Pony Club

Smugglers Equestrian Centre are delighted to announce that we are a Pony Club Centre. By undertaking this achievement and becoming Smugglers Pony Club it will develop more opportunities for children and young adults to learn all aspects of horse care and knowledge.

All children who become members will be able to develop their skills of horse riding and horse care and management, along with training towards their Efficiency tests which begin from E up to A along with certain achievement badges. This opportunity is available for all ages and abilities up to 25 years and available whether you own your own horse or not.

There is also Mini achievement badges tailored to the younger age group to start them on their learning path.

There is great opportunities to compete at higher & lower levels in many disciplines for your club, as a team or individual in Dressage, Showjumping, Eventing, Mounted Games, Blue Cross Horse and Pony Care and PC Quizzes.

Watch this space for exciting times to come … cherished pony club days and everlasting memories.

Pony club is a fun way of learning how to look after your hairy friend and making friends for life.

What is the Pony Club About?

The Pony Club is a voluntary youth organisation which is open to all young people under the age of 25 throughout the United Kingdom.

The aims of The Pony Club are:

The Pony Club promotes the education of young people through the provision of instruction and examination in riding, horse care and animal welfare. At camps and rallies children are taught best practice in a fun and safe environment.

Competitions are held at Branches and Centres, and the National Championships allow Members to compete at the highest level. Tests and competitions help young people to develop their potential and encourage them to strive for the highest standards of equestrian achievement. Many former Members go on to compete at international competitions which helps to raise the international sporting profile of the nation.

Traditionally, Pony Club Members had to have their own ponies, but the charity has established Pony Club Centres, which offer membership to children who do not have their own ponies.