Equestrian Blackmore Vale

The Pony Club, How do I join?

Many of us have been in lockdown for some time, let`s get out in the fresh air!

The Easter Holidays are nearly here.  Is it Time to join The Pony Club?  Pony Club teaches them togetherness, empathy, respect, learning and more importantly it gives them a whole lot of FUN.

If your child is besotted by ponies and is lucky enough to have access to a pony, whether it be own, loan or at a Riding School, then why not join The Pony Club. www.pcuk.org

The Pony Club is a youth organisation for people interested in ponies and riding. It is a registered charity and its aims are to promote learning of how to ride and care for a pony, how to develop sportsmanship, loyalty and self-discipline.

What would my child gain by joining a local Branch or riding school linked Centre I hear you ask?

Lots of lessons, called rallies, and camps, some ridden and some non-ridden activities, with Coaches that are fully accredited and hold DBS, safeguarding and first aid qualifications.  They will get the chance to compete at local, regional and a national level in ridden sports, dressage, show jumping, eventing, mounted games, endurance, polo, polocrosse, tetrathlon and pony racing and non-ridden such as quizzes, triathlon and horse and pony care as well as online learning and competitions.

Competitors at a Fun Horse and Pony Care Quiz at Divoky Riding School . January 2020.

There is the chance to pass tests and receive certificates as their abilities improve.  The later tests can lead to equestrian qualifications.  To help to get to the Test level there are Progressive Awards.  There are many Achievement badges for which they will receive sew on badges as they develop their skills. An example is a grooming badge when they can show that they know how to groom a pony.

Membership is annual from the day of joining for anyone up to the age of 25.

There are types of membership. Branch membership, Centre membership, Centre Plus membership, Family membership and Non-riding membership.  To join please use online membership by going to https://pcuk.org/join-us/

By: Sarah Greenwood

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