Tuesday September 26, 2023
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Parents Page

Your Role at The Pony Club

Parents play a vital role in their child’s Pony Club journey – from supporting and guiding their progress, to volunteering at local events. The following guidelines should be followed by parents/guardians:

  • be a positive role model for your child and other members
  • respect coaches, officials, volunteers, members and other parents
  • remember that the main aim of The Pony Club is to teach fairness over competitiveness
  • teach members to show sportsmanship, teamwork and supportiveness
  • use appropriate conduct at all times, including on social media channels
  • promote the wellbeing of members and their ponies ahead of winning

A code of conduct for parents and guardians with further details is available to download here.

Helping and Volunteering

As you all know there’s a lot of preparation and work involved with all the pony club activities – running rallies, preparing schedules, taking bookings, moving equipment, setting up dressage arenas and show jumps for competitions, baking cakes, stewarding at competitions, judging and scoring, organising rosettes and trophies, clearing up afterwards, liaising with landowners, arranging all the health and safety requirements etc etc etc.

Almost everyone who helps out is a pony club parent, and only the coaches get paid.  So the only way for it to work is if everyone does a little bit.  We are always looking for people to help out, in large ways or small.  And if anyone has a specialist skill (catering, carpentry, medical, coaching etc) it would be fantastic to know.

The particular events that take a lot of volunteer-power are our:

  • One Day Event at Rolleston Hall 
  • Camp in August
  • Show Jumping and Dressage Competition on August BH Monday

Please get in touch via fernie@pcuk.org if you can help or want to, but not sure how!

Child Protection 

The Pony Club takes its safeguarding responsibilities very seriously. If concerns are raised that any child may be suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, then the Branch Safeguarding Officer has a duty of care to report these concerns to the relevant statutory agency (including the Police, Social Care and LADO) in line with local guidance.

The Fernie Hunt Pony Club takes child protection very seriously.  Information regarding this can be found on the central Pony Club Website

The Fernie Hunt Pony Club, Safeguarding Officer is Sharon Whitmore contact details can be found on contacts Page if you wish to discuss specific issues.