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 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:
COACH OF THE YEAR
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)
YOUNG COACH OF THE YEAR
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.