Pony Club Rallies are the backbone of Pony Club, where all learning begins and coaches play an integral role in creating rallies that are informative, challenging and fun for riders.
Coaches need to be able to provide a safe and fun environment for riders to develop skills, confidence, a sense of belonging and a love of horses and horse riding. Coaching provides senior members with a great way to keep involved with Pony Club after they have moved onto other riding opportunities, or give another avenue to assist their Club whilst continuing to ride.
It also provides parents/guardians/adult supporters with an opportunity to get involved on a different level with their Club, to further develop their knowledge of horses and riding; and gives greater confidence in their abilities with horse management, horse ownership or helping their children master their skills in these areas.
HOW DO I BECOME A PONY CLUB COACH?
Before coaching at a Pony Club affiliated with Pony Club Victoria you must:
- Register as a coach with PCV
- Apply for a Working with Children Check
myPONYCLUB & COACHES
All coaches who register with PCV will have a MyPonyClub Member Profile within the database system which enables you to keep your contact details up-to-date. You can also link yourself to Clubs you coach with and Clubs can link you to them so your contact details are accessible by them. MyPonyClub can track the rallies you coach at and the training events you attend making updating PCA NCAS Accreditation an easier job!
DO I NEED TO HAVE A COACH QUALIFICATION?
Although qualifications are not required to coach at Pony Club it is highly recommended that you undertake the PCA NCAS Preliminary Accreditation.
WHAT QUALIFICATIONS CAN I GET IN PONY CLUB?
- PCA NCAS Preliminary
- PCA NCAS Level 1
- PCA NCAS Level 1 (Games Specialist)
HOW DO I SIGN UP TO GET QUALIFIED?
- Preliminary and Level 1 coaching courses can be purchased in the MyPonyClub shop. You will need to be a coach member to gain access to this coaching course.