THE PONY CLUB ASSOCIATION OF NSW

State & Interstate Events

State Championships

Combined State Championships are held annually for 12 disciplines, including; Dressage, Sporting, Campdrafting, Team Penning, Team Sporting, Jumping Equitation, Show Jumping, Polocrosse, Mounted Games, Combined Training, One Day Event (ODE) and Show Riding. Competitors must be a required Championship standard to qualify to participate in these championships. Competitors are between the ages of 7-24. Entrants compete in their relevant age group.

DRESSAGE

Often referred to as the "gymnastics" of horse training, since it is designed to improve the suppleness and responsiveness of the horse and the skill of the rider. It is required as basic training for all equestrian events. Competitors must ride standard written tests from memory and are judged on their ability to perform in harmony with their horse. PCANSW uses Equestrian Australia Dressage tests and full details of which tests for the Dressage Championship will be provided on the event schedule.

SPORTING

Championships bring keen competition in Flag, Bending, and Barrel racing as well as other novelty events. 

CAMPDRAFTING

This unique Australian sport is fostered within the Pony Club movement. Riders demonstrate their skills at cutting a beast out of a mob in an enclosure and then manoeuvre it around a set course. Points are allocated for cut out and work on the course.

TEAM PENNING

A fast-paced event that gives a team of three riders 2 minutes to separate three specifically identified cattle from a herd of 30, and put them into a pen at the opposite end of the arena.

JUMPING EQUITATION

Riders are judged on their riding style and control of the horse whilst jumping.

SHOWJUMPING

Horse and rider are required to jump a course of fences according to their ability.

POLOCROSSE

A team sport combining polo ad lacrosse. A team consists of six players, plus one reserve, divided into two sections of three who play 3-4 alternate quaters.

MOUNTED GAMES

A great fun and skilful team activity for all riders. This event involves teams of four riders plus a reserve competing in fun games as a team. 

ONE DAY EVENT

Consisting of three sections - dressage, showjumping and cross country jumping. It is designed to test the courage, determination and all round ability of the rider, as well as the training and conditioning of the horse.

SHOW RIDING

An event where horse and rider demonstrate their skills on the flat. The horse is judged on confirmation, paces and manners, whilst riders are judges on their riding ability.

EVENT SCHEDULES

Current State and Interstate event schedules can be downloaded below. To support our State Championships, Sponsorship Opportunities can be viewed on our Partnerships & Advertising page Here.

RAS entries

Royal Canberra Show

The Canberra Royal Show have again extended an invitation for Pony Club members to participate in the riding classes at the show. The Show will run from the 23rd - 26th February 2017 at Exhibition Park, Canberra. Entry Forms are available in the downloads section below. Zones must submit their entries to the PCANSW State Office BEFORE Friday 18th November to allow PCANSW to approve the entries and send to Canberra Royal within the closing date. Forms available in the downloads below.

Sydney Royal Easter Show

Pony Club Competitions - Tuesday 3 April 2018

The RAS has once again given Pony Club members the opportunity to nominate for the Individual Riding Classes, Zone Teams and Zone Pairs as well as Area Showjumping and Area Sporting and at the Sydney Royal. Riders must be financial members of pony club at the time of the competition, be of RAS standard and have completed three rally days.

The Show will run from the 23 March – 3 April 2018 with Pony Club events on Tuesday 3 April 2018. Entry Forms & information is available below in the downloads section.

Birth certificates are NOT required to accompany entry forms, however all competitors MUST to take their Birth Certificate with them to the Show for inspection if required.

Numbers have been limited to 40 riders per class and will go through a selection process if necessary so please note that only riders who are of a suitable standard nominate for this competition this will ensure the continuance of these classes for Pony Club members. Riders will be evaluated and selected by Zone/Area Instructors.

The RAS will not accept the application of any riders who nominate directly through the RAS, so please ensure that any rider who wishes to nominate has completed all of the paperwork from both the RAS and PCA NSW and sent all documentation and a Zone cheque or credit card details payable to the RAS of NSW to the Pony Club State Office by the closing date of 10 January 2018.

The RAS have once again agreed to support the Pony Club Team Sporting event into their program in 2018 for AREA teams. RAS Team Sporting competition rules may also be found on the PCA NSW website. Please note as per the Pony Club classes at the Sydney Royal the age for the Team Sporting riders is age 12 - under 17 as at the first day of the show. All forms and entries must be submitted via the State Office as per Individual Rider Classes.

Reserves for all teams must be entered into the relevant Competition at time of Entry. No late entries of additional reserves will be accepted.

The RAS would also welcome nominations from Associate age members to act as Stewards and nominations should be received at the State Office.

Please see the download section below for the relevant Entry Forms which will be updated once available.

PLEASE NOTE: RAS Entry Forms, payment and all other relevant Pony Club forms must be submitted to the Pony Club State Office no later than 10 January 2018.  No late entries will be accepted.

Volunteers are also needed to Gear Check and Steward at this event would you please contact the office on admin@pcansw.org.au with the times that you would be available to help.

 

Host a State Championship

If your Zone is interested in hosting a State Combined Championship, download a copy of the application form below and send the completed forms to the state office at least 7 days prior to the meeting at which they are to be discussed.

Nominations should be received at least twelve months in advance with applications needing to be submitted by the meeting dates listed below:

July Meeting; twelve months in advance

July Meeting; twelve months in advance

July Meeting; twelve months in advance

Dates and host details for State Championship Events

2018 DATES

 

2018 State Showriding & Dressage Championships - Hawkesbury Showground, Clarendon (Zone 26)

2018 State Sporting, Campdraft & Team Penning Championships - North Dorrigo Showground (Zone 9)

2018 State Showjumping & Jumping Equitation Championships - Morisset Showground (Zone 24)

2018 State Mounted Games & Team Sporting Championships - Cobargo Showground (Zone 14)

2018 State One Day Event & Combined Training Championships - Coonabarabran Showground (Zone 5)

 

Judges & Course Designers List

At the bottom of this page you can download a list of accredited Judges and Course Designers that you may wish to contact for your upcoming event. If a judge is not a current financial member of PCANSW they need to be recorded as a Volunteer for the day, and also sign a disclaimer and a Volunteer Student declaration.

State Camp

State CampThe Pony Club NSW State Camp brings together the top 75 riders in the disciplines of Dressage, Showjumping, Eventing, Mounted Games and Advanced Horsemanship. The camp is held in January every year from Sunday to Friday at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre (SIEC). Riders receive instruction from top Instructors and lectures from horse industry professionals.

Camp starts on Sunday where all riders meet and settle in. Instruction takes place from Monday to Thursday and riders depart on Friday morning. Evenings include lectures from well-known personalities in the horse world, veterinary surgeons and other fun activities. State Camp is not only about receiving the best instruction for you and your horse it is also about making great friendships which can last a lifetime. Your horse will be well looked after by experts who give 24-hour supervision, you will stay in comfortable twin share cabins onsite at SIEC, and receive all meals. Horses are stabled and instruction takes place at SIEC which has covered stables, an indoor arena, various outdoor arenas and a training cross country course. The Camp is open to Pony Club members who;

  1. Are financial members for the year of the State Camp with the Association through their Club before the 1st November in the year prior.
  2. Will be aged 15 to 24 inclusive on the first day; (Excluding Mounted Games – riders aged 14 or 15 years as at the 1st of January.)
  3. Have passed their "C" certificate;
  4. Are of State Championship standard in their chosen discipline;
  5. Will be mounted on a suitable horse to maximise benefit from top instructors;
  6. Are recommended by their Club and have satisfactory attendance at Pony Club instructional rally days (must have attended at least 3 rally days in the preceding 12 months, copy of attendance card to be included);
  7. Are recommended by their Zone Chief Instructor as a worthy Pony Club member of sufficient standard;
  8. Have their horse microchipped.

Applicants must apply on the official application form which will be available on this website each year. The application form asks questions about your performances in Pony Club and outside competition, certificates achieved, previous instructional schools attended, experience with other horses etc. It is very important that the application form is filled in carefully and correctly, as this information will be used to select participants. Applications close annually on the 1st November.

The selectors are also looking for Pony Club members who regularly attend their Club rallies, have performances at State Championships and also at Club and Zone level, have performed well in open competition and have been riding the particular horse for a substantial period of time. You must nominate on a particular horse and most details will pertain to that particular horse. Major requirements of State Camp applicants are enthusiasm, a desire to learn and improve and be willing to try your hardest.

DOWNLOADS

Event Schedules

2018 State Showriding and Dressage Championships Schedule

The 2018 State Showriding & Dressage Championships are being held at Hawkesbury Showground, Clarendon from the 25th-28th January 2018. Entries are now open and will close on Friday 1st December.

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2018 horse - pony club application form final revised

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2018 RAS Steward Application

For volunteers or Associate Pony Club members who would like to assist with the Pony Club events at the 2018 Sydney Royal

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Horse ID Form for Royal Shows

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PCANSW Nomination Form for Royal Shows

Must be completed along with the Sydney Royal Entry Form

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RAS Team of Fours Entry Forms 2018

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RAS Pairs Entry Forms 2018

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RAS Team Sporting Entry Forms 2018

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RAS Area Team Showjumping Entry Forms

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Hosting A State Championship

Championship Venue Nomination Form

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Host Zone Duties

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Showriding - Workers

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Various Publications

2017 Accredited Showjumping Judges

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Course Designers 2016

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Horse health statement

Horse Health Declaration for Combined State Championship at Camden

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