Pony Club Mounted Games will make its show debut
The Newbury & District Agricultural Society are pleased to be premiering the very popular and well established Pony Club Mounted Games at The Royal County of Berkshire Show this year.
The Pony Club was founded in England in 1929 and is an international voluntary youth organisation for young people. It was granted independent charitable status on 1st January 1997 and has been the starting point for a large majority of equestrian athletes, medal winners and anyone interested in riding and horse care.
There are around 345 branches and 540 centres in the UK alone and represent no less than 27 countries with a large worldwide membership, making it the largest association of young riders!
“Our objective for the Pony Club is to encourage young people to ride and to enjoy all kinds of sport connected with horses and riding” explains Mark Wilson, Pony Mounted Games Team trainer.
The UK Pony Club is one of 15 nations that are part of the Euro Pony Club, which aims to promote exchange visits, thus creating a wider understanding of cultures, languages and backgrounds as well as establishing friendships.
“This will be our first appearance at the Royal County of Berkshire Show and we are really looking forward to it!” says Mark. “We train each week for various competitions throughout the year but our aim this year is to compete for the prestigious ‘Prince Philip Cup’, which is held at the Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham in October.”
About the Newbury & District Agricultural Society
A not-for-profit organisation, the Newbury & District Agricultural Society was formed in 1909 to organise a show to replace the local horse show. Now a registered charity, the society’s key mission is to engage children in the countryside and boosting their appreciation of the vital role of the British Farming industry in food, stewardship of the countryside and everyday life.
The showcase for these aims is through one of the most successful agricultural shows in the country – The Royal County of Berkshire Show, which sees over 60,000 visitors come together to celebrate British agriculture.