Roma Pony Club - all about us

About Us

RALLY DAYS

Fortnightly Sunday rallies are held at Corfe Park on Burtons Road.  Inspection is at 8am in summer, 9am in winter (ie first rally after Easter).  Riders are instructed in groups according to ability and work towards proficiency certificates each year.  Instructors use a variety of warm up exercises, games, and flat work exercises as well as a cross country course and a jumping course to provide an appropriate level of instruction and practice.  Fenced arenas are used for beginners. 

SAFETY

Gear is checked by an instructor at the start of each pony club event, and must comply with PCAQ standards.  Helmets must be worn properly (ie fastened and no baseball or other hat underneath) whenever the rider is mounted.  Helmets must comply with PCAQ standards which currently is accredited to AS/NZ 3838 or better.  As PonyClub is a Sun Safe Organisation, helmets are to be fitted with a full sun brim (available from where purchasing helmets), shirts to have a collar, and long sleeved are preferred.  Flat soled riding boots must be worn.  Stallions, rigs, unleashed dogs, are not allowed on Pony Club grounds.  Horses should be vaccinated against tetanus and strangles as they will be mixing with other horses.  At your instructor's, or a committee member's, discretion you may not be able to participate on an unsuitable or unfit horse or without the correct gear.

Horse and rider safety is paramount within the Pony Club organisaion.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UNIFORM
Uniform is worn when representing the Club in competitions or at other public functions.  Our uniform consists of beige jodhpurs, white long sleeved collared shirt, royal blue zipper tie, navy blue pullover (optional), royal blue and white saddle cloth.  The tie and saddlecloth are purchased through the Club.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
COMPETITIONS
Roma Pony Club hosts show jumping, jumping equitation, one day events, and dressage; and members also compete at gymkhanas held by clubs mainly from within our Zone.  At gymkhanas, riders nominate in events which may include sporting games such as barrel races, rider classses, or presentation classes.  There may be some jumping in events for older participants.  There is no compulsion to do every event.  Awards are made to event place getters, age group place getters, and the winning club. Gymkhanas are a great way to make new friends and put into practice what has been learned at rally days.  Nominations are paid to the Nominations Secretary.  The host club usually operates a canteen.

 SCHOOLS

Riders and instructors have the opportunity to attend schools for a much lower cost than private tuition, where top level professional instructors have been invited to instruct either by the Club or the Zone.

CANTEEN

When visitors attend our grounds for gymkhanas or schools, we operate a canteen. It is manned by volunteers so donations of time or cooking are always appreciated, please contact the Canteen Convenor to offer your services.

MEETINGS

General meeting are held monthly which all members are invited to attend. Minutes are sent to all members and are posted on this website. 

WORKING BEES

Many hands make light work, and are much appreciated.  Working bees are generally called to prepare for an event, such as setting up for a gymkhana; or for tidying and maintenance of the grounds.

NON-RIDING CHILDREN

Children are to be supervised by a parent or carer whilst on the grounds, their safety is your responsibilty.

 

If you need any more information please go to Notes for Parents or FAQ's