Fletchers Farm Riding School is a Pony Club Centre and offers children without their own ponies the opportunity to take part in Pony Club. As an approved centre, we offer access for children to learn all about pony care and stable management whilst achieving badges or exams, in a fun and safe environment with trained instructors, along with meeting friends and enjoying trips and days out. Pony Club Tests and awards are well recognised and a great stepping stone for many children who may want to go on to compete,own ponies or work with horses later on.
To join any of our sessions you will need to be a member of the national Pony Club (this is separate to the Fletchers Farm Loyalty Scheme and costs £36.00 for 2020). Please ask for the link for a form in the office to apply for Pony Club membership. If you are not currently a member, you are welcome to try one session first before joining if there is enough space in the group. We require that you bring your Pony Club membership card with you to sessions as everyone’s joining dates will be different depending on when they were due to renew.
Details for 2020 format are below.
*** Christmas Party***
Sunday 8th December - Colchester Jump Street - Please call the office for more information***
Pony Club Tests October 2019
Congratualtions to all our members who took ridden tests in October!!
Pony Club Trip - Open to all
To the Ada Cole Horse A Sanctuary. Mini bus leaves at 9am back 4.15pm
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Pony Club trip to the Suffolk Punch Centre
Pony Club trip to Newmarket Racing School
Pony Club rides, trips, exams and clinics
Pony Club 2020
FFRS is an approved Pony Club Centre and we will be offering non-ridden, fortnightly training sessions that will cover Pony Care & Badge work appropriate to the level group that you join.
Children will need to be members of the national Pony Club to join these groups. Details on how to join are available on their website www.pcuk.org, on our website or please speak to a member of staff. There will be opportunities for members to take ridden tests in October should they wish to (children will need to be riding regularly in lessons to achieve the ridden requirements of each test level). Additional training days and competitions will be advertised for the Pony Club members at various times during the year.
Saturday mornings fortnightly from 15th February 2020
09.00-10.30 – E to D Group
10.30-12.00 – D+ and above
The cost will be £18 per session.
Terms & Conditions - We do ask for all sessions to be booked and paid for in blocks of 4 sessions at a time (which will cover two months attendance) and a waiting list will operate for each group once it is full. You will be contacted towards the end of each block to see if you would like to book for the next set – priority will be given to those already attending, and then spaces will be offered to those on the waiting lists. Please note that once the blocks are booked, there will be no refunds should you then be unable to come to the dates you have booked for.
Please contact the office for an application form, thank you.
All sessions will include games and other activities appropriate to the children’s level of experience and ages. We will also be holding various days out and trips so please keep an eye on the notice boards and our website/facebook for details.
Trips in 2019 included:
Newmarket Trip - Sunday 12th May
Polocrosse training session - Sunday 14th July
Redwings Trip - Sunday 22nd September
Exam day – Monday 28th October 2019
For more details about the Pony Club sessions please speak to Jackie or Helen.
Please note once the sessions are booked there are no refunds.
About the Pony Club
The Pony Club is an international voluntary youth organisation for youngsters interested in ponies and riding. It is the largest association of riders in the world. A majority of the most successful riders in all disciplines of British equestrian competition have been Members of The Pony Club.
The objectives are:
To encourage young people to ride and to 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 to take proper care of their animal
To promote the highest ideals of sportsmanship, citizenship and loyalty to create strength of character and self-discipline
Membership is available to children until the end of The Pony Club Year or the Centre Membership Subscription Year, whichever is relevant, in which they become 21 years old.
What is Centre Membership?
The Centre Membership Scheme was introduced in 1998 so that children and young people without their own pony could join and take part in Pony Club activities. Riding schools around the country become linked to the Pony Club, and through this link, can offer the Pony Club tests and badges to their clients. There are currently over 500 Pony Club Linked Centres in the UK and over 15,000 non pony owning young riders taking part in Pony Club activities.
What are the benefits of Pony Club Membership and how can we help you?
We want to broaden your knowledge of horse and pony care, make you feel a part of a world-wide organisation which has given so many members great fun and help you achieve your goals in the equestrian world, whatever they may be.
How to Join
New Pony Club membership is available to all children and young people up to the age of 21. Pony Club Centre Membership is £36 for one year and includes personal liability insurance for members at our UK Centres. Membership forms should be obtained from the Pony Club Centre that you wish to join. When completed, please send the form to The Pony Club head office with payment. Once received, a new member's pack will be sent out to the member.