Littlebourne Is Now An Approved Pony Club Centre ... if you love ponies. want to learn more about riding and pony care, have fun and make friends, Littlebourne Pony Club is the place for you!

The Pony Club is an international voluntary youth organisation for young people interested in ponies and riding. Founded in England in 1929 it now has over 110,000 members worldwide making it the largest association of young riders in the world.

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Many of Britain's top riders started in the Pony Club.

The objectives of The Pony Club 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 horsemastership 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
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Littlebourne is proud to be one of the UK's 500 or so riding schools running a Pony Club membership scheme.

Centre membership allows children who do not own a pony and who ride at a riding school to progress their riding and stable management knowledge through the structure laid down in the Pony Club led by qualified or very experienced instructors who have access to one of the finest youth training organisations in the world.

Members will learn progressively about horse and pony care and riding and will be encouraged to train for different tests and badges.

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Efficiency Tests
These are intended to assess riding and horse and pony care in a structured way with tests ranging in difficulty from E, the easiest, progressing through to A, the most difficult and prestigious.

Progressive Tests
Progressive tests in Horse & Pony Care and Riding & Road Sense can be taken as modules throughout the different levels of bronze, silver, gold and platinum and are designed to fit in between the Efficiency Tests.

There are more than 40 badges that can be awarded - members are encouraged to collect as many as possible and sew them on to their Littlebourne Pony Club sweatshirts.

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Achievement Badges
Covering both equine and non-equine subjects, these badges help members learn a wide range of skills such as first aid, farming, map reading, saddlery and grooming.

Mini Badges
Designed for children not quite old enough to take Achievement Badges but covering similar topics.

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Pony Club Uniform
The Littlebourne Pony Club uniform should be worn for all Pony Club exams and training sessions. This consists of a white long sleeve shirt, Pony Club tie and Littlebourne Pony Club red sweatshirt.

Littlebourne Pony Club tee shirts and sweatshirts can be obtained from the riding school office.

Pony Club ties and badges should be ordered from Pony Club head office.

Ask at the Littlebourne office for a Pony Club application pack

Check out the fantastic Pony Days we have planned for the holidays

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