Saturday May 8, 2021
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Rallies & Training

Rallies

Rally is the Pony Club word for a group riding lesson.   Children are put into ‘rides’ with other members of a similar age & standard. Rides are for up to 6 members (or smaller for the younger ones) so not only do the children learn in a fun group environment, they also make new friends, which is one of the many advantages of being a Pony Club member.

Rallies usually last 2 hours and take place at various venues within our area. You can come to as many as you wish although there will be some rallies which are limited to those of a certain standard and not suitable for the younger or more nervous children. ‘Rally for All’ means it’s suitable for all ages & standards.

The list of rallies is available under Schedule of Activities. You must book in for a rally at least 10 days in advance. You will find the booking forms on the Schedule of Activities page too.   Then send off the form with the appropriate fee to the Secretary.   This enables us to book enough instructors. It is not possible to turn up on spec for obvious reasons!

Both you and your pony should come to a rally smartly turned out. Riders wear a plain white or blue shirt with a Pony Club tie and a Waveney Harriers sweatshirt.  In warmer weather, and especially at Camp, Members often wear WHPC polo shirts.  They are really relaxed & comfortable and both are available to purchase here.  Otherwise you can wear a hacking jacket with your Pony Club badge. Girls must wear hairnets. For rallies it is possible to wear plain dark jodhpurs; for competitions you should wear white, beige or cream jodhpurs. Clean riding boots (& chaps) are also required.

Please arrive at the rally in plenty of time and be tacked up & mounted for the appointed start time. For your first rally, do find Judy Haythornthwaite, our Joint District Commissioner, who will be delighted to welcome you and introduce you to your instructor.

 

Trainings

Trainings are run during the winter and in the run up to Team Selection in the spring/summer.  They are usually for members preparing for team selection or working towards their next Pony Club Test.