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What is the Prince Philip Cup?

First held at Horse of the Year Show in 1957, the Prince Philip Cup is a world-famous Mounted Games competition featuring fast-paced action, as six Pony Club Branches and Centres compete for the coveted trophy.

Teams go through a series of Area Competitions and Zone Finals to qualify, making it one of the most hotly-contested events in The Pony Club calendar. Competing in fronts of thousands of spectators at Horse Of the  Year Show (HOYS) is an experience not to be forgotten!

Thanks to 1st Class Images for the brilliant photo of 2022 winners North Herefordshire Hunt with trainer Iain Hopkins

Competition Format

The action begins with the Naylors Cup, taking place across the first three sessions at HOYS. Teams are awarded points based on their placing in each session, and the team with the highest total score at the end of the Thursday afternoon session is awarded the cup. It serves as a great warm-up opportunity for the teams before the main event begins!

The Prince Philip Cup takes place from Thursday afternoon through to Sunday, with a total of six sessions. At the end of these sessions, the four highest-placed teams go through to the grand final for the chance to be crowned overall champion.

2022 Competition

The teams competing in the 2022 Naylors Cup and The Prince Philip Cup were:

  • Morpeth Hunt 
  • North Herefordshire Hunt 
  • Oakley Hunt (West)
  • Poole and District
  • Rockwood Harriers
  • Wheatland Hunt 

Placings for the Naylors Cup:

Placing  Team Points
1st  North Herefordshire Hunt 38
2nd Oakley Hunt (West) 33
3rd Poole and District 30
=4th  Rockwood Harriers 28
=4th  Wheatland Hunt 28
6th  Morpeth Hunt 22

 

Placings for The Prince Philip Cup: 

Placing  Team Points
1st  North Herefordshire Hunt  117
2nd Oakley Hunt (West) 114
3rd Rockwood Harriers 94
4th  Morpeth Hunt  74
5th  Wheatland Hunt 48
6th  Poole and District  40

 

Placing for The Stable Cup:

Placing  Team
1st  Morpeth Hunt 
2nd North Herefordshire Hunt 
3rd Rockwood Harriers
HOYS Full Results 2022
PDF - 253 kB
Long List of Games 2023

2021 Competition

The teams competing in the 2021 Prince Philip Cup were:

  • Eglinton Hunt
  • Blackburn and District
  • Monmouthshire Hunt 
  • North Warwickshire 
  • Poole and District
  • West Hants

West Hants became the first team to retain the trophy since Oakley Hunt West back in 2012. 

2019 Competition

The teams competing in the 2019 Prince Philip Cup were:

  • Atherstone Hunt
  • Pendle Forest and Craven Hunt
  • Sir W W Wynn's Hunt
  • Staff College and Sandhurst Hunt
  • Strathearn
  • West Hants

West Hants became the first team to retain the trophy since Oakley Hunt West back in 2012, and made it a clean sweep at HOYS with victory in the Thistledown Developments Cup and the Stable Cup. Their next target will be emulating Eglinton Hunt's five wins in a row between 1992-96!

Past Results
HOYS Full Results 2021
PDF - 253 kB
HOYS Full Results 2019
PDF - 51 kB