Point-to-Point Pony Racing
Point-to-Point Pony Racing is the bread and butter of the sport. Taking place most weekends from February to early June, over 70 Point-to-Points stage more than 160 Pony Races throughout the country.
Point-to-Point Pony Races are organised by the PRA’s Point-to-Point Pony Racing Committee. The races are run under the PRA regulations. Races are run from January – May at Point-to-Point Fixtures across the country.
For information on Point-to-Point Pony Racing contact Lucy Felton.
Click here for the 2021 Careers in Racing & Treehouse Sporting Colours Point-to-Point Pony Racing Season Guide. This booklet was designed to help riders and their families find out more about Point-to-Point Pony Racing.
You can also access details for the first half of the season from 23 January to 27 February here. This information will also be available in the Point-to-Point Pony Racing Planner sent out in January to all members.
The structure of the Point-to-Point Pony Racing Calendar is based on the official Point-to-Point Racing Fixture list and is based on the 13 regions known as “Areas” within the country with each Area having a pony racing organiser.
The Areas are:
• North West
• Welsh Borders
• West Wales
• South Wales & Monmouthshire
• West Midlands
• South Midlands
• Devon & Cornwall
• South East
• East Anglia
Point-to-Point Pony Races are organised on behalf of the PRA by the Point-to-Point Pony Racing Committee with Area Organisers responsible for the running of Pony Races each day.
These fixtures are the next step up from Pony Club Racedays. There is a choice of race type to choose from i.e. Novice, Conditions and Open races thus giving everyone a chance from the less experienced / competitive to those with more experience on the more competitive ponies. A number of Areas also run local championships and awards for riders in their area and there is also a National Championship for both 138cms & 148cms Riders which is based on a points system and announced at the end of each season.
Ponies and riders must qualify to compete in Point-to-Point Pony Races. To see if you are qualified click here.
N.B. If you want to try pony racing for the first time you do not have to have a height certificate for your pony. You however MUST be a registered member of the Pony Racing Authority (PRA) and register your pony.
SPECIAL OFFER FOR PONY RACING GRADUATES:
Graduates from pony racing will receive free Point-to-Point Owners’ and Riders’ Association (PPORA) membership for their first season. Visit www.ppora.co.uk for more information.
REFUNDS IN LIGHT OF ABANDONMENTS / ERRORS MADE WHEN ENTERING:
Please note that when a meeting has to abandon i.e. can’t rearrange entry fees are refunded less a £2.50 admin / stripe payment fee.
When an entry is made in error or a request to withdraw before an entries closing deadline, the entry fee less £1 is refunded.
Entry Fees will not be refunded following the closing deadline should the combination declare as a non-runner in the run up to the race.