Tuesday August 22, 2017

 Welcome to the South Dorset Hunt Branch of the Pony Club


Our Pony Club was founded in 1931 and still has strong ties with the South Dorset Hunt today.

We are a branch with approximately 100 members (at last count) and offer training for all levels from the smallest Mini riders on their first ponies to the most competitive of Senior riders.

The South Dorset is particularly lucky as we have two fabulous Equestrian Centres within our territory: The RAC Saddle Club at Bovington and Moreton Equestrian Centre. Both venues regularly hold competitions and we are fortunate to hold many of our rallies and camps at these centres and enjoy the excellent facilities that they offer.

As a Club we like to encourage those that want to be in teams and compete for their Club. Last year we were very proud that our Junior teams in showjumping, dressage and eventing did exceptionally well at Area level and the showjumpers and dressage riders went on to represent the SDHPC at the regional final at Bicton in Devon. We also had dressage riders and Novice and Intermediate teams of eventers qualify at Area level and they went on to represent the SDHPC at the National Championships in Cheshire.

But it’s not all about the competitions – many of our members join the Club to enjoy their ponies in a less competitive way and friendships are formed through rallies and camps. Competitive or not, we all love our ponies and meeting and making friends with children with a shared interest.

Do have a read through these pages and find out a bit more about the South Dorset Hunt Pony Club and what we get up to.