The Pony Club is an international voluntary youth organisation for young people interested in ponies and riding. The Centre Membership Scheme was introduced in 1998 so that children and young people without their own pony could join and take part in Pony Club activities, tests and achievement badges. Membership is open to anyone up to 25 years of age.
The objectives of The Pony Club are:
It’s a bit like scouts or brownies but with ponies!
Pony Club tests are designed to improve riding ability and knowledge of horse and pony care. Starting at a basic level with the E Test members can progress through the Standards of Efficiency up to the A Test.
Progressive Tests at Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum in Riding and Stable Management may be taken on their own or together with the Standards of Efficiency.
Mini Achievement Badges for younger Members’ as well as both equine and non-equine Achievement Badges are designed to provide a fun way of learning a wide range of skills like first-aid, farming, map reading, saddlery, road safety and grooming.
We run 2 hour pony club sessions on Saturdays and Wednesday Evenings (term-time only) which includes 1 hour riding and 1 hour stable management. Sessions are built around the Pony Club syllabus and are based on age and ability. We also run pony days and camps during School holidays. See our timetable for more info.