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The Virbac 3D Worming Pony Club Mounted Games is one of the most popular and enduring features of Horse of the Year Show 
 

Six teams will have fought off over 250 other teams to qualify for HOYS and compete for the Virbac 3D Worming Cup over the first two days of the show. From Thursday evening, battle commences for the esteemed Prince Philip Cup!

As the name suggests, Mounted Games are games on horseback. Visitors will witness old favourite races such as Bending, Flag and Mug, as well as newer and perhaps more obscure ones, like The Tack Shop, Beanbag and The Pony Club Pole.

The Prince Philip Cup was introduced at the 1957 Horse of the Year Show. The Pony Club Mounted Games was devised by HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. He recommended to the then HOYS Show Director, Col. Sir Mike Ansell, that a competition based on Cavalry techniques would be entertaining, visually engaging and enhance rider skills and teamwork.

In 2016, East Kent Hunt took the prestigious Prince Philip Cup and the Virbac 3D Worming Cup.


Would you like to become a Member of the biggest equestrian youth organisation in the world? Then why not join The Pony Club?

If you own a pony, you can become a Member of your nearest Pony Club Branch. But don’t worry if you don’t, as you can still join through a Pony Club Centre. The Pony Club is a training organisation where you can take part in rallies, train for Pony Club Tests and earn achievement badges. The Pony Club is the only equestrian organisation to cover every discipline, including Dressage, Show Jumping, Eventing, Mounted Games, Pony Racing, Polo, Polocrosse, Tetrathlon and Endurance.

Above all, through The Pony Club, you can make friends and have fun!

Membership is open to boys and girls under 25 years of age. For more information, visit the website today www.pcuk.org or call 024 7669 8300.

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