A Pony Club Centre
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 600 Centres in the UK alone.
In 1998, the Centre Membership scheme was launched for those, without their own pony who ride at riding schools, to become Members and take part in all that The Pony Club has to offer. There are currently around 600 Pony Club Centres spread across the UK. Activities at the Centre are run by the Proprietor and their Instructors.
New Pony Club Centre Membership is open to anyone under 21 years of age who does not own a pony. Members pay an annual subscription and receive instruction at a Pony Club linked Centre, this subscription constitutes Membership of the Club and includes third party insurance.
Centre Pony Club Activities
M.R.S is a Centre
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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.
When you join M.R.S Pony Club Centre you pay your joining fee directly to The Pony Club.
All M.R.S Pony Club Centre members can take part in the 'Achievement Badge' Awards and Progressive 'Tests and Achievements' Awards.
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 21 years old.
Associate Membership is available for persons aged over 21 until the end of the Pony Club Year, or the Centre Membership Subscription Year, whichever is relevant, in which they become 25 years old.
Associate Members must previously have been either Branch or Centre Members.
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
- We hold a weekly pony Club rally on Tuesday evening 4.30 - 6.00pm