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Pony Racing

The purpose of Tiny Hooves  pony series is EDUCATION!

Teach  them a proper way from the beginning!   

RULES  2019

  1.  TROT! It’s not the speed, it’s the gait and effort in trot that is being judged.
  2. Encourage your  young drivers to drive themselves! Backup drivers are there only for safety reasons.  Young  children that are not yet capable of driving themselves have to have second set of reins,  don’t forget it’s education for children, we want to see children driving!
  3.  Ponies purposely driven in canter, therefore gaining advantage at the start will be disqualified.
  4.  Ponies entering wrong races are automatically disqualified despite their finishing position.
  5. Ponies and backup drivers must be declared on the day.
    We allow emergency pony swap or driver change on the day at the time of declaration but no later than  main races are started. Ponies entering track without declaration will receive no placing points.
  6.  For Children under age of 14 and ponies under 12.2hh
  7.  Standing start race
  8. Series will go on the point system
    1st  10
    2nd 8
    3rd 6
    4th 4
    5th 2
    6-last  1
    DQ 0,5

  9.  Double seat bike. young  driver  must sit on the right for public to see main driver.
  10. Junior driver must be accompanied by a licensed driver !!!
  11.  Faster ponies will have to trail
  12. Body protector & helmet, long pants and safe footwear with no laces must be worn at all times while on the track
  13. Driver must be able to drive and control pony himself/herself!
  14. no whips allowed

Children must be supervised at all times while in the paddock! Horses are horses, small or big!
Kids found riding or driving ponies around the paddock among big horses will not be allowed to race in future.
After last pony race, all ponies must be put in the horseboxes.

20th oct results
13th oct results
29sept result

Remaining   race dates for ponies
29th of October
3rd of November
10th of November

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