Established in 1967, the Barossa Valley Horse & Pony Club is one of the oldest, continually operating pony clubs in Australia.
Our home is the picturesque John Dallwitz Reserve,184 Angaston Road, Angaston in the beautiful Barossa Valley.
Hot Weather Policy
The hot weather policy will result in the cancellation of activities if the forecast temperature for Nuriootpa is above 35 degrees on the ABC news the evening prior.
The Pony Club Movement
The Pony Club movement began in England in 1928 and has since spread around the world. In Australia there are over 900 clubs affiliated with the Australian Pony Club Council.
Each state has a separate association – in SA it is the Pony Club Association of South Australia (PCASA). South Australia is divided into zones, with the Barossa Valley Pony Club belonging to the Lower North Zone (LNZ).
The Barossa Valley Pony Club upholds the aims & objectives of Pony Club which are:
- To encourage young people to ride and to learn to enjoy all kinds of sports connected with horses and riding.
- To provide instruction in riding and horsemanship and to instil in members the proper care of their animals.
- To promote the highest ideals of sportsmanship, citizenship and loyalty, thereby cultivating strength of character and self discipline in
Rallies are usually held on the third Sunday of each month and other events held during the year include a cross country training day, dressage day, encourage gymkhana, one day event and show jumping day. Various other clinics or schools with visiting instructors will be scheduled where possible.
Upcoming Rally Dates
June: Sunday 16
July: Sunday 21
August: Sunday 18 – Trail ride
September: Sunday 15
October: Sunday 20 – Show jumping
November: Sunday 17 – TBC
December: Sunday 8 – Christmas rally
Join Our Pony Club
We are proud to have our members regularly represent the club at zone and state level. Many have also gone on to represent South Australia at national level, with several having also ridden in international competition over the years. However, it’s certainly not all about competition and riders of all ages and levels of ability are very welcome.