforts may be increased to 25-30.

The EQUIDRY Pony Club Chairman's Cup Championship

The EQUIDRY Pony Club Chairman's Cup Championship is taking place at The JCB Pony Club Championship at offchurch. 

Entries open on the 4th July and close on 26th July via horse events. 

Championship timetable:

Thursday 17th August

Areas 5,6,7,8,9,10,12 and 18

Lunchtime Trot - Up, followed by Dressage

Friday 18th August 

Areas 1,2,3,4,11,13,14,15,16,17,19

9.00am approx Trot-Up followed by Dressage

All Areas Cross Country after completion of 90 XC 

Saturday 19th August

Showjumping in reverse order


Equidry have kindly gifted: 

Best turned out horse  in the trot up  – exercise sheet

Winning individual – coat

Winning team – exercise sheets

Fairfx and Favour have kindly donated £100 gift voucher to best dressed rider in the trot up! 


For further information about The JCB Championship, please click here.