2012 IPS Open Young Eventing Pony & Small Horse Dressage Classes


part of the IPS Auction Event


Saturday 27th October 2012


South View Competition & Training Centre, Winsford Road, Wettenhall, Cheshire CW7 4DL

For the first time, a dressage competition for prospective eventing ponies and small horses is being held  as part of the 2012 IPS Auction Event on Saturday 27th October 2012 at South View Competition & Training Centre, Cheshire.  These classes are only open to 4, 5  and 6 year old ponies and small horses up to and including 158cms (159 cms with shoes) in height that are NOT entered in any jumping classes (including the Young Eventing Pony & Small Horse Championships) at the event.  Riders can be any age (including adults). 


The SPSS Young Eventing and Young Jumping Pony Championships and the Parys Horses Small Eventing are also being held at South View on the same day - click here for more information on Young Pony Jumping Championship, here for more information on the Pony Eventing Championship and here for more information on the Parys Horses Small Eventing Championship.


Spectators are very welcome at this event and a running order will be available including information about the breeding of each entrant.  The South View Cafe will be open and there will also be information about the SPSS available.

2012 Pony Euros Eventing

Three Wells Breeze with Charlotte Bacon (GBR)

Entries close on 20th October; Entry Fee £15; Late entries accepted (up to Wednesday 24th October) - £2 per class extra - please to let us know if you've sent a late entry!!


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



Dressage Times will be published here on 25th October.  Any questions?  If so please call Philippa Cole on 07834 238610; 01234 708905 or



Each pony/horse will perform a dressage test to be judged against a special score sheet focusing on paces, attitude and balance rather than specific movements:


Class D1: 4 year old ponies/small horses – Dressage test BE 92;
Class D2: 5 year old ponies/small horses – Dressage test BE 92;
Class D3: 6 year old ponies/small horses – Dressage test BE 110;


The results of the class will be determined on a score basis with the judge looking at each of the paces and the attitude & balance. For more information on how the classes will be judged see below


Download Entry Form here

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2012 Pony Euros Eventing

Craig Mor Tom with Yasmin Ingham(GBR)

Entry Fee £15; Entries close on 20th October - late entries are £2 extra per entry.


Stabling: Stabling is available, please contact South View on 01270 528684 to book.

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2012 Pony Euros Eventing

Hotshots & Annie Kier (GBR)

General Rules (including Eligibility)

* No qualification required.
* Class open to PONIES AND SMALL HORSES only up to and including 158cm in height (159cm with shoes)..

Ponies/horses that are entering any class on the same day that involves jumping are NOT eligible for this class


Ponies/horses may be of known or unknown breeding and do not need to be registered with the SPSS. Where horses have a pedigree, please enclose a copy of this with the entry form (so that breeding information can be published).


Open to both British Eventing (BE) registered and non-registered ponies/horses, owners & riders need not be BE members.

* Riders any age (including adults).
* To be run under BE rules apart from the dressage test may be "called".
* No lunging

Saddlery & Equipment and Competitors' Dress rules as per BE Members Handbook 2012. Protective Headwear must be worn at all times while mounted (but does not have to have a BE or other "hat tag").

* No entries on day

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Competition Format (how the class will be judged and including rules on tack etc)

The aim of this Championships is to encourage the breeding and correct training of young horses for eventing.


Judging Approach


The judge will be looking for potential for the future in the young horses rather than how well they are presented. The judge will look for an athletic, loose moving pony/small horse  that given the correct training should develop physically and mentally into a capable eventer.



In the dressage phase, although the riders are asked to perform a specific test (BE92 for 4 & 5 year olds; BE 110 for 6 year olds), the judge will not be giving marks for the individual movements but will be looking for correct, elastic and regular paces with a swinging back. The horse’s potential to perform a good dressage test in the future and trainability are key. Horses should be presented in a snaffle bit (as per the BE permitted snaffle bits list) for the dressage.


There is no Jumping element to this class.


Class Results

If two or more horses score equal marks, the horse with the higher attitude & balance score will take the higher placing.



How the competition will run


All horses will perform their dressage tests at a time allocated in advance (see link from top of this page from 6pm on Thursday 25th October). Tests may be "called" if desired.  Tack must comply with the BE Members Handbook 2012 Annex 5. Competitors dress should be in accordance with the BE Members Handbook 2012 Annex 6 (rules for BE80, BE90, BE100) and Protective Headwear must be worn at all times while mounted (but does not have to have a BE or other "hat tag").


The draft score sheet can also be downloaded (here) but will not be finalised until just before the event when numbers of fences etc are confirmed.

2012 Pony Euros Eventing

Little Indian Feather & Kirsty Connell (IRL)

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Special Prizes:

* Rosettes to 4th place in each class
* Prize Money per class of depending on entries. Less than 3 entries, no prize money; 3 to 5 entries, £40 to winner; 6 to 8 entries, £40 to winner and £30 to second; 9 or more entries, £40 to winner, £30 to second and £20 to third.
* Wish Bands voucher for top scoring pony or horse

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Entry Form and other downloads

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


Click here to download the draft score sheet


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

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Many thanks to the prize sponsors:


Wish Bands, who have generously donated a voucher to the top scoring horse or pony


JBH Events, organisers of the IPS Auctions, generously underwrite and organise the event.




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