What Pony Club all about
Pony Club stands as the premier global equestrian education platform. Our core values encompass education, safety, sportsmanship, stewardship, and enjoyment. Through mounted sports, members gain expertise in riding and equine care. The principles and values cultivated within Pony Club resonate across various aspects of a member's life journey. Numerous alumni attribute their character development and life decisions to the impactful experiences garnered from Pony Club.
The Pony Club Legacy
The inception of Pony Club traces back to Great Britain in 1928 when visionary founders identified the importance of providing every interested child with unparalleled equestrian education and training. Its success resonated globally, leading to its establishment in numerous countries. By 1954, Pony Club had reached the shores of the United States, and today, it thrives across 31 nations boasting 130,000 members. Notably, a significant number of the world's elite riders in international competitions proudly hail from Pony Club backgrounds
Devoted to safety
Pony Club equips its members with essential skills to handle horses safely and independently, all under expert supervision. A pivotal contributor to equestrian safety, Pony Club was instrumental in advancing equestrian sport helmets. Emphasizing safety first, all members must wear helmets. Additionally, conducting safety checks prior to riding stands as a Pony Club standard practice, ensuring equipment is both well-maintained and correctly adjusted.
Learning, building and progressing
All members start their Pony Club journey on an equal footing. Progressing at their individual pace, members can advance through the Pony Club certification tiers. Each tier demands greater expertise and skill. Achieving the highest certification marks a member as a proficient, professional-level equestrian..
Confidence in the saddle
Pony Club instills a robust foundation in riding rooted in enduring classical principles. Members cultivate balance, clear communication, and evolve into thoughtful and proficient riders, prioritizing the well-being of the horse. As a result, they gain confidence and ease whether riding in arenas or expansive open spaces.
Not just riders, but horsemen & horsewomen
Horsemanship transcends mere riding abilities. Within Pony Club, members acquire profound insights into equine behavior, training methodologies, health maintenance, nutrition, veterinary care, and meticulous equipment care. Additionally, through stable management, they cultivate essential business acumen, mastering aspects like budgeting, record-keeping, and fostering relationships with industry professionals.
Getting together to learn and compete
Pony Clubs from various regions convene for learning, certification preparation, and competitive events. Members participate in team-based competitions, which not only enhance Pony Club's educational experience but also foster strong camaraderie and unity among participants.
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