Central Ontario Prince Philip Games Final Standings

The Central Ontario Region of Pony Club held its Regional Prince Philip Games Finals on Sunday, July 6 at Durward Farm north of Port Perry. Top three cumulative results are shown below, with complete order of finish meet by meet following.

At the A level, the team from the Temiskaming Pony Club won the championship, with Uxbridge-Scugog second. In the Masters competition, the Uxbridge-Scugog Cowboys finished on top, with a mixed Temiskaming/Uxbridge-Scugog/Durham team second and a mixed Huronia/Simcoe team third. Both the Temiskaming A team and the Uxbridge-Scugog Masters team successfully defended titles won in 2002.

The Regional A and Masters level winners go on to play for the Central Canadian Zone Champi-onship against teams from the Western Ontario and Saint Lawrence-Ottawa Valley Regions. The Zone Championships will take place July 23 at Durward Farm. The two top Central Zone A and Masters level teams then go on to their respective National Championships. The two top Central Canada Zone A level teams then play against representatives of other Zones for the National A Championship at the Ontario’s Pony Club Tournament of Champions August 15. There is also a National Masters Championship, which will be hosted by the Alberta North Zone August 23-24

Pine Ridge Pony Club took the honours at the B level, with Uxbridge-Scugog second and a mixed Durham/Victoria team third. Uxbridge-Scugog and Temiskaming continued their rivalry at the C level, with Uxbridge-Scugog taking the Regional Championship, Temiskaming second and a mixed Victoria/Baltimore Hills team third.

The Prince Philip Cup Games are a team competition played by Pony Clubs around the world. The Games are played by teams of five riders and five ponies, four of which participate in each game. All of the Games are variations on the relay race, and all are great fun for players and spec-tators alike. Many of the Games require the riders and ponies to run a slalom course around a se-ries of poles from one end of the playing field to the other, where they hand-off something to the next rider on their team. In some races, riders have to vault off of and onto their ponies.

Here are the detailed results and standings.

A Division

Team Meet 1 Meet 2 Meet 3 Cumulative Place
Temiskaming 20 20 21 61 1
Uxbridge-Scugog 19 20 19 58 2

Masters Division

Team Meet 1 Meet 2 Meet 3 Cumulative Place
Uxbridge-Scugog 30 30 29 89 1
Temiskaming/Uxbridge-Scugog/Durham 24 24 27 75 2
Huronia/Simcoe 16 15 14 45 3

B Division

Team Meet 1 Meet 2 Meet 3 Cumulative Place
Pine Ridge 45 43 37 125 1
Uxbridge-Scugog 43 36 40 119 2
Durham/Victoria 28 29 32 89 3
Victoria 28 32 24 84 4
Maple 14 24 23 61 5
Simcoe 16 13 30 59 6
Green Lane 12 0 (Dropped out) 0 12 NA

C Division

Team Meet 1 Meet 2 Meet 3 Cumulative Place
Uxbridge-Scugog 41 39 42 122 1
Temiskaming 36 33 33 102 2
Victoria/Baltimore Hills 26 19 27 72 3
Durham/Simcoe 21 23 22 66 4
Pine Ridge 18 26 21 65 5
Maple 15 21 17 53 6

For details please e-mail Liz or Bob Inglis, Central Ontario Regional Communications Co-Chairs, or phone us at 416-493-1223 (office) or 416-491-4230 (home).