The Pony Club is an international voluntary youth organisation for young people interested in ponies and riding. Founded in England in 1929, and granted independent charitable status on 1st January 1997, there are around 345 Branches and 480 Centres in the UK alone. The Pony Club has been the starting point for a large majority of equestrian team members and medal winners.
The Pony Club is represented in no less than 27 countries with a worldwide membership exceeding 110,000 making it the largest association of young riders in the world.
The objectives of The Pony Club are:
- to encourage young people to ride and to learn to enjoy all kinds of sport connected with horses and riding
- to give instruction in riding and horsemastership and to educate Members to look after and to take proper care of their animal
- to promote the highest ideals of sportsmanship, citizenship and loyalty to create strength of character and self-discipline
Membership is available to children until the end of The Pony Club Year or the Centre Membership Subscription Year, whichever is relevant, in which they become 25 years old
More Info / How to Take Part:-
Witham Villa is an approved Pony Club Centre, enabling children and young adults without their own ponies or horses to take part.
Interested? Then pick up a membership form from Witham Villa Equestrian Centre, send it to the pony club office and thats it!! You can join in immediately - book in for the Monday evening stable management and badge sessions (first session starts at 4.30pm) and/or join in one of the special events or camp. The options are endless and you will have great fun.
Have you seen the great video showing the Witham Villa Pony Club Centre - follow this link:http://youtu.be/FzMPnjVFDE0
We have had a fantastic summer of camps this year, great to see our Pony Clubbers taking part, learning and having fun. Watch this space for next year's dates. All camps are non-residential.
The Junior camps are for our riders who either "want a go" or for riders in the half hour lessons. The children ride twice a day, improving on their all round skills and learn the basics of pony care. They are supervised at all times and are often paired up with another rider to look after their pony. All children are encouraged to achieve their goals through the week and they all improve massively both in skills and confidence BREAKFAST CLUB AVAILALBE £5 PER DAY
Full camps are for our riders in the hour lessons the children are assigned to a pony, normally with one other rider and they are repsonsible for the pony throughout the week. During the week there are demonstrations daily to give the members different insights to equestrianism. Competitons for both individual and team prizes and all members are encouraged to improve themselves and help others through the week.
For our experienced riders and Witham Villa Junior trainees. Train for a 3 day event and compete in the final event. To apply for this camp please speak to Alison West, Jess Thomas or your own instructor