Welcome to Gympie & District Pony Club!
Gympie Pony Club is a large, family-friendly club offering all riders the opportunity to develop their riding skills, have fun and form lasting friendships. With grounds located next to the Mary River which includes a cross country course which is continually being up-graded, we are also across the road from the Gympie Horse and Rodeo Grounds.
The club was the first pony club to be formed in Queensland in 1958 – see our history page for more about this.
Gympie Pony Club caters to the very young and/or inexperienced rider who may be riding their first horse or pony to those who compete at State and National level – and every level in between. We are therefore able to offer strong and valuable leadership and skills mentoring for our young riders. We welcome mature aged riders and parents who want to ride with their children. We have a number of boys in our club who enjoy the riding and social aspect as much as the girls.
Importantly we welcome riders who just want to have fun.
Competition is optional…having fun is not!
Rally days are held fortnightly on a Sunday. At rallys we participate in all types of riding from sporting, mounted games, showjumping, dressage and sometimes cross country and campdrafting. All members are required to help out either on the grounds or in the canteen; please chip in so everyone gets to see their child riding.
Gympie Pony Club is lucky to have a number of experienced coaches, some of whom compete at National level. If you are a current Pony Club Coach we welcome you to instruct at Rally Days. Please contact our Chief Instructor. If you wish to become a coach, we can assist in stepping you through the Pony Club coaching levels.
THE AIM OF PONY CLUB
- To encourage people to ride and learn to enjoy all kinds of sport connected with horses and riding.
- To provide instruction in riding and horsemanship and to educate Members to look after / take care of their animal.
- To promote the highest ideals of sportsmanship, citizenship and loyalty thereby cultivating strength of character and self discipline.
- To provide a safe learning environment for everybody.
Gympie Pony Club is part of Zone 6. There are 20 clubs in our zone which spans from Gympie to Caloundra and 26 Zones within QLD. Zone 7 is our closest Zone to our north and Zone 26 is to the south.
We regularly receive emails from Zone 6 regarding competitions, which are forwarded to club members. Zone 6 Pony Clubs’ website provides information and programmes. Members can attend events from any zone unless it is stated “closed” however Gympie Pony Club members are eligible to enter a “closed” Zone 6 event.
Zone 6 Uniform is Blue and white; if you are competing at Zone level, contact Zone 6 Pony Clubs about obtaining a uniform.