The Pony Club Polocrosse Championships runs alongside the main Pony Club Championships at Offchurch Bury in Warwickshire on the 12th and 13th of August 2023. It allows members from all around the UK of all ages and abilities to compete for one of the national trophies.
Entries can be made for:
- The Brookes Minis Championships – Members 12 years and under, ponies under 138cm
- The Stoneleigh Juniors Championships – Members 15 years and under, horses any height
- The Charles Mason Seniors Championships – Members any age, horses over 138cm
These classes are split into Novice and Open grades based on the experience and the ability of the teams.
The Branch or Centre that does best overall in the Charles Mason Seniors and the Stoneleigh Juniors also wins the Malden Championships Trophy.
The full report and results of the 2022 Championships can be seen here
Members should attend a qualifying event in advance of playing at the Championships. This is so we can make sure that all players and their ponies will be safe to play at Championships and have enough knowledge of the rules. These events are run around the UK in the months preceding the Championships and we will have a mixture of one day events and two days events for 2023, including a couple of the UKPA Club tournaments to make it easier for those members who both members of Pony Club and the UKPA.
You don’t have to win to qualify, you will all be welcome at the Championships and you will get a qualifier rosette when you attend one of these events!
You can attend any of these events, it doesn’t have to be your local one (though obviously that might be easiest)
The following dates have been announced for 2023:
8th and 9th of April – Yorkshire Warriors Easter training and chukkas weekend, Edwinstone, Nottinghamshire
20th and 21st of May – Area 8 Training and chukkas weekend, Copdock, Essex
10th and 11th of June – Coronation Tournament, Dallas Burston Polo Club, Warwickshire
18th of June – Area 2 Training and Chukkas day, Preston, Northumberland