The Pony Club is an international voluntary youth organisation for young people interested in ponies and riding. Founded in England in 1929, and granted independent charitable status on 1st January 1997, there are around 345 Branches and 480 Centres in the UK alone. The Pony Club has been the starting point for a large majority of equestrian team members and medal winners. 

The Pony Club is represented in no less than 27 countries with a worldwide membership exceeding 110,000 making it the largest association of young riders in the world.


The objectives of The Pony Club are: 

  • to encourage young people to ride and to learn to enjoy all kinds of sport connected with horses and riding

  • to give instruction in riding and horsemastership and to educate Members to look after and to take proper care of their animal

to promote the highest ideals of sportsmanship, citizenship and loyalty to create strength of character and self-discipline


Membership is available to children until the end of The Pony Club Year or the Centre Membership Subscription Year, whichever is relevant, in which they become 25 years old. 

More Info / How to Take Part

Witham Villa is an approved Pony Club Centre, enabling children and young adults without their own ponies or horses to take part.

Interested? Then pick up a membership form from Witham Villa Equestrian Centre, send it to the pony club office and that’s it!! You can join in immediately - book in for the Monday evening stable management and badge sessions (first session starts at 4.30pm) and/or join in one of the special events or camp. The options are endless and you will have great fun.