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Welcome to the Pony Club!!

In this page you will find lots of fun & games ..............

 

Indoor Mounted Games

Delivering on its core value, exposing every facet of the equestrian sport, Equestria 2006 presented the inaugural Indoor Mounted Games, which is fast becoming a world recognised sport. Three teams participated at Equestria 2006, displaying the art of this sport in true spirit. Limpopo, Kwa-Zulu Natal and the Western Cape vied for the honours with Limpopo under the superb leadership of Mandé Siderfin, taking first place.

Teams were as follows:

Kwa-Zulu Natal
Megan Marr on Two Cents
Megan Fick on Downeen Pippin
Nonjabula Madlala on Downeen Dunmurray
Chantal Taylor on Peppy Girl
Katie Harrison on Forrest Guy
and Jaqui Marr (Coach).

Patron: Tracy Cockbain
Western Province
Sofia Reith on Ebony Lass
Luisa Reith on Champaign
Kimberley Hathaway on Charlie Brown
Joseph Kau on Toffee
Phillip Crouse on Jo-Jo
Simoné Killian (Coach)
Patron:  Gonda Beatrix
Limpopo
Natalie Monsieur on Cloud 9
Megan Frost on Cambodia
Annemie de Beer on Jade
Prince Mataboge on Medunsa Anzac
William Mahlangu on Violet
Mandé Siderfin (Coach)
and Samantha Paterson (Reserve).
Patron: Gail Foxcroft

To find out more on this truly magnificent sport visit www.mounted-games.org.

 

An introduction to Pony Club in South Africa

Pony Club is an International voluntary youth organisation and is the largest association of riders in the world. Pony Club in South Africa is part of the world wide Association of Pony Clubs, which is represented in fourteen countries, with a membership in excess of 110 000.

The objectives of Pony Club are:

  • To encourage young people to ride and to learn to enjoy a variety of horse-related and riding sport.
  • To provide instruction in riding and horsemanship.
  • To instil in members the proper care of their animals.
  • To promote the highest ideals of sportsmanship, citizenship and loyalty, thereby cultivating strength of character and self discipline.

The South African Pony Club hosts monthly rallies at all branches. These rallies expose members to quality horse-riding instruction, horse-care awareness workshops and a variety of fun events.
Other activities in which our members take part are camps, trail rides, horse trials, mounted games and quizzes.

We are in regular contact with Pony Clubs in other African countries as well as Britain, New Zealand, Australia, the USA and Canada. In recent years, members of the SA Pony Club have participated in International Competitions with these countries both at home and abroad.

Pony Club and a career in horses

The proficiency tests of the South African Pony Club are recognised and accepted around the world. They are also considered to be the best qualification for any youngster to obtain in the hopes of starting a career with horses. Pony Club has been, and continues to be, the nursery of many great riders and horse masters.

Safety of both horse and rider is an important aspect of our work. Members are trained on how to optimally care for their horses and ponies.
Manners, good sportsmanship and fair-play are emphasised in Pony Club with the highest ideals of good citizenship being the key focus. Team spirit is paramount in the movement.

SA Pony Club is divided into five regions, with nearly sixty branches, and we are growing all the time.

 

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Jokes

Question:
A man rode his horse to town on Friday.
The next day he rode back on Friday. How is this possible?
Answer:
His horse’s name was Friday!


Question:
What did the horse say when it fell?
Answer:
I Have fallen and I can’t giddyup!


Question:
What do you call a horse that lives next door?
Answer:
A neigh-bor!


Question:
When does a horse talk?
Answer:
Winney he wants too!

 

Quotes
A horse's behaviour will be in direct proportion to the number of people watching you ride him Cooky Mclung
This is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way. Doris Lessing
Where in all the world is nobility found without conceit? Where is there friendship without envy? Where is beauty without vanity? Here one finds gracefulness coupled with power, and strength tempered with gentleness. A constant servant, yet no slave. A fighter, ever without hostility. Our history was written on his back. We are his heirs. But he is his own heritage, the horse. H. H. Eisenbart
in Eisenbart and Buhrer:
The Kingdom of the Horse
(1969)
No hour of life is lost that is spent in the saddle. Winston Churchill
In riding a horse, we borrow freedom. Helen Thompson
B. 1943
I think that if I become a horseman, I shall be a man on wings. Xenophon
The Cyropedia IV iii
If you act like you've only got fifteen minutes, it'll take all day. Act like you've got all day and it'll take fifteen minutes. Monty Roberts