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PCA Achieves Milestone in VET Mapping and Recognition

PCA Achieves Milestone in VET Mapping and Recognition

Pony Club Australia (PCA) is proud to announce a significant advancement in our educational offerings. We have successfully mapped our proficiency standards with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and now offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) towards numerous VET-approved courses. This achievement opens new pathways for our members, allowing them to convert their PCA skills into formal qualifications.

How Often Does My Horse Need Bit Fitting?

How Often Does My Horse Need Bit Fitting?

By Fiona Dearing, Bit Right Equine Bit Fitting | This is a question I ask groups often at pony clubs and the answer I usually receive is along the lines of every twelve months. It’s a fair answer as many people would think about it in a similar way to your dental schedule. Here’s the good news, you don’t need to!

How to Safely Transport Your Horse: A Comprehensive Guide

How to Safely Transport Your Horse: A Comprehensive Guide

Thorough preparation for travel will reduce the risk of problems while travelling your horse. The float, gooseneck or truck should be roadworthy, regularly serviced and in good condition. There are different rules in each state regarding towing weights and legalities and it is important to know that you meet the requirements when towing your horse.

Understanding the Mental Abilities of Horses

Understanding the Mental Abilities of Horses

Horses are very similar to humans in many different aspects of their brain and behaviour. We are both social species, we like to play and we both have excellent memories.

But in order to truly understand the horse, you must get to know the difference between a human’s and horse’s mental abilities.

Introducing PCA’s China Exchange Team for May, 2024!

Introducing PCA’s China Exchange Team for May, 2024!

Emily Marshall Age: 15 Pony Club: Ararat Pony Club, Victoria Pony Club Journey: Q: What do you enjoy most about Pony Club? A: I enjoy spending time with people who have the same interests as me and making friends with people of all ages. Q: Can you...

Emilia Savage: From Pony Club to Victory in Pony Racing Finals

Emilia Savage: From Pony Club to Victory in Pony Racing Finals

Meet Emilia Savage, a 12-year-old rider from Bangalow Pony Club, NSW. With her pony, Aspenview Aylan, she won the National Pony Racing Series in the large pony category at Royal Randwick in April. Her journey showcases hard work, determination, and a strong bond with her pony.

PCA’s Leadership Certificate Program: Charlotte’s Journey

PCA’s Leadership Certificate Program: Charlotte’s Journey

Let’s meet Charlotte Wright, an active member of the North Dorrigo Horse and Pony Club in NSW. Charlotte’s journey through the Pony Club Australia (PCA) Leadership Certificate Program has been a rewarding experience, offering growth and new opportunities.

Honouring ANZAC Day: A Joint Rally Celebration

This year, Anzac Day held special meaning for Pony Clubs in Zone 9 of NSW. Instead of their usual Rally Day, they all came together for a combined event to honour this important day.

2024/25 Leadership Certificate Opening Soon

2024/25 Leadership Certificate Opening Soon

Get ready, Pony Club members! Nominations for the 2024/25 PCA Leadership Certificate will be opening in June. If you're between the ages of 14 and 18 at the start of January, this program is for you. And here's the best part: you can complete it at...

How Should Your Bit Fit?

How Should Your Bit Fit?

When I went to Pony Club back in the dark ages of the 1980’s the general rule of bit fitting was to be able to place your little finger between the lips of the horse and the cheekpiece of the bit on each side. This ‘rule’ served me very well over the years and I had followed it religiously ever since. Imagine my surprise when doing my bitting course to discover this was no longer the case!

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