PCT Handbook V3
Updated Version of the Handbook is now available. Below is a summary of some important changes.
Pony Club Tasmania_handbook_V3 Nov 2018.pdf
Pony Club Tasmania_handbook _V3 Nov 2018 Marked LR.pdf
Summary of Important Handbook Changes
b. If a Rider has been a Financial Member of a club in the past two years they cannot be
classed as a visiting rider. They have to pay the full insurance and affiliation fee.
d. Horse and Rider must qualify together at rallies, with the exception of games.
a. This award is for volunteers who give ten years or more active service to a club, zone or
the Association in an unpaid capacity after they have left the organisation as a riding
member. Years as a riding member are NOT to be included – that is classified as Riding
Member Service to the Club. Examples of the help given are as a DC, secretary, catering
or equipment officer, voluntary coach, examiner, event organiser, etc. or a combination
of positions which may have been held over the years.
New Category for PCT Awards
Best Achievement by a Rider under 13 years. Age as at 1st January.
521 Minimum Eligibility Requirement
· The same venue, on application to the zone, may be used as another qualifying course,
providing there is at least 25% variation in the obstacles/track. The TDs so appointed
· Should a rider be reversed qualified in Grade 3 they need to complete 1 Grade 4 event with 0 Cross
Country jump penalties or one Event with 60 or less cross country jumping penalties and one Event
with 20 or less cross country jumping penalties.
· The same venue may be used as another qualifying course, providing there is at least 25%
variation in the obstacles/track. The change must incorporate both combinations and
letup fences. The TDs so appointed must liaise.
· In Grade 1 only, one of the qualifiers may be an EVA105 or higher grade Event, but at
least one must be in a PC Event.
· See also rule EA 504.2.4 (above) Riding Down: New Rider.
522.1 Reverse Qualification-Horse
Delete EA rule and replace with:
· A reverse qualification is the obligation for a Horse to show restored competence at a
lower level (MER) after a number of unsuccessful attempts at a certain level. Reverse
qualification only applies to the Horse.
· Reverse qualifications can occur when competing in Pony Club or EvA classes or a
combination of both. (Elimination as EA rider one event/ Elimination as a Pony Club rider
A reverse qualification is triggered
· by two (2) consecutive Cross Country or Show Jumping eliminations or
· a total of three (3) Cross Country or Show Jumping eliminations within a twelve (12)
month rolling period of time.
For this purpose the relevant reasons of elimination on Cross Country would be:
a. Three (3) refusals at one fence or four (4) refusal on course
b. Fall of Horse or Athlete
c. Dangerous riding
For this purpose the relevant reasons of elimination in Show Jumping would be:
a. Three (3) refusals on course
b. Fall of horse or Athlete
c. Dangerous Riding
Reverse qualifications remain unless cleared by the relevant MER. In the case of a reverse
qualification at a certain level the Horse must obtain a Minimum Eligibility Requirement as
per rule 521PCT before being allowed to compete again at the original level (e.g. Horse with
2 eliminations at Grade 1 must obtain MER at Grade 2 before going back to Grade 1 and the
same for Grade 2 and 3 riders.).
Reverse qualification applies to PCT Grades 1,2 and 3.
If a rider is reverse qualified from Grade 3 and then chooses to compete in EvA 80 at their next
competition and are able to complete the event with 0 Cross Country penalties they are then able to
compete at Pony Club Grade 3 at the following event (although the EvA result won’t count as a trials
If a rider is reverse qualified in Grade 2 and then chooses to compete in EvA classes they could complete an
EvA 80 class (or Pony Club Grade 3 class) and then complete an EvA 95 event. One Event needs to be
completed with 60 or less cross country jumping penalties and one Event with 20 or less cross country
jumping penalties, they can then compete Pony Club Grade 2 at the following event (although the EvA
result won’t count as a trials qualifier).
Grade 5 Cross Country Speed changed to 300mpm.
Before participating in a rally ,activity or competition: (day insurance riders are considered PCT members for the day) must be checked to ensure the gear complies.
6.8.5 Saddle Maintenance
d) Saddle Cloth-Removed reference to amount of saddle blankets.
Riders under 12 years in B Division may use any PC Approved Bit.