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. For information on Point-to-Point Pony Racing contact Lucy Felton lucy@ponyracingauthority.co.uk.

2018 Point-to-Point Races


AreaRace Venue or Event NameRacecourseDateTime
EACambridgeshire with Enfield ChaceHorseheath04 February 2018B
D&CSouth Pool HarriersBuckfastleigh18 February 2018B
D&CEast CornwallGreat Trethew25 February 2018B
NTynedaleCorbridge25 February 2018B
EAWaveney HarriersHigham25 February 2018B
WMDuke of Beaufort'sDidmarton03 March 2018B
EAThurlowHorseheath03 March 2018B
SEMid Surrey Farmers DragGodstone04 March 2018B
WBlackmore & Sparkford ValeCharlton Horethorne11 March 2018A
SWMCurre & LlangibbyHowick11 March 2018A
NWFlint & DenbighBangor-on-Dee11 March 2018B
EASuffolkAmpton11 March 2018B
SECrawley & HorshamParham17 March 2018B
D&CDart Vale & Haldon HarriersBuckfastleigh18 March 2018B
WNew ForestLarkhill18 March 2018A
SMOakleyBrafield-on-the-Green18 March 2018B
YBadsworth & Bramham MoorAskham Bryan College24 March 2018B
NLanarkshire & Renfrewshire and EglintonOverton24 March 2018B
WMLedburyMaisemore Park25 March 2018B
WMendip FarmersSton Easton25 March 2018A
SEOld Surrey, Burstow & West KentPenshurst25 March 2018B
YMiddletonSheriff Hutton31 March 2018B
EAPuckeridgeHorseheath31 March 2018B
WAvon ValeLarkhill31 March 2018B
SMOld BerkshireLockinge02 April 2018B
WTaunton ValeKingston St Mary02 April 2018B
EAEssex & SuffolkHigham07 April 2018B
WBCTeme Valley and United PackBrampton Bryan07 April 2018B
WMAndoversford Races (aka Cotswold)Andoversford08 April 2018B
SMBicester with Whaddon ChaseWhitfield08 April 2018B
NMorpethTranwell08 April 2018B
SANDTedworthBarbury Racecourse08 April 2018B
WBCNorth LedburyHereford Racecourse14 April 2018B
NWCheshire ForestTabley15 April 2018B
WMCotswold Vale FarmersAndoversford15 April 2018B
MIDPytchleyGuilsborough15 April 2018B
SESouthdown & EridgeGodstone15 April 2018B
WWTivysideLydstep15 April 2018A
D&CDartmoor FoxhoundsFlete Park21 April 2018B
NHaydonHexham21 April 2018B
SWMLlangeinorDunraven Stud21 April 2018B
SEOld Surrey, Burstow & West KentPenshurst21 April 2018B
WBCNorth HerefordHereford Racecourse22 April 2018B
WSeavingtonLittlewindsor22 April 2018B
EAWest NorfolkFakenham22 April 2018B
WMBerkeleyWoodford28 April 2018B
SEChiddingfold Leconfield & CowdrayParham28 April 2018B
SMFarmers BloodhoundsEdgcote28 April 2018B
NFifeBalcormo Mains28 April 2018B
D&CAxe ValeStafford Cross29 April 2018B
D&CModbury HarriersFlete Park05 May 2018B
MIDFernieDingley06 May 2018B
NLauderdaleMosshouses06 May 2018B
WBCRadnor & West HerefordCold Harbour06 May 2018B
WCattistockLittlewindsor07 May 2018B
WMCroome & West WarwickshireMaisemore Park07 May 2018B
EAEnfield Chace with Cambridgeshire HuntNorthaw07 May 2018B
WMWheatlandChaddesley Corbett12 May 2018A
MIDMelton Hunt ClubGarthorpe13 May 2018B
SESouth East FinalsPlumpton13 May 2018t.b.c
SWMTredegar FarmersLower Machen13 May 2018A
WWeston & Banwell HarriersCothelstone16 May 2018B
WWCarmarthenshireTrecoed20 May 2018A
D&CDulverton WestBratton Down20 May 2018B
SMGraftonEdgcote20 May 2018B
NWKnutsford Races ClubTabley20 May 2018B
WWest Somerset ValeCothelstone27 May 2018B
D&CSouth TetcottUpcott Cross28 May 2018B
WWPembrokeshireTrecoed02 June 2018A
EAEast Anglian FinalsFakenham03 June 2018A
D&CExmoorBratton Down03 June 2018B
D&CTorrington FarmersUmberleigh16 June 2018A

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
• North West
• Yorkshire
• Midlands
• Welsh Borders
• West Wales
• South Wales & Monmouthshire
• West Midlands
• South Midlands
• Wessex
• 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.

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.