Monday, September 07, 2009

UK: The Pony Club Saddles Up For Inaugural Endurance Championships

Horsemart.co.uk

Following the launch of Endurance riding as an official Pony Club discipline in March, The Pony Club is really excited about their coming inaugural Endurance Championships, to be held at The College EC, Bedfordshire.

The Championships will be the culmination of Pony Club Endurance rides all over the country throughout the year, and entry numbers have been very pleasing for the first year with over 50 Pony Club competitors anticipated at the Championships. Competitors will be split across Junior (eight to 12 years) and Senior (over 13 years) levels, both individually and in teams. As with the other Pony Club disciplines classes will be set at Novice (32km at 10km per hour), Intermediate (40km at 11km per hour) and Open (40km at 12km per hour).

Pony Club Endurance is generously supported by new sponsor Carr & Day & Martin and the Championship will be running alongside the EGB Cromwell Group’s annual ‘The College Ride’.

“We are really pleased with the way in which Pony Club Members have taken to endurance riding” commented Robert Blane, Chairman of Pony Club Endurance. “The inaugural championships will be a great opportunity for us to see what our Members already taking part can achieve, as well as a shop window for Pony Club Members wanting to see what it’s all about”

Spectators are welcome at the event, with no charge for entry, and food is available to purchase.