Rules and Regulations


Pony Racing is held under the Regulation of the Pony Racing Authority [PRA] and the allocation, cancellation and alteration of Pony Races is authorised at the discretion of the British Horseracing Authority and Pony Racing Authority. The Pony Racing Authority will administer Pony Racing under these Regulations and will exercise control over those taking part in the sport.

As with all previous seasons, combinations of pony and child must qualify to race each season.  Training Days, Rallies and days Hunting since 1st July 2022 can be used to qualify in 2023. 

These Regulations which are correct at the time of going to print and may be subject to change by announcement on www.ponyracingauthority., relate to any Pony Racing Authority recognised Pony Races with differences in Regulation colour coded.

Changes to Regulations for the current season appear in bold. Regulations that have been deleted no longer appear. Changes to definitions have not been highlighted.

In all instances the initials PRA refer to the Pony Racing Authority and the Stewards and Officials who have been appointed and publicised for each event by the host organisation. All such individuals are permitted to ensure these Regulations are complied with and have absolute authority from the PRA to act accordingly to ensure compliance and Regulation.

Click Here for 2023 Regulations

You can order a printed copy of these 2023 Regulations here.  The booklets are £5 including postage and will be sent out in January.  You can only purchase 1 copy per transaction but you can make multiple transactions if you wish to order more than 1. 

Advisory note – Glasses and contact lens are permitted whilst riding, the materials these items are made of meet the necessary British Standards to reduce the risk of harm. To support security whilst riding members may wear a glasses safety strap, if they wish to.


Please also take the time to view our Codes of Conduct & Sensible Social Media Policy for PRA Members, Parents & Guardians:

Code of Conduct & Sensible Social Media Policy for PRA Members

Code of Conduct & Sensible Social Media Policy for Parents & Guardians at PRA Activities

We expect the highest standards of behaviour from all involved in pony racing and that respect is shown to all those who participate, organise and volunteer in pony racing at all times.  We will take action against anyone who does not adhere to these policies.