Pony Club members will be able to enjoy competing over British Eventing courses this summer without the need of a membership, thanks to a collaboration between British Eventing and The Pony Club.
The exciting initiative is part of a wider partnership between British Eventing and The Pony Club and will run for two months in August and September. It is designed to get more young people out eventing and to give them the opportunity to compete safely within a supported and progressive structure offered by the national governing body. It gives Pony Club members the opportunity to experience the benefits of competing with British Eventing but without their parents having the initial commitment of purchasing a membership.
Pony Club members will just need to complete a free registration for horse and rider and they will then be able to compete in PC80, PC90 and PC100 sections, which will run alongside the other BE grassroots classes this summer.
“Enabling more young people to have the opportunity to enjoy our sport within a safe and progressive environment is a key objective of ours and we trust this partnership will assist with that,” said BE Chief Executive, Helen West. “We want to make sure Pony Club members have the opportunity to benefit from competing at BE events over the summer months and have some fun during their school holidays doing so. We look forward to working collaboratively with The Pony Club to deliver this and some of the future initiatives we have been discussing.”
Marcus Capel, Chief Executive of The Pony Club, responded, “I am very excited for our members to have this opportunity to enjoy the sport without incurring the additional expense of a membership fee. I very much look forward to working closer with BE to the benefit of both organisations and our members and their horses.”
Pony Club members will be able to enjoy many of the benefits of competing under the Gold Standard with BE, including the safety provisions, medical and veterinary care and the quality of the ground, course design and trained officials.
Pony Club BE classes summarised:
- PC Members can enter PC80, PC90 and PC100 classes at BE Events
- Any Pony Club member can enter, no BE membership required and no PAYG fee on entry
- Same courses and organising team as all other BE grassroots classes
- Competitors will need to comply with BE rules
- Horse and rider will only be able to compete in PC Classes unless they upgrade to a BE membership
- Pony Club membership and MER for 100 (2 x 90’s) to be verified when entries are made
How to enter:
Please include the following in the rider commentary notes box when you make your entry:
- Pony Club membership number
- Branch name
- DC contact details