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Welcome to Pony Club Gauteng & Limpopo Region

What is Pony Club?

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"As a member of The Pony Club, I stand for the best in sportsmanship as well as in horsemanship. I shall compete for the enjoyment of the game well played and take winning or losing in my stride, remembering that without good manners and good temper, sport loses its cause for being. I shall treat my horse with consideration."

The Pony Club is an international youth organisation which helps to develop equestrian sport by encouraging young people to have fun whilst learning to ride, and to take good care of ponies or horses.

Pony Club also encourages young people to enjoy a variety of sports associated with horses and provides instruction in horse riding and horse care. Our holistic focus means that we also develop the character of our members, by promoting sportsmanship, respect for animals and people, self-discipline and strength of character.

The South African Pony Club is the foundation of countless sports riders in our country. The excellent ground work that the SAPC strives to put in place has formed a firm footing for many top riders and instructors in this country, and around the world.

There are SAPC branches in five regions throughout South Africa; Gauteng, Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape and Western Cape.


An overview of Pony Club

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The Pony Club was founded in Great Britain in 1929 and has become the largest association of riders in the world. It is represented in no less than 14 countries and has a membership exceeding 110,000.

Whether you have your own pony or not, Pony Club is the best starting point for all children who want to learn how to ride.

We offer two types of Membership:

  • Branch Membership is for children who have regular access to a pony that they can take to Pony Club events, such as Working Rallies and Shows.
  • Centre Membership is for children who prefer to go to a Riding School to ride. Rallies are arranged at the stable yard, so that members need not travel in order to have fun and learn.

Benefits of Joining Pony Club

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  • Children as young as 3 years old can experience and enjoy all kinds of activities connected with ponies and riding.
  • Until the age of 25 years members can receive instruction in riding, horse mastership, care of horses and different equine sports.
  • Members learn life skills as they develop confidence, respect, empathy and assertivenes.
  • They can earn achievement badges, take internationally recognised efficiency tests and compete in competitions.


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Membership is open to children and young people until they reach the age of 25.


Becoming a Member

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To find out more about Pony Club in Gauteng & Limpopo as well as branches near you, please contact:

Regional Chairperson - Michélle MacKenzie at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it