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Pony Race Days

Race Days are an opportunity for members to take part in competitive racing mainly on a licenced racecourse such as Ascot, Wolverhampton and Cheltenham. 

Riders take part in weighing in, weighing out, parading, and heading down to the start, just like a professional race!

A PRA Taster Session is held before races at each Pony Club Race Day. These are the perfect opportunity to come along to a Race Day, learn more about pony racing, and witness how the day runs before attending a Race Day with your pony. These must be entered prior to attending and can be done so by clicking here.

Vaccinations Requirements 2024

Ponies taking part in Pony Club Pony Racing may be required to meet additional Vaccination requirements to attend Race days on Racecourses, these will be in line with the British Horseracing Authorities Vaccination Code. 

Each Race Day schedule will confirm the Vaccination requirements for the specific event.

Whilst Pony Club Race Days are often held more than 8 days preceding a race meet and therefore only require ponies to have received their annual booster within the last 6 months (+21 days), we strongly recommend all ponies to comply with the BHA vaccination guidelines in order to avoid disappointment such as rescheduling of other races at the racecourse.

The Pony Club's Vaccination Policy including the BHA requirements can be found here. 

Race Days 2024

Pony Club Race days are held across the country to ensure members have the opportunity to participate in a calendar of events. 

*please note: Vaccination information is required to be shared with the organiser in advance of the day. Should this not take place, you may not be able to enter the venue.

Below you will find the races for 2024: 

Area  Venue Date Organiser  Entry Information 

14

Milborne St Andrew

24th March

Louly Thornycroft (Area 14)

Entry

9

Cheltenham Racecourse

29th March

Rosemary Charrington

Entry

13

Ascot Racecourse

4th April

Sara Tremlett (Area 13)

Entry

14

Wincanton 27th April

Geoff Andrews and Wylye Valley Branch

Entry

4

Haydock Park Racecourse

12th May

Ruth Hurley 

 

19

Kelso Racecourse

TBC

Jane Clark

 

3

TBC

TBC

Nicky Morrison

 

6

Nottingham

22nd August

Jane Barton

 

7

Wolverhampton Racecourse

TBC

Ruth Hurley

 

5

Bangor

29th September

Andrew Tulloch and Area 5

 

11

Lingfield Racecourse

TBC

Sally Bowman

 

 

*by entering a Race Day, you are agreeing that the combination is eligible to participate in accordance with the Pony Club Rules, and that the correct level of race has been entered according to the combination's results on the day of entry. Combinations who fail to enter the correct race based on past results may be asked to move into the correct race.