Pony Identification Safety Policy

A dedicated, responsible, person should be assigned to each pony while at all MGAGB event sites. This person’s contact details should be attached to the pony while they are not in use, e.g. in a corral or stable. In a case of emergency; escape, fire, accident, illness, evacuation, the dedicated person can then be contacted to retrieve the pony.

Contact details should consist of a contact name and mobile telephone number. They should be waterproof and easily read.

The contacts can be attached to the pony in several ways. Our recommended method is via a small keyring, plastic or metal, attached to a Headcollar. Tags can be purchased from a wide range of suppliers, for roughly £1, there is no set standard of tag – so long as the details are legible. A very limited number of the plastic variety can be purchased, onsite, from the show organisers for £2 each.

Some other attachment methods include; tags as previously mentioned, attached to rug straps, plaited into the pony’s mane/tail, attached to a sausage boot or similar around the fetlock. So long as the information is attached to the pony at all times when not ridden, any form is acceptable.

Any pony without an identification tag will incur a fixed penalty of £50 payable by the owner/rider.