Once every 4/5 years a full International Pony Teams event takes place and this year it will be Englands turn to host this exiting and prestigious competition. The event differs from the Internationals held annually at the Summer Championships because teams are invited from within and outside the British Isles, already invitations have been sent to Belgium, France, Australia and South Africa. It will also encompass dressage and show jumping. Plans are well under way to include this competition within the Summer Championships, allowing competitors from outside the BSPS to sample the unique atmosphere, intense competition and camaraderie of the Summer Champs.
England plan to field two teams each containing four members. It is hoped they will be from the four height sections, 13hh, 14hh,15hh and Intermediate, but this is not entirely necessary. The team selection committee are now asking interested parties to apply to Head Office giving a brief CV of their and their ponies experience.
Over the Spring and Summer it is our intention to hold regional teach-ins. These will focus on the three disciplines of Dressage, WHP and Show Jumping. This will give our team selectors the opportunity to assess the capability and commitment of combinations. This along with a list of good and consistent results through the season will form the basis of team selection. The training dates will be posted on the web-site so be aware. It is not expected that applicants will attend every teach-in but a level of commitment will be expected.
This is a brilliant opportunity for our young members to be part of a once in a life-time occasion.
THE BSPS ARE HOLDING REGIONAL TALENT SPOTTING DAYS.
Click here for details and application
Trainers for the training days:
Home Farm 30/3/2015 Jumping - Rachel Turner, Dressage - Linda Pearce.
Gaye Worrow 12/4/2015 Jumping - Mark Bellinger, Dressage - David Rumsey.
Victoria Leavesley 4/5/2015 Jumping - Ben Murphy, Dressage TBC.
Philip Hilton. Chef d`Equipe England Team.