Pony

All riders wishing to be considered for youth team selection must register an interest, please send this to performance@britishshowjumping.co.uk

Age Categories: 
Ponies - up to the age of 16yrs riding ponies

VIEWINGS are held to enable the Selectors to see pony / rider combinations competing at different types of venues both at home and abroad with different jumps and conditions i.e. bold / careful fences, grass / all weather surfaces.

TROT UP: This is held so the appointed Veterinary Surgeon can view the ponies prior to the Championships and advice can be given if necessary.

BLOOD TEST: Blood Tests are taken at Random at the Pony European Championships.

DOPE TESTING: Urine Dope Testing can be taken at Random by Stipendiary Stewards of the Association.

PONY MEASUREMENT: In line with the FEI Ruling from the 1st January 2007, ponies do not require FEI Height Certificates but must not exceed 151cm with shoes at competition fitness.

As Viewing Trials are National classes, ponies will be eligible to compete providing they have a current vaild JMB Height Certificate. As is the norm all prospective European Ponies will be un-officially measured by the British Vet at these trials.

All ponies will be FEI measured at the European Championships.

* TACK: For selectors to assess form and consistency, you must be using the correct tack, as listed in the FEI Pony Rule Book, at the above mentioned shows and any other major championships, if you wish to be considered for selection for the Pony European Championships.

SELECTION: Pony / rider combinations need to be jumping clear rounds and going consistently well in all major classes.

QUERIES: Anyone wishing to enquire further or discuss anything relating to the viewing trials can contact the Chef d'Equipe: Mrs Clare Whitaker, via British Showjumping's Performance Department on 02476 698829 or e-mail: performance@britishshowjumping.co.uk

Please note that the FEI DO MEASURE at Nations Cup events as well as the European Championships. 


FEI RULES (including all saddlery requirements)

Please go to  www.fei.org -Rules for Jumping 

For further information on the selection policy for each category, the dates of the viewing trials and the key team events please click here