Jumping at the FEI European Pony Championships is governed by the FEI Jumping Rules with the age groups (12-16 yrs) for riders and minimum of 6 yrs old for ponies and a team of 4 competing for each National Federation.
In the qualifying Competitions and the team Championship the maximum height is 1.30 m and maximum spread 1.40 m (1.60 m for the triple bars). In the individual Championship, maximum height is 1.35 m and spread 1.45 m (1.60 m for the triple bars). The speed for all FEI Pony Jumping competitions is 350 m per minute.
The championship course will consist of 10 to 12 obstacles requiring no more than 15 efforts. The maximum number of combinations shall be one double and one triple or three doubles.
The FEI European Pony Championship for Jumping consists of three competitions, each taking place on a different day. The total penalties incurred by the three best placed athletes of each Nation in the first Competition and in each round of the second Competition count towards the team placing and the total Penalties incurred in each of the three Championship Competitions count towards the individual placing.
The first Qualifying Competition for the Individual Championship is a Table A Competition against the clock without a jump-off. The second Qualifying Competition is run over two identical rounds according to Table A not against the clock with a jump-off against the clock in case of equality for first, second and/or third place. This Competition is open only to Athletes and Ponies which have taken part in the first qualifying Competition, the team classification only affecting the members of the teams who have declared to start.
An individual Farewell Competition must be held for those who are not qualified to participate in the Individual Final of the Championship. This Competition is judged under Table A against the clock with one jump-off against the clock.
The third Competition (Individual Final) Competition consists of two different rounds A and B judged under Table A not against the clock with a jump-off against the clock in case of equality for the first, second and/or third place. Qualified to participate are the top 60% of the Athletes (including those placed equal for last place) according to the cumulative penalties over the first and the second Competitions.
FEI European Pony Championships - Jumping
FEI European Pony Championships Jumping Videos
Team Jumping Final 2014 FEI European Pony Championships
Millstreet, Ireland (video is 3 hrs & 42 mins)
Mentos Junior 2 - DOB 2004 Dark Chestnut stallion
Performance tested with the Rheinland Verband, his sire is Mentos who is by the arabian stallion, Merafic. Mentos Junior is out of Sarnau Sapphire, an English Riding Pony mare who is by the Welsh stallion, Weston Cufflink.
The dam of Mentos Junior is by the Welsh stallion Downland Folklore with her dam sire being the Arabian stallion Merafic.
Performances include winning a Team Bronze medal at the 2014 European Pony Championships (Jumping), Team Gold in 2013 and Team Silver in 2012.
Giovanni 172 - DOB 1997 Chestnut gelding Westfalen registered, Giovanni is by the GRP stallion Top Nonstop (x Nantano).
His dam is by the Thoroughbred stallion Marsvogel.
Giovanni's lifetime achievements include 34 wins, 12 2nds and 10 3rd places at M Level with an Individual Silver & Team Bronze at 2008 European Pony Champs.
Mentos 1 - DOB 1991 dark chestnut stallion
In a career spanning 5 years from 1987 to 1992, Mentos competed in 106 jumping competitions. He placed 1st at no less than 31 of these, with 17 2nd placements and 21 3rds.
By the arabian stallion Merafic, Mentos is out of the GRP mare Sarnau Saphire who is by the Welsh B stallion Croston Cufflink. Dam lines are British Riding Pony.
In 2014, Mentos was the Number 1 ranked pony showjumping sire in relation to progeny and their total prizemoney earned (279,038 Euro).
He has 14 licensed and approved sons.