The Pony Club is an international voluntary youth organisation, dedicated to encouraging young people to ride and to care for horses and ponies, whilst promoting the highest ideals of sportsmanship. As a Pony Club Centre we are pleased to hold Pony Club sessions at Island Riding Centre for young riders who don’t own their own horse but still wish to progress with their Pony Club badges and enjoy the activities on offer, we hope to make this a regular weekend slot throughout the winter.

What is Pony Club?

The Pony Club is ‘the’ starting place for anyone with an interest in horses and riding, who wants to learn and have fun in a safe and caring environment. You don’t need to have your own horse or pony to join in with The Pony Club – just a love of horsey activities and fun!

The objectives of The Pony Club 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 horsemastership 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

Find out more about the Pony Club at

How Can I Become a Member?

Membership is open to anyone up to the age of 25; from total novices to those with more experience who aspire to the highest standards of riding and horse care, developed by training, assessment and access to a wide range of equestrian sports. Branch membership is for those with access to a horse or pony, and Centre membership is for those without access to a horse or pony.

To become a member, simply give us a call on 01983 214 000 or download the form here.

As Island Riding Centre are a Pony Club Centre, we will help you every step of the way through your application. We cannot wait for you to get started and join in with the fun!

How Do I Find Out More?

If you have any questions at all, pleased do not hesitate to call us on 01983 214 000, or email us at Alternatively, if you would like to come along and see what the Pony Club is all about, we would love to see you! Just give us a call or drop us a message on Facebook.

Are you a member of the Isle of Wight Pony Club? Give them a like on Facebook to connect with other likeminded individuals.

Don’t forget, if you are a member of the Island Riding Centre’s Pony Club, join our Facebook group to keep up to date with the latest news and events.

Already a Member?

If you are a member of the Isle of Wight Pony Club and haven’t already, give them a like on Facebook. The Isle of Wight Pony Club provides the local horse community with opportunities to practice, compete and further their general horse knowledge. From camps to one day express eventing, they have fantastic facilities to help and cater for all, so it is worth keeping an eye on their upcoming events!

Don’t forget, if you are a member of the Island Riding Centre’s Pony Club, you can also join our Facebook group to keep up to date with our latest news and events.