Pony Club: The Grassroots of the Equestrian World
Pony Club got its start in Great Britain after World War 1, and at that time was primarily an educational organization offering stable management classes and riding lessons. Quality instructors were sought out, and through strength in numbers, it became more accessible. The concept was so successful that it spread rapidly around the globe to those areas where horse sports were popular, now being offered in 27 countries with over 110,000 members worldwide. Today, Pony Club continues to be recognized for its education and testing programs which set its members up for a lifetime of success by providing a thorough knowledge of stable management and horse care, as well as honing riding skills in the three Olympic equestrian disciplines. At the upper levels, the comprehensive stable management instruction is equivalent to that offered in pre-vet classes; riding instruction and horse training in advanced dressage, show jumping, and eventing are all…
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