SA Pony Club

More about SA Pony Club

Pony Club is a movement which had its origins in England in the late 1920’s and since then has grown to become the largest world riding body and one of the worlds biggest youth movements. While Pony Clubs are primary places where youngsters under the age of 21 years who are interested in ponies/horses learn to ride and care for their animals, the movement teaches far more than the basic skills. Discipline, Leadership, Sportsmanship and Character are all developed through the principals on which Pony Club is built.


  • To provide instruction in riding and horsemanship, to promote safety and to instil in members an obligation to improve and   maintain the proper care of their animals.
  • To encourage members to improve their abilities by learning to enjoy and participate in the different sports connected with horses and riding.
  • To promote the highest ideals of sportsmanship and loyalty, thereby cultivating strength of character, reliance and self-discipline.

Many of the top National and International riders South Africa has produced have been through the Pony Club ranks and the movement in South Africa has gone from strength to strength.

  What is Pony Club

 “As a member of The Pony Club, I stand for the best in sportsmanship as well as in horsemanship. I shall compete for the enjoyment of the game well played and take winning or losing in my stride, remembering that without good manners and good temper, sport loses its cause for being. I shall treat my horse with consideration.”

The Pony Club is an international youth organisation which helps to develop equestrian sport by encouraging young people to have fun whilst learning to ride, and to take good care of ponies or horses. Pony Club also encourages young people to enjoy a variety of sports associated with horses and provides instruction in horse riding and horse care. Our holistic focus means that we also develop the character of our members, by promoting sportsmanship, respect for  animals and people, self-discipline and strength of character.

The South African Pony Club is the foundation of countless sports riders in our country. The excellent ground work that the SAPC strives  to put in place has formed a firm footing for many top riders and instructors in this country, and around the world. 

There are SAPC branches in five regions throughout South Africa; Gauteng, Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal, East ern Cape and Wester n Cape. 

SA Pony Club

President – Leann Morecroft-Davies