National Senior Mounted Games Championships
- Held annually with each state taking it in turn to host the event. Riders must be 16 years and under 25 years in the year of competition.
National Prince Philip Mounted Games Championships
- Held annually with each state taking it in turns to host the event. Riders must be 16 years or under as at 1st January in the year of competition.
- The New South Wales team is selected from the Mounted Games Training Squad.
- Fifteen riders make up the squad and train once a month throughout the year in addition to putting on displays.
- Ten riders are chosen at the State Mounted Games Championships form the Squad. A further five riders are chosen a selection day.
- Nominations are open to exceptional riders aged 12 years up to those riders turning 16 years during the year of competition and must hold a minimum ‘C’ certificate.
National Championship for Olympic Disciplines
- The disciplines of Dressage, Showjumping and Eventing, as well as Mounted Games, are held every two years.
- The first National Championships, “Towards 2000”, was held in 1995 at Wagga Wagga. The concept of a national championship was introduced after Sydney was granted the hosting rights of the 2000 Olympic Games to assist and encourage all Pony Clubbers to strive for their Olympic dreams. Since the inaugural event, National Championships have been held as follows;
- 2015 – 25-30th September at Murray Bridge Racecourse, South Australia
- 2013 – 26-30 September at WA State Equestrian Centre, Brigadoon
- 2011 – 26-1 October at Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre, Victoria
- 2009 – 12-18 July at Sydney International Equestrian Centre, New South Wales
- 2007 – 1-8 July at Toowoomba, Queensland
- 2005 – ‘Go West’ at Brigadoon, Western Australia
- 2002 – ‘Beyond 2000’ at Roseworthy College, South Australia
- 1999 – ‘The Final Countdown’ at Werribee, Victoria
- 1997 – ‘One Step Closer’ at Roseworthy College, South Australia
- 1995 – ‘Towards 2000’ at Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Visit the Pony Club Australia National Championship website for more information: www.ponyclubnationals.org.au