Integrity and Pony Club

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Integrity in Pony Club means that everyone can participate and enjoy Pony Club activities, events and competitions, confident that they are part of a safe, ethical, and inclusive environment.

Everyone in Pony Club is encouraged to protect and maintain the integrity of Pony Club and the health and well-being of our riders and participants.

Pony Club Australia takes integrity seriously.


Pony Club Australia is working closely with Sport Integrity Australia; the federal agency established to prevent and deal with integrity threats in sport. For more information visit the Sport Integrity Australia website.


The National Integrity Framework (NIF) is a suite of policies adopted by Pony Club Australia which sets out the rules for acceptable and unacceptable behaviour in Pony Club events, activities and competitions and outlines the way complaints about breaches of these rules are managed.  The NIF was developed by Sport Integrity Australia to keep sport safe and fair and is essentially a set of rules that need to be followed when it comes to behaviour and conduct in our events, activities and competitions.

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Everyone from riders, officials, parents, support personnel, administrators and supporters play a role in protecting the integrity of our sport.

If you see something, say something!

Pony Club Australia signed up as a sport who adopted the National Integrity Framework on 1 July 2022.

This means that Sport Integrity Australia manage complaints regarding child safeguarding, discrimination or doping ensuring confidence in our members that complaints will be managed independently, transparently and without bias.

Pony Club Australia and its relevant bodies will manage complaints relating to the Code of Conduct, Member Protection, Horse Welfare, Horse Medication and other policies, rules and regulations under a national policy to ensure independence, transparency and no bias.

Integrity issues are best reported using the Pony Club Australia Complaint Form which will help direct your report or complaint to the appropriate body.  Complaints – Pony Club Australia


The National Integrity Framework is required learning for Pony Club Board Members and  Committee Members, this course helps to explain the National Integrity Framework, how it came about and how it will help equine sport be fairer, safer and more fun.

It is a great course for everyone in Pony Club so jump in and complete it today!


When it comes to sport integrity, it is critical that our riders and support personnel are aware of their rights and responsibilities. There are a range of tools and resources available to help keep participants informed. 

Integrity eLearning
SIA eLearning offers several online courses relating to sport integrity, including doping, match-fixing, illicit drugs, and ethical decision-making courses. Specific anti-doping courses are also available for coaches, support persons, medical practitioners and parents.

Sport Integrity App
The Sport Integrity app is a one-stop shop for all sport integrity needs, designed with athletes in mind. 

The app allows users to check whether their medications are banned in sport, find low-risk supplements to reduce their chance of testing positive, and check whether they need a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE). The app also provides direction on how to raise concerns about things like doping, match-fixing, harassment or illicit drug use. It features further information on eLearning modules, whereabouts and testing information and gives users the opportunity to provide feedback to Sport Integrity Australia.  

The app is free and can be downloaded from the Apple and Android app stores. 

Anti-Doping Education
For more information about anti-doping education, please click here.

Play by the Rules
Play by the Rules provides information, resources, tools and free online training to administrators, coaches, officials, players, parents and spectators to assist them in preventing and dealing with discrimination, harassment, child safety, inclusion and integrity issues in sport. 

Required Education Courses for Participants
Specific education courses are either mandatory or recommended depending on the level of competition you are involved in. Pony Club Australia’ required and recommended learning can be found here.  All E-Learning courses should be recorded on the individuals JustGo profile as a credential.

Stay up to date on social media
Visit the SIA website for further information or stay up to date with all that is happening in sport integrity by following SIA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or listen to On Side, the official podcast of Sport Integrity Australia.


If you have any questions, please contact Suanne Waugh on 0424 067 045 or at