GARTH SOUTH BRANCH OF THE PONY CLUB
We are a thriving and active branch – in Pony Club Area 13 – based in north Hampshire – with rallies occurring around Hartley Wintney, Eversley, Heckfield, Winchfield and Newnham. We’re really lucky that we have some wonderful facilities in and around our ‘patch’ that we can access for training and competitions. We encourage the highest standards of horse and pony care, horsemanship and riding, whilst also having fun!
Our members are encouraged to learn, improve their skills and gain confidence through training in all the main disciplines (mounted games, dressage, show jumping, tetrathlon and eventing). We have a fabulous range of instructors whose own training doesn’t stop either! Rallies happen throughout the year at a range of venues and for all age groups and abilities. We run 3 camps each summer, a Senior Camp for those who’ve completed their GCSEs, Main Camp for 11-GCSE and Mini Camp for those 11 and under (which is non-residential and at which lots of the older members help)..
Many, but not all, of our members are active competitors in all the disciplines, at all levels, and we have a number of teams out competing most weekends throughout the season. Some of our past members have gone on to represent their country, and we welcome them back to inspire our current members.
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How to Join:
If you are looking into joining our branch of the pony club feel free to contact our DC’s or Secretary (details on the contacts page). Free taster rallies are available for children looking to join. Following this please download the appropriate membership forms as detailed on this page of the main pony club website – http://www.pcuk.org/index.php/parents_information/membership_forms/
Introducing our new DC’s
Our incumbent DC, Kathie Bishop, has decided to step down at the end of 2016. This means that we are welcoming two new leaders for our pony club – Ruth Rietdyk and Claire Hetherington. Both of these ladies have been pony club mums for over a decade now and are excited to see what they can bring to our branch. If you don’t already know Ruth and Claire, they are extremely approachable, please feel free to drop them an email (details on the contact page) with anything they can help you with. They hope to maintain the positive experiences of our members as well as enhancing the benefits that our members gain from being a part of the Pony Club. There will shortly be a page introducing the current committee with more specific details on each individual role, so everyone knows who to contact with queries. Claire and Ruth would like to take this opportunity to thank Kathie for all her hard work for our branch