The International voluntary youth organisation, the Pony Club UK, is for young people interested in ponies and riding, which has been the starting point for a large majority of equestrian team members and medal winners.
The Cumberland Farmers Hunt North competed at the Zone Junior finals and the Cumberland Farmers Hunt South qualified for the previous years Senior Zones finals. Each session you will see a variety of games on horseback including Bending, Stepping Stones, Tyre, 5 Mug, Big Sack and Balloon. These games require a lot of skill and team work.
Cumberland Farmer Hunt South – the local team from Penrith (Blue and Gold Stripe)
Cumberland Farmers Hunt North – from the Carlisle area (Black and White Cheques)
Morpeth A– from Northumberland (Blue Circle)
Morpeth B – from Northumberland (light blue with dark blue braces)
In each game, four riders will compete with the last rider having a white hat band. The winning team will be the team whose all four riders complete the race the fastest. In some of the races the children have to lead each other, vault on or pick up items from a bin or the floor and all jump together in a big sack which needs a lot of team co-ordination and hopefully not a lot of falling over.
The riders are all under 15 years of age and the ponies no bigger than 14.2h. All the riders are active members of their pony clubs and also take part in other disciplines the pony club offer, from Show Jumping, Eventing, Dressage, Tetrathlon, Horse and Pony Care and the Quizes.