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2019 State Championships offer more grades!

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Suanne Waugh, Thursday, 6 September 2018

State Championships are about giving our Pony Club riders the opportunity to challenge themselves against the best riders across the State.

The inclusion of more grades in our State Championships will mean more riders get the opportunity to compete against the best riders, in their grade from across the state and vie for the title of Pony Club Victoria State Champion!  

Additional grades at our State events will give more of our riders an opportunity to “strut their stuff” on a State stage!  Maybe you could be the State Champion, in your chosen discipline, in every grade as you progress through your Pony Club journey!  

Come and join in the fun of a State Championship as a Grade 3 HTR, Grade D Showjumper or Grade 4 Dressage rider and be inspired by our top graded riders at the same event!   InterZones Teams Horse Trials will now be a Grade 4-5 Team event ... fantastic fun for all!

More grades, more riders, more fun.  Come and join in the festivity of a State event! 

Grades to be included in the 2019 State Championships:

State Dressage & Showjumping

Dressage:  Grades 1-4  |  Showjumping: Grades A-D

Qualifying criteria:

Showjumping | D Grade - Riders to qualify via their Zone event(s).  D Grade Showjumping is a team event comprising 4 or 3 qualified competitors in each grade, best three scores to count as determined by the individual points system.

Dressage | Grade 4 - Riders to qualify via their Zone event(s).  Grade 4 Dressage is a team event comprising 3 qualified competitors in each grade.

State Horse Trials Festival

State Horse Trials | Grades 1-3

Qualifying criteria:

Qualifying as a grade 3 for this event will require the rider to attend 3 qualifying events in the 12 months prior to the championships, including 1 event in the calendar year of the State Championship they are entering.  Riders must complete 2 qualifications with no more than 20 jumping penalties in the cross country phase and 1 qualification with 0 (zero) jumping penalties in the cross country phase. (Same qualifying as Grade 2)

Grade 3 riders attempting to qualify for the 2019 State Horse trials are reminded that they are responsible for ensuring the qualifications are correctly recorded, including the name of the horse – on the membership card, which must be signed by the district commissioner of the organizing club, or a zone official of the organising zone.

InterZone Teams Horse Trials | Grades 4-5

Held for Grades 4-5 as a teams event, as a part of the State Horse Trials Festival. No open riding section to be offered.

Qualifying criteria: 

Check with your Zone