Thursday October 19, 2017
Centres in Area 8

Join the Pony Club – without a pony!

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, the tests and achievement badges. Membership is open to anyone up to 25 years of age.

Find your nearest Pony Club Centre here – and all the Pony Club Centres in Area 8 are listed here, on the main Pony Club website.

Riding schools around the country become linked to the Pony Club, and through this link, can offer the Pony Club tests and badges to their clients. The Centres may also take teams to many of the regional Pony Club competitions, perhaps qualify for National Championships! If you keep your pony at livery at a riding school which is linked to the Pony Club, you might be interested in Pony Club Centre Plus membership.

News from The Pony Club Centres in Area 8

Pony Club Centre Workshops

Pony Club Representatives in Area 8  hosted  a networking workshop for all the Pony Club Centres in the region on 8th February 2016 at Ravenwood Hall, Bury St Edmunds. Here is a copy of the Presentation. We will hold another workshop in 2017 – details tbc.

Opportunities for achievement

We want to broaden your knowledge of riding and horse and pony care, make you feel a part of a world-wide organisation which has given so many members great fun and help you achieve your goals in the equestrian world, whatever they may be.

Pony Club tests are designed to improve your riding ability and knowledge of horse and pony care. Starting with the E Test you can progress through the Standards of Efficiency up to the A Test. Members may also take their Road Rider Test.

Achievement BadgesYou may also take Progressive Tests at Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum in Riding and Stable Management. These are smaller tests at all levels which may be taken on their own or together with the Standards of Efficiency.

The Achievement Badges are a fantastic, fun way of learning all that pony care knowledge as well as a few non-horsey subjects too.

Centres run competitions for their Members in many different disciplines such as mounted games, showjumping, dressage or quizzes. There may also be the opportunity to qualify for National Pony Club Competitions such as Centre Equitation, Winter League Dressage and Showjumping, National Quiz and Horse and Pony Care.