Pony club gallops to new city grounds

Luisa Dry puts her pony over some jumps.
Luisa Dry puts her pony over some jumps.

The club will operate under the Pony Club Association of WA umbrella, offering all the certificates available at other clubs.

Club secretary Jennifer Crisp said she and others involved in pony club were forced to travel long distances to train and compete and wanted a club closer to home.

‘We were finding that the girls that we know in the area, to go to pony club they were having to travel a long time out to Orange Grove, Brigadoon or Kalamunda and this was an opportunity for them to be able to do their pony club work in the inner Perth area,’ Ms Crisp said.

‘We would hope to have the club offering rallies and doing all that a normal pony club would do by halfway through the season.’

The Perth Pony Club will hold monthly rallies, with instructors teaching riding skills and the care of horses.

Ms Crisp encouraged riders to become involved in pony club, saying it was a friendly community that taught children and young adults about caring for animals and competing.

‘This is one of the best things that you can encourage a young girl or boy to be involved in’