History and Statistics


The Institute of the Horse started a Sub Branch scheme in different parts of the country to encourage riding.
In addition to running events for adults, several of them started to organise paperchases and gymkhanas for children. This was a forerunner of The Pony Club.

The earliest recorded event was a gymkhana organised by the Oxted (Surrey) Sub-Branch in 1928. At a later rally, Harry Faudel-Phillips, who was a Member of the Council of the Institute of the Horse, was invited to give a lecture and demonstration.



Members (UK)8,35017,08218,90531,34939,52643,81738,56032,57130,674
Branches (UK)103167201255298365367357345

The following downloads show the overall Strength of The Pony Club and the Annual Statistical Report of the individal Branches at the end of 2016.
The Llandovery Branch has now closed and the West Middlesex has merged with the South Hertfordshire Branch.

Strengths of The Pony Club - end 2017
Full Branch Statistics at the end of 2017 - Area Order


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