Trials Day 2018
As a new season is upon us we have just had confimation on our trials day.
This year it will be held on Saturday 21st April at Arena UK.
More details will be posted soon.
Due to high demand we will be holding a training day Sunday June 4th at the British Racing School, Newmarket. Of you would like to race with us this year and didn't attend our first training day you must attend. Start time 11am. £25 per pony.
We have amended one of our rules in the rule book. Rule number 6 on page 7 now reads as 'Ponies may only have one jockey per day at each show. Jockeys may ride up to two ponies per show. All jockeys must be declared at declarations.'
After a fantastic time at Liverpool international horse show we are already making plans for the 2017 season.
The training day this year will be on the 22nd of April 2017 it will this year be held at arena uk Grantham.
You must attend this day in order to race with us in the new season .
Times will be published nearer the time .
Hope to see plenty of new faces
After another exciting season of Shetland Pony Grand National we are delighted to announce the following jockey's who have qualified for The London Christmas Horse Show at Olympia 2016;
Millie Hobden and
Finally we would like to congratulate the following jockey's on all their hard work and dedication this season and will be going to Olympia with our wild cards,
Elissa Herrmann and
We look forward to seeing you all there and hope everyone enjoys the experience.
We are holding a training day. It will be held at Norton Heath Equestrian Centre, Sunday 26th June at 2pm.
We have not got another training day planned so if you would like to race with us this season then please attend.
We are excited to announce this years training day!
It will be on Saturday 16th April 2016, at
Onley Grounds Equestrian Complex.
Registration - 9.30-10.30am
Start - 10.45-11am
Finish - 4pm Approx
Cost per rider - £22.00 (cash payable on the day).
Stabling available - Please Contact Onley Direct on 01788817724.
Combinations (jockey AND pony) who qualified for Olympia 2015 do not have to attend. New jockeys on Olympia ponies or vice versa, will be required to attend.
Copy of Proof of date of birth will be required at registration, i.e. passport/birth certificate, as will ponies passports.
The cafe will be open all day.
Great Yorkshire Show
What a great time at The Yorkshire Show. Congratulations to Digby Shepherd who for the second year running has qualified for Olympia.
We would to thank everyone who took part in the BBC The One Show on Wednesday both in and out of the ring. You all done great job!!
The feedback from the BBC and the show has been amazing!
BBC The One Show
A note for your TV Diary 7-8pm The One Show which coming live from Great Yorkshire Show this Wednesday. One of features of the Show will be the One Show Shetland Pony Grand National which hopefully will be the major event of the Show. Can't give you an exact time when it will be on as the timings are still being sorted out so hopefully you will be able to watch it.
Yorkshire Game Fair
Yorkshire Game Fair change of date.
We will now only be racing on 2 days,
Friday 31st July
first race 11.20 and second race 1.45
Saturday 1st August;
first race 11.45 and second race 2.10
We have had the pleasure of being invited to the Newmarket Festival this Saturday, 4th July, on the Severals in Newmarket. We will be taking two racing Shetlands along and we will be able to answer any questions people have, regarding getting involved with The Shetland Pony Grand National. Look forward to seeing you all there!
Third Olympia Qualifier
So our third Olympia qualifying race went to Rebecca Fraser aboard Clothie Night Idiot. They rode a fantastic race and we would like to congratulate all connections and thank them for their support and time travelling from Aberdeen and the Shetland Isles. Just another thank you to John Lamb and Ellie who traveled the 7 hours to help run the races.
Second Olympia Ticket:
Congratulations to Amy Hunt riding Riccalton Snowberry who took the second Olympia ticket yesterday at the Lincolnshire Show. Well done to all connections! We would also like to wish Polly a speedy recovery after taking a tumble!
First Olympia Qualifier
We want to say a huge congratulations to Sydney Macaulay aboard Solar of Auckhorn, owned and trained by John Lamb on winning our first Olympia Qualifier at the South of England Show today. It was a great race and a very deserving win! Well done to all involved.
Could you please all bring your passports to the first show you attend so we can check vaccinations and ownership, along with all your insurance documents. If this is not provided we are sorry but you will not be allowed to race.
Just a reminder that its the training this Saturday and if you would like to race this year you MUST attended.
Please remember to look at the Onley Equestian Centre website for directions as the sat nav will take you to the wrong place!
The on site cafe will be open from 9am!
Look forward to seeing you all there!
The annual Shetland Pony Derby at Musselburgh took pace yesterday and it all came down to a photo finish with Rebecca Fraser on Idiot winning by a short head. We would like to congratulate all who took part and it was a great race to start the season off.
The timetable for the training day is as follows;
Registration from 9.30
Welcoming Talk by Seb Garner from 10.45
Short break for refreshments and tacking up approx 30mins
Followed by riding assessments.
This will take most of the day as the ponies and jockeys will come in more than once to be assessed.
A huge congratulations to Sam Twiston-Davis who has ridden a double for champion trainer Paul Nicholls in the Coral Cup aboard Aux Ptits Soins and the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase aboard Dodging Bullets, a horse bred by Frankie Dettori. Hopefully more to come over the next few days.
Just a reminder that our training day is on 18th April at Onley Equestrian Centre, Warwickshire. All ponies and jockeys wishing to take part in the racing this year must attend. It will cost £20 per pony. Please pay on the day, we can only accept cash.
Please follow the link link for directions.http://www.onleygroundsec.com/findus.htm