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 Proficiency Certificates to contribute to WACE (Western Australian Certificate of Education) requirements.

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/

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.

A Riding Member shall not, at any time, be registered with more than one Member Club affiliated with the Association.

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.

OUR MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

MOUNTED MEMBERSHIPS

Ready2Ride Membership

Ready2Ride Membership

Aged 10 and under as at 1st January
  • Club level
  • PA and PL insurance
  • Rallies, trail rides, camps, non-competitive activities, low level competitions such as gymkhana, pony rings. Not for Dressage, Eventing, Games, Showjumping, Tetrathlon, Show and Vaulting, Polocrosse
  • Optional for clubs to adopt,
  • Coaches must use the provided Ready2Ride resources for rallies.
Junior Member

Junior Member

Aged 16 and under as at the 1 January
  • Club level
  • Access to all Pony Club activities and competitions
  • PA and PL insurance
Senior Member

Senior Member

Aged 17 to 24 as at the 1st January
  • Club level
  • Access to all Pony Club activities and competitions
  • PA and PL insurance
Adult Member

Adult Member

Aged 25+ as at 1st January
  • Club level
  • Optional for clubs to offer
  • Access to Pony Club activities and competitions, where offered by a club
  • PA and PL insurance
Top-Up Member

Top-Up Member

Aged 18+ as at 1 January
  • State Level
  • EA members – Open events only.
  • No PA or PL insurance
  • Must be a member of EA
Open Rider Member

Open Rider Member

Aged 18+ as at 1st January
  • State Level
  • Open events only
  • P/L and P/A insurance
Come and Try Membership

Come and Try Membership

  • Club Level
  • Rallies only
  • Optional for clubs to offer
  • Must be purchased online
  • Can be offset against the purchase of an annual membership as an incentive to become an annual member
  • Prospective members can ‘try-out’ each club 2 times only, then need to join as a member. No rally attendance recorded. Come and Try Membership needs to be purchased for each club tried out and pay any club fees
  • Existing members can utilise Come and Try membership for visiting rallies without restriction. Must join each ‘visited club’ as a Come and Try member and pay any club fees. Attendances can be recorded
  • P/L insurance only, no P/A insurance. (Note: P/A insurance for existing members visiting a club is covered under their existing annual membership)

MOUNTED MEMBERSHIPS

Supporter Member

Supporter Member

Compulsory membership for at least 1 parent/guardian of each child riding member unless the parent/guardian has a current Mounted Membership
  • Club Level
  • PL insurance, additionally, if volunteering, PA insurance while at Pony Club activities

COACHING MEMBERSHIPS

Paid Coach Membership

Paid Coach Membership

For coaches who are paid any amount above the reasonable cost of re-imbursement
  • State Level
  • PA and PL insurance (for unqualified and Preliminary coaches – only while at an approved Pony Club WA activity. Level 1 coaches 24/7 PA. See insurance documentation for full details)
  • Can coach at any club or Pony Club WA activity
  • Accreditation levels: unqualified, Preliminary and Level 1
Unpaid Coach Membership

Unpaid Coach Membership

For coaches who are not paid except for re-imbursements of expenses
(i.e., lunch, the actual cost of fuel, the actual cost of accommodation etc.)
  • State Level
  • PA and PL insurance (for unqualified and Preliminary coaches – only while at an approved Pony Club WA activity. Level 1 coaches 24/7 PA. See insurance documentation for full details)
  • Can coach at any club or Pony Club WA activity
  • Accreditation levels: unqualified, Preliminary and Level 1

OFFICIALS MEMBERSHIP

Officials Membership

Officials Membership

Includes all official accreditations (Gear Checker, TD, photographer etc.)
  • State Level
  • Accredited and approved officials will be registered by the Pony Club WA office, officials cannot register themselves
  • Includes PL and PA insurance while engaged in Pony Club activities