Joanne Forster - BHSAI - Centered Riding Instructor Level II - Pony Club
Joanne Forster - BHSAI - Centered Riding Instructor Level II - Horsemanship & Riding with Understanding






Cote Hill Riding Centre is an approved Pony Club Centre.  We run regular training days and tuition at affordable cost.  Some children attend every week and other come once every fortnight.

Our Pony Club sessions run every Wednesday & Thursday evenings and Saturday morning.

The Pony Club sessions include Stable management & mounted training.  The children at Cote Hill Pony Club Centre learn horse behaviour, stable management plus much, much more, they also get assessed regularly for achievement badges and Pony Club tests - this means that they don't only learn how to ride a pony but also learn how a pony thinks and learns and how to handle a pony which is very important should the time come that parents decide to purchase their own pony.   These sessions also offer a huge social network for the children.


What is Pony Club Centre Membership?

The Centre Membership Scheme was introduced by The Pony Club in 1998 so that children and young people without their own pony could join and take part in Pony Club activities, the tests and achievement badges. Membership is open to anyone under the age of 21 years. Existing members may continue membership up to the age of 25.

Riding Centres around the country become linked to the Pony Club, and through this link, can offer the Pony Club tests and badges to their clients. The Centres may also take teams to many of the regional Pony Club competitions, perhaps qualifying for National Championships!

Centre membership costs £28 a year.

Membership forms are available from the Centre.

How can we help you?

We want to broaden your knowledge of riding and horse and pony care, make you feel a part of a world-wide organisation which has given so many members great fun and help you achieve your goals in the equestrian world, whatever they may be.

Pony Club tests are designed to improve your riding ability and knowledge of horse and pony care. Starting with the E Test you can progress through the Standards of Efficiency up to the A Test. Members may also take their Road Rider Certificate.

You may also take Progressive Tests at Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum in Riding and Stable Management. These are smaller tests at all levels which may be taken on their own or together with the Standards of Efficiency.

The Achievement Badges are a fantastic, fun way of learning all that pony care knowledge aswell as a few non-horsey subjects too.
Centres run competitions for their Members in many different disciplines such as mounted games, showjumping, dressage or quizzes. There may also be the opportunity to qualify for National Pony Club Competitions such as Centre Equitation, Winter League Dressage and Showjumping, National Quiz and Horse and Pony Care.