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.......Sign up for our Equestrian Coaches Training Programme

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

All financial NZ Pony Club coaches are covered by our Coaches Insurance, see below for the policy documents. 


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



The NZPCA first introduced its Coach of the Year award in 2015, and the Young Coach of the Year award was introduced in 2019

Here are the winners:


2023 - Fe Howie, Otago Southland (OS)

2022 - Kate Flemming, Wairarapa Wellington (WW)

2021- Lisa Fridd, Otago Southland (OS)

2020 - Mary Dawkins, Waitemata Rodney (WR)

2018 - 2019 Jo Street, Auckland (AUK) and                                             Lorraine Phillips, Waikato (WAI)

2017-2018 Charlotte Young, Otago Southland (OS)

2016-2017 Rebecca Thomas, Canterbury (CBY)

2015-2015 Lynley Price, Bay of Plenty (BOP)

2014-2015 Louise Ilton, Manawatu West Coast (MWC)


2023 - Lena Hayes, Waikato (WAI)

2022 - Anna Wilson, Waikato (WAI)

2021 - Mackenzie Sattler, Otago Southland (OS)

2020 - Brooke Harris, Bay of Plenty (BOP)

2019 - Daisy Morgan, Bay of Plenty (BOP)

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.

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

Click here for Association Coach Expression of Interest

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

National and Association Coaches - July 2023

from left Louise Ilton, Nicola Ward, Jacqui McKinley, Debbie Nelson-Love, Peter Barke, David Gibbons (NZPCA President),  Kay Hogan, Helen Egan.  Absent: Jane Withers

National Coaches - Contact Details

Association Coaches - Contact Details​​​​​​​