Ride to Time is an event that helps teach Pony Club riders the skills needed to ride at a given pace over a given distance. This skill is important for cross country riding and show jumping and can equip riders to be employed as track riders. Riders undertaking their C* or K certificate can also use these days to work towards having ‘ride at given pace’ task achieved and signed off.
Riders who are graded 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 for horse trials are invited to attend for the opportunity to represent the Midland Zone at the State Final.
The Maiden group will consist of riders graded 3, 4, or 5 for horse trials
The Open group will consist of riders graded 1 and 2 for horse trials.
State Championships – Melbourne.
The Ride to Time State Championships will be the culmination of a selection process that is undertaken at Zone level. Twenty preselected Pony Club riders (1 rider from Open Grade 1/2 and 1 rider from Maiden Grade 3/4/5 per zone), each representing the ten Victorian PCAV zones, will be expected to ride at specific times. The closest finalist to that given time, after completing the respective distance will be nominated the winner of the Ride to Time event. The final is to take place in August, 2018.
Zone riders who have fulfilled the training criteria may be eligible to ride for selection for the final, either as the zone representative or as first reserve. The given speed is set at 1000m in 109sec (550 m/m) for the Open group (Grades 1 and 2) and 1000m in 120sec (500 m/m) for the Maiden group (Grades 3, 4 and 5).
Only 1 horse may be ridden in each grade by each rider and only 1 horse may qualify for State Championships.
Format of the Day (may vary slightly depending on entries)
9.30am- all participants present unmounted for a R2T training talk
10.15.10.30am- gear check
11.00am – Ride 2 Time training run for all riders
12.00pm –lunch- sausage sizzle provided
1.00pm – Ride 2 Time Qualifier trial 1
2.00 pm– Ride 2 Time Qualifier trial 2
3.00pm - Presentations
To be eligible to qualify for the state final, riders must compete in both the qualifying trials.
Entry fees: $20 per trial, $35 for both qualifiers.
Prizes: Ribbons to 4th in each section.
Rosettes for overall winner of each section.
Eligibility: Riders must be graded for cross country (Horse trials) from grade 5 to grade 1. To attend to State Finals, riders aged 14 years and over must have obtained their C certificate as per rule.
34.11.a Handbook of By-laws 2018. Riders must have attained their C Certificate by their 14th birthday (unless they have been a PCV member for less than two years).
Gear required: PCV Approved helmet, riding boots, back protector, medical armband, PC uniform/XC uniform and a jumping/all-purpose saddle. No bandages.
RIDERS MUST PRESENT PCV CARD.
The competition: Grades 1 and 2 compete against each other’s time: 550 m/min
Grades 3, 4 &5 compete against each other’s time: 500 m/min
Qualifying for the final is based on a points system. Points are awarded to the riders with times as close as possible to the given time. Points are awarded as follows:
10 Points – to rider closest to the time
8 Points – 2nd closest
6 Points – 3rd closest
4 Points – 4th closest
2 Points – 5th closest
1 Point – 6th closest
The rider from each group with the most points accumulated over two training sessions qualifies to ride at the State final.