Local Horse & Pony Clubs

This page contains details of our great local horse and pony clubs, with a little bit of information on each and a link to their websites and facebook pages. If you would like your club to be added to the alphabetical listing below, please contact us at the practice and we will organise it. At Maryborough Veterinary Practice, we are keen supporters and sponsors of our local clubs.

Dr’s Liz & Gemma checking heart rates at the conclusion of the cross-country event.

 

 

Bealiba Pony Club

Website:  www.bealiba.ponyclubvic.org.au

Facebook:   “Bealiba Pony Club”

www.facebook.com/groups/493806170153/

The idea of forming a club for people interested in horses & riding began when a local Bealiba resident saw a need for such a club. After several phone calls and enquiries about various types of clubs it was decided that a pony club should be formed. An expression of interest was posted in the local shops, and flyers were handed out throughout the local schools & bus runs. In October 1998 five adults stood around an old Holden Ute and a Pony club was formed.

The club took over the unused Bealiba football oval & clubrooms: NatteBealiba football club had previously decided to have their home base at the Natte-Yallock grounds. Local instructors were bought in to instruct the riders in riding and horsemanship. Eventually part of the sporting complex was taken over by the club and now the entire area is enjoyed by the club. In keeping with the Pony Club Association of Victoria Guidelines, Bealiba Pony Club was placed on Pending probation to show that they were generally interested in forming a Pony Club. Once this was proven they were placed on probation which is to enable the club to form a strong foundation and be thoroughly familiar with the aims and objectives of the Pony Club movement. At the July 2000 State PCAV meeting, Bealiba Pony club was granted full affiliation, proving that they could run a club under the guidelines set down by the association.

Today the club has many riding members & adult supporters . The club holds rallies once a month. Throughout the year regular instruction days, camp overs and clinics are held with top class instructors. Lessons are offered in Showjumping, Dressage, Cross Country, Games & other activities. Our club holds a gymkhana annually catering for riders of all levels. The club consists of dedicated parents, grandparents, supporters and junior members, all working together to upgrade facilities eg: horse yards, cross country course, equipment shed, clubrooms canteen, showers, toilets etc. Bealiba Pony club is very fortunate to have wonderful families, and a great group of adults & children working together to provide their district with a Youth club that they can be justly proud of.

 

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Dunolly Horse Activity Club

Website:   www.dunollyhorseactivityclub.com

Facebook:     “Dunolly Horse Activity Club”

www.facebook.com/search/260087630779909/local_search?surface=tyah

Dunolly Horse Activity Club is situated at Racecourse Rd Dunolly. The club began in 1984 and has two affiliations, HRCAV ( Horse Riding Clubs of Victoria) and ATHRA (Australian Trail Horse Riders Association).

Our facilties include clubrooms and amentities, yards and roundyard, permanent dressage arena and flatwork area, full level 1-5 cross country couse and we are currently aiming to build a 60m  x 60m showjumping arena.

Our club grounds back onto bush where our members enjoy trail riding and training for navigation rides.

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Maryborough Adult Riding Club

Website: http://davidblackstump.wixsite.com/marc-website

Facebook: “Maryborough Adult Riding Club”

https://www.facebook.com/groups/256853821175397/about/

We extend a warm welcome to you from the Maryborough Adult Riding Club Inc.

 As the name suggests, MARC is for riders over the age of 18 years (or turning 18 in that financial year). Children under the age of 18 must always be accompanied by an adult who is a current member of the Maryborough Adult Riding Club. Our Club encourages all Horse Riding enthusiasts to enjoy riding their horses in a safe, supported and friendly environment. We are affiliated with the Horse Riding Clubs Association of Victoria (H.R.C.A.V.) which provides an excellent foundation for a variety of activities, club protocols, and insurance for riders. 

We have fabulous facilities at our grounds at Maryborough Harness Racing Complex – Chaplins Road, Carisbrook that include horse wash, sand roll, undercover cross tie yards, dedicated training area  and excellent club room facilities .

Maryborough Adult Riding Club is a HRCAV Affiliated Organisation open to riders of all ages and levels of experience.

Rallys are held fortnightly on a Thursday and the second Saturday of the month.

Check our calendar for upcoming rally’s and events.

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Maryborough & District Horse and Pony Club

Website:     www.maryboroughponyclub.ponyclubvic.org.au

Facebook: “Maryborough Pony Club”

www.facebook.com/pages/Maryborough-Pony-Club/180466272002920?fref=ts

The Maryborough Pony Club started in 1964 with a group of dedicated parents and riders.  The venue was Craigie Park, situated on the outskirts of Maryborough. 

ONE DAY EVENTS
The club held the first One Day Event on the 14th August 1966.  The Pony Club itself had only three riders competing.  The event was held annually until 1985 at Craigie Park.  Maryborough Pony Club was the first club to hold a One Day Event to include Grade 5.  Previously the gradings only went down to grade 4.  Over the years other clubs also adopted grade 5 into their one day events.  Today all Pony Club One Day Events are more commonly known as “Horse Trials” and all clubs cater for the young grade 5 rider.  Unfortunately the cross country at Craigie Park was destroyed in the January 1985 bush fires.
The first Horse Trial to be held at the present venue in Johnson Street, Maryborough (then known as Blackman’s Lead) was on Sunday 21st October, 1990.  The event was held with only three grades – 3, 4 and 5.  A total of  71 riders competed with 17 riders from the Maryborough Pony Club.
 
PONY CLUB NOW A GOLD MINE… 
The Maryborough Pony Club gorunds – Blackmans Lead was the second gold mining lead to be opened in Maryborough.  It was opened around the 6th June 1854 with a population of only 150 but by the 27th June 1854 the population had grown to a staggering 1300.  Three years later there were still 300 diggers working Blackmans Lead.  There may even be some gold left, so if your horse stumbles, don’t tell him off.  Have a look he may have tripped over a nugget.