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Pony Trekking Classes Guidelines for Entrants

More and more shows have trekking classes so if you are contemplating entering a Pony Trekking Class run by the WTRA, here are a few tips that may help you.

All you need to know to be able to enter.  Anyone taking part in equine classes can enter the WTRA trekking classes. Please use the following guidelines:

PONY TREKKING CLASSES

1.     PONIES and TACK, up to and including 13.2hh (138cm) 4 years old or over, to be ridden. The tack to be appropriate for trekking and the trekker suitably dressed and equipped for a twelve to eighteen mile trek.

WTRA Rosettes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners. 

2.     PONIES, HORSES and TACK, exceeding 13.2hh (138cm) 4 years old or over, to be ridden. The tack to be appropriate for trekking and the trekker suitably dressed and equipped for a twelve to eighteen mile trek.

WTRA Rosettes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners

 

3.     PONY TREKKING CHAMPIONSHIP

WTRA Rosette for the Pony Trekking Champion and the Reserve Champion 

£5.00 to the Champion

The Show Committee may, however, opt to schedule a single Pony Trekking Class that will be described as:

PONIES, HORSES and TACK, any height, 4 years old or over. The tack to be appropriate for trekking and the trekker suitably dressed and equipped for a twelve to eighteen mile trek.

WTRA Rosettes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners

WTRA Champion and Reserve Champion Rosettes for 1st & 2nd prize winners

£5.00 for the Champion

The pony/horse will be 4 years old or over, ridden in tack that is appropriate for trekking and the trekker suitably dressed and equipped for a twelve to eighteen mile trek.

You will be asked to dismount and unsaddle, placing your saddle in the front of your pony/horse. You should use the lead rope and stand, as if tied at lunchtime, whilst the judge checks you, your pony/horse and equipment.

When the judge has finished his/her examination, you will be asked to replace your tack and remount. It is important that your pony/horse stands still whilst you remount.
Finally, the judge will ask all competitors to parade before placing them in order of preference and presenting rosettes etc.

 The appropriate tack is:

Snaffle bridles only

No martingales or artificial aids

Hard hats (correct standards only).

Protection against rain and suitable footwear (not trainers)

Whips are not allowed

The minimum recommended equipment list is:

Hoof pick

Money

Mobile phone

First aid kit

Packed lunch

Pieces of string

Identification and medical information (if any)

Waterproofs

Mobile phone

Whistle

Pen knife

 

If you are a Show organiser and would like to find out more about having a WTRA sponsored Trekking Class, then please email cherylhyde@btinternet.com

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Cheryl Hyde, Secretary, Sunny Bank, Felindre, Three Cocks, Brecon, Powys, LD3 0ST.
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