FAQ

What is Pony Club?

Pony Club is an International voluntary youth organization affiliated with The Worldwide Association of Young Riders, known as The Pony Club.

Originating in Britain as a scheme to encourage young people to learn to ride, it focused on riding instruction and fun. It has now become the largest association of riders in the world.

Objectives of Pony Club

  • To encourage young people to ride and to learn to enjoy all kinds of sport connected with horses and riding.
  • To provide instruction in riding and horsemastership and to instil in members the proper care of their animals.
  • To promote the highest ideals of sportsmanship, citizenship and loyalty, thereby cultivating strength of character and self-discipline.
  • For more information, visit the Pony Club website.

    Do you provide horses?

    No you are required to provide your own horses.

    How often does the club meet?

    Official pony club meetings (rally days) are held once a month, usually the second Sunday each month. There are also training days booked throughout the year if extra training for events (such as the musical ride) is required. On top of that, gymkhanas are held most months at the club, and riders can participate in zone events around Perth.

    What is a normal rally day like?

    After helping to set up the equipment and presenting for a gear check, Pony Club members have three lessons before lunch - flatwork, jumping/games, and horsemastership. After we break for lunch, members have two more lessons, which they can choose for themselves. Afternoon activities vary, and sometimes we get in special guests to teach something new such as stunt riding, carriage driving, and horse agility to name a few we have had in the past.

    Your club sounds great, how do I join?

    By contacting Melissa Thomas either by email on thomasm67@y7mail.com or 0418 958 869. The membership forms can be downloaded from our Membership page.

    What does my Pony Club membership insurance cover?

    Information regarding what the insurance covers can be downloaded here.

    Are there any boys?

    We have had a few boys join us before and always welcome more.

    As a parent, what are my responsibilities?

    All our parents are very friendly and welcoming especially to those newbie parents who are new to horses.  For your child to get the most out of pony club they need a parent to be there.  Also it is a requirement for all riders under 18 to have a guardian in attendance.