Teams gear up for Pony Club Endurance Championships at Euston Park, Suffolk,

HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Festival Euston Park Endurance 17th - 19th August 2018

Largest field gathers for Fitth Pony Club Endurance Championships

Endurance GB and The Pony Club have announced a field of more than 70 riders will line up for The Pony Club National Endurance Championships at Euston Park in Suffolk today, Thursday 15th August 2019.

The Pony Club riders will tackle a range of distances in classes ranging the 20km Grassroots section to the 56km Open class. This will be the largest field to have contested the fledgling competition which first began in 2014, with 25 branches of The Pony Club represented from across Britain.

HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Festival Euston Park Endurance 17th - 19th August 2018
HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Festival Euston Park Endurance 17th – 19th August 2018

Branches including the East Essex Hunt, Bramham Moor, Bisley and Sandown Chase, New Forest Hunts, Ivel Valley, Curre Hunt, Brecon & Talybont Hunt, Bedale & West of Yore Hunt, Belvoir Hunt and Whaddon Chase, will be represented in the team competition which was last year won by a Mixed branch team with the Whaddon Chase in second place ahead of the Curre Hunt.

Last year’s winner of the Open 56km class, Ella Pomroy of the Easton Harriers Hunt branch is returning to defend her title.

Prizes for The Pony Club classes have been generously donated by Setzi Saddles, Townfield’s Saddlers and Country Frog with the first placed rider in each class receiving a €500 Setzi Saddles voucher plus £100 on line Townfield’s Saddlers or Country Frog voucher. The best-turned out winner in each class will also receive a €500 Setzi Saddles voucher

Provided they complete and pass each rider will receive Ride Vouchers worth £100 for the 2020 Endurance GB season with in addition to the Setzi Saddles voucher for each class winner, Townfields Saddlers or Country Frog for the first three in each class. There are no stabling costs and free catering at the venue. Organisers are still accepting entries for the Championship and these are set to close on Monday 12th August.

Rebecca Kinnarney, Chair of Endurance GB said:

We are very much looking forward to welcoming this huge field of competitors to The Pony Club National Championship and are delighted that the sport of endurance is clearly gaining a strong following among Pony Club members. Euston Park is a superb venue and will provide all those taking park in The Pony Club National Championship at each level with a stunning but suitably competitive track.”

To learn more, please visit www.pcuk.org/endurance_competitions_and_events/endurance_championships/

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