June 29, 2020 In response to precautions recommended for Covid-19, please be advised of the following: As of today, we are officially approved by Canadian Pony Club to begin in-person activities once again. Our Regional Reactivation Plan can be viewed (below), and individual clubs will post their Branch Reactivation Plans on their websites/Facebook pages. As more information becomes available regarding branch, regional and national activities, we will share it. Thank you!
We are a small region, comprised of approximately 125 members, in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Our region is small but is growing every year!
What Is Pony Club?
Pony Club is an international, voluntary, non-profit organization for young people interested in horses, ponies and riding. It is the largest association of riders in the world with more than 100,000 members in over 20 countries, including Canada. We are proud of our Canadian Pony Club members who learn to be responsible, confident, motivated horse people, with a high degree of knowledge and skill in equestrian arts. Riders have an opportunity to learn leadership and teamwork and make many new friends.
What exactly do we do?
Pony Club isn't just about riding a horse or pony - it's a program designed to help kids learn everything there is to know about these animals...it's giving them the opportunity to try different disciplines of the sport (show-jumping, dressage, eventing, tetrathalon, etc.) and most importantly, providing them with connections to other kids in their town, province and region who share this passion. Pony Clubbers make lifetime friendships in a club designed for horse-crazy kids! You don't have to own a horse or pony to join Pony Club - you don't even have to be taking riding lessons - you just have to have an interest in horses!
Many people wonder if they have to move their horse or pony (if they have one) to a "Pony Club barn" in order to be a member - not at all! Pony Clubbers can ride wherever they want, with whatever coach they want - in fact, Pony Club District Commissioners are a great resource to find out where to go for riding lessons, to find a stall for your horse or pony, etc. - we aim to help you find the best care and coaching.
Our education program is recognized world-wide. The Equine Canada Rider Levels are based on the Pony Club education program. You can do BOTH Pony Club and EC Rider Levels, you don't have to choose one or the other!
Some areas we offer:
Stable management Horse show preparation Basic riding skills Veterinary care/first aid Tack and equipment care Training young horses Equine nutrition Horse Camps Trailer safety Braiding Breeds Barn safety/handling horses Grooming Horse tack (use and care) Badge program Local, regional, national and International competitions in the following disciplines:
Tetrathlon (riding, swimming, running, shooting)
Prince Philip Games (mounted games)
Quiz (trivia contests on all things horsey)
ETC. - the list is endless!
We offer "kids-only" riding opportunities in the form of lessons, camps, clinics and competitions - check out the pages for each!