The Pony Club is an international voluntary youth organisation and the largest association of young riders in the world. As an approved Pony Club Centre, we are able to run events, competitions and all activities associated with the Pony Club.
Pony Club Centres give riders who do not have their own horse and liveries & loaners without transport the opportunity to take part in all Pony Club activities, earn badges for their achievements, take tests from beginner level to proficiency and join competitions in various disciplines.
Bryerley Springs affiliated to The Pony Club in 2014 in a bid to fulfil our aim to give young riders the opportunities to compete and partake in a huge variety of fun and educational activities. We are extremely proud that The Pony Club recently acknowledged us as their flagship centre in Area 12.
Since then, many of our members have had the opportunity to represent Bryerley Springs Pony Club Centre at competitions in a variety of disciplines and we are incredibly proud of their achievements: Our quiz team came first in the National Quiz Area 12 Qualifiers and the dressage team won the Area 12 qualifiers and came 5th at the regional Grassroots Championships. There are many teams and individual placings in Showjumping and Hunter Trials, Dressage to Music and Prix Caprilli, as well as the Centre Equitation Competition at the Pony Club Championships.
For the Minis (8 years and under) we aim to run a rally every month or during school holidays, which consist of a fun riding activity, pony care and games.
Juniors (aged 8-13) and Seniors (13 years and over) can join our weekly rallies on Mondays and Thursdays, as well as the sessions in Horsemanship/Stable Management which are held monthly
Our Young Equestrian Group (13 years +) meets fortnightly on Friday evenings for riding, horsemanship and socialising.
During school holidays we organise other fun activities or try new things such as Mounted Games, Polocrosse and Horseball. We also enjoy social outings to HOYS, Olympia, Badminton and many more.
In addition, our members enjoy taking part in our on-site dressage and showjumping shows, gymkhanas, Halloween & Christmas parties, Easter Egg hunts and our popular Pony Club camps in the summer holidays.
Membership Benefits include:
Membership is open to all up to the age of 25.
The Pony Club offers Mini Achievement Badges for younger Members as well as both equine and non-equine Achievement Badges. Both types of achievement badge will help you to learn a wide range of skills like first-aid, farming, map reading, saddlery, road safety and grooming.
The Progressive Tests are available to Members in Horsemanship and Riding and Road Sense. These allow Members to take Tests in modules throughout the different levels. There are 4 levels of progressive tests: Bronze, Silver, Gold & Platinum
Efficiency Tests (E to A)
The Pony Club Training structure encourages Members to take a test which enables 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. You can download the Test training system to see what order they should be taken in.
Members have the opportunity to take part and compete in up to nine different disciplines! These include:
Dressage, Endurance, Eventing, Mounted Games, Polo, Polo Crosse, Pony Racing, Show Jumping and Tetrathlon.