Club House

Welcome to the Club House!


This is the place for our members to catch up on the latest news, read blogs, enter competitions and lots, lots more.

Have a look at the menu on the right to see what's going on, or see our latest stories below.

If you have a story you would like to share we'd love to hear from you! Please email vicky@pcuk.org for more information.


NEW! The Weatherbys Private Banking Pony Club Championships

Would you like to know more about some of our competitors? Click below!

INSPIRATIONAL STORIES

- Anna-Mae Cole: Registered Disabled Rider

- Taggy Forester-Bennett: Rides a horse owned by Matt Ryan!

- Amy Flanagan: Nursed her horse back to health to qualify for The Championships

- Brier Leahy: Recovered from injury to qualify for The Championships

- Lucy Roberts: Overcame medical conditions to qualify

- Evelina Shrieve: Progressed from Novice to Open in 3 years and qualified for The Championships in each one

- Rosie Thomson: Riding her homebred horse, the last in the line

- Holly Watson: A former working pupil of Nick Gauntlett

    

FIRST TIMERS AND CONTENDERS


- Centre Equitation
- Dressage
- Endurance
- Eventing
- Horse and Pony Care
- Show Jumping



NFU MUTUAL MENTORS


Kindly sponsored by NFU Mutual, this scheme gives competitors access to some experienced mentors, who can work with them around sport psychology, acting as a support to riders with any competition worries and to give guidance in making plans to build confidence and move forwards. 

Meet our Mentors HERE

THE PONY CLUB AMBASSADORS

Ambassadors will promote The Pony Club and be part of a network sharing information, ideas and actions, as well as representing The Pony Club at events and being the voice of Members to Area Representatives and Pony Club Committees.

Read all about our new Ambassadors HERE

The NFU Mutual Pony Club Tetrathlon Championships

We asked a Contender, a First Timer and our Centres how they were preparing for the NFU Mutual Pony Club Tetrathlon Championships.


Pony Club Camp Report

The Inverness-shire Branch got in touch to tell us all about their week at Pony Club Camp. Read all about their week by following the link above.


NEW! PonyPrep Plus July Challenge is Launched!


Enter this month's Challenge and be in with a chance of winning some citronella goodies from NAF to help keep your horse or pony fly-free this summer!


The Polocrosse World Cup in South Africa


The first South African Polocrosse World Cup was held from 27 June to 13 July 2015, and 6 out of the 8 UK team members and 4 of the 5 reserves are former Pony Club Members.

Two of the UK team members, Charlotte and Max, kindly agreed to write blogs throughout the competition to keep everyone up to date with their progress and let us know what they have been up to!

On arrival - Read blog 1 here
In the semi finals - Read blog 2 here
Back home - Read blog 3 here


RDP Camp 2014 - Where are they now?

We hear from some of the riders who attended last year's RDP Camp, and learn all about how the training they received has helped them over the last 12 months.


Images: Andy Gourley

The Magic Musical Ride 2015

With entries pouring in for this year's competition, we follow the progress of the West Midlands Branch who are taking part in the Magic Musical Ride for the first time this year and the Wheelton & District Branch who are retuning to the competition for the second time!

- Read Blog One
- Read Blog Two



Meet Our Bloggers!

Read the latest stories from our Bloggers who take you through the highs and lows of horses and competitions and tell you all about their Pony Club journey!

Click on 'Blogs' then 'Latest Blogs' on the menu on the right hand side to view the most up to date entries.

New blogs are received every month so keep checking back for updates!

Daisy's Diary

Daisy arrived at Pennant Park Pony Club Centre very nervous and in poor condition. With a great deal of time, patience and TLC it didn’t take long before she started to look and feel much better. She now has plenty of horsey and human friends and is a Pony Club favourite, helping the younger Members learn about pony behaviour as part of their badge work.


You can follow her progress through 'Daisy's Diary' where she will be telling us all about what she and her pony friends get up to!




Pete's Page

Pete the Pony is the new office mascot. He gets to go to all of the shows and events and has lots of adventures along the way! Read his blogs to find out what he's been up to!

 

Stables: Rehoming Centre

PonyPreppers can now use PonyPounds collected through the PonyPounds Gymkhana on the Competitions page to rehome a companion pony for your virtual stable yard.


All of the ponies featured are available for adoption through the Blue Cross. For more information about the charity, click here: Blue Cross