Pony Programme

The British Eventing Pony Programme is both a competition and training programme designed to produce a team that will represent Great Britain at the European Championships as well as to coach and develop riders for pony teams in the future, and for the National Pony Championships. 

Eligibility for Pony Trials and Pony Open Novice

Riders:

  • To compete in Pony Trials riders must be in the year of their 12th to their 16th birthday.
  • To compete in CCIP2*-S classes riders must be in the year of their 14th to their 16th birthday (as per FEI rules).

Ponies:

  • Over six years of age, between 14hh and 14.2hh (142cm to 148cm) without shoes

View the BE Rules and Members' Handbook for full details

British Eventing welcomes everyone who wishes to participate, however it must be noted that the competitions included in the Pony Programme are run at Novice level (1.10m), with Novice level dressage, and that riders and ponies should be competent to compete at this level of technicality.

Members who are not yet competing at Novice level or above and would like to get involved can register and participate in all the training activities to better prepare them for Pony Trials.

Charles Owen British Pony Championship

Hosted annually at CCI2*-S level, the 2020 British Pony Championship will take place at Belsay Horse Trials.

Eligibility for the British Pony Championship and CCI2*-S  for Ponies

  • Riders in the year of their 14th birthday until the end of the year of their 16th.
  • Ponies must be between 142cm (14hh) and 148cm (14.2hh) without shoes.
  • Ponies must be at least six years old.
  • As a combination, pony and rider must be qualified as per the CCI2*-S eligibility criteria.
  • All entries are subject to the approval of the Chairman of Pony Selectors.

All ponies competing under FEI Rules are required to be vaccinated in accordance with FEI Veterinary Regulations and Rules for eventing.

View the full details in the FEI Rule Book HERE

European Championship for Ponies

Strzegom, Poland, 15 - 19 July 2020

All combinations must be certified by their national federation as qualified to compete at the required level.

For Championships, Pony Riders and Ponies must have obtained as a combination a Minimum Eligibility result at a CCIP2-L, CCI2*-Long or Short View the full details HERE.

 

Past Success

Pony Championships

Charles Owen British Pony Championship

Hosted annually at CCI2*-S level, the 2020 British Pony Championship will take place at Belsay Horse Trials.

Eligibility for the British Pony Championship and CCI2*-S  for Ponies

  • Riders in the year of their 14th birthday until the end of the year of their 16th.
  • Ponies must be between 142cm (14hh) and 148cm (14.2hh) without shoes.
  • Ponies must be at least six years old.
  • As a combination, pony and rider must be qualified as per the CCI2*-S eligibility criteria.
  • All entries are subject to the approval of the Chairman of Pony Selectors.

All ponies competing under FEI Rules are required to be vaccinated in accordance with FEI Veterinary Regulations and Rules for eventing.

View the full details HERE.

 

European Championship for Ponies

The hosts for the 2020 European Championship is to be confirmed.

All combinations must be certified by their national federation as qualified to compete at the required level.

View the full details in the FEI Rule Book HERE.

 

Pony Trials

As well as competing in normal competitions as preparation, combinations wishing to be selected must compete in the Spring Trials 2020.

Date Venue Class Code
28 - 29 September 2019 South of England (2) CCI-SP2*
12 - 13 October 2019 Calmsden PON
5 - 8 March 2020 Oasby (1) PT
14 - 15 March 2020 Pontispool (1) PT
13 - 15 March 2020 Lincolnshire PT
4 - 5 April 2020 Weston Park (1) PT
25 - 26 April 2020 Withington CCI-SP2*
13 - 16 May 2020 Aston Le Walls (2) PT
28 - 30 May 2020 Belsay - National Pony Championship CCI-SP2*

 

Pony Trials for 2021:

Date Venue Class Code
26 - 27 September 2020 South of England (2) CCI-SP2*
16 - 18 October 2020 Norton Disney (2) PON

Selectors and Officials

  • Jill Barker (Chairman)
  • Mrs Penny Brooks (Selector)
  • Robert Haag (Selector)
  • Jon Collins (Selector)
  • Frances Hay-Smith (Selector)
  • Jonquil Hemming (Coach)
  • Tim Booth (Vet)
  • Gemma Harriss (BE International and Youth Coordinator)

Selection Policy

Contact

For more information on the Youth Performance Programme, including eligibility and MERs, please contact the Sport Team on international@britisheventing.com or 02476 010356.