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NMZ of PCV (formerly Yeringberg) Horse Trials

The annual premier zone competition organised by the NMZ Committee and Clubs for both Pony Club and EV riders. It is a competition consisting of dressage, cross country and show jumping tests or phases. Penalties are incurred with the lowest score being the winner in each class.

Download the Rules for Horse Trials from the PCV website here.

Weber & Lawler Shields for the NMZ Horse Trials Teams Competition

The NMZ Horse Trials began in 1964 at the Weber property “Killara” in Sunnyside Rd Seville. After the 1978 PCAV State Horse Trials Championships at the DePury property “Yeringberg” in Maddens Lane Coldstream, the NMZ Horse Trials were moved to Yeringberg.

The Shields are perpetual trophies awarded since 1973, for the winning Pony Club Team in the NMZ Annual Horse Trials Teams Competition. They were donated by the Weber family (Seville) and the Lawlor family (Lilydale Pony Club). Both Shields have been contested every year; however, since 2017, each Shield is contested in alternate years. In 2023, the Weber Shield will be contested.

Teams may consist of 3 or 4 riders from North Metro Zone clubs, including any combination of riders from Grade 1 to Grade 4. The best three scores (least penalty points) from a possible count of four, are counted for the Teams HT result. Composite NMZ Club teams, and teams from non-NMZ clubs may compete.

Off the Track (OTT) Horses at the Horse Trials

The Off the Track program, run by Racing Victoria, aims to facilitate the placement of retired thoroughbred racehorses in second careers, such as pony clubbing. It promotes the network of Racing Victoria Acknowledged Retrainers across the state, driving demand for the breed as performance and pleasure horses, and educating the community about the various life after racing options, versatility of use, and the appropriate care and retraining of the thoroughbred. PCV works with OTT to ensure pony club riders have access to suitable horses, and the NMZ Horse Trials acknowledges riders who compete with OTT horses.

Weber & Lawlor Shield

Winning Teams History

1964 Dandenong Ranges

1965 Mornington Peninsula

1966 Lilydale

1967 Dandenong Ranges

1968 North Eastern

1969 Eltham

1970 Eltham

1971 Mentone

1972 Wyena

1973 Templestowe
Mornington Peninsula

1974 Diamond Valley

1975 Templestowe

1976 Lilydale
Diamond Valley

1977 Eltham

1978 North Eastern

1979 Eltham
Upper Yarra

1980 Lilydale
Diamond Valley

1981 Donvale

1982 Wyena
St Andrews

1983 Templestowe

1984 Ringwood

1985 Lower Plenty

1986 Lower Plenty

1987 Upper Yarra
Lower Plenty

1988 Lilydale/Greensborough

1989 St Andrews

1990 Lilydale
Upper Yarra

1991 Lilydale

1992 Healesville

1993 Eltham

1994 Yarra Glen
Upper Yarra

1995 Donvale

1996 Donvale
Kangaroo Ground

1997 Yarrambat

1998 Hurstbridge
St. Andrews

1999 Kangaroo Ground

2000 Hurstbridge
Upper Yarra

2001 Seville
Kangaroo Ground

2002 Upper Yarra
Kangaroo Ground

2003 Lilydale

2004 Seville

2005 Kangaroo Ground

2006 Templestowe

2007 Lilydale

2008 Mooroolbark
Kangaroo Ground

2009 Eltham

2010 North Eastern
St Andrews

2011 Event cancelled due to climatic conditions

2012 Kangaroo Ground

2013 Seville

2014 Yarra Glen
Eltham/M’Bark Composite team

2015 Seville

2016 Wyena

2017 Ringwood (Lawlor Shield only)

2018 Healesville (Lawlor Shield only)

2019 Yarrambat (Weber Shield)

2020 Seville (Lawlor Shield)

2021 Seville (Weber Shield)

2022 Kangaroo Ground ( Lawlor Shield)

2023 (Weber Shield)