The Pony Club is an international voluntary youth organisation for young people interested in ponies and riding. Founded in England in 1929, and granted independent charitable status on 1st January 1997, there are around 345 Branches and 480 Centres in the UK alone.
What age is Pony Club for?
Membership is open to anyone up to the age of 25. There is no national minimum age to join The Pony Club, although some Branches/Centres may have their own lower age limit depending on what they offer. It is advisable to contact your local Branch/Centre to see what ages they can cater for.
How much does Pony Club cost UK?
Centre membership currently costs £29 per year. Centre Plus membership (for those who have their own horse or pony, but join in activities at a Pony Club centre) costs the same as branch membership. There are additional fees for training and competitions, but these are kept to a minimum.
Does pony club still exist?
The Pony Club is a voluntary organisation founded in England in 1929. It has now expanded internationally and Pony Club branches can be found worldwide.
The Pony Club.
|Chairman of The Pony Club / Chief Executive||Tim Vestey / Marcus Capel|
What is the point of Pony Club?
The objectives of The Pony Club are: to encourage young people to ride and to learn to enjoy all kinds of sport connected with horses and riding. to give instruction in riding and horsemastership and to educate Members to look after and to take proper care of their animal.
What should I wear to The Pony Club?
Clothing. When mounted at Pony Club activities, Members should wear a riding jacket or Branch / Linked Centre sweatshirt, jodhpurs, a suitable plain-coloured shirt with a collar and The Pony Club tie. New clothing is not expected, but what is worn must be clean, neat and tidy.
Do I need my own horse for Pony Club?
Do I have to own my own horse? You will need to have access to a suitable horse or pony. For club rally days you may own or borrow a horse. To take part in competitions you must either own or have a lease of the horse or pony.
Can you join Pony Club without a pony?
You don’t have to have your own pony to join; you can simply join one of our linked riding schools where you can do your Pony Club activities. … Members should have access to a horse or pony, by ownership or loan, and have the means to transport the horse or pony to and from rallies and events.
Do you need a horse for Pony Club?
Now everyone can ride with Pony Club – even riders (children over 5yrs and adults) who don’t have their own horse, or the exclusive use of a horse. Centre Member riders can experience Pony Club by riding trained school horses at one of our Pony Club Accredited Centres.
What are the pony club levels?
No matter what level of certification a riding member tests into they will be required to meet the SOP for both horse care and riding. The levels of certification start at what is called D Level (beginner), progressing to C Level (intermediate) then to B Level and A Level (advanced).
What is a pony club rally?
What is a rally? A working rally is one at which instruction is given. It may be either mounted or unmounted, the latter usually being for horse/pony care instruction. Rallies may be show jumping, cross country, flatwork/dressage or a combination.
How often does pony Club meet?
How often does the club/center have meetings? This varies between each club or center. Many clubs/centers have on mounted meeting and one unmounted meeting each month. Some clubs/centers meet weekly.
How much does pony Club camp cost?
Pony Club is moderately expensive—about $500 per child, but this covers lunch, six hours of tuition a day, and all the hay their horse can eat—but not prohibitively so. It is also ‘public’ in that it is open to anyone—well, anyone who can get their hands on a pony.
What is the Pony Club C test?
‘C’ Test riders should be able to ride confidently and in balance in trot and canter on the flat, and up and down hills. They should be capable of jumping small cross country fences, and be able to prepare the pony beforehand and deal with it afterwards. They will also be required to trot without stirrups.