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