Pony Club members taking part in this summers’ British Showjumping National Championships will receive special recognition for their efforts for the first time this year.
In a joint collaboration between The Pony Club and British Showjumping, the highest placed Pony Club member competing in the Pony British Novice, Discovery, Bronze and Silver League Finals will be awarded a Pony Club rosette and sash to honour their achievement:
The finals will take place at the National Agricultural and Exhibition Centre, Stoneleigh Park, from August 11 to 16, where world-class riders will battle it out for the top spots and the chance to qualify for Horse of the Year Show.
In order to qualify for the special prizes, riders competing in the designated classes will be asked to identify themselves as Pony Club Members on their entry forms.
James Loffet, Chairman of Pony Club Showjumping, said: “The Pony Club is thrilled to be involved with the British Showjumping National Championships, and this new initiative will recognise just some of the successful Pony Club Members competing and winning at a high level. Our Members gain a competitive edge through the world class training provided by The Pony Club, and we want to start promoting their achievements.”
James added that the Pony Club was excited to be working with British Showjumping, and said he was looking forward to continuing to build on the partnership between the two organisations.
To encourage new, young riders into the sport, Pony Club Members who would like to step up to affiliated competition can now become a British Showjumping member for the special price of £54 for 12 months.
Members of British Showjumping get the opportunity to compete within a progressive competition over professionally built courses and members also get access to the academy structure and training programmes.
Justine Naylor, British Showjumping National Director of Sport, said: “We are delighted to be working with The Pony Club on this exciting initiative as part of the ever strengthening relationship between us. The British Showjumping National Championships will provide the perfect platform for recognising The Pony Club Members’ achievements and we are looking forward to a good few days of competition.”
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