Phillips Equine is proud to be part of the New Zealand Pony Clubs Association (NZPCA). NZPCA  is a not for profit, youth voluntary organisation for young people interested in ponies/horses and riding. Pony Club provides instruction on riding and horse/pony management with a structured certificate system that allows young people to gain qualifications, promoting the highest ideals of behaviour, sportsmanship, citizenship and loyalty, to create strength of character and self discipline. Pony Club encourages young people to ride and enjoy all kinds of sport connected with riding through rallies, events and competitions.

RALLIES

The rally is the backbone of The Pony Club. A working rally is one at which instruction is given. It may be either a mounted or unmounted rally. An unmounted rally is usually for horse and pony care instruction. All mounted rallies follow a rally plan which are tailored to the level of the groups of riders attending. The plans include a gear checking/safety brief, a ‘lesson of the day’, a horse management lesson and games and activities.

 

Pony Club days can vary from term to term.   Currently, Tuesday, Thursdays (4 PM – 6 PM), and, Sundays 9 am-11:30 am, for all levels.  Fridays (4 PM – 6 PM) for C+ and above riders.  

 

Please note, it is strongly suggested riders must be able to trot independently (which can be achieved through a few private lessons), however, experienced parents or our competent helpers can assist their riders.

CERTIFICATES

Certificates are an essential part of the Pony Club system, providing incentive and encouragement to learn and improve at all levels. Pony Club members study for their certificates at rallies and can take exams to test their knowledge approximately every two years throughout their time at Pony Club. Pony Club certificates are available for all ages and levels of competency.

ACHIEVEMENT BADGES

Achievement Badges give PC members encouragement to keep progressing through the certificate system, in a simple and fun way. It is a motivational incentive, aimed at our most junior riders, with or without a horse, through to our future Olympians. They can be achieved in any order and at any time. The badges may be positioned on the arm, saddle blanket or any other manner you’d like.

WHAT DOES A RIDER NEED FOR PONY CLUB?

  • Pony Club manual.
  • Horse management workbooks D – C+. These can be purchased from most saddlery shops or can be ordered through PE.

Formal Pony club uniform

  • Formal long-sleeved shirt
  • White collared shirt
  • Navy tie
  • PC badge
  • Jodhpur boots (with or without chaps.  If worn they must be leather and the same colour as your boots), or long boots.
  • Beige or white jodhpurs
  • Jodhpur boots (with or without chaps/gaiters) or long boots
  • Helmet (these will be tagged to state whether they pass a standard)
  • Back Protector (also tagged, and compulsory for Cross Country)
  • Hair net
  • No jewellery

Informal Pony club uniform

  • PE Pony Club informal polo shirt
  • Beige or white jodhpurs
  • Jodhpur boots (with or without chaps/gaiters) or long boots
  • Helmet (these will be tagged to state whether they pass a standard)
  • Back Protector (also tagged, and compulsory for Cross Country)
  • No jewellery