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
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.
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.