The British Pony Championships is a key trial for those wishing to be considered for selection to the British Eventing Squad for the Pony Europeans in Poland in August.  All competitors MUST stable on site.   All ponies will be subject to a vet check prior to entry.  Time table as follows:

Tuesday 1st June               1400hrs stables open

Wednesday 2nd June       1200hrs Pony Height Measurement 

                                              1330hrs Trot up & 1st Vet Inspection

                                              1530hrs dressage will commence and may include some pony combinations

                                            XC Course open for walking

Thursday 3rd June             Dressage

Friday 4th June                   Cross Country

Saturday 5th June             0800 Trot Up & 2nd Vet inspection

                                             Show Jumping

                                             Prize Giving


Welcome to Belsay Horse Trials.

Here at Belsay we are already gearing up for our International Event in 2021 and are so excited to be hosting the British Pony Championships 3rd – 5th June 2021.

The British Pony Championships (CCI-S ** for ponies) is the pinnacle of the Pony Trials Series for riders aged 16 years and under riding ponies (14.0hh – 14.2hh).  It represents the toughest test for pony riders and is run as a long format international competition over three days to give potential GB Pony Team members vital experience for the European Pony Championships, which take place in August every year.

The winner of the British Pony Championships will receive a Voltaire Design saddle.

We have lots of exciting plans for 2021 and will be doing everything we can to give our competitors, sponsors, volunteers and visitors the most fabulous experience, generous prize money and some great entertainment.

Belsay Horse Trials already has the infrastructure in place to host an FEI event, with a specially designed ‘International Arena’ which has state of the art sports drainage, as well as a cross country course, which will be re-designed for 2021 by Adrian Ditcham, who was responsible for the track at the 2018 European Pony Championships held at Bishop Burton.

The organisers will make the going their top priority and it is likely to be perfect. This is an ideal viewing course for owners, trainers and family. Our showjumping arena has state of the art sports drainage and our dressage arenas are sited away from the Main Arena and Cross Country course in a quiet area of the park. Our event is supported by live scoring and competitors benefit from a valet service from the lorry park to the showfield.

Plans are already underway for new fences and our thanks go to our course builders and all of our contractors and their teams for their hard work in preparing the course for the 2021 event.

Further information, classes, entry fees etc will be found via British Eventing 

Official 2021 Photographers


If you do not wish to be photographed by our official photographer Athalens during the competition, please let the show secretary know in advance and notify the photographer in the arena as you enter. If you do not wish to be filmed on the XC course by Eventful Life please let the show secretary know in advance.

PUBLIC PHOTOGRAPHY NOTICE Photography and/or filming will take place at this event.

The photographs and films will be used by Belsay Horse Trials for the purpose of promoting its activities and may be published on the website and circulated to the press and other media organisations for publication, transmission or broadcast.

If you do not wish to be filmed/photographed, please speak to the show secretary at the event or speak to the photographer concerned at the event.

Any queries can be sent to the event organiser via email at in advance.