About Us / Structure & Governance

The Pony Club Office is based at Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, from where The Pony Club is managed by a permanent staff responsible to The Board of Trustees, the Management Committee & The Equestrian Council. The Equestrian Council consists of the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, Chairman of Centre Membership, Director of Health & Safety, Chairman of the various disciplines and the Area Representatives from the 19 Pony Club Areas.

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Areas

The Pony Club is split into 19 Areas, with a number of Branches and Centres in each, across the country. Each Area has an Area Representative who will represent their Branches on The Pony Club Council.

Branches

Each Branch covers a geographical area and is organised using the purposes and the rules of The Pony Club.  Every Branch is administered by a voluntary District Commissioner helped by a Committee made up of voluntary members..

Pony Club Branch Membership is open to anyone under 25 years of age. Members should have access to a horse or pony, by ownership or loan, and have the means to transport the horse or pony to and from rallies and events.

Centres

In 1998, the Centre Membership scheme was launched for those, without their own pony who ride at riding schools, to become Members and take part in all that The Pony Club has to offer. There are currently around 525 Pony Club Centres spread across the UK. Activities at the Centre are run by the Proprietor and their Coaches.

New Pony Club Centre Membership is open to anyone under 25 years of age who does not own a pony. Members pay an annual subscription and receive instruction at a Pony Club linked Centre, this subscription constitutes Membership of the Club and includes third party insurance.

From January 2016, Centre Plus Membership will also be available for young riders with their own pony who ride at a Pony Club Linked Centre
Please click here for more details

Overseas

The UK Pony Club was a founder member of the Euro Pony Club, which was formed in 1990 and has fifteen member nations. Its aims are to promote exchange visits between Members of the various countries, thereby creating friendship and a wider understanding of the individual cultures, languages and background.

There are also affiliated Pony Clubs in 17 overseas countries with over 2200 Branches. They operate in a similar way to the UK Pony Club and have exchange visits and international competitions regularly.

Strategic Plan

The long term aims and strategies of The Pony Club can be viewed here:
The Pony Club’s Strategy 2014-2017

Office Structure

The Office Structure of The Pony Club can be viewed here:
Staff Structure

Committee Structure

The Committee Structure of The Pony Club can be viewed here:
Committees Structure

Board of Trustees

Mary Tuckett Mary Tuckett Chairman of The Pony Club Find Out More
Dawn Taylor Dawn Taylor Vice Chairman of The Pony Club Find Out More
Christopher Bromfield Christopher Bromfield Legal Trustee Find Out More
Andrew James Andrew James Area Representative Find Out More
Jane James Jane James Co-opted Trustee Find Out More
Lucinda Rose Lucinda Rose Trustee Find Out More
Sha Starr Sha Starr Trustee Find Out More
Martin Wright Martin Wright Area Representative Find Out More
Hannah Westropp Hannah Westropp Trustee Find Out More

If you wish to contact any of our Trustees, please do so through The Pony Club Office


Equestrian Council - Area Representatives

Catriona Willison Catriona Willison Area 1 Representative
Sheila Clifford Sheila Clifford Area 2 Representative
Peggy Alpin Peggy Alpin Area 3 Representative
Ros Slinger Ros Slinger Area 4 Representative
Meg Green Meg Green Area 5 Representative
Caroline Brown Area 6 Representative
Andrew James Andrew James Area 7 Representative
Clare Valori Clare Valori Area 8 Representative
Pleasance Jewitt Pleasance Jewitt Area 9 Representative
Charlotte Rowell Charlotte Rowell Area 10 Representative
Martin Wright Martin Wright Area 11 Representative
Helen Jackson Helen Jackson Area 12 Representative
Sara Tremlett Sara Tremlett Area 13 Representative
Louly Thornicroft Louly Thornicroft Area 14 Representative
Deborah Custance-Baker Deborah Custance-Baker Area 15 Representative
Susie Bucknell Susie Bucknell Area 16 Representative
Liz Lowry Liz Lowry Area 17 Representative
Tim Joynson Tim Joynson Area 18 Representative
Diane Hadley Diane Hadley Area 19 Representative

Equestrian Council - Committee Chairmen

Charles Barnett Charles Barnett Pony Racing Chairman
Helen Griffiths Helen Griffiths Dressage Chairman
James Loffet James Loffet Show Jumping Chairman
Liz Lyall Liz Lyall Eventing Chairman
Jan Whitehead Jan Whitehead Polocrosse Chairman
Charles Whittington Charles Whittington Polo Chairman
Robert Blane Robert Blane Endurance Chairman
Ros Slinger Ros Slinger Mounted Games Chairman
William Blane William Blane Training Chairman
Katy Powell-Jones Katy Powell-Jones Centre Membership Chairman


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