Centre Membership

Online Membership renewals can be done here!

What is Centre Membership?

The Centre Membership Scheme was introduced in 1998 so that children and young people up to the age of 25, without their own pony, could join and take part in Pony Club activities, Tests and Achievement Badges. In 2016, Centre Plus was introduced to allow Members who go on to get their own pony to continue riding at and for their Pony Club Centre. See the tabs below for further information on Centre Plus Membership.

Equestrian establishments around the country become linked to the Pony Club and can then offer Tests and Badges to their clients. Centres can also field teams for competitions and qualify for The Pony Club Championships.

There are currently around 470 Pony Club Centres in the UK and just under 13,000 Centre and Centre Plus Members. Membership application forms can be obtained from your local Centre or on the Pony Club website. Once the form has been received and processed by the Office, a new Member pack is sent out in the post.

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Centre Plus Membership is for Members who have their own pony and transport arrangements, riding at a Pony Club Linked Centre

Centre Plus is a progressive step from Centre Membership or an interim before Branch Membership.

How does it work?

Centre Members who go on to own a pony/horse and have transport, but would like to remain at their Centre to continue activities and compete with their friends, may do so. Member’s ponies do not necessarily have to be liveries at the Centre to use this Membership, but parents may appreciate their child being able to continue their Pony Club activities and affiliation there.

Any Member wishing to transfer immediately to their local Branch, can still do so.


Previously when Members acquired a pony and transport they were directed to join their local Branch, which meant Members were potentially moving away from their friends and a place where they feel comfortable.

We also wanted enable Pony Club Linked Centres to field competition teams from the group of young riders that they have trained from grassroots to horse ownership.


* Membership runs on a rolling basis, for twelve months from their joining date
* All Pony Club Members receive third party liability insurance
* The Centre Plus Membership fee is in line with the current Branch Membership fee
* Members may compete for their Centre any Pony Club competition
* If a Branch Member wishes to transfer to Centre Plus the Transfer Rule will apply
* Centre Plus Members are not eligible for the Centre Equitation at The Pony Club Championships

Centre and Centre Plus Members have access to a range of Badges and Tests through their Pony Club sessions.

Click on the links below to find out more!

Achievement and Competition Badges

Efficiency Tests

Progressive Tests

The Pony Club has nine main sports which Members can participate in, these are; Dressage, Endurance, Eventing, Mounted Games, Polo, Polocrosse, Pony Racing, Showjumping and Tetrathlon.




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