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Lochhill Equestrian Centre - PONY CLUB CENTRE

 

 

    

Lochhill Equestrian Centre is a registered Pony Club Centre. The Centre Membership Scheme was launched by the Pony Club in 1998 to enable those without their own pony, who ride at riding schools, to become Members and take part in all that The Pony Club has to offer. Membership application forms are available from the office.

Achievement Badges

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, map reading, saddlery, road safety and grooming. For further information about The Pony Club please visit http://www.pcuk.org/

Activities

We offer a wide range of activities throughout the year. Our pony club meets on Saturday afternoons during term time in the winter months. At these sessions the children are taught various topics – grooming, plaiting and trimming, tack, stable management, feeding and much more. There is riding instruction tailored to children’s individual needs and designed to build confidence. We also run fun days during school holidays when the children take part in gymkhana games (a great confidence builder as the children ride lots of different ponies & take part in fun activities), quizzes, treasure hunts, show jumping competitions, etc. The children work towards the achievement badges which are awarded at the end of each session.

This year we ran a Residential Pony Club Camp from 15-18 July 2012 for children aged 10 years and over. The children were each  allocated their own pony for the duration of the camp and were responsible (with supervision) for the care of the pony over the 4 day period. The children all participated in a very busy and varied programme of events including gymkhana games, show jumping, dressage, a picnic ride, a treasure hunt, a skils display by staff members, a visit to the Cocoa Bean Factory, doggy showjumping and lots of fun and laughter. The grand finale was a demonstration of showjumping & dressage skills and a musical ridewhich gave the children a chance to show off their new/improved skills to family and friends. The camp was a huge success and children, staff and volunteers all had a wonderful 4 days.

For our junior members, we ran 2 separate day camps which gave the children the opportunity to take part in gymkhana games, show jumping, pony trekking and games. The day camps were very well supported and everyone really enjoyed the activities.

We hold fun days for Pony Club members during the school holidays - information can be found about forthcoming events on our events page and on the office notice board so please keep a look out for our next events announcement!

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