Fast and furious with as much noise as the Prince Phillip Cup Mounted Games, the Inter Hunt Team Relay is always sure to draw a crowd watching the teams of riders battle it out in a ‘knock-out’ style competition.
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Teams consisting of four horse/rider combinations must hunt regularly and subscribe to a Hunt or Pony Club and are required to meet certain criteria such as:
Timetable of events Team Relay
Inter Hunt Team Draw – Senior
Inter Hunt Team Draw – Junior
Senior Teams – fence height 1m approximately
One member to be over 40 years of age
One member to be under 25 years of age
One member weighing over 14stone 7 pounds (in hunting attire and saddle)
Junior Teams – fence height 80cm approximately
All members under 21 years of age
Two members under 16 years of age
Teams run in a ‘drawn order’ two teams at a time over a ‘mirror imaged’ course of obstacles against the clock with 5 time penalties for each fence down. First riders start the clock as they cross the line, complete the course and hand a baton (whip) to the next rider until all four have competed and rider number four stops the clock as they cross the line.
The winning team goes forward to the next round and the process is repeated until the final two remaining teams battle it out to determine a winner. For more information on how to enter and for schedules, please go to our Equine Schedules Page