Rookin House - Pony Club

pomy-club-camp.jpgRookin House has been an official Pony Club Centre since 2006. We offer members the opportunity to work towards badges and proficiency tests. The Pony Club training structure encourages members to take these tests which enable them to learn progressively about horse and pony care and riding. The tests are taken at recommended ages and are designed with certain objectives in mind.

Pony Club lessons currently run weekly on either a Saturday or Sunday but can also be ran after school. The pony club lessons are priced per term (we don’t run them during school holidays). As at 4th January 2012 the price for a 10 week term is £195 and the sessions last approximately 1.25 hours (the duration can vary a bit depending on the numbers in the group). During the school holidays throughout the year we will be holding a variety of exciting and informative sessions. These include: badge test days, treasure hunts, equine quiz, gymkhana days, lessons, parent and child rides. During the summer holidays months we also hold our Pony Club Camp.

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The objectives of The Pony Club are:

  • To encourage young people to ride and learn to enjoy all kinds of sport connected with horses and riding.
  • To give instruction in riding and horse mastership and to educate Members to look after and take proper care of their animals.
  • To promote the highest ideals of sportsmanship, citizenship and loyalty, thereby cultivating strength of character and self-discipline.

The annual cost of joining The Pony Club is £25, which is paid directly to The Pony Club. As a member of The Pony Club your child is automatically insured for Personal (Third Party) Liability arising from equestrian activities (particularly useful if your child rides friend’s ponies). They will also receive two newsletters a year with membership information and a Pony Club badge (extra cost of £2). For more information about the benefits of joining pony club, www.pcuk.org.

The Pony Club tests can help advance members up to such a level that they provide direct entry onto high level British Horse Society examinations.