The Horse Trials Rules apply to all PCV Horse Trials and Combined Test competitions and are to be used for competitions conducted by member clubs and zones.In conjunction with PCV Handbook of By Laws, PCV Dressage Rules, PCV Gear Rules and Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) Rules for showjumping. 

Pony Club Australia rules apply to official interstate competitions.  

In any unforeseen or exceptional circumstances not covered by these rules, the jury of appeal will decide the matter in a sporting spirit and in accordance with the intention of these rules, after reference is made to Equestrian Australia (EA) horse trials rules, FEI Rules for 3DEs, and/or other relevant EA & FEI rule books. That decision shall be final.  

If competitions for EA members are conducted in conjunction with pony club events, they must be conducted under EA rules. 

How often are these rules reviewed?

These rules are reviewed annually.

Who should read the Horse Trials Rules?

Everybody! - Riders, Parents, Club & Zone Committees, Event Organizers. Don't rely on your memory, refer to the Rules!

What changed in this version?


A Summary of HT Rule Chamges for 2020 can be found here!


Table: Heights/Spreads/Efforts/Speeds for HT + SuperX 2020


Table: Specification of Obstacles for Short Course and Derby


Where can I get a copy?

You can click on the Horse Trials Rules to download a copy or order one from the MyPonyClub Member Store. 


Handbook of By Laws

Gear Rules 

Dressage Rules

Dressage Tests 2013 (current)

Shop Order


Horse Trials/Cross Country/One Day Event Organizer Resources

Cross Country Jump Judge Guide - 2014 Edition

Cross Country Fall Report:

To assist Event Technical Advisors and Fence judges in recording falls on cross country. An Incident Report Form still needs to be completed in case of the need to make an Insurance Claim.

Click here for the CC Fall Report Form

Click here for the Incident Report Form


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