1. Matcham Valley Pony Club
Matcham Valley Pony Club(MVPC) is situated in pretty, tree lined grounds at the end of Wattle Tree road in Holgate.
MVPC is run under the rules and regulations of the Pony Club Association of NSW and belongs to Zone 24 of the PCA.
Matcham has wonderful grounds and facilities, including;
- Full size 60 x 30m arena – brand new, self-watering ebb & flow technology
- Round yard
- Bush trails and cross-country jumps
- Large grassed area for rally days, jumping and general riding
- Yards, clubhouse, canteen and viewing platform
- Show jumps & cavalettis, portable dressage arena, sporting equipment and lots more
Note that MVPC has security cameras installed to monitor the arena and grounds
2. Objectives of Pony Club
To encourage young people to ride and learn to enjoy all approved kinds of sport connected with horses and riding.THE PONY CLUB ASSOCIATION OF NEW SOUTH WALES (PCA NSW) -AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
To provide instruction in horsemastership and to instil in members the proper care of their animals.
To promote the highest ideals of fellowship, citizenship and loyalty and to cultivate strength of character, and self-discipline in the members
3. Zone 24
Matcham Valley Pony Club is part of Zone 24, which also includes the following
Pony Clubs; Wyong, Cooranbong, Mangrove Mountain, Tall Timbers, Toronto and Watagan
Matcham Valley holds rally days typically on the first Sunday of each month.
During the year, each of the clubs in Zone 24 will also hold special events and competitions.
Events may be closed (ie only members of MVPC) or open to all members of Zone 24.
Inter Club days (ICD):
Typically interclub events (ICD) are held on the 3rd Sunday of the month. Club members can compete in an Inter Club competition against other Clubs from the Central Coast zone. Each club will organize an ICD during the year. Event programmes are submitted to Zone Meetings in advance of the planned ICD date, and events are practiced at the preceding Rally Day.
The Easter period each year may see riders represent the Club or Zone in the Sydney Royal Easter Show in the Pony Club ring. Riders can compete in their individual rider event, pairs and teams of four.
Individual clubs may nominate to hold Zone Championships in various disciplines and the timing is usually in advance of State Championship entries. These events are held on one or two days over a weekend. They allow riders to attend and compete against other riders of the same level and to gain performance results to support applications to attend State Championships. There are usually several Zone Championships held in the major disciplines of dressage and show jumping, however championships in other disciplines such as show jumping, equitation, ODE, mounted games or camp drafting may be scheduled.
Zone 24 Jamboree:
In November each year a Zone 24 Jamboree is held for competition between all Clubs. All Club riders and their parents are encouraged to attend this weekend of fun and competition. It is held at Morisset Showgrounds and we camp overnight on Friday and Saturday night. The competition takes place on Saturday and Sunday and includes show riding, show jumping, mounted games and sporting.
Riders wishing to attend State Championships must meet the performance qualifications in terms of experience, level of competition and points gained at events. They must also advise the Senior Instructor so that the Instructors can assist with the preparation and give the rider the appropriate paperwork as it becomes available. Riders must also maintain a record of achievement at events on official record cards available through the Club. All entries for Championships must be through the Club Secretary to Zone Secretary. Grading or performance cards must be attached to any application for entry to a State Championship event. It is mandatory for competitors entering State and Interstate Championships to have attended a minimum of three Rally Days in the preceding 12 months. Riders may purchase Performance cards from the Club Secretary.