At the commencement of each rally, an inspection is made of each rider's mount, gear and uniform for safety and cleanliness. A tally is kept and the highest scoring rider from each group is presented with an award at th Awards night at the end of the year.
Hard hats/helmets (meeting the relevant standards) must be worn at all times when riding on Pony Club grounds. This includes even when "just sitting" on your mount. Anyone seen mounted without a hat will be faced with the prospect of suspension. This rule is of utmost importance to ensure the safety of all riders.
The club has a number of back protectors of different sizes that are available to members free on rally days. We encourage members to use them for cross-country and Showjumping. They must be signed out and in again on rally days so we can keep track of them – they cost up to $300 each to replace
Pony Club Uniform
Approved helmets, boots and medical armband are mandatory for rallies and official Pony Club events for safety reasons.
Approved helmets can be viewed here
Riding boots, short, elastic-sided, dark brown or black (with LEATHER gaiters), or long boots in leather or rubber (can now be worn by all members)
PCAV approved armband with medical information
Pony Club badge (and disc if appropriate).
SUEDE GAITERS OR CHAPS are not allowed to be worn.
Other uniform requirements include:
Jodhpurs, light coloured, or moleskins, light coloured
White shirt and Pony Club tie (rallies and competitions)
St Andrews windcheater (for our rallies only)
St Andrew woolen jumper (for both competition and rallies)
St Andrews polo shirt with PCAV logo (all events)
St Andrews polo shit without PCAV logo (our rally only)
St Andrews Pony Club Vest with PCAV Logo (all events before riding)
St Andrews Pony Club Vest without PCAV logo (our rally only)
St Andrews Tracksuit top (rallies and at competitions before riding – members are not to ride competitions in this)
St Andrews Tracksuit pant (only to be worn over jodhpurs before riding. Not to be worn whilst riding)
Earrings and other jewellery are to be removed.
St Andrews Pony Club has a Black Saddle Blanket with a gold trim with STAPC embroidered on the side.
Hurstbridge Saddlery makes these for us and you can phone up and order one or speak to the DC at our club.