PONY POWER SERIES
The OHJA is proud to host 3 Pony Power days at select horse shows throughout the summer as well as the Pony Power Handy Hunter Final in September. At these shows one round of the Small Pony, Medium Pony and Large Pony Division will be designed as a Handy course and scored under numerical scoring. This class is intended to encourage developing rider skills at the same time as educating parents and riders with announced scoring. Placings in a Pony Power class will determine qualifiers for the Final. Handy course could consist of: rollback, trot fence, hand gallop fence, bending line, halt, option fence, bounce, direct line to/from a jump to the in gate. Scores will be based on traditional hunter criteria with an emphasis on style and handiness. Formal attire is not required for Qualifiers. Ponies will be required to jog.
The OHJA will provide special Pony Power ribbons and awards for these classes. One round of the Children's Pony, Green Pony and Short Stirrup divisions at the Pony Power shows will be run with open scoring, OHJA ribbons and prizes. Provincial Award points will be awarded in these classes as per Equine Canada rules .
2013 Pony Power Dates
June 11-16: EMG Summer Classic June
July 17-21: Cedar Run Summer Festival
August 21-25: Angelstone National Phase 1
September 12-15: Pony Power Finals at Autumn Classic
Pony Power Handy Hunter FINALS
Competitors competing in the OHJA Pony Power Handy classes of the Small Pony, Medium Pony and Large Pony Divisions are eligible to qualify for the OHJA Pony Power Finals. The Final is open to the pony/rider combinations that have won a 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th place ribbon in one of the qualifying classes of the current season. Entries must have a current OHJA membership for both rider and owner at the qualifying show to be eligible for Finals. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded 1-10th and prize money will be awarded 1- 8th. Pony/riders will be required to ride for ribbons.
Formal attire is encouraged for the Final.
Provincial Award points will be awarded for the Finals as per Equine Canada rule G301.8 .
Terms and Conditions of Program or Class
The OHJA will provide:
- Ribbons and prizes to 10th
The Horse Show Management will provide:
- Name branding in the horse show program for OHJA Pony Power Series
- A Pony Power Class will be a Handy Hunter class in the Small, Medium and Large Pony divisions
- A Pony Power Class will be one round of the Children's, Green Pony and Short Stirrup divisions
- Open Numerical Scoring
- All entries must have a valid current OHJA membership (both rider and owner)
Class Conditions to be printed in prize list:
These classes will consist of one Handy Hunter around in the Small, Medium, Large, Children's, and Green Pony divisions as well as the Short Stirrup division.
The OHJA will provide special ribbons and prizes to be presented to the class winners. The Pony Power Series is intended to encourage the use of the Open Numerical Scoring System for both the enjoyment and educatoin of the exhibitors and spectators. Open Numerical Scoring is required.
Formal attire will be optional.