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        04-10-2014, 04:46 PM
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    I was in Pony Club for a few years when I first started riding. I learned SO MUCH. I would definitely encourage it if you want to learn.

    As for the competitiveness and bad attitudes, there are those in every club. I remember doing camps and seeing another girl in tears because a mom was telling her she didn't go over a cross-country jump when everyone else saw it and it was videotaped...

    BUT, if you can stay strong and confident and realize that though you may not own a horse or haven't been riding since you were 2, that you belong there because you love horses and want to learn, you may have an amazing time, and meet some great people!

    I think it's always important to remember that if you do not own a horse, it doesn't mean you're any less than another rider. The love of horses and will to learn is what brings all horsepeople together :)
         
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        04-11-2014, 04:05 AM
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    I joined the PC in the UK when I was about 9. At that time not many people had their own ponies so rallies were held at riding schools.
    I owe a lot to the PC, I did the Interbranch Horse Trials and SJ. Later, as an instructor other competitions were introduced, some for those that were not the best riders so these were unmounted. There was something for everyone.

    My nieces joined the PC and I was asked to go back to camp and instruct. I was shocked at the change (over many years) in attitude. There were still riders who did not own their own ponies and several of the children who did would 'look down' on them and were quite snooty with little cliques of riders who had great ponies being what they thought was 'superior' to those that didn't have such good animals.

    I took great delight in proving to these children that they were only as good as they were because they had brilliant ponies.
    I did this by making the riders swap horses.

    It is up to the instructors to see that there is an openness between the riders rather than allowing them to get into cliques.
         

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