PONY POWER SERIES
The ever popular Pony Power Series is returning in 2017! These competitions are intended to develop skills for the young rider and to familiarize riders and parents with scored hunter rounds. One Pony Power class will be included in each of the Equestrian Canada Small, Medium and Large Pony Divisions at select venues. The class is one round, over a 'handy' styled course. The course may consist of a rollback, trot fence, hand gallop fence, bending line, a halt, option fence, bounce or a fence jumped in a direct line to/from the in gate. Rounds will be scored based on traditional hunter criteria and the scores will be announced. Ponies will be required to jog.
Competitions offering Pony Power Classes this year include:
- Caledon National - Caledon Equestrian Park - May 16 - 21, 2017
- Angelstone Erin Welcome - Angelstone - June 7- 11, 2017
- Summer Classic - Caledon Equestrian Park - June 27 - July 2, 2017
- Ottawa National Horse Show - Wesley Clover Parks - July 12 - 16, 2017
- Angelstone Champions - Angelstone - August 16 - 20, 2017
- Angelstone National - Angelstone - August 23 - 27, 2017
- Autumn Classic (FINALS) - Caledon Equestrian Park - September 13 - 17 , 2017
The OHJA will provide special Pony Power ribbons and prizes for these classes. At select competitions there will also be one round of the Children's Pony, Short Stirrup, Low Children's and Beginner Children's division that will be run with open scoring, special ribbons and prizes. Provincial Award points will be awarded in the Pony Power qulifiers as per Equestrian Canada Rules
Pony Power Handy Hunter Finals
Competitors competing in the OHJA Pony Power Handy classes of the Equestrian Canada Small, Medium and Large Pony Divisions are eligible to qualify for the OHJA Pony Power Finals. The Final is open to the pony/rider combinations that have won a 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th place ribbon in one of the qualifying classes of the current competition season. Entries must have a current OHJA membership for both rider and owner at the qualifying show to be eligible for Finals. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded 1-10th and prize money will be awarded 1- 8th. Pony/riders will be required to ride for ribbons.
Formal attire is requested for the Final.
The Finals do not count points towards Provincial Standings.
The Final will be one handy round to be shown over a course of 10 jumps with appropriate adjustments for Small, Medium and Large ponies. The course will include at least three tests from the following list; rollback, trot fence, hand gallop fence, bending line, halt, option fence, gate, dismount, bounce and direct line to/from a jump to the in-gate. Open numerical scoring will be based on traditional hunter criteria with an emphasis on style and handiness.
Ribbon and prizes will be awarded to 10th place and $5,000 in prize money awarded to 10th place as follows for the Finals:
$1,250 $1,000 $800 $500 $400 $300 $250 $250 $125 $125
Each of the top placing small, medium and large ponies in the Finals will receive an additional award.
All entries must have a valid current OHJA membership (both rider and owner) for both the qualifying classes and the Finals in order to participate.