HONG KONG PONY CLUB ANNUAL SHOW
PHILIP DAY CHALLENGE
The show is designed to be a family fun day out so please bring friends, relatives etc.
During the lunch break there will be a simple BBQ with burgers and hot dogs, the food will be provided for free but we would very much welcome any donations towards the cost.
There will also be a tea/coffee and cake stall (provided we can find someone to run it.)
(please donate a cake!)
We will also have a second hand stall selling all things horsey!
(please bring any second hand horsey related items you would like to donate either to the show, or even better, drop them off at one of the allocated places) email secretary for more details if you didn't get the previous emails.
The morning classes will be organised into 4 leagues - Lead Rein, Novice, Intermediate and Advanced. Please be responsible with your choice of league and do not enter a league that does not fit your riding level, bearing in mind that you will most likely be riding an unknown horse/pony.
Each league will consist of 2 classes:
Lead Rein: Pole Scurry and Barrel Racing (Patents will be responsible for leading their children. Anyone who is not sure about this please email the secretary.
Novice (D/D+ Level): Equitation Jumping 20-30cm & Handy Pony
Intermediate (D+/C Level): Equitation Jumping 40cm-50cm & Handy Pony
Advanced (C/C+ Level):Equitation Jumping 60cm-70cm & Handy Pony
The Equitation Jumping class will be judged on things like, Rhythm, Accuracy, Lines and Approach, Position etc.
The Handy Pony Class is basically an obstacle course, judged on faults and time, not style. Riders will have to complete the course in the fastest time possible. Obstacles may include posting a letter, riding through a maze, hanging washing on a line, mounting from the wrong side etc. There will not be any jumps except maybe one or two in the advanced class.
Each Pony Club member may enter one league only. There will be rosettes and prizes for each class and a Champion and Reserve Champion for each League, judged on the combined results from both classes.
In the afternoon we will hold the Philip Day Memorial Challenge.
This is a very prestigious event that has been running for many years.
Last years winners were:
Cup: Kendall Kruger riding Mountain Treasure
Bowl: Natalie Walker riding Patch
This consists of two competitions, the Cup and the Bowl. They are both jumping competitions, the Cup will be at a height of 90-100cm and the Bowl at 70-80cm.
The Philip Day Challenge will be by Invitation only, but members who wish to compete may email the secretary to express their interest in competing.
Invitations will be sent out in the next few days along with entry costs etc.
The final event will be a fancy dress competition and Parade. This will be open to all members who compete in any of the classes.
Members will be allocated horses/ponies by the HKPC District Commissioner and the Chief Instructor of Tuen Mun Public Riding School. When registering for the Show you may give your preference for who you wish to ride, we will try to accommodate you but we cannot guarantee that this is who you will ride.
Each member will pay one entry fee for the Show, this will include entry for horse/pony hire (1 per 2 riders) transport costs, entry for both classes in each league and entry for the Fancy Dress competition.
This will also be the same for riders from the private riding schools riding horses from those schools (Horse hire and transport will be covered by the HKPC)
Members with livery horses will pay $300 entry, transport to be paid by HKPC.
Novice, Intermediate and Advanced League: $500
Lead Rein League: $300
Deadline for entries. Monday 18th November
Entry fees can be paid via ATM or Online Banking.
HSBC Acc No. 039-012455-001 (Hong Kong Pony Club)
Please kindly send either the confirmation or email us with the reference number and date after the deposit.
Payment may also be made by cheque, payable to:
Hong Kong Pony Club
c/o Tuen Mun Public Riding School
Lot No 45, Lung Mun Rd
Entries will not be considered complete until payment is made and confirmation / reference no / cheque is received.