Membership

1.   Joining Matcham Valley Pony Club

Matcham Valley offers a friendly and supportive environment welcoming all new members

Membership is for the full calendar year: 1st Jan-31st Dec.

Riding membership is for people aged 25 years and under.

All riders under 18 must also have a parent register as a non-riding member.

Parents who wish to work with the children in the lead line group or as a parent assistant to the coaches must submit a Working With Children Check (WWC).

We are a small club with all committee members and club instructors unpaid volunteers. We ask that every family helps out on our rally days – setting up and packing up equipment, helping in the canteen, helping on competition days. Many hands make light work!

We also offer our MVPC riders Grounds Membership access to use the grounds outside of pony club days and when the grounds are not booked for other events.

See below for grounds member form for MVPC Riding Members.

Please note that any non-riding members of MVPC who wish to use the grounds must complete a Grounds Membership application and pay the annual membership fee.

2.   Uniforms.

The Matcham Valley Pony Club uniform comprises:

  • Long sleeve light blue shirt with royal Blue tie& club badge and in winter a royal blue V neck jumper (formal uniform)
  • or a MVPC blue polo shirt for informal occasions (rally days and camps)
  • Beige or fawn Jodhpurs or beige moleskins
  • MVPC blue Saddle Cloth
  • Brown riding boots (short), Chapettes may be worn on rally days
  • Long boots may be worn by Associate members (16 plus)

Note for Zone events the formal MVPC uniform is to be worn unless otherwise stated (eg Sporting ICD are typically polo shirts)

 3.   Grounds Use Membership

Matcham Valley offer grounds membership for riders who are not members of our pony club but wish to use the grounds to ride their horses

This membership provides access to all areas of the grounds including the brand new 60 x 30 ebb and flow arena. Grounds membership access is available when the grounds are not in use for pony club days and booked events.

Our grounds and arena are mowed and raked regularly providing a first-class facility to ride on and membership fees contribute towards the maintenance and upkeep of these facilities

Note that MVPC has security cameras installed to monitor the arena and grounds and blue tooth locks for easy access.

To become a grounds member, for insurance purposes, you need to also have EA (Equestrian Australia) membership.

To apply for Grounds Membership email: MVPC.Secretary@gmail.com

4.     Instructors, Day Clinics and Casual Riders

Instructors who want to run a clinic or others who are interested in hosting a riding event on the grounds are also welcome.  Please send an email with request to : MVPC.Secretary@gmail.com