Tuesday July 27, 2021
For National Pony Club updates and information please go to pcuk.org
About Us and Joining

The Ashford Valley Hunt Branch was established in 1934 and is part of Pony Club Area 11.  

The Pony Club is the number one organisation for young people who love ponies and riding. There are more than 43,000 Pony Club Members in Great Britain, belonging to either a Branch or a Centre – there are more than 350 of each of these. Membership of The Pony Club offers fun, friendship, training, events and competitions.

Internationally The Pony Club has a membership of over 110,000 across 18 countries, making it the largest association of riders in the world. Most British equestrian medal winners at The Olympics and World Championships have been Members of The Pony Club.

Our area stretches from Brenchley across to Pluckley and from Sutton Valence down to Wittersham; we try to accommodate riders from all locations within this area.  Our eldest associate member is 24 and our youngest are 3 years old with lead rein, novice and experienced riders of all ages in between. 

We are a registered charity and will try to support parents in times of hardship to meet rally or camp fees.  Please contact the DC in confidence via the contact us page if we can help you.

Parents are a key part of the Pony Club, whether you rode yourself as a child or are only interested as your child is pony mad, please get involved.    There are many ways to support your child’s pony club enjoyment, education and sportsmanship from just watching at rallies to helping at events, you can find out more about the role that parents play via this link


JOINING ASHFORD VALLEY HUNT PONY CLUB

Our DC Pippa or Membership Secretary (details here) would be happy to talk to you if you are thinking about joining Pony Club.   If you are not sure which branch is local to you then just give us a call and we will be able to advise you based on where you live, go to school and keep your pony.  

All Pony Club memberships and renewals should now be made via the Members’ Portal, or in the case of a Family, via the membership form sent to membership@pcuk.org. It is no longer possible to renew over the phone.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIPS (those with less than 3 riding members in the same household).

NEW Members should use the Members’ Portal – follow the top tips on the Join Us section of The Pony Club website: https://pages.pcuk.org/join/

RENEWING/LAPSED Members

  • If membership has expired in 2021, you will have received renewal invites (4 weeks and 2 weeks before your expiry date and then a final email 2 weeks AFTER expiring)
  • Click on the link the most recent invite we have you sent to you to access the Members’ Portal
    • NB: this link is unique to you and the password held in the Members Database, so you cannot log in successfully without it.
  • Using the online portal, you will be able to check and update any contact details, and members and pay online.
  • You will not be able to change the branch or membership type (Riding or Non-riding) – if you need to do this please contact your branch to initiate the transfer process or contact membership@pcuk.org to change your membership type.

Membership forms can still be emailed to membership@pcuk.org however please allow up to 10 working days for these to be processed in the system. Please ensure you consider this when planning to attend rallies.

The most immediate, and safest, way to join or renew is via the Members’ Portal.

FAMILY MEMBERSHIPS

If you have a family membership, or want to add members to create a family membership, you will need to download the membership form either from your branch website or https://pcuk.org/find-a-club/ complete the form and email to membership@pcuk.org OR by post to the address on the form.

Membership fees:

Non-riding member £36; riding member £80 and family memberships £200 (up to 5 members in the same household).


NEW MEMBER ESSENTIALS

You can buy your Badge, Tie, and Manual of Horsemanship through the Harry Hall Website links below.

TIE 

MEMBER’S BADGE

MANUAL OF HORSEMANSHIP

You can purchase your AVHPC Sweatshirt HERE