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  1. #1
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    Default Can an adult ride a large pony in pre/baby green or even pre-adult hunter?

    I was just curious, since there is a large pony that I was looking at for a project. I'm not talking about the big shows, but just the local B and C shows. Is this allowed? I used to have access to a good kid rider but I don't have that luxury at the moment.



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    An adult can ride a pony in the Adult Amatuer classes, so why not. Except watch out for in and outs.
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    Pre Adult and pre Baby Green are 2' to 2'6" classes and not recognized nationally even if offered at USEF nationally rated shows.

    Each local/regional/affiliate club that offers points for these no rated classes has their own rules and even some shows have THEIR own rules.

    So read the prize list and/or go on the website of your local/regional/affiliate club that offers the points for those classes.

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    I rode my large in the pre-adults and was slated to bring her into the A/A's until an old injury resurfaced. She had to add as a rule but if I knew I would have to push for the in-and-out, she would make it. She was a loverly mover and phenomenal jumper, now she's a goat security gaurd
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    My show mare is 14.1hh, I ride her in all the local shows, no one ever says anything, except awww look at the cute little pony!

    (I don't mind)

    I will say if you ride a pony, you do tend to stand out a tad compared to all the 16+ plus monsters in the ring, - so be prepared for that
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    Thanks for the info! I'm not looking to gather points or anything, it's more just to give the pony the experience. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't going to get disqualified or anything.



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    Been there and Done that, but as an ammy. I thinkt here are rules about showing a pony as a pro and having a child ride it the same day.

    Yes, you stand out more but I always foun that due to the size of the pony versus te size of the jumps, the pony jumps better than the horses over the 2;^" fences Works to your advantage. I also found that there are some judges who will be hard pressed to pin a pony with an adult against a horse.
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    See USEF rule HU110.5 n the 2011 Rule Book - it will explain it all about adults showing ponies in any competition, no matter the rating. If you still question it, PM me and I will explain further, being that I deal with this kind of thing all the time as a Steward.



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    My ponies were my best friends for Long Stirrup, Pre-Adult, Limit Rider and the Adult Modified divisions. In our area, that means 2'6" or lower, and no in-and-outs. We even did some A and AA shows. If you want to do more, check the rules. I remember Zone 4 as being very pony-friendly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BAB View Post
    See USEF rule HU110.5 n the 2011 Rule Book - it will explain it all about adults showing ponies in any competition, no matter the rating. If you still question it, PM me and I will explain further, being that I deal with this kind of thing all the time as a Steward.
    Will you post a link to that rule? Flash Jr outgrew his pony, and I was contemplating switching to Western so that I can show her, or scouting around for schooling shows where I could ride his pony. Funny, the Western nonbreed shows don't care what an adult rides.



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