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2010 SPSS Young Dressage Pony Championship

supported by British Dressage

31st October 2010

 

Vale View Equestrian Centre, Leicestershire

LE14 3LX

 

The SPSS is delighted to announce that there will be a Young Dressage Pony Championships this year at Vale View Equestrian, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire on Sunday 31st October.  This Championships is being sponsored by the SPSS, supported by BD and organised and run by VVEq as part of their BD Affiliated Show on that date (so there are other classes running offering the opportunity for Young Ponies to be entered in another class as warm-up if desired)

 

There are sections for 4, 5 and 6 year old ponies and (this year) there are no qualifiers, so entry is direct to the Championships and is open to BD registered and un-registered ponies up to and including 148cms (149 cms with shoes) in height and riders/owners need not be BD members and may be any age.  Although late entries will be accepted if there is still space in the class, early entry is advised.

More information (including downloadable Entry Form) is available below - click on heading to jump to that section:

 

Background

 

Schedule

 

Rules (including Eligibility)

 

Special Prizes

 

Running Order including breeding and other information about the ponies

 

 

Background

 

Having run as part of the British Dressage Breeding and Young Horse Championships for a number of years, with the reorganisation of the BD Young Horse classes in 2009, the Young Dressage Pony Championships did not run last year.  However, the SPSS have worked with BD and VVEq to get this event together this year and BD hopes to develop the Championships further for next year but this does depend on the level of support received this year.

 

Spectators are welcome at this event and a running order will be available including information about the breeding of each pony.  The Vale View Restaurant will be open serving hot and cold food and drinks and there will be other information about the SPSS and our graded stallions, mares and youngstock.

Schedule

 

SPSS Young Dressage Pony Championships supported by BD
Sunday 31st October 2010
Vale View Equestrian Centre, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE14 3LX
 

Section A: 4 year olds (born 2006) - test BD Basic Test 4 year old (YHB4 2003)
Section B: 5 year olds (born 2005) - test BD Novice Young Horse Test for 5 year old (YHN5 2004)
Section C: 6 year olds (born 2004) - test BD Elementary Young Horse Test for 6 year old (YHE6 2004)
 

Entry Fee: 20
Entries close 17 Oct; Late Entries 2 extra per section if space available
 

Prize Money: 75, 50, 25 overall
Rosettes per section
 

Entry Form available to download here; if entering on line, please also complete an entry form and email to vanessa@valeviewequestrian.co.uk
 

Starting Times: 29/10/10 from 12:00 to 14:00 by telephone from 01664 823739 or http://www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk
 

Stabling: Stabling is available, please contact Vale View Equestrian Office on 01664 823739 to book.
 

Refreshments: The Vale View Restaurant will be open serving hot and cold food and drinks
 

Click here to download a Schedule with Rules and list of Prizes.  The schedule is in Adobe PDF format - click here to download the Adobe PDF reader if you don't have it already.

Rules (including Eligibilty):

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No qualification required.

Ponies up to and including 148cm in height (149cm with shoes).

Open to both BD-registered and non-BD registered ponies; owners & riders need not be BD members.

Riders any age.

Age of pony is to be taken from the 1st January in the year in which it was born.

To be run under BD rules.

To be judged as per BD Young Horse classes.

Whips only allowed in 4 year old class.

If spurs are worn, they must be blunt spurs without rowels.

Ponies must be ridden in snaffle bridles.

No Lunging

Entries to be accompanied by a copy of the ponies pedigree (so that breeding information can be published).

The 3 top scoring ponies over all sections will be required to attend a mounted prize giving otherwise prizes (including money) will be forfeited.

The 2007 Snuggy Hoods 4 Year Old Dressage Pony Champion, Nou Nous B.  A German Riding Pony by Nature Boy (DRP), damsire Nils and bred by Karin & Helmut Bosserhoff. Owned by Ben Martin,  Nou Nous B was also Champion 5 Year Old in 2008 ridden by Alison Berman. Special Prizes:

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Rosettes to 6th place in each section

Prize Money of 75 to highest scoring pony across all sections; 50 to next highest scoring pony overall; 25 to third highest scoring pony overall.

SPSS Thermatex Rug to Highest Scoring Pony (over all sections).

SPSS Polo Shirt & Cap to rider of top pony in each section.

SPSS Voucher (value 20 and redeemable against SPSS merchandise, grading, registration or membership fees) to Highest Overall Scoring Stallion; Highest Overall Scoring Mare and Highest Overall Scoring British Bred Entire (if not already awarded a voucher).

SPSS Merit Award (Certificate/Rosette) to highest placed SPSS registered pony in each section.

SPSS Teddy to youngest rider (date of birth to be given on entry form)

Entry Form:

Click here to download the Entry Form in MS Word Format

Click here to download the Entry Form in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) Format

 

Click here to download the Adobe PDF reader if you don't have it already.

 

Pictured above at the 2007 Snuggy Hoods BD Young Pony Championships are:

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Young contestants in the line up at the 2007 Snuggy Hoods 5 Year Old Dressage Pony Championships.  On the left is the 4th placed Dauphin, a Dutch chestnut gelding owned by Andrew Day and ridden by Elspeth Day.  Then in the centre is the 5th placed Dazzer W, another Dutch gelding; Sire: Valentino (Dutch); Dam Sire: Beukenhof's Christa (Dutch); Breeder: Yann Broumer; Owner: Cathy Shorthouse; Rider: George Day

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The 2007 Snuggy Hoods 6 Year Old Dressage Pony Champion, Lionheart. A Geman Riding Pony (Westfalen) by FS Golden Highlight (RHLD), damsire Power Boy. He was breed by Heine Bertels and was ridden by his owner, Diane Knight

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Y Matilda, a British-bred part bred Welsh mare; sire: Medoc (Hann); damsire: Paith Castan ap Replica (WPCS); Breeder: Andrea Smith; Owner & Rider: Andrea Smith.  Y Matilda was 4 year old Champion in 2006; 3rd as a 5 year old in 2007 and 6 year old Champion in 2008 making her the most successful British-bred pony at the Young Pony Championships to date. Y Matilda was SPSS Mare Grading Champion in 2007 and has also been successful in her dressage career, with many further wins and Regional Finals qualifications at all levels up to Medium together with qualification for the 2010 Winter Finals at Medium Music.

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The 2007 Snuggy Hoods 4 Year Old Dressage Pony Champion, Nou Nous B.  A German Riding Pony by Nature Boy (DRP), damsire Nils and bred by Karin & Helmut Bosserhoff. Owned by Ben Martin,  Nou Nous B was also Champion 5 Year Old in 2008 ridden by Alison Berman.

 

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