Snowball Farm Equestrian Centre has been a Pony Club Centre since 2014. Centre Membership allows children who ride in our riding school but do not have a pony of their own, to participate in all that The Pony Club has to offer. Snowball Farm provides training and activities based around The Pony Club Progressive Tests, Achievement Badges and Efficiency Tests, as well as a range of fun and entertaining activities designed to help Centre members understand and care for ponies and horses.
Snowball Farm Pony Club Approved Instructors
Mari Turunen – Mari is a BHS II and works at the Berkshire College of Agriculture as an Equine Lecturer. She has a wealth of horsemanship skills and stable management knowledge to pass on to our young Pony Club Members.
Abi Jones – drawn from Snowball Farm’s permanent staff of instructors and our current Yard Manager. Abi is a qualified BHSAI. Abi joined Snowball Farm in 2017 and brings a lot of previous experience in running Pony Club Centre activities with her.
Rory McGill – also from Snowball’s permanent staff of instructors, Rory is a qualified BHSAI. He is popular with beginner and novice riders and is a great communicator, able to teach stable management and riding to all ages.
Rallies are run approximately twice a month on Fridays between 6 pm and 8 pm. Centre members are expected to participate in at least one Rally each month. Rallies consist of riding, stable management lectures and practical sessions. Check the event calendar for dates.
- Riding Centre members practise for their Pony Club Progressive Test Awards, as well as take part in a range of other activities including Ridden Games, Drill/Musical Rides and Skill at Arms. Children must be able to ride at walk and trot unaided before taking part in the riding sessions.
- Stable Management – Lectures (short!) and practical sessions are aimed at achieving a range of Pony Club badges and teach children how to care for ponies and handle them safely and efficiently.
Volunteering – Volunteers are the backbone of The Pony Club. If you would like to get involved as a volunteer at Snowball Farm Pony Club rallies and events please let us know. Volunteering can be personally rewarding. You can learn new skills, see the different disciplines in action and make new friends.
For more information about the Snowball Farm Pony Club Centre please do not hesitate to contact our office on 01628 666222 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org