Ready for first races of the season

Joseph Bulmer

Entries close this Saturday for the first pony races of the new season at Ideford Arch. It is the first time that Ideford have hosted the first meeting and the races take place before the point to point at 11am

Owners are reminded that all Ponies must hold a valid annual Pony Registration Form(PRF) registered with the Chief PRA Steward (for details go to www.pra.gb.com). All PRF’s must be accompanied by a clear photograph of the Pony, a complete copy of the Pony’s passport and, if applicable, valid JMB Height Certificate.

PRFs must be received in full by the Chief PRA Steward no later than 12 noon on a Friday in order to be eligable to run the following weekend - so that is this Friday, January 21.

Please check the rules closely - remember no ponies can run that have run in pony races in Ireland - ponies will be disqualified and barred from running again if this is found to be the case.

Itinery for Jan 30

Declarations In the secretary’s tent. At Declaration (9.15-10.15am), please inform the clerks of any colour changes and have your pony passports and vaccination certificates, height certificate available., Please hand in your medical record book

Can the riders take their hats and body protectors to the secretary’s tent for checking from 9.15am The Briefing & Course Walk will be at 9.30am prompt* – please meet outside the secretary’s tent.

Tack inspection – will be approx 10.25 and 10.35 - with the 138 race being at 11am and the 148 at 11.20am. Presentations will in the Winners Enclosure after the second Pony Race. All riders to attend (still in their colours please).

As it is an early start we have tried to keep the timings as tight as possible. Riders may want to be partially changed before they arrive to save time. *PLEASE CHECK YOUR TACK as it’s the first race of season - saddles will be weighed if they appear to be lighter than the 3lb dressed allowance.

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