(d) 11.4 Substitutions and nomination of entries are not allowed. 12.
Whips and Canes (Riding) 12.1 No riding whips/canes shall exceed 75cms (30 inches). NPS Breed Standards – Approved 2012 – 24 – WELSH PONY AND COB SOCIETY 13.
Performance Classes 13.1 There is no age restriction for riders in open pure bred Welsh Pony or Cob ridden classes with the exception of stallions in that riders must have attained their 12th birthday before the 1st of January of the current year when riding a Section A, B or Part-bred under 137.2cms (13.2hh) and their 14th before the first of January of the current year for Section C, D or Part-bred over 137.2cms (13.2hh).
Riders of Welsh Part-Bred animals may be governed by specific age groups within their classification. 13.2 In driven competition the driver, groom(s) and passenger(s) must have attained their 15th birthday on the first day of the show at which they are to compete.
In the event that the driver is under the age of 18 he/she must be accompanied in the vehicle by a person aged 18 or over.
Proof of age will be required in the event of a query. 13.3 No spurs to be used in any class. 13.4 A Judge has the power to ask any animal, which constitutes a danger, to leave the ring.
The Judge’s decision is final. 13.5 Where a rider has been unseated or fallen from his/her animal, the rider cannot re-mount in the ring.
The animal must be led out of the ring and cannot re-join the Class. 13.6 Correctly secured British standard skull caps/riding hats up to current British Standard must be worn at all times when mounted.
A competitor whose hat comes off, or chin strap comes undone whilst competing must, on penalty of elimination replace it or fasten it before continuing.
He may dismount without penalty to recover the hat or have it passed up from the ground, or may stop without penalty to fasten the chin strap. 13.7 No change of rider will be allowed during a class without the Judge’s permission.
Where an exhibitor qualifies two animals for a championship, they must elect a substitute rider who conforms to the regulations of the class. 13.8 In all ridden and driven classes ponies/cobs/part-breds must be 4 years old or over. 13.9 Mares with a suckling foal born during the current season are not eligible to compete in ridden or driven classes. 13.10 No animal will be shown on a leading rein except those entered in Leading Rein classes. NPS Breed Standards – Approved 2012 – 25 – WELSH PONY AND COB SOCIETY 13.11 Grooms and handlers, when entering the ring, must at all times look neat and smartly dressed. 14 Novices 14.1 A pony/cob/Welsh Part-Bred shall be deemed not to be a Novice if, by 1st January of the current year, it has won an Open class within the discipline in which it is currently competing. 14.2 All Novice ridden animals must be shown in a suitable snaffle bridle. 15.
Lead Rein and First Ridden 15.1 Classification should be as follows: Mountain and Moorland Lead Rein, open to registered Welsh Sections A or B, mare or geldings not exceeding 122cms (12hh).
Riders must have attained their 3rd birthday but must not have attained their 9th birthday before 1st January in the current year.
Ponies to be shown in a suitable snaffle bridle – the reins to go directly from the bit to the rider’s hands.
The lead rein must be attached to the noseband only; no extra attachment to or on the saddle.
Mountain and Moorland First Ridden, open to registered Welsh Sections A or B, mares or geldings, not exceeding 128cms (12.2 hh).
Riders must not have attained their 12th birthday before 1st January in the current year.
Ponies are to be shown in a suitable bridle.
Ponies must not be cantered except in their individual show. 16.
Pure Bred Ridden Classes 16.1 It is required by the Society that Welsh Mountain Ponies and Welsh Ponies, Sections A and B, shown under saddle (stallions, mares and geldings) must be judged at the Walk, Trot and Canter.
Riders will be asked to gallop during their individual show.
The only exception to this rule is where, at the discretion of the Judge/Show it is deemed too dangerous to gallop.
Judges must also take into consideration manners, way of going, conformation and breed type.
The animals may be ridden at the discretion of the Judge. 17.
Working Hunter Classes 17.1 Working Hunter Pony classes, open to stallions, mares and geldings. 17.2 No pony may be shown on a lead-rein. NPS Breed Standards – Approved 2012 – 26 – WELSH PONY AND COB SOCIETY 17.3 No change of rider or saddlery is allowed between phases or during a phase.
Protective boots may be used for the jumping phases only.
Bandages and protective pads on animals feet are not allowed. 17.4 Once judging has commenced, if a pony leaves the ring, it will be eliminated from the class. 17.5 Five classes are recommended: Height Section 1 Height Section 2 Height Section 3 Height Section 4 Not exceeding 122cm (12hh) Exceeding 122cm (12hh) and not exceeding 133cm (13hh) Exceeding 134cm (13hh) and not exceeding 143cm (14hh) Exceeding 143cm (14 hh) If Welsh Part-Breds are competing within the same section, end class 4 at 153cms (15hh) and add: Height Section 5 Exceeding 153cm (15 hh) 17.6 Fences must be of a hunting type built with rustic materials and be as substantial as possible. (a) The maximum spread must be at the base of the fence. (b) Not more than two fences may be of maximum spread. (c) Round poles to have round cups, gates to have flat cups. (d) The jumping phase will be taken first and any pony eliminated will not be required again. (e) The course must consist of a minimum of seven fences, maximum of nine, one of which must be a spread, with no more than two double elements.
A change of direction must be included. (f) It is recommended that competitors be allowed to walk the course on foot before their class. 17.7 Height of Fences Height Height Section 1 Height Section 2 Height Section 3 Height Section 4 Height Section 5 Min 1’9” (53 cms) 2’3” (69 cms) 2’6” (76 cms) 2’9” (84 cms) 3’0” (90 cms) Max 2’0” (61 cms) 2’6” (76 cms) 3’0” (90 cms) 3’3” (99 cms) 3’6” (106 cms) Spread Max 1’9” (53 cms) 2’3” (69 cms) 2’6” (76 cms) 2’9” (84 cms) 3’0” (90 cms) NPS Breed Standards – Approved 2012
Read more about Passenger : 2 In driven competition the driver groom s and passenger….: