Friday, 21 February 2020

Qualified Ponies - 2020

This list will be updated as and when I receive results from the qualifying shows. If your ponies name is not on the list and it should be just drop me a message with your ponies name and qualifying show and the list will be amended.

Burnside Soldier
Frerro Roche
Glengyre Arrinana
Little Woodend Aaron
Milday India Jane
Paddy
Scandel Beck Flicker

Confirmed Qualifiers For The Scottish Shetland Pony Championship Show

This is a list of shows that have agreed to be qualifiers for the 2020 Scottish Shetland Pony Championship Show. This will be updated as and when shows need to be added.
23rd February - Clyde Showing Show - Sandyflata RDA Glasgow
7th March - National Stallion Show - Morris EC Ayrshire
21st March - Sparket Equestrian Shows - Newton Rigg EC Cumbria
5th April - Serrang In-hand Show - Shetland
25th April - Sparket Equestrian Shows - Newton Rigg EC Cumbria
25th April - Dundonald Show
26th April - Laminitus Charity Show - Rockrose EC
2nd May - SWPCA High Jinks Show - Lanark
3rd May - Scottish Friends Show - Morris EC Ayrshire
3rd May - City Of Edinburgh Show - SNEC Bo’ness
4th May - Puddledub Spring Show - Howe EC Fife
9th May - Ayr Show - Ayr Racecourse
16th May - Dumfries & Galloway Show
23rd May - Fife Show - Cupar
23rd May - Stewarton & Dunlop Show
6th June - West Fife Show - Kelty
6th June - Campsie Show
13th June - Cumberland County Show
27th June - Haddington Show
4th July - Doune & Dunblane Show
4th July - Fettercairn Show
12th July - Northern Heavy Horse Show - Glasgow
18th July - Caithness Show
18th July - Penrith Show
18th July - Kirriemuir Show
18/19th July - New Deer Show - Aberdeenshire
25th July - Banchory Show
25th July - Sutherland Show
31/1 July/August - Perth Show
31/1 July/August - Dumfries Show
2 / 3 August- Turriff Show
6th August - Dounby Show - Orkney
7th August - Tarland Show
8th August - Kinross Show
8th August - Dalston Chow - Cumbria
9/10 August - Keith Show
12th August - Cunningsburgh Show - Shetland
15th August - Peebles Show
18th August - Hawkshead Show
Gilsland - Cumbria
Keswick Show - Cumbria
Howe Shows - All

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Provisional Schedule

The provisional schedule for the Scottish Shetland Pony Championship Show. I am open to suggestions of what you would like to see added - or indeed taken away.

Standard Black Section

Class 1 - Gelding - Any Age
Class 2 - Stallion - 4yo and over
Class 3 - Yeld Mare - 4yo and over
Class 4 - Broodmare - 4yo and over with foal at foot
Class 5 - Foal - Colt or Filly born in 2020
Class 6 - Colt 2 & 3yo (may be split by age if numbers warrant)
Class 7 - Filly 2 & 3yo (may be split by age if numbers warrant) 
Class 8 - Yearling - Colt or Filly born in 2019
Class 9 - Veteran 15yo+

Standard Coloured Section Evening Performance

Class 10 - Gelding - Any Age
Class 11 - Stallion - 4yo and over
Class 12 - Yeld Mare - 4yo and over
Class 13 - Broodmare - 4yo and over with foal at foot
Class 14 - Foal - Colt or Filly born in 2020
Class 15 - Colt 2 & 3yo (may be split by age if numbers warrant)
Class 16 - Filly 2 & 3yo (may be split by age if numbers warrant)
Class 17 - Yearling - Colt or Filly born in 2019
Class 18 - Veteran 15yo+

Miniature Section

Class 19 - Gelding - Any Age
Class 20 - Stallion - 4yo and over
Class 21 - Yeld Mare - 4yo and over
Class 22 - Broodmare - 4yo and over with foal at foot
Class 23 - Foal - Colt or Filly born in 2020
Class 24 - Colt 2 & 3yo (may be split by age if numbers warrant)
Class 25 - Filly 2 & 3yo (may be split by age if numbers warrant)
Class 26 - Yearling - Colt or Filly born in 2019
Class 27 - Veteran 15yo+

Ridden Section

Class 28 - Lead Rein mares & geldings 4yo+ riders not to have attained their 9th birthday by 1st January 2020. To be ridden in a snaffle bridle only, lead reins to be attached to the noseband.
Class 29 - First Ridden mares & geldings 4yo+ riders not to have attained their 12th birthday by 1st January 2020. To be ridden in a snaffle bridle only.
Class 30 - Novice/Junior Ridden ponies 4yo+ 
Class 31 - Open Ridden Stallions, mares & Geldings 4yo+. Riders to be of an appropriate height and weight for the pony. Riders of stallions must have attained their 12th birthday by 1st January 2020

Young Handler 

Hard hats must be worn. No stallions or colts.

Class 32 - Children 5yo and under, may be assisted. 
Class 33 - Children 6-10yo 
Class 34 - Children 11-16yo 

Unregistered

Class 35 - In-hand pony any age and size (may be split by age if numbers warrant)
Class 36 - Ridden pony 4yo+ to include Lead Rein (Rider 8yo and under) First Ridden (Rider 11yo and under) and Open Ridden ponies.  (may be split if numbers warrant)

Driving

Class 37 - Open Driving - Ponies 4yo+. There is no entry fee required for this class but please do put an entry in if you intend to compete so we know how many ponies to expect forward.

Long Reining

Class 38 - Long Reining - ponies 3yo+

Evening Performance 

Open Driving Class

Championships - 1st & 2nd Prize Winners Are Welcome Forward

Ridden Championship - Classes - 28, 29, 20 & 31
Young Handler Championship - Classes - 32, 33 &34
Unregistered Championship - Classes - 35 & 36
Foal Championship - Classes - 5, 14 & 23
Black Junior Championship - Classes - 5, 6, 7 & 8
Coloured Junior Championship - Classes - 14, 15, 16 & 17
Miniature Junior Championship - Classes  - 23, 24, 25 & 26
Black Senior Championship - Classes - 1, 2, 3, 4 & 9
Coloured Senior Championship - Classes - 10, 11, 12, 13 & 18
Miniature Senior Championship - Classes - 19, 20, 21, 22 & 27
Overall Black Championship 
Overall Coloured Championship
Overall Miniature Championship
Broken Coloured Championship - Highest placed broken coloured from each class.
Gelding Championship - Classes - 1, 10 & 19
Veteran Championship - Classes - 9, 18 & 27
Male Championship
Female Championship
Overall Junior Championship
Overall Senior Championship

Supreme Of Show  - Overall Junior, Senior, Ridden & Driven to take part

Sunday, 18 August 2019

The Scottish Shetland Pony Championship Show 2020

Clibberswick Lancelot
 

  The thought crossed my mind to re-invent the Scottish Shetland Pony Championship Show. It was originally the inception of Dougal Dick of the Transy Stud over a decade ago and I think it is time it was brought back to life. Whilst there are a few end of Season Championship shows in Scotland very few Shetland Ponies attend them. I think this is mainly due to the classes being mixed M&M Small breed classes where the Shetlands are in with the Dartmoors, Exmoors, Welsh A's & B's as well as the fact that they are unaffiliated. So very few Shetland Pony people have had the chance to experience an evening performance and all the glitz, glam and glitter that goes with it! This is where I step in.

 The idea of this show is to give the Shetlands their chance in the spotlight. With a selection of inhand and ridden classes during the morning the plan is to hold all of the Championships in the Evening Performance - Don't worry! It won't be late in the evening! To encourage everyone to stay the Championships will start 30-45 minutes after the last class giving competitors and judges the time to get changed but without dragging the day out. Whether they start at 3pm or 6pm it will be shortly after the completion of the day classes.

  This show will be a qualifier only show. I am hoping shows from the North of England, throughout Scotland and the Islands all the way up to Shetland will hold qualifiers so we can have a hugely diverse range of competitors forward on the day. The first 3 in each class will qualify for the show. This means that once your pony has qualified you can enter any class you pony is suitable for. The Young Handler classes can be done with any qualified pony.

  This show is still very much in the planning stage. We have a provisional Date and Venue - Saturday 19th September at Howe Equestrian Centre in Fife. This means that flu vaccinations will be compulsory. There is plenty of stabling at the venue should you wish to stay over and it is ran by Tom Myles of the Highfield Stud so he has plenty of experience of Shetland Ponies and their antics! The show will be held indoors so no matter what the weather is doing outside there is no fear of getting soaking wet!

  If you have any suggestions please so comment and let me know. It is not always possible to accommodate every request but we will try out best!