Rally Days are the regular meetings for the Club. they are held on the first Sunday of each month, usually excluding school holidays.
On Rally Days a variety of activities are organised for riders by the instructors; ranging from instruction periods in dressage, to Jumping, Sporting, Games, Troop Drill, and Certificate work.
The aim of these is to provide fun and interesting ways to learn about riding and the different facets of horsemanship.
To ensure that everybody is in a group with other riders of a similar standard, groups are usually formed. These are created on the basis of certificates obtained, riding ability, age and length of time involved with the club. Groups will rotate around to different activities.
During summer, gear check starts at 8:30 to avoid the mid day heat and during winter the rally day runs like the example below.
The usual format for a winter Rally days will be:
9.00am : Arrive and organise
9.00 - 9.30 : Gear check
9.30 - 10.00 : Troop line and good morning!!
10.00 - 10.30 : Troop Drill
10.30 -12.45 : Instructional groups/activities
12.45 - 1.00 : Unsaddle.feed. water horse
1.00 - 1.45 : Lunch
1.45 - 2.00 : Saddle up/Gear check
2.00 - 3.30 : Instructional groups/activities
3.30 - 4.00 : Pack equipment up
4.00pm : See you next Pony Club Rally Day!!!!
Until a child can ride, trot and canter “in control” to the satisfaction of the Club captain or Senior Instructor, the child must be kept on a lead rope and accompanied during all riding by a responsible adult.
Competition Days and Events usually start earlier. Check the entry form and the Club newsletter for details.
Parents are not allowed on the “field” unless they are rostered on to help in this area or they have a child on a leadrope.
Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and are the responsibility of their owners.