The Central Ontario Region of Pony Club held its first Prince Philip Games meet of the season on Sunday, May 11, at Royal Lane Farm between Manilla and Lindsay, just north of Highway 7. Highlight results are shown below, with complete order of finish following.
In the A division, a mixed Uxbridge-Scugog/Simcoe/Toronto & North York placed first, followed by the Rising Star "Sandybacks".
Rising Star took first in the B division, with Maple second and a combined Temiskaming/Toronto & North York team third.
Maple Team #1 took the honours in the C division, with the Uxbridge-Scugog "Royal Lane Rockets" second and the Temiskaming "Sapphires" in third place.
Tie-breaker races were needed to settle first place in both the B and C divisions.
In the Masters Games, for players 15 and older, the Uxbridge-Scugog "Electric Six" claimed first place, with a mixed Durham/Uxbridge-Scugog team, the "Draters", in second spot and another Uxbridge-Scugog team, "Team Awesome, third.
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 15, with the Regional Finals on July 6. Points accumulate over the three meets, and competition at all levels is very close. The Regional A level winners go on to play for the Eastern Canadian Championship against teams from the Western Ontario and Saint Lawrence-Ottawa Valley Regions. The two top Eastern Canadian A level teams then play against Western Canadian representatives for the national championship in Western Ontario Region August 31-September 1. There is also a National Masters Championship, to be hosted by Alberta North Region this year, also August 31-September 1.
Now the details.
|Uxbridge-Scugog/Simcoe/Toronto & North York||23||1|
|Temiskaming/Toronto & North York||26||3|
|Arete de Chene/Durham||23||5|
|Uxbridge-Scugog||Royal Lane Rockets||32||2|
|Rising Star/Arete de Chene||24||5|
|Temiskaming/Toronto & North York||14||6|
|Arete de Chene/Toronto & North York/Northwoods||Barnflies||22||4|
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).