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SJI National Pony Committee Discovery League

Ulster Region 

Banbridge Charity Show                         13th June 

Castle Irvine Necarne Demesne             27th June 

Cavan Equestrian Centre                       4th July

National Balmoral Championships          8th July 

Enniskillen Pony Show                           4th August 

Kernan Equestrian Centre                      7th/8th August


Munster Region 

Limerick Clar Branch at Banner EC - June 5th

Limerick/ Clare - July 2nd

 Cork Show - July 3rd

Clare EC - July 25th

Ballylawn Show  - August 7th

Tipperary EC - August 8th

Leinster Region

Butterfly Farm  13th June.

JAG Equestrian 20th June.

Mullingar EQ   4th July.

Inistogue  25th July.

Coilog Equestrian 24th July.

Barnadown SJ  7TH August.

Connaught Region 

Ballinasloe 18th July

Tubberbride 25th July

Duffys Equestrian Centre 7th August

Ballina Show 8th August 





National Pony League 2021


***Final at the National Championships 2021***


CLICK HERE for the Leinster leaderboard

CLICK HERE for the Munster leaderboard

CLICK HERE for the Ulster leaderboard

CLICK HERE for the Connaught leaderboard


Important Notice


Qualified combinations table may change, according to criteria fulfilment. If a qualified pony competes in a higher class before the final of the league, it will be automatically disqualified.



2021 Rules



  • This League is open to 128cm ponies jumping 80cm; 138cm ponies jumping 90cm and 148cm ponies jumping 1.00m.
  • Ponies must not compete higher than 90cm; 1.00m and 1.10m between 1st January 2021 and the League Final date
  • To be eligible for the 128 Final the rider MUST NOT have attained a clear round in the 128 1.10m class
  • To be eligible for the 138 Final the rider MUST NOT have attained a clear round in the 138 1.20m class
  • To be eligible for the 148 Final the rider MUST NOT have attained a clear round in the 148 1.30m class
  • All qualifying competitions must have a time allowed and will run under Article 274.5.1
  • The Final will be held at the National Pony Championships and will be a jump off class under Article 238.2.2
  • Each Region will run 6 legs of the League and athletes may only qualify within their own Region.  ***UPDATE*** if a rider wishes to compete in another Region due to address they may do so however, they must choose one Region only and must apply in writing to to do so before the league commences. After they have declared to compete in another Region they can no longer gain points in their own Region.
  • New Qualification Criteria ====== 2 appearances in your region (combination) to qualify for the final (minimum one of which to be a double clear round) List will be published on this page
  • There will still be a league table, 3 points for every double clear round will be awarded and a regional winner per section will be recognised at the Pony Awards Ball
  • A League table will be available online. 
  • In the Event of a tie for Regional Winner, the highest placed combination in the final shall be deemed the winner
  • Athletes may ride only one pony in the final at the National Pony Championships. If an athlete has qualified more than one pony, they may choose which pony to compete in the final.
  • Every competitor starts on a score of 0 in the final.
  • Temporary tickets can be used but athletes will not be eligible for league points or SJI points  or prize money or qualifying place and no temporary tickets will be allowed in the final.
  • Minimum prize fund at each venue €100 per class.
  • Prize fund at the Final will be €500 per class.
  • Ponies downbanded in 2021 are not eligible for the league
  • Qualified combinations must be declared for the final. ONLY qualified combinations may compete in the final