DUBAI BRANCH OF THE PONY CLUB AT EMIRATES EQUESTRIAN CENTRE

The Dubai Branch of the Pony Club was established over 20 years ago, when the Emirates Equestrian Centre was first opened. The Dubai Branch works alongside the Pony Club which was set up as a part of the British Horse Society.

The aim is to inspire children and create enthusiasm and focus for “ordinary children on ordinary ponies”. It promotes education relating to the care and welfare of horses and ponies. The Pony Club is worldwide and is the third largest youth organization in the UK.

In Dubai, the same aims have been set up to produce an active club that holds many sessions/rallies/events throughout the busy season (October – June) The children that become part of the Pony Club must have reached a certain level of riding, however they do not need any previous stable management skills. Although some of the children in the Pony Club have their own ponies, this is not necessary as we provide ponies for rallies and events held here at EEC.

The types of activities that happen over the course of the season range from riding lessons on the flat and over jumps to fun rallies of mounted games, treasure hunts, fancy dress ,as well as the horsemanship side of caring for horses and ponies. Every month we hold competitions in the various disciplines of equestrianism as well as training towards the Pony Club exams which are recognized worldwide

The highlight of each season is our Pony Club Camp which is held March -April time and where all members have a horse or pony to look after completely by themselves, under supervision. Each member is responsible for feeding, cleaning and exercising their pony, which teaches commitment, independence and cooperation. Smaller children are teamed with older members to guide and help them in their preparations. Everyone has a fantastic time and return home tired and laden with rosettes.

The Pony Club at EEC currently has 40 members both boys and girls. All EEC riders are eligible and welcome to join and members are grouped according to age and ability. We have an excellent team of instructors and helpers making Dubai Pony Club one of the best Pony Clubs in the world.

For further information please contact:

Dubai Pony Club

Email: DubaiPonyClub@emiratesequestriancentre.com

Office: +971 50 553 7986 / +971 50 558 7656