After a fantastic year of pony club shows this year we have our itinerary for 2017! As usual our shows will run on Saturday evenings with the same program and the same fabulous and fun atmosphere.
Our pony club shows are designed to allow members to compete their favourite horse or pony and not only gain invaluable experience but to also win and collect those all important points needed to be in with a chance of winning one of our trophies at our annual prize giving. Our shows start around 4 pm and run on into the early evening. Our members are encouraged to get involved and will have the opportunity to practice their dressage tests and show jumping techniques as part of their weekly training sessions.
Fancy Dress- our favourite class! This is a chance for you to dress yourself and your pony up in your chosen theme. We have had everything from minions to the Queen!
Handy pony – try out your obstacle course skills on your favourite pony. This class is suitable to those on the lead rein and is a great way of the little ones becoming more involved in the pony club shows.
Intro Dressage- this class is to introduce our little ones or less experienced riders to dressage. The test can be performed on the lead rein and lots of encouragement is given by our staff and fellow pony club members. The test can be carried out on the lead rein or is easy enough for those who are just off to complete.
Prelim dressage- this class is for those who are cantering. The test is a sequence of movements with a mark out of ten given for each – the rider with the highest marks wins! Each rider will be given a mark sheet so they can track their progress throughout the year!
Show jumping – we run two levels of show jumping classes so that all our wannabe show jumpers can get involved. We have mini jumping and maxi jumping. The aim of these classes is to master jumping a series of fences without picking up faults. The rider with the least faults and the fastest time wins!
All dates are open to all members and are subject to change. New for 2017 special offer for private/semi private lessons in the run up to competitions to enable riders to gain that extra practice. Keep an eye on Facebook and in reception for the dates!