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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 14, at Durward Farm between Uxbridge and Port Perry. Highlight results are shown below, followed by the complete order of finish.

In the A division, Uxbridge-Scugog placed first, followed by the Uxbridge Scugog/Simcoe "Terminators." A mixed Temiskaming/Victoria team came third.

Uxbridge-Scugog also took first in the B division, with the Simcoe "Chargers" second and a combined Toronto & North York/Durham team third.

A mixed Simcoe/Temiskaming team took the honours in the C division, with Durham second and Simcoe in third place.

In the Masters Games, for players 15 and older, the Uxbridge-Scugog "Cowboys" claimed first place, with a team with members from the Durham, Temiskaming and Northwoods Pony Clubs in second spot and the Uxbridge-Scugog "Rangers" third.

Now the details.

A Division
Team Meet 1 Meet 2 Meet 3 Cum. Total
Uxbridge-Scugog "Hoof Hearteds" 31 31
Uxbridge-Scugog/Simcoe "Terminators" 21 21
Temiskaming/Victoria 19 19

B Division
Team Meet 1 Meet 2 Meet 3 Cum. Total
Uxbridge-Scugog 42 42
Simcoe "Chargers" 39 39
Toronto & North York/Durham 27 27
Waussnodae 26 26
Victoria 23 23
Maple 22 22

C Division
Team Meet 1 Meet 2 Meet 3 Cum. Total
Simcoe/Temiskaming 25 25
Durham 24 24
Simcoe 18 18
Victoria/Uxbridge-Scugog/Northwoods 17 17

Masters Division
Team Meet 1 Meet 2 Meet 3 Cum. Total
Uxbridge-Scugog "Cowboys" 52 52
Durham/Temiskaming/Northwoods 44 44
Uxbridge-Scugog "Rangers" 38 38
Uxbridge-Scugog "Indians" 29 29
Toronto & North York/Arete de Chene/Baltimore Hills/Pine Ridge 26 26
Simcoe/Maple 25 25

The Prince Philip Cup Games are a team competition played by Pony Clubs around the world. 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 11, with the Regional Finals on July 2. Points accumulate over the three meets, and competition at all levels is very close. The Regional A and Masters winners go on to play for the Central Canada Zone Championship against teams from the Western Ontario and Saint Lawrence-Ottawa Valley Regions on July 19, with Central Ontario Region hosting the meet this year. The two top Eastern Canadian A level teams then play against Western Canadian representatives for the national championship on August 26-27, hosted by Central Ontario. There is also a National Masters Championship on August 12, hosted by the British Columbia Lower Mainland Region.

For more details e-mail Bob Inglis, Central Ontario Regional Communications Chair, or call him at 416-493-1223 (office) or 416-491-4230 (home).