Pony Club in Australia has just undergone one of the biggest changes in its 80-year history, with the introduction of a new syllabus which includes equine welfare and equitation science.
The new syllabus continues to build on Pony Club members’ riding, horsemastership and horse knowledge skills blending 80 years of sound knowledge and training, with new scientific knowledge about rider safety, horse behaviour and welfare.
Overseeing the new syllabus has been one of the best-known proponents of Equitation Science, Dr Andrew McLean, CEO of Equitation Science International and Behaviour Consultant to Melbourne University Veterinary Hospital. He is also on the Board of Pony Club Australia.
Pony Club Australia introduced a new Syllabus of Instruction in 2019 incorporating equitation science which helps with rider safety and horse welfare. You can view or download a copy here:
There are eight proficiency certificates. For each one, we have produced a workbook/manual to support your learning. (Note: the A Level Certificate Manual is being updated). Information about ordering manuals can be found here.