What is Pony Club?

The Pony Club is an international youth association dedicated to providing opportunities for young people that are interested in horses, ponies and riding.

The three overarching objectives of pony club are:

  • To encourage young people to ride and to learn to enjoy all approved kinds of sport connected with horses and riding.
  • To provide instruction in riding and horsemastership and to instil in members the proper care of their animals.
  • To promote the highest ideals of fellowship, citizenship and loyalty, and to cultivate strength of character and self-sport.

This makes the Pony Club movement unique as it built upon a club-based membership where instructional rallies are held once a month. The working rally, therefore, is the backbone of the Pony Club Movement as it is by such rallies the Aims and Objectives of the pony club movement are best carried out.

Benefits of Membership

Becoming a member of a pony club includes many benefits such as:

  • Regular instruction by qualified instructors in a range of sports.
  • Riding in a safe environment.
  • Availability of an internationally recognised curriculum of standard coaching and testing.
  • Access to a range of facilities on rally days, such as dressage arenas and showjumping equipment.
  • A total family experience – family involvement is encouraged in many ways at all clubs.
  • Opportunity to compete as an individual at all open pony club organised competitions state wide.
  • Opportunity to represent club and/or zone and state competitions.
  • Access to elite sporting pathways such as the State Training Squad.
  • Opportunity to represent the state at national competitions.
  • Access to International Exchange Programs.
  • Opportunity to represent Australia overseas as a part of our National Mounted Games Team or National Tetrathlon Team.
  • Entry to PCA-NCAS coaching pathways.
  • Insurance benefits.
  • Opportunity to use Efficiency Certificates to contribute to WACE (Western Australian Certificate of Education) requirements.

Joining a Pony Club?

There are many pony clubs to choose from in both the metropolitan and regional areas. Although all clubs offer the same structure and syllabus, each club will be slightly different in terms of numbers, instructors, fees and when their rallies are held. It is best to talk to individual clubs to get an idea of which club is best suited to your needs. Visit our Club Finder page to find one in your area.

All memberships can be completed through the My Pony Club Database

https://osm-pony.omnisportsmanagement.com/Memberships/(S(eltqlziu2xbogzjlk5txgmq5))/OSMMbr_RespLogin.aspx

Club Membership Categories

Ordinary Riding Member

Ordinary Riding Member

Description

Riding member under the age of 17 yrs as of the 1st January.

All members under the age of 18 need to have a person responsible over the age of 18 join the club as an Adult Supporter/Mounted, Affiliate/Coaching Affiliate Riding Member, Club Coach, Life Member or Non Riding Member.

Benefits

  • Full range of member benefits
  • 24/7 Personal Accident and Public Liability cover whilst involved in recreational non-income earning equestrian activities

The fee for this membership is $120 plus any additional club fees.

Associate Riding Member

Associate Riding Member

Description

Riding member 17 yrs – 24 yrs as of the 1st January.
Must be registered as a Coaching Associate Riding Member if actively coaching at the club.

Benefits

  • Full range of member benefits
  • 24/7 Personal Accident and Public Liability cover whilst involved in recreational non-income earning equestrian activities

The fee for this membership is $120 plus any additional club fees.

Affiliate Riding Member

Affiliate Riding Member

Description

Riding member 25 yrs and older as of the 1st January.
Must be registered as a Coaching Affiliate Riding Member if actively coaching at the club.

Benefits

  • Can participate mounted in all club rallies programmes and activities.
  • Not entitled to sit for efficiency certificates
  • Can participate as an open rider in any pony club competition that offers open classes.
  • Include 24/7 Personal Accident and Public Liability cover whilst involved in recreational non-income earning equestrian activities

The fee for this membership is $162 plus any additional club fees.

Non-riding Member

Non-riding Member

Description

Non-riding member under the age of 24 yrs as of the 1st January.

Benefits

  • Can participate in unmounted, instructional pony club programmes.
  • Includes insurance cover for personal injuries whilst engaged in Pony Club WA organised and approved activities, but not while mounted at the said events and excluding while travelling to or from such events

The fee for this membership is $50 plus any additional club fees.

Adult Supporter

Adult Supporter

Description

Non-Riding membership. Must be 25yrs and older as of the 1st January and not be engaged to coach.

Benefits

  • Includes insurance cover for personal injuries whilst engaged in Pony Club WA organised and approved activities, but not while mounted at the said events and excluding while travelling to or from such events.

The fee for this membership is $56 plus any addition club fees.

Adult Supporter Mounted

Adult Supporter Mounted

Description

Riding membership. Must be 25yrs and older as of the 1st January and not be engaged to coach.

Benefits

  • Can participate as an open rider in any open club event.
  • Includes 24/7 Personal Accident and Public Liability insurance cover whilst involved in recreational non-income earning equestrian activities.

The fee for this membership is $162 plus any addition club fees.

Club Coach Unmounted

Club Coach Unmounted

Description

Members who are engaged to coach in either a paid or voluntary position.

Benefits

  • Includes insurance cover for:
    – Personal injuries sustained while engaged in coaching any Pony Club WA Member (including Registered Day Members) at a Pony Club WA organized and approved event but not while mounted at the said events and excluding while travelling to or from such events.
  • Public & Products Liability whilst coaching riding members of Pony Club WA on behalf of Pony Club WA at approved events and activities.

The fee for this membership is $52 plus any additional club fees.

Club Coach Mounted

Club Coach Mounted

Description

Members who are engaged to coach at a pony club in either a paid or voluntary position.

Benefits

  • Can participate as an open rider in any open club event.
  • Includes insurance cover for:
    – Personal injuries sustained whilst engaged in coaching any Pony Club WA member (including Registered Day Members) at a Pony Club WA organised and approved event excluding while travelling to or from such events.
    – Public & Products Liability whilst coaching riding members of Pony Club WA on behalf of Pony Club WA at approved events and activities.
  • Additional 24/7 Personal Accident and Public Liability insurance cover whilst involved in recreational non-income earning equestrian activities on behalf of Pony Club WA at approved events and activities.
The fee for this membership is $162 plus any additional club fees.

Please note: If your club has registered you as a Club Coach Unmounted, you may upgrade your membership to mounted yourself via your individual membership portal.

Please note: Accredited PC-NCAS Level 1 coaches can register to top up their cover to allow them to coach Pony Club WA Riding Members outside of pony club activities. Enquiries can be emailed to membership@ponyclubwa.asn.au

Top Up Coach

Top Up Coach

Description

PC-NCAS Level 1 coaches can apply for ‘Top Up’ Insurance through Pony Club WA which provides insurance cover for coaching financial members outside of approved pony club activities.

Coaching

Benefits

Includes insurance cover for:

  • Personal injuries sustained whilst engaged in coaching any Pony Club WA member regardless of whether the coaching takes places at a pony club event and regardless of whether or not you are earning an income from the activity.
  • Public & Products Liability whilst coaching financial riding members of Pony Club WA outside of usual pony club organised activities.
The fee for this membership is $50.
Life Member - Active

Life Member – Active

Description

Non-riding membership for members who are awarded Life Membership to a club and are actively involved in Pony Club activities.
Must be registered as a Coaching Life Member if actively coaching at the cub.

Benefits

Includes insurance cover for personal injuries whilst engaged in Pony Club WA organised and approved activities, but not while mounted at the said events and excluding while travelling to or from such events.

The fee for this membership is $50.

Life Member - Honorary

Life Member – Honorary

Description

Non-riding membership for members who are awarded Life Membership to a club but are no longer actively involved in Pony Club activities.
Does not included insurance cover of any sort.

Benefits

No benefits, an historical record only.

The fee for this membership is $12.

Day Membership

Day Membership

Description

Non-Pony Club WA member

Day Membership is only available for club rallies or the unmounted phases of Tetrathlon competitions.

Day membership is only available to prospective new members who wish to “try before they buy” at a maximum of two club rallies only.

Please see Club Resources.

Benefits

  • Includes Public Liability insurance cover whilst attending and/or participating in the above Pony Club WA approved events and activities excluding whilst travelling to and from such event.

The fee for this membership is $10

Day Coach

Day Coach

Description

Any coach that is not registered as a coach on the Pony Club WA Database WA Affiliated Club must be registered as a Day Coach.

Becoming a Day Coach entitles the coach to Broadform Liability, Professional Indemnity and Personal Accident cover whilst engaged in coaching Pony Club WA riding members.

Please see Club Resources

Benefits

Includes insurance cover for:

  • Personal injuries sustained whilst engaged in coaching (mounted or unmounted) any Pony Club WA Member (included registered Day Members) at the pony club event they are registered to coach at but not while mounted at the said events and excluding while travelling to or from such events.
  • Public & Products Liability whilst coaching riding members of Pony Club WA on behalf of Pony Club WA at the pony club authorised activity they are registered to coach at.

The fee for this membership is $20

How do I register as a new member?

  • Open the MyPonyClub Member Portal
  • Click on the right-hand side button ‘New Member
  • Select State – WA
  • Go to Select Club drop down box and select your member club.
  • Select the membership category you want from the options
  • Follow the prompts until registration is complete.
  • Once you have completed the online registration you will receive a pending application notice and invoice.
  • Once your pending membership application has been processed by the club you will be emailed a payment receipt and membership card.

Please ensure that you carry your Membership Card with you at all times when at a pony club event as you may be asked to produce this by an Official.

How do I renew?

  • Open the MyPonyClub  Member Portal
  • Login using your ID and password.
  • Follow the prompts until renewal is complete.
  • Once you have completed the online renewal you will receive a pending application notice and invoice.
  • Once your pending membership renewal has been processed by the club you will be emailed a payment receipt and membership card.

Please ensure that you carry your Membership Card with you at all times when at a pony club event as you may be asked to produce this by an Official.

Open Riders

Open Riders are riders over the age of 18 years as of the 1st January that are registered on the Pony Club WA database.

Open Riders are able to participate in open classes at pony club events.

Open Rider’s that have a membership with a pony club include:

  • Adult Supporter Mounted
  • Affiliate Riding Member
  • Club Coach Mounted
  • Life Member Mounted

Open Riders that are Direct Affiliates of Pony Club WA include

  • Open Riders
  • Competition Participants
Open Rider

Open Rider

Description

Direct Affiliation with Pony Club WA for riders over the age of 18yrs as of the 1st January.

Benefits

  • Can participate as an open rider in any open club event.
  • Includes 24/7 Personal Accident and Public Liability insurance cover whilst involved in recreational non-income earning equestrian activities.

The fee for this membership is $162

Competition Participant

Competition Participant

Description

Direct affiliation with Pony Club WA.

Must be over the age of 18 as of the 1st January.

A licence enabling members of alternative equestrian organisations to participate in pony club competitions offering open classes.

Must have 24/7 Personal Accident and Public Liability insurance cover for equestrian activities through an existing membership.

Benefits

  • Can participate in any pony club competition offering open classes
  • Does not include insurance

The fee for this membership is $61.

How do I register as an Open Rider?

Open the MyPonyClub Member Portal
Click on the right hand side button ‘New Member
Select State – WA

  • Go to Select Club drop down box and select Direct Affiliation with Western Australia
  • Select Open Rider or Competition Participant from the 2 options.
  • Follow the prompts until registration is complete.
  • Please note: Credit Card payments are preferred and will provide Open Riders with instant cover.
  • Once you have completed the online renewal you will receive a pending application notice and invoice.
  • Allow up to 10 working days for processing.
  • Once processed by club/state you will be emailed a payment receipt and membership card. Please ensure that you carry your Membership Card with you at all times when at a pony club event as you may be asked to produce this by an Official.Competition Participants – please provide proof of alternative membership ie EWA that carries appropriate insurance cover or your application will not be accepted.

How do I renew as an Open Rider?

  • Open the MyPonyClub Member Portal
  • Login using your ID and password.
  • Follow the prompts until renewal is complete.
  • Once you have completed the online renewal you will receive a pending application notice and invoice.
  • Once processed by club/state you will be emailed a payment receipt and membership card.
  • Please note: Credit Card payments are preferred and will provide Open Riders with instant cover.
  • Allow up to 10 working days for processing.
  • Once processed by club/state you will be emailed a payment receipt and membership card. Please ensure that you carry your Membership Card with you at all times when at a pony club event as you may be asked to produce this by an Official. Competition Participants – please provide proof of alternative membership ie EWA that carries appropriate insurance cover or your application will not be accepted.

Important Information for Members and Participants

Please remember that when you apply to become a Pony Club WA Member or Open Rider in any category you are agreeing to comply with all Pony Club WA Rules, Regulations, Guidelines, Codes of Conduct and Policies.
Member policies can be found here: https://www.ponyclubwa.asn.au/documents-and-policies/