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New Zealand Pony Clubs Association

South Island Premier Teams Competition

Springston Trophy is held annually over 3 days in the spring school holidays.

The competition takes the form of a Horse Trial comprising three tests: Dressage, Cross-Country and Show Jumping.

Springston Trophy 2020

To all South Island Clubs and Branches

We wish to advise that after serious deliberation, and consultation with both the Southland Pony Club Springston Trophy 2020 organising committee and the NZPCA, we have reluctantly made the decision that Springston Trophy will not be held in 2020 due to the unprecedented effects of COVID-19.

This decision has not been made lightly, and as far as we are aware it is the first time in the history of Springston Trophy that it has not been held, but these are uncertain and rapidly changing times.

The organising committee's ability to effectively prepare for the event is compromised by the effects of COVID -19 which is affecting meetings, the preparation of the X-country course, and in these challenging times, making sponsorship difficult to obtain, and retain due to the financial pressure on businesses and individuals.

Given that all NZPCA rallies and events, and ESNZ events are cancelled for the foreseeable future, we believe that now is the right time to make this decision to give clarity to everyone going forward.

Southland Pony Club will host Springston Trophy in 2021 and Springston Pony Club will host Springston Trophy in 2022, which will be the 50th Springston Trophy anniversary but held in the 51st year.

If you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact your guardian.

Please keep yourselves and your loved ones safe and together we can all get through this. We look forward to seeing you in Southland in 2021.

Kind regards

The Springston Trophy Guardians:
Blue Clark
Lester Truman
Mary Adams
Meredith Barth

SPRINGSTON TROPHY 2021 will be hosted by Central Southland in Invercargill.

The 50th Springston Trophy will be hosted by the Springston Pony Club in 2022.
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The Springston Trophy
The Springston Trophy.

Springston 2019 Winners, Kaiapoi Black
L to R: Emily Smith (Kennebrook Delyte), Gus Taylor (Coach), Charlotte Coleman (My Rocket Man), Molly Moffat (Glenmark), Tinesha Benson (My Fancy Phoenix), Deanne Taane (Manager), Sam Moffat (Ataahua Masterpiece), Susie Stewart (Coach), Bella Taane (Marsden Magic)
Picture courtesy of Jane Thompson, Official Photographer