[text_output]Riding Ponies which have grown over 14.2hh and registered as Section A or who are registered with a Section A Riding Pony parent are eligible to compete in showing classes for Overheight Riding Ponies. These animals remain in the Riding Pony Stud Book. As Riding Ponies are identified as Show Pony or Show Hunter Pony, the Overheights are identified as being RPSBS Show Hacks or RPSBS Show Hunter Hacks.

Overheight Stallions, Mares and Geldings must only be shown as RPSBS Show Hacks or RPSBS Show Hunter Hacks and must not be shown in any RPSBS Show Pony or RPSBS Show Hunter Pony classes including any Championship or Supreme Championship.

Overheight Youngstock, registered as Section A or who are registered with a Section A parent, are those that exceed the height limitation for their age as follows: –
1 yr over 13.3hh (with ½ inch to be added for shows in the period from 1 February to 31 July)
2 yr over 14hh (with ½ inch to be added for shows in the period from 1 February to 31 July)
3 yr over 14.1hh (with ½ inch to be added for shows in the period from 1 February to 31 July)
Overheight Youngstock must be either RPSBS Stud Book foal recorded or adult registered.

Classes for Overheight Riding Ponies may include:
Led classes for RPSBS Show Hack and RPSBS Show Hunter Hack Youngstock and Adult Registered
Stallions/Colts, Mares/Fillies and Geldings;
Newcomer, Childs, Home Produced, Amateur Produced and open Ridden classes for RPSBS Show Hacks and RPSBS Show Hunter Hacks;
Working RPSBS Show Hunter Hacks where fence heights have a minimum height of 85cms maximum 100cms and a maximum spread of 110cms.[/text_output]

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