About our Rider of the Month, Charlotte!
I'm Charlotte and I have only just joined Mangere Pony Club. I have a really cool pony named Murphy. Murphy is my first pony and is 8 years old. His show name is Showtym Playboy. I joined Mangere Pony Club about 6 months ago and Lisa Cale is my amazing coach. Show-jumping is our favourite discipline.
About Mangere Pony Club
Mangere Pony Club riding members generally have their own horse or pony. Overall, Mangere Pony Club is a fun and supportive environment for children who want to own their own horse or pony. We also have a few adult members who are always willing to help the younger ones.
Mangere Pony Club facilitates and encourages the development of riding and horse management skills and achievement of NZPCA certificates by our members. Our members ride in weekly ‘rallies’ during the summer season and we have a mix of riders at all different certificate levels. At each rally members are split up into groups and coached in riding and horse management skills by qualified instructors. There are also inter-pony club team competitions each season which Mangere members are encouraged to enter. At these they get the chance to compete against teams from other pony clubs in the Auckland and Manukau districts and these are always a lot of fun.
Mangere Pony Club has excellent facilities to help our members develop and grow in their riding (see ‘Facilities’) including two arenas and a full cross country course. Mangere Pony Club provides on-site grazing for our members but not all members graze on site. Non-members can also use our grounds for $20 per combination.
All members must abide by the NZPCA ‘Fair Play Charter’ (see below) at all times.