Situated at the Cabarlah Sports Grounds,
9864 New England Hwy, Cabarlah, (nearest crossroad is Shostaki Rd), we hold a rally on the first Sunday of every month, weather permitting. If you are interested in our club, please feel free to come to a rally, or contact the club secretary on [email protected]
Our rallies are on the first Sunday of each month. We are part of Pony Club Association of Queensland (PCAQ) We are an Association through the Queensland Office of Fair Trading and have a volunteer Management Committee.. You can also email us at [email protected]pcaq.asn.au , or mail: PO Box 269, Highfields, Qld, 4352.
Parents play an important role at Pony Club. Parents not only support their children and make horse riding possible, but they support the club by assisting at rallies, volunteering at events, donating to fundraisers, and forming the club committee without which the club can't exist.
We are often asked if we can provide ponies for newcomers to ride. Whilst we welcome interested people to come visit us during a rally, we are unable to provide horses or equipment for riders.
Example of a typical rally day
8:30 - 9:30am Gear check & Troop Drill
9:30 - 10:00am Rotation 1
10:00 - 10:30am Rotation 2
10:30 - 11:00am Morning Tea (drink in front of clubhouse)
11:00 - 11:30am Rotation 3
11:30 - 12:00pm Rotation 4
12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch (gather in clubhouse for lunch and an update about up coming events)
1:00 - 2:45pm Team Games
3:00pm Arena & Clubhouse Pack Up by Riders & Parents
Rotations consist of Flatwork, Jumping Course, Sporting, Equitation and Gridwork. For younger riders, Horse Management will take the place of the jump course.
Rest In Peace Linda - we miss you..... Linda Doulin 2nd January 1952 - 22nd November 2013
"Horse Rider in the Sky" by Alan Doulin
Half close your eyes and look at clouds
What shapes within their mists and shrouds
A horse I see ? - or maybe not
Its going at a steady trot
I look again and now I spy
that horse so clear up in the sky
But wait - I see upon the hack
A rider - did she wave right back ?
The horse keeps going mile on mile
The riders’ happy - see her smile
The clouds they swirl up and beyond
Horse and rider - here ..... then gone
I look again - a change of scene
the rider’s tired but looks serene
A stable looms up right ahead
Its really just an old tin shed
The horse is at the stable door
The rider quiet - her journey o'er
The ride was long and hard - some test
but now its over - time to rest
The horse is happy, munching hay
the rider lies and soon she may
drift off to sleep with no more pain
and we'll not see her here again.
But wait - she has not really gone
her memory still will linger on
Of all she did for me and you
and us and them and those folk too.
Each day we'll check the clouds above
they will remind us of her love
The riders gone - but she's still here
Just watch that cloud - she'll re-appear
2013 - We were recently saddened by the passing of our beloved Val Gothe. Our thoughts and love are with George, Denise and the Gothe family.