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    Does anyone know the minimum pony height for event please?

    We are looking to event my sisters 13.2hh pony, Pebbles


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    I think there are ponies eventing at that height
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    I thought so too, but I read somewhere minimum height is 14hh

    We almost just entered her at a local event but then just thought we'd double check she can run before we turn up at the event!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NatandShell View Post
    I thought so too, but I read somewhere minimum height is 14hh

    We almost just entered her at a local event but then just thought we'd double check she can run before we turn up at the event!
    I don't know about in the UK but certainly in the US.
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    I've tried to ring the BE hotline but they aren't open on weekends

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    Taken from the be website :

    Does my horse need to be a certain size and age?
    Horses must exceed 150cm in height (without shoes) and ponies must be a minimum of 142cms (without shoes). The minimum age for any equine is 5 years (although 4 year olds can compete in BE80 classes from May onwards in their fourth year, 6 to do Junior Regional Novice classes and 7 to do Advanced). Ponies may compete up to Intermediate level.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ILurfSmurf View Post
    Taken from the be website :

    Does my horse need to be a certain size and age?
    Horses must exceed 150cm in height (without shoes) and ponies must be a minimum of 142cms (without shoes). The minimum age for any equine is 5 years (although 4 year olds can compete in BE80 classes from May onwards in their fourth year, 6 to do Junior Regional Novice classes and 7 to do Advanced). Ponies may compete up to Intermediate level.
    That's a shame, and seems a bit unnecessary.
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    Yup that is correct. It is totally necessary for safety xc and showjumping.

    Pony club/riding club would be grand

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    Quote Originally Posted by Char View Post
    Yup that is correct. It is totally necessary for safety xc and showjumping.

    Pony club/riding club would be grand
    Really. I think a certain Tiny Pony in the US would disagree. She recently won an event.
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    Tiny being how big?

    Under 14hh in affiliated eventing is asking for problems imo. Not saying there isn't some ponies out there more than capable but they are very few and far between. Most ponies would have younger less experienced jockeys on which is imo is where troubles would occur. I doubt some of the great 'littlens' would have done so well without experienced seasoned jockeys on board. Theodore O'Connor being the pony that springs to mind (tho he was a horse phenotype, being that he was mostly TB)

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