The Pony Club has announced that The Pony Club Championships will be held at Cholmondeley Castle Estate in Cheshire in 2018. The Championships are the first level event for some riders, and the pinnacle of achievement for others, and the event will showcase an incredible array of up and coming talent across five action-packed days from August 17-21 .
Home of the annual Pony Club Championships since 2012, Cholmondeley Castle will host around 2,000 Members taking part in the Olympic sports of show jumping, dressage and eventing, alongside polocrosse and mounted games. The championships will also incorporate competitions for Centre Equitation, the Musical Ride, Horse and Pony Care and the judging of the art competition. Other key dates for 2018 include:
February 12 The Pony Club Coaching Conference at Bury Farm Equestrian Centre, LU7 9BT. March 5 The Pony Club Conference at Edgbaston Stadium, B5 7QU
April 14/15 The Dengie Winter Championships at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre, K18 2JR (incorporating the National Quiz Finals)
August 9/12 The Pony Club Tetrathlon Championships at Offchurch Bury, CV33 9AR
August 10/12 The Pony Club Polo Championships is at Cowdry Park Polo Club, GU29 0AQ (*with the Jorrocks section held on August 8 at Hurtwood Park Polo Club, GU6 7SW)
August 19 The Pony Club Endurance Championships at Euston Park, IP24 2QH
*Awaiting final confirmation. The Pony Club is ‘the’ starting place for anyone with an interest in horses and riding, who wants to learn and have fun in a safe and caring environment.
Membership is open to anyone up to the age of 25; from total novices to those with more experience who aspire to the highest standards of riding and horse care, developed by training, assessment and access to a wide range of equestrian sports. Branch membership is for those with access to a horse or pony, and Centre membership is for those without access to a horse or pony.