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PA Shows > Qualifiers for Pony Jumpers for Devon?

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  • PA Shows > Qualifiers for Pony Jumpers for Devon?

    Florida so not being in the budget this year, but the daughter of a good friend wants to qualify for Devon in the Pony Jumpers.

    I am not from the area so am not sure what rated shows are around this winter/spring that will have the qualifying classes. Pretty much looking for shows in the PA / NJ / DE or uppper MD areas.

    Are there websites other than USEF, which isn't overly helpful, that would have this information?

    Muchas gracias for any help provided.
    Originally posted by yellowbritches
    Suck it up, buttercup. Horses spook. Sometimes they spook to the point of losing the event.

  • #2
    Ugh, I think at this point you just enter Devon. There are very few shows running pony jumpers anymore.
    Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival,Scholarships and College Fair
    November 11-13, 2016


    • #3
      Yeah they've taken all the pony jumpers that entered the past few years as far as I know, so you don't need to worry about getting a ton of points. A good number of shows around here have the pony jumpers, but they rarely fill in the winter. Swan Lake has them, I've never been there so I'm not sure if they usually fill or not. CJL has them at most of their shows (in NJ) I don't think they usually fill but you could email beforehand and see if she knows if any ponies are planning on coming or not.


      • #4
        Woodedge also has them - but call ahead because they often do not fill so the class is canceled.

        Woodedge/CJL both have winter series.


        • #5
          Woodedge isn't USEF rated, so they wouldn't get you points for Devon


          • Original Poster

            Thanks for the input. Seems shows are a bit scarce for qualifying opps.
            Originally posted by yellowbritches
            Suck it up, buttercup. Horses spook. Sometimes they spook to the point of losing the event.


            • #7
              Blue Rock and St Chris's in quentin have the pjs I think


              • #8
                Originally posted by Jokers Wild View Post
                Thanks for the input. Seems shows are a bit scarce for qualifying opps.
                Definitely, but they'll probably take everyone who enters so you only really need to do one show


                • #9

                  Other posters are correct in that you don't need to enter many shows. Blue rock and St Christophers shows are after the qualifying period for 2012 Devon. However they are excellent shows to prep for Devon.
                  When my daughter qualified for Devon we showed at Swan Lake, Ashley Meadows, Woodedge, Dream Park and Duncraven. Briarcrest has offered the class and filled it since then. We never had any problem getting these to fill. CJL used to have problems filling theirs especially when they were in Long Valley. However I have heard they are filling in some of the shows they do at other locations so would give her a call to see where they fill.

                  Good Luck!


                  • #10
                    Pony Jumpers !!!!

                    Hi, I am a trainer that remains active in the pony jumper ring. I must say much mis -information has been given.
                    First, unlike Child / Adults which is only a zone recognized division , Pony jumpers is a very competitive national division and actually jump 3'9" in some venues . If you look at the national point standings you will find 2011 included 123 ponies that accumulated points. I would not consider that a non existent division.
                    Although Devon has no specific point value associated with qualifying, they do follow the dates for qualifying criteria, and there is an entry cut off and they will only except a limited amount of ponies . This is were it is important for our daughter to have points . I would suggest that your daughter have shown over at least 3 rated classes as well as nal classes before April 2012.
                    Just last week at the nj horse park the entries were filled with nine and usually the classes pay well.
                    If you like, I can stay in touch, as I do with some other trainers. I can let you know were and when we may be showing.the more the merrier.