Thursday October 6, 2022
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What you need to know…

There are a number of Pony Club rules which have to be followed and there is some essential information which members need. You’ll find both on this page, which will always be a “work-in-progress” page. If you have information to share or suggestions to make please contact the Secretary.

1. What to Wear

Hair nets or plaits must be worn to every rally.

To help members bring the right things to rallies and camp we have adapted the following downloadable list from the Hursley Branch – our thanks to them! – it seems to cover everything for horse and rider: What to wear 

Riding Hat – Please make sure it is PC tagged by Fiona Plummer  (soft peak for XC)

Hairnet should be worn to every rally and PC competition. 

Scrunchy should be put over your hair net and pony tail/bun for all PC competitions

Gloves – Black brown navy or white

Tack – plain black or brown

Numnahs – white, navy, cream, black or brown

White or blue shirt or a Craven PC polo shirt

Tie – PC tie should be worn at all times when wearing a shirt 

Craven sweatshirt

Beige, cream or navy Jodhpurs

Brown or Black Jodhpur boots, chaps or gaiters, smooth soles or long riding boots.

Body protector – compulsary for cross country and show jumping

Spurs – only with DC’s permission

Medical armbands – for XC competions

Nose nets – please ask your vet for a letter to say your pony needs to be ridden in one.  PC competitions will not be allowed without letter from vet.

If competing in PC competitions see website for Pony Club Dress code.

No jewellery may be worn

Pony club badge with your coloured felt should be worn at any PC competition

Long sleeves must be worn for XC and show jumping 

Any prize giving to be accepted in correct dress code

Ring etiquette and plain good manners

Pass left hand to left hand in collecting ring or school

Do not block walk ways or entrances

Slower paces should use inside track

Do not hog or ride in front of practice fences

Jump fences with red flag on right white on the left, remember ‘red on the right don’t cause a fright’

Please thank collecting ring organisers and stewards on leaving the ring/show

Be patient and ready on time

Pony Turnout:  don’t forget to ensure their nose and eyes are clean along with under their tail and all stains are cleaned off. 



Craven Pony Club Jumper


Craven XC shirt

Craven XC Top


Craven saddlecoth

Craven Saddlecloth

Craven XC Hat Silk

Craven Hat Silk

XC colours and saddlecloths can be bought through GG Gear online, and PC jumpers through Sophie Pope.

Craven What-to-Wear

2. Spurs

The use of spurs is at the discretion of the instructor.

3. Hat tagging

The rules on hats and hat tagging are very specific. This is a useful guide:

Hat Rules