about us

 

We are part of Area 13 and, being founded in 1930, are one of the oldest branches in the country.

We are a medium sized branch covering the area ranging from Dunsfold, Hascombe, Chiddingfold & Godalming in the North, to Liphook, Milland, Fernhurst & Rogate in the South. We are small enough to be friendly and know everyone but big enough to be competitive: we compete at all disciplines in local and Area competitions (including Tetrathlon and Triathlon) and unmounted Horse & Pony Care Competitions.  

We have been represented at the PC Championships and Novice Championships for the last seven years as well as the National Tetrathlon Championships in 2011 and Winter Triathlon Championships in 2016, 2015 and 2014.

However, we are not a branch that is all about competing: we have lots of members who do not compete but want simply to enjoy being part of a club that caters for their passion for riding. Our youngest riders, including those on the Lead Rein, are catered for in the TADPOLES group who meet regularly for either a ridden rally or an unmounted one: learning through fun, gaining Achievement Badges and making friends is what Tadpoles is all about!
We run CAMP each year: this is residential for Seniors and non-residential for Juniors (10 and under).
We also run our own very successful Junior Show, One Day Event and Tetrathlon.
Our aim is to cater for everyone in all that we do, including our rallies, which include the cornerstone of pony club riding, the Working Rally (with stable management instruction) as well as specialist training in Dressage, Show Jumping & Cross Country.

We have members aged 3 to 20, of all abilities and we offer something for everyone including:

  • Regular working rallies for all age groups and abilities from lead rein to B test
  • Junior Show in May
  • Branch Junior Show in August
  • Camp in August
  • The opportunity to take all Pony Club tests
  • Support for older members wishing to progress with their coaching qualifications
  • Active teams in Dressage, Show Jumping, Eventing and Tetrathlon/Triathlon

Facilities and instructors for all disciplines, at all levels, are excellent:

  • Twesledown, Coombelands, Iping, Munstead and Fairoak for x-country schooling
  • Fairoak for our ODE
  • Highbrook and Parwood for rallies
  • Hearne Farm & Chase Farm for working rallies & Tadpoles sessions
  • Eventing Clinics through the winter
  • Dressage training from beginner to open level

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