Ballan Pony Club Inc. is a Member of the Pony Club Association of Victoria, which has over 200 clubs around the state of Victoria, all divided into 'zones'. Ballan Pony Club is a Member of the Barwon Zone and in conjunction with other clubs in the Zone, holds certain horse events each year, such as the B.E.D.S (Barwon Equine Dressage Series). Individual events include our two annual Horse Trials, held on our Pony Club grounds, where Club Members from all over Victoria are eligible to compete in.
Pony Club Grounds
Ballan Pony Club is situated at the Ballan Recreational Racecourse Reserve, 105 Racecourse Road, Ballan.
Ballan Pony Club encourages its' Members to feel confident enough to ride at Pony Club. Step by step, we aim to :
- Help riders achieve their riding goals.
- Enjoy equestrian activities in a friendly and safe environment.
- Introduce the responsibility and commitment of horse ownership.
- Make friends with others who have the same interest in horses.
Our uniform is:
- Official Ballan Pony Club Polo Shirt (Only worn in Summer)
- White shirt with collar (long or short sleeved)
- Bottle Green Pony Club tie (may be removed in summer)
- 'V' neck dark brown and green trim Pony Club jumper (may be removed in summer)
- Bone/Cream coloured jodphurs
- Medical Armband (compulsory) - must be worn at all rallies or competitions representing Ballan Pony Club.
- PCAV Certificate (not compulsory)
9:00am - Roll Call/Gear Check by instructors (Young riders start at 10:00am)
10.00am - 11.25am - Morning Lesson 1 (Young riders group starts)
11.30am - 12:25pm - Morning Lesson 2
12:30pm - 1:30pm - Lunch Break/General Meeting/Horsemanship Groups
1:45pm - 2:45pm - Afternoon Lesson
2:45pm - 3:45pm - DVD/Game
4:00pm - Finish
Ballan Pony Club attendance is only made available through a Club Rally. We hold 11 rallies throughout the year. Each of these rallies is held on the first Sunday of every month, but may change with the consideration of holidays, events, or weather. A Club Rally is not held in January.
The purpose of the Rally is for members and their horses to gain experience in all aspects of horsemanship, flatwork/dressage, cross country jumping, showjumping and games - but of the utmost importance is FUN!