An ‘out of this world performance’ to celebrate 90 years of The Pony Club

An ‘out of this world performance’ to celebrate 90 years of The Pony Club

Riders from the East Cheshire Hunt Pony Club lit up the Andrews Bowen International Arena to perform The Pony Club 90th Anniversary Musical Ride on Friday afternoon at the 2019 Horse of the Year Show (HOYS). Bringing the atmosphere to life, the 20 riders ranging from 4 to 21 years-of-age performed a uniquely choreographed routine adorned in spectacular futuristic outfits with a theme of ’90 Years from Now’. Masterminded by Susan Goodridge and set to popular, space-age music compiled by husband Mark, it was a real highlight for spectators and supporters of The Pony Club.

Formed in 1929 and granted independent charitable status in 1997, the Pony Club is the biggest youth organisation in the world. With nearly 40,000 members in the UK and 340 branches. The Pony Club is dedicated to teaching young people to ride, care for horses and to develop into well-rounded members of society.

Throughout its 90-year history The Pony Club has been pivotal in producing an overwhelming majority of leading international riders, both past and present, with 11 out of 12 riders from the British Olympic team in Rio being Pony Club graduates. Numerous Horse of the Year Show winners have started their ridden career through The Pony Club, including John and Michael Whitaker as well as Nick Skelton. For these selected young riders who were lucky enough to be a part of the musical ride, they have marked their place in the history books for years to come.


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Pony Club 90th Anniversary Musical Ride, East Cheshire Pony Club © 1st Class Images

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