New Memberships

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How to Apply to become a Member

To join BH&PC, please make an application through the Pony Club Queensland website.

Click here to access the online form .

 

Membership Categories

Buderim Horse & Pony Club Inc (BH&PC) offer two categories of membership; Riding or Social.

 

Riding membership: entitles you to participate in all club rallies and events, as well as other Pony

Club Queensland (PCQ) events. An added benefit of riding membership at BH&PC is that the

club's grounds are also available for your use, under appropriate supervision, for individual

riding and training activities. Riding members are required to own or lease their own horse or

pony. 1st family riding is when there is only one rider. Family rider additional memberships are

available for any additional riders in the same family.

Social membership: is required for parents and guardians of riding members under the age of 18

years. We also offer social membership to others who simply want to support our club and its

work.

Within these categories, a number of rules apply:

Any riding member under the age of 18 years must have at least one parent or guardian

who is either a riding or social member.

Each family is required to provide minimum 24 volunteer hours per year, which is credited against

a refundable Club Working Bee Bond.

Only financial BH&PC members, or members of other PCQ affiliated Pony Clubs, may

use the Club’s grounds, except where the Club hires out the use of its grounds to

another club, organisation or school.

When the Club hires out the use of its grounds to another club, organisation or school,

that entity must have its own insurance coverage for the period of the hire.

Horses and Gear

The welfare of our riders and their horses is the highest priority of our club and all our rallies,

events and activities are conducted according to the rules and by-laws of Pony Clubs

Queensland (PCQ). All riders at BH&PC and other PCQ-affiliated events must comply with PCQ

equipment and dress rules regarding saddlery, helmets, boots and other gear. PCQ by-laws

provide that, except where special rules permit otherwise, a rider shall be confined to the use of

one mount and that a horse may only have one rider at any event. A horse must be either

owner-ridden or leased. No stallion, colt, entire or rig is eligible to take part in or attend any

event, competition or otherwise, at any function conducted by BH&PC.

Any act or series of actions which, in the opinion of the club’s Chief Instructor, can clearly and

without doubt be defined as abuse of horse or dangerous riding, shall be dealt within the

relevant PCQ Code of Conduct. Similarly, any rider who affects the safety of any horse, rider or

third party will be considered to have acted dangerously, and will be penalised as determined by

relevant Code of Conduct (up to and including withdrawal of membership).

Riders are required to provide a completed Horse Health declaration at club events.

Club Colours and Uniform

BH&PC’s colours are purple and black. Our formal uniform, worn in gymkhanas and formal

competitions, consists of beige jodphurs or riding pants, collared purple shirt, black vest with

logo and purple trim and a black tie. For monthly rallies and sporting events, riders are required

to wear the club rally shirt (purple and black) and jodphurs or riding pants. The BH&PC saddle

cloth must be used at all rallies and events. Safety is paramount in pony club and all riders are

required to wear PCQ-approved helmets and smooth-soled, heeled riding boots. PCQ finds that

any helmet tested and meeting the VGI helmet standard is acceptable for use in all Pony Club

activities. Helmets need to comply with the following standards: AS/NZS 3838 (AU) and ARB

HS 2012; PAS 015 (UK); ASTM F 1163 (USA); VGI (Europe) EN1384 – Only for helmets with

manufacture date up to and including 2015. Black, brown, and white are preferred helmet

colours for competition. Full details of approved clothing and protective equipment are available

in PCQ’s Uniform and Saddlery Rules – 2017 on the PCQ website.

 

Insurance

Horse riding is a hazardous pastime and all members must sign BH&PC and PCQ indemnity

forms limiting liability for any injury or damage suffered. BH&PC membership includes basic

insurance cover through Pony Club Queensland for members and others participating in the

club’s equestrian activities. The insurance is not all encompassing and does not seek to

replace your need for private health and other insurances. Members may also be subject to

restrictions set down by the Department of Primary Industries when traveling to and/or riding at

BH&PC.

Volunteering

The success of BH&PC depends on the contribution our members make. Each of our member

families is required to provide 24 volunteer hours per year, which is credited against a

refundable Club Working Bee Bond. Examples of volunteering include sub-committees, working

bees, helping out at fundraisers, mowing the grounds and operating the canteen, which is open

during rally days and staffed by members on a roster basis. All riders are also asked to help set

up on rally days, which provides an important learning opportunity. Many hands make light

work and packing up provides a great opportunity to reflect on the day’s achievements and

share a few laughs.

Click here to access the online form .

(You will be directed to Pony Club Australia to Register)

Buderim Horse & Pony Club
Ballinger Park Sports Complex
176 Ballinger Rd BUDERIM 4556 QLD.                       PO BOX 606    Buderim, 4556 Qld
BPC PIC NUMBER QCM01545

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