Friday December 6, 2019

The Pony Club is for all children and young adults from 4yrs to 25yrs, who wish to either compete or just enjoy their horse or pony while learning about the countryside, and participate as a member of a ride or team.

This branch is open to all young people who live within or adjacent to the hunting country of the Thurlow Hunt. We encompass a large area and presently have around 150 members. We are very lucky to have the use of Horseheath Racecourse and its surrounding areas for our summer rallies, We have a varied cross country course with fences from 1’6” to 3’6” including a new mini cross country area and a superb set of show jumps.

Throughout the summer there are rallies, specialised training sessions, gymkhana evenings, picnic rides and of course pony club camp! We use a variety of venues besides our wonderful base at Horseheath. Our summer camps are held at Tattersalls Park Paddocks (Intermediates), Horseheath (Juniors), Stradishall (Minis) and the Seniors use a variety of locations.



There are also opportunities to compete as a team member in the disciplines of dressage, show jumping, eventing, tetrathlon, mounted games and polo, and the branch is usually well represented by teams in all of these events, who often qualify for the National Championships.

During the winter months we use indoor schools for dressage and show jump training. There are also badge days and test days to help improve our stable management.

The Newmarket and Thurlow Pony Club is run by a committee of parents and it is important that every family makes an effort to volunteer to join the committee or to assist in the running of events.  But most important of all, there is the opportunity to make friends with other people who have the same love of horses and ponies that we do.

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