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2012 SPSS Young Dressage Pony Championship

supported by British Dressage

Sunday 30th September 2012


Bury Farm Equestrian Club, Mill Road, Slapton, Bucks LU7 9BT


The SPSS is delighted to announce that there will be another Young Dressage Pony Championships this year at Bury Farm, Buckinghamshire on Sunday 30th September.  This Championships is being sponsored by the SPSS, supported by BD and organised and run by Bury Farm 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 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 ONLY. 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. 

Entries are closed.  Times and breeding information may be downloaded here


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






Rules (including Eligibility)


Special Prizes


2011 Champion - the German-bred 4 year old stallion Der Kleine Lord pictured wearing his SPSS Thermatex Rug prize, ridden by Erin Williams and owned by her mother, Clare. 

2011 Reserve Champion, the British bred gelding Johnny Cash, ridden by Phoebe Peters and owned by Noah Springall



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 in 2010.  However, the SPSS worked with BD to get this event restarted successfully in 2011.  A report on last year's event with results is available here


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



SPSS Young Dressage Pony Championships supported by BD
Sunday 30th September 2011
Bury Farm Equestrian Club, Mill Road, Slapton, Bucks LU7 9BT

Section A: 4 year olds (born 2008) - test BD Basic Test 4 year old (YHB4 2003)
Section B: 5 year olds (born 2007) - test BD Novice Young Horse Test for 5 year old (YHN5 2004)
Section C: 6 year olds (born 2006) - test BD Elementary Young Horse Test for 6 year old (YHE6 2004)

Entry Fee: 20
Entries close 20 September; Late Entries 4 extra per section if space available

Prize Money: 75, 50, 25 overall plus special prizes including Thermatex Rug and British Dressage Horse Registration vouchers
Rosettes per section

Entry Form available to download here; if entering on line, please also complete an entry form and email to

Starting Times: 28/09/12 from 12.30 to 17:00 by telephone from 01525 222114 or

Stabling: Stabling is available, please contact Bury Farm Reception on 01525 222114 to book.

Refreshments: The Bury Farm Cafe/Clubhouse will be open serving hot and cold food and drinks


Judges: FEI International Judge, breeder & trainer, Jennie Loriston-Clarke and Rachel Hillier, who as well as being a British Dressage List Two Judge also used to be a British Dressage Pony Team Selector.

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

Rules (including Eligibility)




















No qualification required.

Class open to PONIES only.

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.

Dressage Tests may be "called".

2010 Reserve Champion DeLaRoche Birthday Girl (Bernwode Brokat x Itsu)

2010 Champion - Rufus (Renoir x Nerz)

Special Prizes
* 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.
* Sash and rosette to Champion (the highest scoring pony across all sections); rosette to Reserve Champion (the next highest scoring pony across all sections)
* SPSS Thermatex Rug for the Champion
* Wish Bands beaded browband for the Reserve Champion
* Voucher for British Dressage Horse Registration to highest scoring pony; voucher for 50% off Horse Registration to other two section winners
* SPSS Teddy to youngest rider (date of birth to be given on entry form)
Entry Form

Click here to download the Schedule & Entry Form in MS Word Format

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


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




Many thanks to the prize sponsors:


Wish Bands for generously donating a beaded browband to the Reserve Champion


British Dressage for generously donating vouchers for horse registration


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