THE PONY CLUB ASSOCIATION OF NSW

State Championship Tests & Qualifying Times

Please be advised that the below are subject to change at any time for any reason. Pease refer to the event schedule for the most up to date information. 

State Dressage

Individual Competition

Under 9 years Prelim, Novice & Elementary
Under 13 years Prelim, Novice & Elementary
Under 17 years Prelim, Novice & Elementary
Associates Prelim, Novice & Elementary

Riders may choose one level only to compete in, however they must have competed at this level previously, with a minimum score of 58%.

Tests

Prelim            1B and 1C

Novice            2B and 2C

Elementary     3B and 3C

Here is the link to the tests on Equestrian Australia’s website.

State Jumping Equitation

Individual Competition

Three classes will be held, starting with a simple jumping round and increasing in difficulty (but not height) with each subsequent class. Two classes will be held on Saturday and one on Sunday.

Age Group Maximum Height Ages taken as at the first day of competition.

Awards in each age group are:

  • Ribbons for 1st to 10th place in each age group in each event
  • Champion ribbon for 1st overall in each age group.
Under 11 65cm
11 & under 13 75cm
13 & under 15 80cm
15 & under 17 85cm
17 & under 25 90cm

State Mounted Games

Club/Zone Championship Teams

Individual Games: Awards to fifth place for Juniors, third place for Associates
Teams: Champion to fifth place for Juniors, third place for Associates

a. Club Teams: FIVE (5) members with no more than one (1) Associate in any Team. Each team are to be members from one Club only. Age is as at first day of competition. The emergency, if not required for all games, must compete in at least three (3) of the games. 

b. Zone Associate Teams: FIVE (5) members in any Team. All team members must be from the one Zone. Age is as at first day of competition. The emergency, if not required for all games, must compete in at least three (3) of the games.

LAYOUT OF COMPETITION ARENA

It is advised that the maximum arena is 100 yards x 80 yards (92 m x 74 m) and the minimum size is 80 yards x 60 yards (74 m x 55 m). There will be a "6 yard line" (5.5 m) behind the start and changeover lines. Riders not involved in a hand-over must keep behind this line. Where possible the arena should be marked out with posts and rope.

There will be ten games with a tiebreaker. The Committee reserves the right to change any or all games.

GAMES & QUALIFYING TIMES

The following qualifying times apply for games to be held at the State Championships. Team must meet the qualifying time in at least five events. Events and times are to be recorded on the entry form for each team. Please refer to the event schedule as some games change each year. 

Balloon Bursting Race: 1 minute 20 seconds Pony Club Spillers: 3 minutes 40 sec
5 Mug Race: TBA Five Flag Race: 2 minutes
Postman Chase: 2 minutes 20 seconds Fishing Race: TBA
Sword Race: 1 minute 30 seconds Pyramid Race: 2 minutes 30 seconds
Quoits: 2 minutes 30 seconds Stepping Stones: 1 minute 30 seconds

For directions and equipment for each of these games please see the Mounted Games Rule Book available from the Association Office.

STATE ONE DAY EVENT

INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION

D Grade 10 and under 17 years
C Grade 10 and under 17 years
C Grade Associate
B Grade 13 and under 17 years
B Grade Associate
A Grade 13 and under 17 years
A Grade Associate
Championship Grade Associate

Individual awards to 10th placing. Where there is a tie (after countback) the ribbon recipient will be decided by the flip of a coin, except for tenth place in which case extra ribbons will be provided.

DRESSAGE TESTS

Grade Dressage Test
D Grade Ev Test A 45 & 60 2020
C Grade Ev Test A 80 2020
B Grade Ev Test A 95 2020
A Grade EvA CCN 1 Star A 2020
Championship Grade EvA CCN 1 Star A 2020

CROSS COUNTRY SPEED

Time for completing the course is calculated at:

Grade Metres per minute
D Grade 350 metres per minute
C Grade 400 metres per minute
B Grade 450 metres per minute
A Grade 475 metres per minute
Championship Grade 500 metres per minute

Time Limit is twice the time allowed. Periods during which a competitor has been held up by a Jump Judge or Official, will be deducted from the actual time taken, to determine the correct time for completing the course. All jump judges will carry an accurate stopwatch for this purpose. Cross-country courses will be open for inspection to all interested persons at a time to be announced.

OPTIMUM TIME

Riders 17 years and under 25 years do not ride to optimum time. Riders under 17 years will ride to optimum time (time allowed plus nothing less 20 seconds) before a time penalty is incurred. An award for closest to optimum time on the cross-country will be awarded in each group to the rider with a clear cross country round who is closest to the optimum time.

SHOWJUMPING PHASE

Grade Maximum Height
D Grade 75cm
C Grade 80cm
B Grade 95cm
A Grade 105cm
Championship Grade 115cm

 

state combined training

DRESSAGE TESTS           

 

Age Group Novice Grade Advanced Grade
Under 11 years 1A 1B
11 and under 13 years 1B 1C
13 and under 15 years 1C 2A
15 and under 17 years 2A 2B
Associate 2B 2C

 

SHOWJUMPING PHASE

 

Age Group Novice Grade Advanced Grade
Under 11 years 65cm 75cm
11 and under 13 years 75cm 80cm
13 and under 15 years 80cm 85cm
15 and under 17 years 85cm 90cm
Associate 90cm 105cm

   

STATE SHOWJUMPING

Ages taken as at the first day of competition.

Under 13 years B Grade and above– all nominations accepted.
Under 13 years C Grade – all nominations accepted.
Under 13 years D Grade - acceptance of nominations up until a total number of entries in this age group reaches 60.
13 and under 15 years A Grade or Championship Grade – all nominations accepted
13 and under 15 years B Grade - all nominations accepted
13 and under 15 years C Grade - acceptance of nominations up until a total number of entries in this age group reaches 60
15 and under 17 years A Grade or Championship Grade – all nominations accepted
15 and under 17 years B Grade - all nominations accepted
15 and under 17 years C Grade - acceptance of nominations up until a total number of entries in this age group reaches 60
17 and under 25 years A or Championship Grade – all nominations accepted
17 and under 25 years B Grade -  all nominations accepted
17 and under 25 years C Grade - acceptance of nominations up until a total number of entries in this age group reaches 60

EVENTS

Day 1 Article 238.2.1 (A2); Article 238.2.2 (AM5)
Day 2 273.3.4.1 two round Grand Prix with a jump off
NOTE: All events will be point scoring for Individual, Zone and State Team Championship awards.

 

STATE CAMPDRAFTING

Suitable performance of mount/rider combination. A minimum performance of an outside score in two (2) events will be required.

AGE GROUPS

Junior 10 and Under 13 years Age as at first day of competition
Junior 13 years and Under 15 years  
Junior 15 years and Under 17 years  
Associate 17 years and Under 25 years  
NOTE: there will only be one beast in the yard for the 10 & Under 13 year’s age group.

 

State Team Penning

Ages are taken at the first day of competition;

Junior – 10 & under 17 years

Associate – 17 & Under 26 Years

Zone Teams: Riders must be from the same zone and have competed in at least 2 Team Penning events in the last 12 months. Each rider can only compete in one team.

 

STATE SPORTING

AGE GROUPS

EVENTS

Qualifying Times & Races:

Flag Race                           

Under 11 years- 51 seconds        

Under 13 years - 49 seconds     

13 years & over - 44 seconds

Bending Race                    

Under 11 years – 16 seconds     

Under 13 years - 14 seconds      

13 years & over - 12 seconds

Barrel Race                        

Under 11 Years – 25 seconds     

Under 13 years - 23 seconds      

13 years & over - 21 seconds

Bonfield Bounce Bend   

Under 11 Years – 40 seconds     

Under 13 years - 37 seconds      

13 years & over - 35 seconds                                                              

For the Bonfield Bounce Bend the height of the plastic barrels are;

STATE TEAM SPORTING

AGE GROUPS

EVENTS & QUALIFYING TIMES

3 Mug Race 120 sec
Team Flag Race

48 sec

Team Bend Race 90 sec
5 Flag Race 80 sec
Sword Race 120 sec
Straight Barrel Race

110 sec

Fishing Race 160 sec
Balloon Race

110 sec

Straight Diamond Flag Race TBA
Bottle Exchange Race TBA

STATE SHOWRIDING

AGE GROUPS

Ages taken as at the first day of competition.

EVENTS

Please refer to the Event Schedule. 

DOWNLOADS

Team of four workout

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Team Sporting - Straight Diamond Flag Race Rules

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RAS Team Sporting Rules

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2016 Team Sporting Championship Races

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