Despite the inclement weather earlier in the year,
around 35 Likit Open Eventing League competitions have been held
all over the country since March; and have accommodated an amazing
600 Pony Club horse and rider combinations across them.
The overall points winner of the Likit Open Eventing League for
2012 was Stephanie Elliot, from the North
Warwickshire Branch of The Pony Club. Stephanie, aged 22,
amassed a grand total of 19 points with her horse Miss
Ellie, and will benefit from the top prize of a
day's training with Olympic event rider Mark Todd and a
very smart rug for Miss Ellie to wear courtesy of Likit!
Winners down the line to 10th place will also receive training
bursary amounts, from £200 for second place down to £50 for tenth
place, and also a smart rug.
The points-based Open
League is designed to give riders increased opportunity to compete
at Pony Club Open level and so gain the experience and
encouragement to help them go on to compete in The Pony Club's Area
Competitions and Championship. Pony Club Branches whose events
include an Open (1.10m) Class, are eligible to register for the
League with entrants gaining points for places and double clear
rounds. The horse and rider combination with the highest number of
points at the end of the season wins, with further placings being
awarded to 10th place.
Based in Scotland, Open League sponsor Likit manufacture a wide
range of stable toys and treats. Marketing Manager, Lindsay Gall
comments, "As a former Pony Club Member myself, Likit were
more than delighted to sponsor the Open Eventing League. Well
done to all those who took part and thank you to all the Branches
for their superb organisation in what was certainly a challenging
season weather wise. We hope all the riders and horses
enjoyed their Likit prizes, we certainly loved seeing all the
Likit also generously donated prizes in kind for first to third
placings at each Open League event, with every competitor
on the day also being given a Likit Treat Bar.
A full set of results can be found