Cottagers Plot Pony Club Centre
The Pony Club is an international voluntary youth organisation for young people interested in ponies and riding. It was founded in England in 1929, and has been the starting point for a large majority of equestrian team members and medal winners.
The Centre Membership Scheme was introduced in 1998 so that children and young people without their own pony could join and take part in Pony Club activities, the tests and achievement badges. Membership is open to anyone under the age of 21 years. Existing members may continue membership up to the age of 25.
Pony Club Tests are designed to improve riding ability and knowledge of horse and pony care. Starting with the ‘E’ Test members can progress through the Standards of Efficiency up to the ‘AH’ Test. Members may also take their Road Rider Certificate.
Progressive Tests at Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum in Riding and Horse and Pony Care may also be taken. These are smaller tests at all levels which may be taken on their own or together with the Standards of Efficiency.
The Achievement Badges are a fantastic, fun way of learning all that pony care knowledge as well as a few non-horsey subjects too.
Competition Badges were introduced this year to encourage members into various different disciplines including the Olympic three; Dressage, Show Jumping and Eventing.
The Joining Fee is £24.00 per year or part of a year.
All Members are covered by Third Party Liability Insurance.
Membership Forms are available from Cottagers Plot Equestrian Centre.