POD Novice to Open Upgrading
Each new combination, (Driver / Horse or Pony) may start in the Novice class for PODs. When that combination has won 5 novice PODs, they upgrade from novice to open. Or alternatively, a combination may choose to voluntary upgrade at any point, but they may not return to novice after that. (Upon entering a POD in the open class, this is taken as a Voluntary Upgrade regardless of the competitor notifying the POD convener or not).
The below table is to assist both drivers and organisers to ensure the combination are entered in the appropriate class.
Novice POD Wins - Accumulates from season to season.