Grove Saddle Club

The purpose of us running the Saddle Club programme is to prepare young riders to own their own horses and confidently manage and care for them as well as achieve goals of competing and schooling horses in the future. This programme is based upon NZ Pony Club standards and aspires towards ESNZ training guidelines. Parents who are not confident with owning horses are encouraged to be apart of this programme with their rider so that everyone gains a better understanding of equestrian pursuits.
Being able to lease our school horses for this programme and shows gives you the opportunity of building confidence with ridden theory and learning and achieving good welfare & management methods for your horse before you buy your own.

Saddle Club Jnr.

Saddle Club jnr. is a new programme for riders who want to get on the right track to own and potentially compete or school their own horses in the future. This programme are the steps to get to that goal.

These riders will take part in extended lessons where there is 1x hr riding theory and 1xhr horse management theory/ if attending weekly 1x per month is unmounted.

Theory level is NZ Pony Club Standards
D Certificate NZPC
& D+ Certificate NZPC

For this course riders will be required to provide a homework book - for our weekly theory homework, pens & NZ Pony Club Manual #1
Option to buy Saddle Club Tee

*This course took two of our student riders 6-8mos of lessons 2x weekly to achieve. (3 hours a week) This course may be done slower, but may take up to a year or more to achieve depending on rider's commitment to the programme.

 

Saddle Club Snr.

Saddle Club snr. is the second part of Saddle club jnr. Having achieved D Certificate and D+ Certificate, we further challenge our Jnr graduates to achieve NZ Pony Club Standards in the following C & C+ Certificate.

Theory level is NZ Pony Club Standards
C Certificate and
C+ Certificate.

2x hr riding theory and 1xhr horse management theory per week/ if attending weekly 1x per month is unmounted. Not including Show training.
Saddle Club Snr. also lease a school horse and ride in a second lesson per week which discounts any extra show training and show horse costs.

For this course riders will be required to provide a homework book - for our weekly theory homework, pens & NZ Pony Club Manual #1
Uniform Tee


*one of our riders at her first show ever - well done!