What is Pony Club?:
Pony Club is a world-wide volunteer run organization that began in Great Britain in the late 1920s. It was formed so that youth riders could learn horsemanship, compete and have fun.
What does Pony Club Offer?:
Members may choose to participate in disciplines such as:
- Stadium jumping
- Drill teams
- Mounted games
- Tetrathalon, a combination of shooting, swimming, running, and riding.
Some clubs offer field hunting, racing, polo, driving, distance riding or polocross.
Quiz competitions are non-riding theory contests. Not all clubs will participate in all disciplines although they may not restrict their activities to only one. There also regular education meetings.
Who Can Join?:
Anyone between the ages of 7 and 21 is eligible to join Pony Club. Exceptions may be made for younger riders, and some areas are exprimenting with extending the upper age limit to 25. Members do not have to own a horse or pony, and may be experienced or beginner riders.
Why Join Pony Club?:
Members may progress through 10 levels of horse keeping and riding education. The highest levels are recognized throughout the horse industry and those who attain them are respected for their knowledge and skill. While it’s not necessary to compete, Pony Club provides a chance to learn and progress in many English disciplines. Ask a Pony Clubber why they joined and the answer will be ‘to have fun’.
How Do I Join?:
Members pay yearly dues to their local Club. Follow the Pony Club links in the State/Territory/Region
directory to find a club in your area.