Welcome to the Cotswold Hunt Pony Club

The Cotswold Hunt branch of the Pony Club helps educate children in caring for and riding all types of horses and ponies, from the tiniest trotting Shetland to a polished and glossy eventer, everyone is welcome.  Our branch was formed in 1930, which makes it one of the oldest Pony Clubs in the country. We are part of Area 9 of the Pony Club and we are one of the larger clubs with about 160 members.  Many of our members are keen participants in teams, competing in Dressage, Show Jumping, Eventing, Tetrathlon and Polo as well as Horse and Pony Care and we regularly send competitors to national level championships in these disciplines.  Our aim is to have lots for fun along the way, so whilst we have a spread of talent in our members, you don’t have to want to compete to enjoy the activities that are on offer.   We host several competitions each year and lots of fun activities for all ages and also for those who don’t want to compete.  We hold camps for Minis (3-6 years roughly), Juniors (6-12 roughly) and Seniors (12 and upwards) each year in the Summer Holidays and many social events as well.  If you are interested in joining our branch take a look at our Membership page in the Information section for more.

***NEW*** CHPC 100 CLUB!

Please support our Pony Club and buy a ticket! Chances of winning a prize are 1 in 33 every month with just one ticket bought!!
Tickets are £25 per year, entering you into each monthly draw, to be drawn on the last day of each month.
There is no limit on tickets bought by members, but tickets are limited to 100 in totality. Tickets must be purchased by over 16’s.
Monthly prizes: 1st prize £50, 2nd prize £20, 3rd prize £10,
The first draw will be January 2021, assuming we sell enough! And a special Christmas 2021 draw with 1st prize of £100!!!!
(Prize money will be reduced in proportion with ticket sales if less than 100 are sold)
To secure your ticket, please message
Sam Melville-Smith  M: 07899902837
You will be directed as how to pay.


To start 6th February 8 sessions to run in 2 blocks of 4 weeks.  Test to be undertaken in Easter Holidays.
For more information, follow the link to the Test & Badges Page.


The opportunity for 3 – 9ish years olds to enjoy taking the following four mini achievement badges with a half an hour inspiring zoom training with one of our Senior CHPC members, Archie Garbutt. Those taking part will prepare a creation to share in the zoom session such as a drawing of the perfect healthy pony, your dressage arena made from a shoe box, dressing in the correct/incorrect dress for riding. For more information please go to the Tests and Badges website page.


Limited Edition CHPC socks and Bobble Hats!

CHPC Bobble hats are a must for cold damp mornings and for this winter. Perfect to wear at events or mucking out!  They are the most comfortable bobble hats to wear – no itching and super-warm. They are stretchy too, so one size fits all.

We also have very high-quality CHPC competition socks. These technical riding socks are designed to be worn under your long boots or chaps but also look great with trainers and come in 3 sizes; Small 12-3, Med, 4-7 and Large 8-12

We are selling these as a fund-raiser for the branch, so please spread the word – brilliant birthday presents too.  Stock is limited so please don’t leave it too late.  We may order another run if they prove to be very popular, which will be pre-order only.

 Please order through Katie May katiemayuk@msn.com or 07802 787671


The Pony Club will move back to the lockdown Phase of The Pony Club COVID 19 Operational Plan, which can be found here. Riding from home when needed for the welfare of the horse or pony is still permitted by the Government. We would ask that all riders consider the risk of their activity and ride within their capabilities, to reduce any unnecessary burden on the NHS.


There are lots of changes this year in each discipline, especially regarding the eligibility to take part in Area competitions at the various levels. Please take the time to read the changes by clicking on the links below to ensure you are compliant.

Rule books for all disciplines

Hat Rules

Body Protector Rules


Many of our PC memberships are due for renewal at the end of January 2021. You should receive an email from PC HQ with details about how to renew. If you think you are due for renewal but have not received this email, then please contact our Membership Secretary, Emma Stanley at emsstanley@hotmail.com
For more information, please follow this link: https://portal.pcuk.org/portal/my-dashboard/
The Cotswold Pony Club is working really hard to offer your children as many online activities as possible over the next few weeks, so please do renew on time as we all need to pull together and keep the Pony Club spirit going!


We would love to welcome new members to our wonderful Cotswold Hunt Pony Club.  Please click on this link which will tell you more about how to join us. We look forward to meeting you and your ponies!

Membership information page