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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!

Competition Format

The action begins with the Thistledown Developments 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.

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. 

Placing

Club

Points

Members

1st

West Hants

105

Megan Pink

Bella O’Hara

Layla Conrath

Henry Chick

Phoebe Chick

Amy Agg Jones

2nd

Monmouthshire Hunt

100

Sam Hopkins

Hannah Hopkins

Megan Hopkins

Oliver Jones

Ria Lyons

Sarah Lockyer

2nd

North Warwickshire

100

Isabella Beecroft Luckett

Meg Regan

Hope Regan

Sam Pipkin

Harrison Ashby Burns

Alfie Beecroft Luckett

4th

Eglinton Hunt

93

Kate Wylie

Eloise Justice-Vose

Emma Pearson

Blair Black

Kirstin Logan

Aiofe Yates

5th

Blackburn and District

53

Will Atkinson

Taryn Barker

Olivia Kelly

Grace Wallis

Millie Wildbore

Aaron Kelly

6th

Poole and District

44

Abi Strange

Alex Lucken

Brontie Matthews

Sazy Sutton-Grower

Izzy King

Holly McNamara

 

 

Full Scores can be found in the downloads 

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!

Results

Thistledown Developments Cup

Winners - West Hants
2nd - Sir W W Wynn's Hunt
3rd - Pendle Forest and Craven Hunt
=4th - Atherstone Hunt
=4th - Staff College and Sandhurst Hunt
6th - Strathearn

Prince Philip Cup

Winners - West Hants
2nd - Ahterstone Hunt
3rd - Strathearn
4th - Staff College and Sandhurst Hunt
5th - Sir W W Wynn's Hunt
6th - Pendle Forest and Craven Hunt

What an exciting year! West Hants are very worthy winners and it was a very close competition all week - any of the teams could have made it into the final night. I am so proud of the riders and their support crew, they have been a delight to work with. The stables and pony management has been superb and we have had lots of fun.
Marcus Capel
The Pony Club Mounted Games Chairman and CEO
Downloads
Horse Of The Year Show Results 2021
PDF - 253 kB
HOYS Full Results 2019
PDF - 51 kB