Tuesday August 16, 2022
For National Pony Club updates and information please go to pcuk.org
History of the Pony Club & the Fernie

The Pony Club is a voluntary youth organisation for young people interested in ponies and riding.  Started in 1929 as the Junior Branch of the Institute of the Horse, it now has over 100,000 members worldwide.  Within the UK it is a registered charity and is a member of the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services (NCVYS) and is affiliated to the British Equestrian Federation.

The Pony Club

  • encourages young people to enjoy all sports connected with ponies and riding
  • gives instruction in riding and in the care of ponies
  • provides an interest not associated with school work, and encourages team games.
  • promotes the highest ideals of sportsmanship, citizenship and loyalty to create strength of character and self-discipline.

There is lots of information on the main Pony Club website.

The Fernie Branch was one of the original branches, being created in 1930 and currently has around seventy five members.