The new Pony Club competition to be aimed at grass-root riders is to be sponsored by Land Rover, who has had a strong commitment to equestrian sport.
“All of the current Land Rover equestrian ambassadors, including Zara Tindall and Ben Maher, started their careers with the Pony Club. We are very proud to be able to support the new Pony Club initiative and champion young riders throughout the UK,” says Scott Dicken, Marketing Director of Land Rover UK.
The Land Rover Pony Club Regional Championships 2016, which are open to all Pony Club members between the ages of 4-25 years-old, aims to introduce new talent into a competitive structure in the areas of show-jumping and dressage.
There will be five regional championship events taking place during August and September, at prominent equestrian venues spread around the UK and opportunities to qualify for championships throughout June, July and August at Pony Club Areas.
The Land Rover Pony Club Regional Championships 2016 take place as follows:
* Scotland, North & Northern Ireland - 6 – 7 August - Ian Stark Equestrian Centre, Selkirk
* Mid-North - 27 – 28 August - Eland Lodge Equestrian, Derbyshire
* Wales & West Midlands - 27 – 28 August - Rectory Farm Gloucestershire
* South West - 3 – 4 September - Bicton Arena, Devon
* South East - 10 – 11 September - The College Equestrian Centre, Bedford