Monday December 11, 2023
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Stonar training day pictures

A great day was had by all at the recent Stonar training day at Lincombe ……. see training page for more pictures of the day.DSC_6263

Rider Development Pathway

Congratulations to Show Jumper Lucy Morgan from Monmouthshire Pony Club who has been selected to attend the RDP Training Camp on 4th and 5th July.

Pony Racing Taster Day

pony racing taster day

For further details and entry form please check out the Racing Page.



Congratulations to Mali Howell from Llangeinor who finished 8th in the Junior Girls Class at the Tetrathlon. Mali will be the Area 10 representative in the Wales and Borders Team for Royal Windsor Show Tetrathlon 2015.


Huge congratulations to Kate Mills from the Golden Valley who recently passed her A test.

The Pony Club Hat Rule 2015

Hat rules are constantly being updated. Please check The Pony Club Hat Rule 2015, and make sure your hat qualifies. If you are going to buy a new hat, it’s a good idea to read the Rule carefully, print it out and take it with you to the shop to ensure you don’t buy a hat which will not be usable in 2016.


You may also be interested to read this article from Horse & Country TV on the latest riding hat regulations.

Rule change regarding the wearing of Air Jackets 2015


The Pony Club’s rule number 16. IV. Body Protectors is immediately amended with regard to air jackets. Previously it was always compulsory to wear a body protector if the Member was wearing an air jacket. With immediate effect this rule now only applies in cross country and Pony Racing. In any other circumstances air jackets may now be worn without a body protector.

If a Member chooses to wear a combined air jacket and body protector they do not have to wear a separate body protector as well. A combined air jacket and body protector satisfies the requirements of the rule.

The rule will now read as follows (the amendment is written in red):

Rule 16

IV. Body Protectors

The Pony Club does not make the use of body protectors compulsory, except for all cross-country riding and Pony Racing whether it be training or competing. For general use, the responsibility for choosing body protectors and the decision as to their use must rest with Members and their parents. It is recommended that a rider’s body protector should not be more than 2% of their body weight. When worn, body protectors must fit correctly, be comfortable, and must not restrict movement.

Riders who choose to use the Woof Wear Body Cage EXO must lodge a key with the event organiser when they collect their number.

If a rider chooses to wear an air jacket in cross country or Pony Racing it must only be used in addition to a normal body protector. Parents and Members must be aware that riders may be permitted to continue after a fall in both competition and training rides. In the event of a fall, it must be fully deflated or removed before continuing, the conventional body protector will continue to give protection. Air jackets must not be worn under a jacket and number bibs should be fitted loosely or with elasticated fastenings over the air jacket.

When an air jacket inflates, the sudden noise startles horses in the immediate vicinity, thereby causing difficulties for the other members of a ride during a group ride in a confined area, e.g. an indoor school or outdoor ménage. Air jackets are therefore discouraged for group rides.

Best Wishes,

The Pony Club

John King Young Artist Award

John King Young Artist Award.                                                                   

This year, The Pony Club has once again teamed up with the Society of Equestrian Artists to run its annual art competition, now known as the John King Young Artist Award.

The deadline for entering the competition is 1st June 2015 – this website will soon allow you to upload your entry online. In the meantime, feel free to start thinking about your artwork – just be sure to read about the competition theme below and check the rules first!

How do I enter?

Once you’ve completed your artwork, you just need to take a photo of it and upload the image to this website. The image upload facility will be available from 20th April 2015 until the competition’s closing date (1st June 2015).

2015 Competition Theme

The theme for 2015 is “Friendship” – some ideas which you may wish to base your artwork around are as follows:

  • The friendship between you and your pony
  • Many Members form lifelong friendships within The Pony Club – what are your favourite memories from rallies or camp?
  • The Pony Club couldn’t run without its network of fantastic volunteers – how do they contribute to your Pony Club experience?

When uploading your entry, you’ll be asked to provide a brief description of what your artwork depicts.

If you have any queries about the competition, please email Marty Bibby, for more details.

Good luck – we look forward to receiving your entries!