In response to requests from our members to put on more for the performance Connemara, The British Connemara Pony Society is extremely excited to announce it will again be running its Eventing Series for 2019, in conjunction with Horse Events.
The series is open to registered pure and part-bred Connemara ponies (inc. over-heights). Qualifiers will be run at 80cm, 90cm and 100cm at a variety of nationwide events during the season (March to September 2019). A combination will qualify for the championship final if they post a top 10 placing or a double clear at one of the qualifying events.
In order to qualify and compete at the Championship, ponies will need to be registered with the British Connemara Pony Society as pure-bred or part-bred Connemaras and riders and/or owners must be either Full or Performance Members of the BCPS. Membership registration numbers will be required to enable you to enter the championship final. (NB - please remember Performance Membership is for the Eventing League participation only and does not give the entitlement to discounts in fees on any other services).
“We believe that this is a really exciting opportunity to showcase the Connemara pony as a performance animal,” says BCPS Chairman Henrietta Knight. “We hope that it will appeal to current members as well as encouraging new people to join the Society.”
There are currently a number of qualifiers confirmed around the country with others awaiting to be finalised. The Final will take place at Broadway on the 5th & 6th October 2019. Please keep an eye on the BCPS and Horse Events websites as we are hoping more qualifying events will be added throughout the season.
Eventing Series qualifiers confirmed so far:
· Epworth Equestrian, South Yorkshire – 24th March
· Moreton EC, Dorset – 30th March
· Epworth Equestrian, South Yorkshire – 31st March
· Calmsden, Gloucestershire — 13th & 14th April
· Munstead, Surrey – 19th & 20th April
· Swalcliffe Park, Oxfordshire — 27th & 28 April
· Epworth Equestrian, South Yorkshire – 28th April
· Northallerton EC, Northallerton, North Yorkshire – 28th April
· Pontispool, Somerset – 6th May
· Mullacott Event Centre, Ilfracombe, Devon – 12th May
· Eland Lodge, Derbyshire — 19th May
· Northallerton EC, Northallerton, North Yorkshire – 19th May
· Elmwood Equestrian, Oxfordshire — 18th & 19th May
· Bovington, Dorset (Wessex Connemara Performance Day) – 2nd June
· Three Waters RC, Chyverton, Truro – 9th June
· Treborough, Somerset — 8/9 June
· Oxstalls, Gloucestershire, 22nd & 23rd June
· Eland Lodge, Derbyshire — 8th June
· Tetcott Hunt ODE, Devon - 14th July
· Northallerton EC, Northallerton, North Yorkshire – 21st July
· Keysoe, Bedfordshire — 28th July
· Elmwood Equestrian, Oxfordshire —27th & 28th July
· Hendersyde Park, Scotland – 2nd 3rd & 4th August
· Epworth Equestrian, South Yorkshire – 11th August
· Oxstalls, Gloucestershire, - 17th & 18th August
· Northallerton EC, Northallerton, North Yorkshire – 25th August
· Crown Farm, Oxon – 31st August & 1st September
· Chilham Park, Kent — 8th September
· Swalcliffe, Oxon – 14th & 15th September
· CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT — Broadway — 5th & 6th October
For membership options and to join the Society please click here.
For more information: www.horse-events.co.uk