Saturday August 15, 2020
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Barlow Pony Club is situated in North Derbyshire and is part of Area 6. It is a friendly and active pony club, with lots of rallies for all members whatever their age and ability. We also have teams competing in all the  disciplines including show jumping; eventing; tetrathlon; mounted games and dressage. We are always pleased to welcome new members.

The Pony Club is a voluntary youth organisation for young people within an equestrian environment.
The Pony Club’s purpose is:
To encourage young people to learn to enjoy all kinds of sport connected with ponies and riding
To give instruction in riding and horsemanship and to educate Members to look after and take proper care of their animals
To promote the highest levels of sportsmanship, citizenship and loyalty to create strength of character and self-discipline
The Pony Club is a volunteer organisation and depends on parents and guardians to help. Fairness should take precedence over competitiveness. Teaching by example will foster caring and respect for all.
Parents / Guardians should therefore:
Be a positive role model for my child and other Members by respecting coaches, officials, volunteers and leaders; their authority and decisions; the rules and regulations under which The Pony Club operates
Agree to discuss disputes / appeals at a suitable, agreed time with the correct officials, within the appropriate level of The Pony Club organisation, without resorting to hostility or violence.
Always remember that Pony Club activities are intended to be educational, safe and fun to benefit the Members rather than parents.
Respect the horses and ponies and show humane care for them at all times.
Respect the property and equipment used in any activities, considering safety uppermost in all situations
Be knowledgeable about the rules of the discipline or competition their child is taking part in and encourage their child to know, be familiar with, and follow these rules.
Promote the physical and emotional well-being of their child, other Members and horses ahead of any personal desire to win or succeed in any activity.
Teach their child that taking part, learning and showing sportsmanship in all competitions, testing situations, clinics, etc are more important than winning.
Praise all Members equally for trying hard and competing fairly.
Inform officials as soon as possible if they or their child is unable to fulfil commitments or attendance at events.
Help their child and others to understand the satisfaction of co-operation, group work and team spirit in achieving personal goals and growth, and good results.
Volunteer their services and skills, whether equine-related or not, whenever possible.
When using social networking sites always conduct yourself in an appropriate way as you would face to face. Be aware of what you say and how you say it – the use of sarcasm and innuendo are not appropriate.
Parents / Guardians should not:
Force their child or other Members to take part in activities with which they are not comfortable.
Disrespect the decisions of coaches / officials concerning the skills and abilities of their child or other Members.
Undermine the authority of coaches / officials by interfering with, or coaching any Members from the sidelines.
Dispute the decisions of coaches / officials and volunteers during an event or in front of their child, other Members or parents.
Engage in or condone unsportsmanlike behaviours such as booing, taunting, using profane language, refusing to congratulate winners, etc.
Criticise officials, instructors, volunteers or members on social networking sites or by the use of text messaging.

To navigate around this website use the buttons on the left. 

The NOTICEBOARD is regularly updated with information and notices and is probably worth checking once a week for any important announcements. It also highlights which pages have been updated each week.

The CALENDAR PAGE is a calendar of rally and training dates for the next few months, together with details of venues etc. Click on the event name for more info.

RALLIES provides information on the different rally types and dress codes for rallies etc.


RALLY TIMES is updated at least two days before rallies with groups and times for members.

Please send your news and results in by email to keep the site interesting.

If you have any queries regarding membership or the programme please contact the DC Liz Lovell on 01246 863087 or email If you need slips or anything printed off please contact Liz.

 If you have any info you want to send through for the website, please email it to  


Following British Horseracing’s decision to cancel all racing today (7 February) the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) is closely monitoring the situation. Veterinary experts have advised that it is not necessary to cancel other equine events at this time, but we will issue a further update once the full extent of the outbreak is known.
In the meantime, we recommend that all owners follow the guidelines below as a precaution and ensure that all vaccinations are fully up to date. If your horse is currently vaccinated, we recommend a booster if it has been longer than 6 months since your horse’s last vaccination.
Actions for owners to take:
It is crucial for all horse and pony owners to be vigilant and follow recommended guidelines on how to detect and prevent the spread of this infectious disease.
Look out for signs of disease which can include high temperature, cough, snotty nose, enlarged glands (under the lower jaw), swollen or sore eyes, depression, loss of appetite and swelling in the lower legs.
If you see any of these signs, isolate the horse and call your vet immediately.
It is essential that any horses showing signs of possible equine flu, or horses that might have been in contact with possibly infected horses, do not travel to competitions or other events where there will be groups of horses. If your horse has been in contact with an infected horse we suggest that you should take veterinary advice.
We advise that horses are vaccinated with a booster for equine flu with a vaccine that contains the Florida Clade 1. There are two such vaccines currently licensed in the UK, ProteqFlu and Equilis Prequenza. If your horse is currently vaccinated, but it has been longer than 6 months since the last vaccination, we recommend that you discuss a booster with your veterinary surgeon.
The BEF also has guidance on its website regarding equine infectious diseases and is urging owners to take the necessary precautions to avoid their horses becoming infected.
Further information
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