One of the objectives of The Pony Club is to give instruction and coaching in riding and horsemastership and to educate Members to look after and to take proper care of horses and ponies.  Pony Club Coaches deliver training and support Members to help them develop their riding and horse and pony care skills.

Your Pony Club Coaching is based on the three NZPCA  Manuals, all available from the E shop there are many more coaching resources there too. 

So you have been asked to coach at Pony Club? You have been asked to do one of the MOST important roles in Pony Club. Where to start.........Click here for a very useful Resource. Its the Coaches Induction Pack or 'what every coach needs to know'. 

Get your name on the list to recieve the 'i-Coach' a digital magazine full of information for our Coaches. Sign up here .You can read all the previous editions of 'I-Coach' here

Another good reason to coach at Pony club is that, once you have signed up as a financial member, you will be covered by our Coaches Insurance, see below for the policy documents. 

​​​​​​​NZPCA ASSOCIATION COACH Position Information

Click here for Association Coach Expression of Interest

Click here for Association Coach Position Description​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


The NZPCA National Coaches and Association National Coaches are all available for you to use at your Area/Club/Branch see below for their biography's and National Coaches Booking Form

In 2015 NZPCA introduced the Coach of the Year award. Here are the winners:

2014-2015 Louise Ilton MWC

2015-2015 Lynley Price BOP

2016-2017 Rebecca Thomas CBY

2017-2018 Charlotte Young OS

2018 - 2019 Jo Street AUK and Lorraine Phillips WAI

2019 - Young Coach Daisy Morgan BOP

2020 - Mary Dawkins WR

2020 - Young Coach - Brooke Harris BOP

2021- Lisa Fridd - OS

2021 - Young Coach -  Mackenzie Sattler - OS 

Regional Sports Trusts

So that you can keep in touch with your local area's Coaching gurus, here is a list of the Regional Sporting Trusts (RST's).  Get in touch with the one that is nearest to you, they will put you on their email list.  RST's offer lots of ways to upskill and their seminars are usually very affordable. Click here for yours.


We have a great tool to assist Coaches with their record keeping. Ideal for keeping the Certificate record card information up to date.  Thank you Kara Lockhart for this resource. This does not replace the record cards it is simply a tool to help coaches keep track of progress. These templates are able to be updated by you as needed.  If you would like a copy Click Here

National Coach Kay Hogan BHSI has produced D+  and C+ Rally Plans which are available on this page. 

The E shop is full of some really great Coaching resources.  Apart from the Pony Club Coaching manual we have a great set of books by Kim Widdowson which are so easy to read and use.  Go to the eShop >>


The dates are set for the North and South Islands!

27 & 28 May - Christchurch

1 & 2 July - Taupo NEC 

We would love to see you there for lots of exciting learning and connecting with friends. 

2021 and earlier

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