Wednesday January 16, 2019

Welcome to OBH North established 60 years ago 

About us

Established in 1959 we are proud to be celebrating our 60th Anniversary.

OBH North has always been a very active branch with over 50 members, whose ages range from 4 to 24.  Some members are very competitive in dressage, jumping, eventing, mounted games and tetrathlon, while others just enjoy riding, looking after their ponies the companionship that being in a club offers.  We run a wide range of activities throughout the year, which include rallies, individual lessons, competitions, tests and achievement badges, horse and pony care and social activities.

Various Pony Club tests can be taken which measure the children’s riding ability and general knowledge regarding the care and stable management of their horses and ponies.  The tests progress in degrees of difficulty the older the children get, but are by no means compulsory.  (For further information on tests please click here.)

Members can also take Achievement Badges, which cover a variety of subjects related to the countryside, as well as horses, and children must show a knowledge of these subjects to attain a badge. (To see the badges you can take please click here).

Members aged 10 and under have their own integral section within the Branch, known as ‘The Thelwell’s’.  The aim of the ‘Thelwell’s is fun and enjoyment, while building the confidence of the children on their ponies.  As well as making new friends, children are introduced to all aspects of Pony Club at an early age. 

We have a full calendar of events which include members only competitions such as indoor show jumping and dressage, as well as open competitions including our open show, eventing and mini eventing competitions.  There are also fund-raising activities such as Quiz Evenings and Barn Dances.

The highlight of many members’ year is our daily and intermediate camps, and our senior members go away for camp.

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