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Central Ontario Prince Philip Games Season Gets Underway

The Central Ontario Region of Pony Club held its first Prince Philip Games meet of the season on May 13, at Durward Farm north of Port Perry. Results are shown below.

A Division

  1. Huronia/Temiskaming
  2. Durham/Pause Awhile/Simcoe

B Division

  1. Tynedale
  2. Temiskaming
  3. Uxbridge-Scugog/Napanee
  4. Victoria
  5. Simcoe
  6. Huronia
  7. Prince Edward County/Pine Ridge

C Division

  1. Durham/Pause Awhile
  2. Huronia/Napanee
  3. Tynedale "Stripes"
  4. Tynedale "Red"
  5. Temiskaming/Simcoe
  6. Victoria
  7. Pine Ridge/Uxbridge-Scugog
  8. Simcoe

Masters Division

  1. Huronia/Toronto & North York
  2. Simcoe/Toronto & North York
  3. Temiskaming
  4. Uxbridge-Scugog "Cowboys"
  5. Uxbridge-Scugog "White"
  6. Durham/Pause Awhile
  7. Prince Edward County/Uxbridge-Scugog "Charlie's Angels"

The Prince Philip Cup Games are a team competition played by Pony Clubs around the world. The Games are played by teams of five riders and five ponies, four of which participate in each game. All of the Games are variations on the relay race, and all are great fun for players and spectators alike. Many of the Games require the riders and ponies to run a slalom course around a series of poles from one end of the playing field to the other, where they hand-off something to the next rider on their team. In some races, riders have to vault off of and onto their ponies.

The next meet in the regular season will be June 3, with the Regional Finals on July 1. The Regional A and B level winners go on to play for the Eastern Canadian Championship against teams from the Western Ontario and Saint Lawrence-Ottawa Valley (this year's host). The two top Eastern Canadian A level teams then play against Western Canadian representatives for the National Championship, which alternates between Eastern and Western Canada. This year, it is Eastern Canada's turn, with the Central Ontario hosting the event in late September, at a location to be announced later. There is also a National Masters Championship, which will be hosted by the BC Lower Mainland Region in August.

For details please get in touch with Liz Inglis or Bob Inglis, Central Ontario Regional Communications Co-Chairs, at 416-493-1223 (office) or 416-491-4230 (home).