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The MZ 2019 Ride to Time Qualifiers:

Sunday 12th May – Bendigo Jockey Club

Saturday 13th July – St Arnaud racecourse

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RUGS for Overall Champion in each section.

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 per rider may qualify for State Championships.                               


Format of the Day (may vary slightly depending on entries)

10.00am - all participants present unmounted for a R2T training talk

10.45-11.00am- gear check

11.00am – Ride 2 Time training run for all riders

Ride 2 Time qualifying runs



To be eligible to qualify for the state final, riders must compete at both the qualifying trials.

Riders may complete one or both qualifying runs in another zone, however MUST advise the Midland zone prior to the zones final qualifying day to be eligible for Champion/Reserve and consequently state qualification.

Entry fees: $25 per trial, $45 for both qualifiers

Prizes: Ribbons to 4th in each section

RUGS and 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, PC uniform/XC uniform and a jumping/all-purpose saddle. No bandages.



The competition:   Open - Grades 1 and 2 compete against each other’s time:550 m/min                     Maiden - 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 qualifying sessions qualifies to ride at the State final.

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, show jumping and mounted games 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, 2019.


  • Compulsory gear check before riding.
  • Back protectors must be worn by all competitors.
  • Correct ‘standards’ numbered helmet must be worn •ASSA3838 standard •EN1384 standard, made in 2015 or older •EN1384 standard plus the VG1 standard •VG1 standard •ASTHF1163 standard •ARB HS 2012standard•PAS 015 BSI Kite marked

Spot checks may occur and incorrect helmet will mean elimination.

  • Horses to be 4 years and over-no stallions, colts or rigs.
  • No lungeing allowed.
  • No refunds after closing date except with Vet/Doctors Certificate, which must be received within 7 days of each qualifier, however, administration and/or facility fees will be deducted.
  • Dogs are not permitted.
  • PCV club member cards must be inspected before riding.
  • PCV Insurance Policy specifically states anyone not following PCV Rules may be left uninsured.
  • PCV Alcohol Policy & No Smoking Policy applies.
  • Neither the organising committee of this competition nor the PCV accepts any responsibility whatsoever for any accident, damage, injury or illness to horses, riders, ground spectators or any other person or property.
  • Queries, protests, horse abuse rules as per the 2019 PCV Handbook of By-Laws.
  • Entering this competition constitutes acknowledgement that current PCV rules apply and acceptance of these rules
  • Only 1 horse may be ridden in each grade by each rider & only 1 horse per rider may qualify for the State Championships
  • XC watches allowed only for the training run
The Event
Organiser :
Midland Zone
Event :
Midland Zone Inc. 2019 Ride To Time
Discipline :
Ride to Time
Where, When and How Much
Location :
Bendigo Jockey Club / StArnaud Turf Club - Bendigo / StArnaud, , Bendigo / StArnaud, VIC, 3550, AUS
Begins on :
12-May-2019 12:00 AM
Ends on :
13-Jul-2019 12:00 AM
Registration Open :
05-Apr-2019 12:00 AM
Registration Closes :
05-May-2019 12:00 AM
Event Entry Fee :
(Entry Fee does not include Class Fees)
Late Registration Till :
- - -
Late Registration Fee :
- - -
Class Details
BENDIGO - Ride to Time-Maiden$25.00
BENDIGO - Ride to Time-Open$25.00
ST ARNAUD - Ride to Time-Maiden$25.00
ST ARNAUD - Ride to Time -Open$25.00