Saturday February 24, 2024
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How do I join?

If you have ever wondered what Pony Club is like and you would like to give it a try, we offer the chance to non members to attend a Taster rally as a newcomer.  Please contact any of our committee members (see contacts page) to express your interest or if you prefer you can email puckeridgeponyclub@gmail.com and someone will call you.

Membership renewals and new memberships can now be processed via the Online Portal at https://portal.pcuk.org or by completing a membership form Branch-Membership-Form-2022 .

We are a medium size club and we do have room for new people without it being too crowded so we would love to hear from you if you want to come and give things a try.

You can book into any rally as a non member just the once, to give things a try. You will still need to pay for the rally and book in in the usual way, using the online system, but you don’t need to become a member first.  

We don’t mind people joining in order to attend Camp (the Camps are great fun!) but we do need to see you beforehand and check that we know the capability of you and your pony so we can plan your group at the Camp.  You can chose any rally or activity to join in as your Taster Day, as long as Sarah, our rally secretary is happy it is suitable! Have a look at the Calendar to see what takes your fancy.  Some things to note…

… For the juniors, in addition to rallies, we also run achievement badge sessions. These are fairly short informal teaching sessions designed to cover a given topic eg mucking out, grooming, points of the pony etc. The children are awarded a badge at the end of the session (a bit like a swimming badge) which they can then sew onto the arm of their PC sweatshirt.  Just as the older children can attain their achievement badges, the older children can take their E test, D test, D+ test, C, C+, B and so on. (A bit like belts in judo). Like the judo belts, you get a coloured badge depending what level you have got to, and you wear this on your riding jacket under your PC badge.  There are also riding & road safety tests as the children progress through the level

… A very popular event during the winter is our Winter Training. This would be great for someone on a new pony, or wanting to give PC a go, or perhaps go up a level in their competing, as it offers regular, reasonably priced teaching on a broad range of flat work and jumping topics. You don’t have to book into them all you can pick and chose – or do them all!

Then there is Camp!!!  This is the thing that for many children makes all their Pony Club memories, where they make lots of friends, learn so much about ponies and make big improvements in their riding. See the Camps page for for more details and dates.  

There are so many other things that go on that it is hard to summarise them in such a short space.  Best to look on the calendar to see what’s on (although that only shows what is GOING to happen, it doesn’t show what has happened). If you want to find out more about what goes on through the year then have a browse of the website and feel free to contact any of the committee members who will be happy to help.  We also have a Facebook page with lots of photos and news. (It’s a group page so when you are on the page, you need to press”Join Group” to  apply to join – you will then automatically receive any updates.)