Awards

AWARD INFORMATION
Pony Club WA clubs, coaches, volunteers and members are the
backbone of the pony club movement in WA.

Help us celebrate their 2019 achievements by nominating someone
for the 2019 Pony club WA Annual Awards in one of the following categories:

  • *Pony Club WA Series of the Year
  • *Pony Club WA Event of the Year
  • Pony Club WA Grass Roots Coach of the Year
  • Pony Club WA Coach of the Year
  • **Best Achievement by a Rider 12 yrs and under
  • **Best Achievement by a Rider 13-16 yrs
  • **Pony Club WA Associate Member of the Year
  • Pony Club WA Volunteer of the Year
  • Pony Club WA Club of the Year

* Events run under other affiliations are not eligible for this award.
**Age at 1st January 2019

All awards will be presented at the Pony Club WA Awards Event in early 2020 – keep an eye out for the save the date!

 

AWARD CRITERIA
Pony Club WA Series of the Year
Selection criteria:

  • Must be advertised as a series with series awards.
  • Run under Pony Club WA affiliation and rules
  • Well organised
  • Sound risk management procedures in place
  • Friendly and inclusive
  • Positive and encouraging atmosphere.


Pony Club WA Event of the Year

Selection criteria:

  • Must be a single event, not part of a series
  • Run under Pony Club WA affiliation and rules
  • Well organised
  • Sound risk management procedures in place
  • Friendly and inclusive
  • Positive and encouraging atmosphere.


Pony Club WA Grass Roots Coach of the Year
Selection criteria:

  • Be a coach currently registered with Pony Club WA
  • Contribute to the development of E, D and D* riders at Pony Club
  • Commitment to coaching excellence and professional development
  • Personal passion and resilience including feedback from students and peers


Pony Club WA Coach of the Year

Selection criteria:

  • Be a coach currently registered with Pony Club WA
  • Contribution to the development of the coaching program at Pony Club
  • Commitment to coaching excellence and professional development
  • Mentor to other coaches in their Club and/or Zone
  • Encourage the development of coaching skills in Associate Members in their club and/ or Zone
  • Personal passion and resilience including feedback from students and peers


Best Achievement by a Rider 12yrs and under
Selection criteria:

  • Participation in Pony Club rallies and activities
  • Improvement in riding and leadership skills through diligence and effort
  • Club citizenship (e.g. helpful to others)


Best Achievement by a Rider 13-16yrs
Selection criteria:

  • Participation in Pony Club rallies and activities
  • Improvement in riding and leadership skills through diligence and effort
  • Club citizenship (e.g. helpful to others)


Pony Club WA Associate Member of the Year

Selection criteria:

  • Be currently registered as an Associate Riding Member with Pony Club WA
  • Participation in Pony Club rallies and activities
  • Improvement in riding and leadership skills through diligence and effort
  • Contribution to club/zone or state management and programs


Pony Club WA Volunteer of the Year

Selection criteria:

  • Uphold and promote the ideals and objectives of Pony Club WA
  • Contribute to the development of their Pony Club or Association for the benefit of members
  • Commitment to good governance and professionalism.


Pony Club WA Club of the Year

Selection criteria:

  • Be currently affiliated with Pony Club WA
  • Implement initiatives to attract and retain members
  • Demonstrate inclusivity and responsiveness to the needs of members
  • Demonstrate sound club management and good governance (Updated Constitution, Use of My Pony Club Database etc)
  • Delivery of programmes that support the coaching syllabus (Certificates, Coaching Accreditations etc)
  • Participation in State based initiatives (Healthway Activities, Speed to Safety etc)
  • Uphold and promote the ideals and objectives of Pony Club WA


Nominations close:
Tuesday 10th December 2019
Please note: NO late nominations will be accepted.

Nominations can be made via our Survey Monkey:
www.surveymonkey.com/r/ponyclubwa-annualawards2019-nominations

 

See below link for further Pony Club WA Annual Awards Nomination Information:
Pony Club WA Annual Awards Nomination Information

Pony Club Australia Annual Awards

Information regarding nomination process for PCA Annual Awards is published on the PCA website prior to nominations being due.

Best Achievement by a Rider under 17 years

Selection criteria:

  • Displays Pony Club values
  • Participation in Pony Club rallies
  • Improvement in skills through diligence and effort
  • Club citizenship (e.g. helpful to others).

Best Achievement by a Rider aged 17 to 25 years

Selection criteria:

  • Displays Pony Club values
  • Participation in Pony Club rallies
  • Improvement in skills through diligence and effort
  • Club citizenship (e.g. helpful to others).

The Gillian Rolton Award (Pony Club Alumnus)

Selection criteria:

  • This award is for a current or ex-Pony Club member over 25 years old who has gone on to be an active participant in the horse industry as a rider, leader or professional serving the horse industry (e.g. educator, journalist, vet). The nominee has taken inspiration from their time at Pony Club and been an ambassador for the organisation.

The Kay Irving Award (Coach of the Year)

Selection criteria:

  • Contribution to development of the contemporary coaching program at Pony Club
  • Commitment to personal professional development
  • Personal passion and resilience
  • Feedback from students and peers.

Volunteer of the Year

Open to Steward, Helper, Administrator, Club Office holder, Official.

Selection criteria:

  • Displays Pony Club values
  • Contribution to development of their Pony Club for the benefit of members
  • Commitment to good governance and professionalism.

Club of the Year

Selection criteria:

  • Implementation of initiatives to attract and retain members
  • Inclusive and responsive to the needs of members
  • Good governance including completion of “Club Health Check”, advocate of “Play by the Rules”
  • Delivery of coaching syllabus
  • Safety program.

Pony Club WA Citizenship Award

(Formerly known as Vetsearch International and Shell Award)

The Citizenship Award commenced in 1994 is was awarded to an Associate Member of a Pony Club affiliated with the Pony Club Association of Western Australia who has given constant and practical services to his or her Club. The Associate Members must have been a member of a Pony Club for at least three years, and if a change is made to another Club, a recommendation from the previous Club must be included on the Nomination Form.

To be considered worthy of this award, the Associate must have always been HELPFUL and THOUGHTFUL for others, and genuinely interested in seeing that the AIMS AND OBJECTS of the Pony Club Movement are upheld in the Club of which he or she is a member. The Award may only be made once to an Associate. Riding ability and participation in teams, is irrelevant, and is not a determining factor when nominating an Associate Member for the Award.

The Club Committee shall decide whether or not an Associate Member is to be recommended to the Zone Committee for approval. Only one nominee per Club per year may be submitted.

THE PONY CLUB WA CITIZENSHIP AWARD IS THE HIGHEST HONOUR FOR SERVICE, AND ONLY ASSOCIATE MEMBERS WHO HAVE GIVEN OUTSTANDING SERVICE SHOULD BE CONSIDERED.

Nominations are called for annually and then presented to the Pony Club WA Board for consideration.

Successful Nominees are then notified by Pony Club WA of their Award, which is presented on a suitable occasion. All recipients of this Award must attend the Presentation Ceremony; otherwise the Award may be withheld.

Pony Club WA Service Award

Nominations for the Pony Club Service Certificate are accepted and awarded annually. Nomination forms are available on the website.

A member of the Pony Club(s) or Sport Committee must recommend the Candidate for the award of “S” Certificate through the completion of the nomination. The completed form must then be presented to a meeting of the appropriate Zone for discussion and acceptance. The form, duly signed and dated, must then be reviewed by the Board of the Pony Club WA. It is very doubtful that a person who is under 21 years of age will be awarded an “S” Certificate as the criteria of outstanding and supportive contributions to Pony Club ideals over a number of years would under most circumstances be met by a more mature age person.

The service can be at Club, Zone or Association level and may be:

  • Assisting Coaching, where a Coaching Certificate is not held
  • Assisting instructing in trade skills
  • Other Services such as Organiser of Championship Events, Administration at all levels, Canteen, Swap Shop, Library duties etc. First Aid (Humans), Fundraising Organiser, Chief Judge/Chief, Steward of Championship Events, Organiser of Rally days, Road Safety Organiser, etc.
  • Assisting Coach/Manager at events such as Prince Philip Mounted Games Team(s), Showjumping, Club and Zone Teams, Eventing Teams, Interpacific coaches, Tetrathlon, Dressage etc.
  • Other special areas: gear checking, course building/designing etc.

Pony Club WA State Life Member

The Board may recommend to the Annual General Meeting that any person who has rendered distinguished service to the Association or Pony Club, where such service is deemed to have assisted the advancement of Pony Club in Western Australia, be appointed as a State Life Member