Open Working Hunter Pony Championships
The Blair Castle Open Working Hunter Pony Championships is a very popular competition with qualifying rounds held at shows all around Scotland.
There are three, in line with BSPS rules. The series is run under BSPS rules, but is not affiliated to the BSPS. (Qualifying shows must also be under BSPS rules, but may or may not be affiliated to the BSPS - competitors should check with the individual shows)
1) WHP not exceeding 133cms. Riders not to have attained their 14th birthday before 1st January in the current year. Maximum height of fences 90cms.
2) WHP exceeding 133cms and not exceeding 143cms. Riders not to have attained their 17th birthday before 1st January in the current year. Maximum height of fences 1m.
3) WHP exceeding 143cms and not exceeding 153cms. Riders not to have attained their 20th birthday before 1st January in the current year. Maximum height of fences 1.05m.
In each qualifying class, the first four ponies will qualify for Blair, with qualification passing down the line to 6th place if ponies placed in the top 4 have already qualified.
Shows holding qualifiers in 2013 are:
(More shows TBC)
|Dundonald Show||27 April|
|Mundole Spring Show||4-5 May|
|Kingsbarn Equestrian Spring Show||3-5 May|
|Brechin Castle Equestrian Spring Show||5 May|
|Puddledub Spring Show||6 May|
|Ayr Show||11 May|
|Fife Show||18 May|
|Scottish Friends of Ponies (UK)||19 May|
|Moray & Nairn Pony Club Show||1 June|
|Central & West Fife Agricultural Society Annual Show||1 June|
|Angus Show||2 June|
|North Ayrshire Riding Club Show||9 June|
|Alyth Show||15 June|
|Inverness-shire Pony Club||15 June|
|Mundole Summer Show||29-30 June|
|Doune & Dunblane Show||6 July|
|Caithness Pony Club Open Show||6 July|
|Dalkeith Show||13 July|
|Kirriemuir Show||13 July|
|Caithness County Show||20 - 21 July|
|Biggar Show||20 July|
|Dumfries Agricultural Show||2-3 August|
|Perth Show||2-3 August|
|Turriff Show||4-5 August|