Hickstead Launches Europe's Richest Prize For Juniors
new pony jumping competition, believed to be the richest in Europe,
is to be launched at the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead,
during the British Jumping Derby Meeting (August 14-17).
Hickstead Pony Masters, which is being supported by a number of
private individuals within the sport, will carry total prize money
of £7,500, with £2,500 going to the winner and then
further cash rewards down to 10th place. Competition will start
with two qualifying rounds on Wednesday and Thursday, from which
20 competitors will go forward to the third leg in Hickstead's world
famous International Arena on Saturday.
final round of the leading 10 riders will be decided on faults and
time in the International Arena on Sunday, same day as the acclaimed
British Jumping Derby.
will be a tremendous competition for junior riders, and entirely
in keeping with the great traditions of Hickstead and the International
Arena," said Hickstead owner Douglas Bunn. "These young
people will get a real taste of the atmosphere and occasion on Derby
is open to registered JA ponies ridden by Junior or Junior Associate
members of the British Show Jumping Association. Riders in this
competition will be limited to two ponies. Winners in each of the
first two legs on Wednesday and Thursday will earn 20 points for
first place down to one point for 20th. The third leg will be over
two rounds with a timed jump off.