Saturday December 2, 2023
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Volunteers and Instructors


Pony Club would simply not exist without an enthusiastic team of volunteers and all parents are encouraged and welcome to join the existing supporters for as much time as they can spare – be it an hour or two at a rally, doing a squash and snack run on a day at camp, commentating at a show, running a pop-up kit shop or a whole host of other tasks.  Apart from our instructors, everyone involved in running the OBHPC is a volunteer, including our DC, treasurer, secretary and committee, so please help out where you can.

If you think you could spare some time to help, PLEASE do contact any of the committee members who will be delighted to point you in the right direction, thank you!




Our Instructors are all highly qualified in the discipline in which they teach, are 1st Aid trained, DBS checked, are required to attend a child protection course, and attend regular professional development courses.

If you would like to be considered for teaching at this Branch and are not already registered with another Pony Club, please see the requirements here and contact Ann Addington on


obhpc coaches at hartpury



OBHPC Coaches

Our Stages 1 and 2 coaches are branch members who have undergone training and tests and, on passing these, are insured to instruct at pony club rallies and camps up to D+ level under the supervision of a qualified instructor.

Stage 3 coaches, who are aged 18+, will have passed a Coaching Certificate and are most likely to be using this as a stepping stone to becoming a full instructor.

First Aid / Emergency First Aid Work certificate

We regularly host 1 day first aid courses. If you are interested in attending the next course, either as a new qualification or refresher, please click here to complete a sign up form or speak to Helen Keen.