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    RIHS

    The National Pony Society are the proud organisers of the prestigious NPS/ NAF M&M Working Hunter Pony Championship held annually at the Longines Royal International Horse Show, Hickstead in the last week of July. The NPS/NAF M&M WHP RIHS Championship is one of the hardest competitions to qualify for. At each qualifier a challenging 12 fence course must be tackled in a stylish matter along with receiving ride and conformation marks. The overall top placed NPS member takes the golden ticket. During the final at Hickstead another diverse 12 fence course will be jumped with an increased height of 5cm in each section and the inclusion of a water splash (which aren’t always seen in the qualifying rounds). The cleanest, most stylish round, with the best ride and conformation marks accumulated will take the overall glories for each of these four exciting championships. The first and second prize winners from the four height sections will then battle it out to take the overall champion and reserve honors of the entire final.
    image NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds M&M POY winners 2015. Photos Courtesy of E S Photography

    HEIGHT CLASSES

    • Class 1
    • Ponies not exceeding 122cms
    • Class 2
    • Ponies exceeding 122cms not exceeding 133cms
    • Class 3
    • Ponies exceeding 133cms not exceeding 143cms
    • Class 4
    • Ponies exceeding 143cms

    FENCE HEIGHTS

    • Class 1
    • Min 55cms Max 70cms
    • Class 2
    • Min 65cms Max 80cms
    • Class 3
    • Min 75cms Max 90cms
    • Class 4
    • Min 85cms Max 100cms
    Heights at the final will increase by 5cms in all classes. The 2017 Final took place on Friday 28th July 2017 at Hickstead. The judges for 2017 were: Ride & Conformation – Mr Rodger James Jump – Mrs Jo Jack
     
    • RIHS Qualifying Shows 2018