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Pony Club holding mini-rally sessions
3:01pm Wednesday 17th October 2012 in Equestrian
IF you know any young riders that may be interested in trying out the activities that the Pony Club has to offer, the Middleton Hunt branch is hosting a taster mini-rally for under 10s and their ponies.
The purpose of the Pony Club is to encourage young people to learn and enjoy all kinds of sport connected with ponies and riding, while educating them to look after and take proper care of their animals.
“People sometimes think their children need to be riding really well or jumping huge fences before they can actually join the pony club,” said the Middleton’s district commissioner, Trisha Russell.
“That’s simply not the case. We welcome riders of all abilities and ponies of all shapes and sizes. The most important thing is that they get to meet other young riders and have lots of fun.”
Popular local instructor Ann Sibsey, affectionately known as ‘Auntie Ann’ to all her young pupils, will be leading the activities, which get underway at 11am on Wednesday, October 31, at Greets Farm, Welburn.
The format will be approximately one hour of riding and games, followed by a packed lunch (remember to take a haynet for your pony), and some basic stable management techniques, such as grooming and tacking up a pony. There may another session of riding; depending on how much energy the children, and their mounts, have left.
There is no charge to attend and you can book a place on the rally by phoning Sarah Lyon on (01653) 619453.