Saddle Club is fun, an interactive way for young riders to learn about stable management, yard activities and how to look after a pony. Members attend on Saturdays and/or Sundays and during the school holidays.
Children get to join in with grooming, tacking up, leading, sweeping, feeding (but not making up feeds), watering, rug changing, turning out, tying ponies up, tack cleaning, assisting customers and supporting and encouraging each other. We encourage Saddle Club members to join the Pony Club (PC) for enjoyable training goals.
Fees payable for attendance on Saturdays and Sundays £10 per session, those who are members of the Pony Club are awarded bonus stars. The star system runs for all the Saddle Clubbers and allows them to earn stars which they can use for saddle club kit (uniform) , towards lessons and training and towards outing days. Saddle Club members are expected to be on the yard at the week-end by 08.30 am, unless a later start is agreed by the yard manager. They are expected to look smart and presentable in Pony Club Kit or Saddle Club uniform (when they have gained enough stars to acquire it). The Saddle Club uniform lets clients know that they are and established part of the Bulby Team who have earned their 'colours' and so will be able to help them. During the holidays for senior Saddle Club a fee of £10 per day is payable and the day runs from 8.30am to 5pm.
You will need to provide your child with a pack-lunch and ensure they have suitable clothing, depending on the weather. It is not necessary for children to have their own riding apparel, as we can provide riding hats and footwear. Hat hire is £2 per session.
Parents should read the risk assessment sheets at the yard and the yard rules. Our aim is to make the environment safe and enjoyable and we depend upon the children being able to understand and to be willing to keep yard rules.