Mangrove Mountain Pony Club runs a monthly Rally Day on the first Sunday of the month.
Rally Day programs are organised by the instructors, under the guidance of the Club’s Senior Instructor. MMPC uses a combination of approved professional instructors and qualified parent volunteers who deliver a variety of structured lessons or rotations with an emphasis on encouraging learning through participation and fun.
Rotations include both mounted and unmounted sessions across most equestrian disciplines to include instruction in riding and horse management and welfare. Most rally days also include a hands on theoretical rotation to provide riders with the opportunity to obtain recognised competency certificates aligned with the PCNSW Syllabus of Instruction. For more information on this see https://pcansw.org.au/coaching/rider-certificates
Mangrove Mountain PC is a member of Zone 24. The other clubs in the zone are: Tall Timbers, Watagan, Cooranbong, Wyong, Toronto, Matcham Valley. Each club in the Zone holds its own Rally days and also run an InterClub competition day and/or discipline championship. MMPC usually holds its annual Showjumping Championships in May and its InterClub competition in July. The Zone Calendar sets out all planned competitions, regional schools and other opportunities and is emailed to all members and published on the Zone24 Facebook page.
Under the Zone level are the individual clubs. Within each club is a committee who are in charge of the general running of the club. For example paying bills, collecting fees. distributing newsletters and information, organising competitions, etc. The committee selects two delegates who represent the views of the club at Zone meetings. At Mangrove Mountain, the committee is elected at the end of each year at the Annual General Meeting, held in conjunction with the Annual Presentation Day.
About Pony Club NSW
All individual Pony Clubs in NSW operate under guidance and by laws set out by the Pony Club Association of NSW.
At the head of the Association is the State Executive. It deals with matters concerning the overall management of the Association and its individual Clubs at State level; including such issues as insurance; government funding; legal matters, and general issues affecting all clubs- They set down policies on safety, rules, dress etc. for all the clubs in the State to follow- They also publish books such as “Riding” and “The Handbook” (often referred to as “the Blue Book”), which are the manuals for Pony Clubs. A percentage of the fees paid by members are sent to the State Association to cover the costs of insurance and day-to-day running of Pony Club NSW.
The next level of administration is the Zone. All Pony Clubs in NSW are located to one of the 28 zones in the state. The clubs in each Zone elect a committee, and delegates to the State Association. The Zone committee has a number of functions which include organisation of Zone competitions (including the Jamboree), Regional schools, selection of teams to compete at State Championships, and the training and appointment of instructors. The Zone also represents the views of member clubs at State level.