Interested in learning more about caring for ponies?
Come and join FFRS Pony Club
Fletchers Farm Riding School is a Pony Club Centre and offers any child from 5 years upwards the opportunity to learn about and practice pony care. As an approved centre, we offer access for children to learn all about ponies and stable management whilst achieving badges (children must be a member of the national pony club to gain badges), in a fun and safe environment with trained instructors, along with meeting friends and enjoying trips and days out (covid guidelines permitting).
Further details for 2021 pony club are below.
Pony Club Tests October 2019
Congratualtions to all our members who took ridden tests in October!!
Pony Club Trip - Open to all
To the Ada Cole Horse A Sanctuary. Mini bus leaves at 9am back 4.15pm
Pony Club trip to the Suffolk Punch Centre
Pony Club trip to Newmarket Racing School
Pony Club rides, trips, exams and clinics
Pony Club 2021
Interested in learning more about caring for ponies?
Come and join FFRS Pony Club on Tuesday evenings during term times.
As an approved Pony Club Centre, Fletchers Farm Riding School offers fun, non-ridden sessions for children to meet new friends and learn all about ponies and stable management.
Sessions will cover topics such as grooming ponies, their health, feeding, field care, as well as games/quizzes and working towards Pony Club badges (please note to gain badges children will need to be current members of the national Pony Club organisation).
Pony Club will be running on Tuesday evenings from 6pm-7.30pm during term times, with Jackie Colbert leading the sessions.
Any child over 5 years old can join us and children must bring their own hats each week (hats can be prebooked for the half term). Gloves will also need to be worn by each child.
Current half term starts Tuesday 14th September 2021 (last session for that half term is Tuesday 19th October)
Next half term sessions will be:
Tuesday 2nd November - 14th December
Sessions are £15.00
(spaces for the half term are payable at time of booking your space - a waiting list will operate once we are full).
Trial sessions can be booked at £18.00
Hats/boot use is £3.00 per use.
Events coming up:
Monday 23rd August - Pony Club Mini Camp
To book online please click here to go to the calendar page
If you are interested in your child attending a session please email to request a form from the office prior to booking (email to : firstname.lastname@example.org).
Look forward to seeing you all!
Sessions must be booked in advance with payment over the telephone. Sessions are non-refundable and cannot be moved forward to another date once booked. Children must bring gloves to each session to wear. Please do not send your child if they have/or anyone in their family has any covid symptoms.
Spaces will be limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
The Pony Club is a national organisation that promotes childrens’ involvement with learning about pony care and horse riding - details on how to join their organisation can be found on their website www.pcuk.org
Covid & session requirements:
All children attending must bring their own clean gloves to wear. Please ensure these are brought with them otherwise they will not be able to groom or handle stable equipment etc and will only be able to watch in that session.
Riding hats and boots will be required for any contact with the ponies, if your child does not have an up to standard riding hat these can be booked for the half term for use at £3 – we can not do this on the day. If your child does not have a hat with them or have one prebooked they will only be able to watch these parts of that session.
If your child shows any coronavirus symptoms on the day please do not attend the site but leave a message on 01206 242210 to let staff know not to expect them.
Children will be reminded to social distance at all times, if there is a problem with following our guidelines on site we will contact you to discuss how to improve this.
Please pack your child any drinks/snacks they may require as well as hand sanitiser and a pen/pencil, as well as weather appropriate clothing.
Children will meet in the indoor arena at 6pm and be collected from the same area - only one adult is allowed on site for drop off and collection, all other people must stay in the car.
Completion of a form is not a guarantee of a space - the office will confirm this with you
About the Pony Club
The Pony Club is an international voluntary youth organisation for youngsters interested in ponies and riding. It is the largest association of riders in the world. A majority of the most successful riders in all disciplines of British equestrian competition have been Members of The Pony Club.
The objectives are:
To encourage young people to ride and to learn to enjoy all kinds of sport connected with horses and riding
To give instruction in riding and horse mastership and to educate Members to look after and to take proper care of their animal
To promote the highest ideals of sportsmanship, citizenship and loyalty to create strength of character and self-discipline
Membership is available to children until the end of The Pony Club Year or the Centre Membership Subscription Year, whichever is relevant, in which they become 21 years old.
What is Centre Membership?
The Centre Membership Scheme was introduced in 1998 so that children and young people without their own pony could join and take part in Pony Club activities. Riding schools around the country become linked to the Pony Club, and through this link, can offer the Pony Club tests and badges to their clients. There are currently over 500 Pony Club Linked Centres in the UK and over 15,000 non pony owning young riders taking part in Pony Club activities.
How to Join
Pony Club Centre Membership is available to all children and young people up to the age of 21. Pony Club Centre Membership is £36 for one year and includes personal liability insurance for members at our UK Centres. Membership forms can be filled in online on the Pony Club website. When completed, please give us your membership number for our records.