Pony Power Series
The Pony Power 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 EC Small, Medium and Large Pony Divisions at select venues. The class is one round, over a ‘handy’ styled course. The class 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. Classes will be held at the following competitions:
Caledon National at The Caledon Equestrian Park May 15 - 20, 2018
Angelstone Erin Welcome June 6 - 10, 2018
Summer Classic at The Caledon Equestrian Park June 26 - July 1, 2018
Ottawa National at Wesley Clover Parks July 11 - 15, 2018
Angelstone The Champions August 15 - 19, 2018
Angelstone National August 22 - 26, 2018
Autumn Classic (Finals) at The Caledon Equestrian Park September 12 - 16, 2018
There will be special ribbons and prizes awarded by the OHJA for these classes.
At select shows there will also be one hunter round of the Children’s Pony, Short Stirrup, Low Children’s and Beginner Children’s division that will be run with open scoring and awarded special prizes-these classes do not qualify for a final.
Provincial Award points will be awarded in the Pony Power qualifier classes as per EC rule G113 Equestrian Canada rules.
Pony Power Finals
Competitors competing in the OHJA Pony Power classes of the EC 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 season. Entries will be required to ride in for ribbons.
Formal attire is requested for the Final.
The Final does not count towards Provincial Standings per EC rule G113.
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.
Ribbons and prizes will be awarded through 10th.
There will also be $5,000 in prize money to be awarded through to 10th as follows for the Finals:
1/$1250, 2/$1000, 3/$800 4/$500, 5/$400, 6/$300, 7/$250, 8/$250, 9/$125, 10/$125
A prize will also be awarded to the top placing Small, Medium and Large Pony in the Finals.
Entries (owner, and rider) in both the qualifying classes and the finals must have a current OHJA membership to participate.