PCT Handbook


Pony Club Tasmania Handbook V4.3 January 2020

Pony Club Tasmania Handbook V4.3 January 2020 MARKED VERSION

 Please note: minor version changes to Handbook may occur intermittently throughout the year - these are only minor formatting changes, not rule changes.  If there is a rule change or other significant change in the handbook, clubs will be notified.  Significant annual changes will be indicated by a new major version number eg V3 to V4.  Minor updates throughout the year are indicated with a minor version number change eg V4.1 to V4.2 

EA National Rules

EA National Eventing Rules
EA National Dressage Rules
EA National Jumping Rules

Recent Significant Eventing Changes (since 1 July 2019)
  • Safety vests: from 1 July 2020 level 3 safety vests are mandatory
  • Use of whip - the whip is not to be used more than TWO times for any one incident
  • Hackamores are no longer permitted for cross country
  • Neck straps must be attached to the saddle
Games Riders and permissible bits:
  • A Team riders: Snaffle bit only
  • B Team riders aged under 12:  any PCT approved bit is permitted 
  • Compression hoods are not allowed at competitions but are allowed at rallies
  • Efficiency test fees:  C $20, K & C* $35, B & A $50 
Eventing Reminders:
  • Qualifications for Trials (MER) - Both horse and rider is two events: one event with 60 or less cross country jumping penalties and one event with 20 or less cross country jumping penalties
  • Horses will be reverse qualified if they: have two consecutive cross country or show jumping eliminations; or a total of three cross country or show jumping eliminations within a twelve month rolling period (See section 8 in the handbook)