The UK Pony Club Polocrosse Championships were hailed a huge success as 135 players took part, the highest ever number and a 35% increase on 2009 (which was in itself a 30% increase on 2008). North Warwickshire defended their title in the Championship class (where teams field both a senior and a junior section), indeed both their sides made the final but the North Warwickshire Blues and Royals were crowned champions despite losing to the North Warwickshire Red Arrows in the final. This was because the Red Arrows fielded Pip Rowland in their junior section, and the organising committee judged him to be illegible to play for them as he had only very recently transferred to the North Warwickshire branch from another branch. He was incredibly influential in the final as the Red Arrows won by 12 goals, despite their senior section going down by a couple of goals.
Hertfordshire Hunt also did a double as they once again picked up the Malvern trophy. The Malvern trophy is played off for in the third and fourth play off in the Championship class and this year Herts Hunt came from behind after 3 chukkas to overcome Rockwood Harriers and retain the shield.
In the Charles Mason trophy for senior sections it was a tied result between Flint and Denbigh and Dartmoor Hunt. With so many teams in this division the organisers split it in two pools and then the final could not ultimately be played due to time and horse fatigue and so the trophy was jointly awarded to both clubs.
In the Stoneleigh Junior Championships it was Brecon Hunt who won out, though there was also some controversy in this class as disputes occurred over whether North Cornwall, who finished second, played a pony bigger than the 14.2hh height limit.
In the Brookes Mini Championships there was no such problems and it was North Down who reigned supreme, capping a pretty good weekend for the Irish Pony Clubs who had made the long journey over. The Hurworth Hunt, returning the championships after a gap of a few years, picked up second place.