Revision and Clarification of Rule 34 – Exercise and Working In

No persons over the age of 16 years old may ride a pony 122cms or under anywhere on the showground or in the Horse Box park that will compete in the following mini pony classes;

141 – Child’s First Ridden Pony

142 – Child’s Leading Rein Pony

143 – BSPS M&M Ridden Open Leading Rein

144 – BSPS M&M Ridden Open First Ridden

172 – Lead Rein Pony of Show Hunter Type

The Committee of Royal Windsor Horse Show decided to impose this rule after a number of incidents at last year’s event when leading rein and first ridden ponies were ridden in at length by adults.  It was felt that the show could be open to accusation of poor horse welfare standards.  It was the Committee’s decision to use age as a deciding factor rather than weight to avoid disputes.

For clarification this is limited to 122cms and does not include 128cms and applies to mini pony classes.