ABOUT PONY CLUB QUEENSLAND

The Pony Club Association of Queensland is a Youth Development and Sporting Organisation with an emphasis on inclusiveness, education, safety, self-discipline, self-respect and family values.

It is also the ideal training ground for our high performance equestrians; almost without exception, our recent Olympic riders have all commenced their career in a Pony Club.

With over 10,500 members, Queensland Pony Club is the largest Equestrian Organisation in the State. Over the past 55 years, the Association and its 225 clubs, which are situated from Mossman in the far North, to Boulia & Barcoo in the West and down to the NSW border, has continued to remain steady despite several adverse factors, such as flood, drought and a series of equine related viruses Equine Influenza, Hendra and Alyssa virus and their effects on the equine industry.

In Queensland several clubs, including Le Vale (first in Qld, established 1949), Gympie and Nambour were in existence before the State Association was formed. The State body was established to provide a formal structure for these already functioning, independent pony clubs. This allowed for a uniform, state wide, standard of instruction and competition, which followed the basic principles of the British Horse Society and Pony Clubs worldwide

In 1958, the existing clubs met at the Brisbane RNA Grounds. The meeting was called, by Officials of the NSW Pony Club Association, in order to form a Governing Body, for our existing Queensland clubs; This was later formalised and incorporated in 1959 when Sir Wallace Rae was elected the first President of the PCAQ.
The first tasks for the PCAQ was to formulate the Ideals and Codes of Behaviour, for Pony Clubs, Uniform Rules, Standards of Instruction and a workable Constitution and by-laws for Affiliated Clubs and PCAQ. The continued and stable nature of our Association, and the number of outstanding riders who commenced their careers in Pony Club testifies to the success of this undertaking.

PCQ is a remarkable Organisation that continues to nurture and develop young riders, not just as fine horsemen and women but as outstanding citizens, with a sense of self worth, respect and responsibility.

We have had so many fine role models in our organisation Mr Colin Meagher, who served as our Patron, a State President and an Instructor, Mr Percy Bishop, a founding member who had the remarkable distinction of being involved as a State Instructor for a full fifty years Peter Bondfield. Ned Twohill, Clive Black, Jack Makim, John Mawhinney and so many other master horsemen who are legends in the equine industry.

Australian Pony Club Council

The first meeting of a potential national body was held on September 1st 1961, during the second Inter Pacific Rally, (but the first held in Australia – in Melbourne); thus easing the way for representatives from all states to attend. This meeting sounded out the possible formation of a federal association to endeavour to bring uniformity to the Pony Club movement throughout Australia. Initially an Advisory and Liaison Committee was set up, in Sept 1961 with Erik Kolle (from PCAV) as chairman; with elected representatives from each state. Tasmania’s clubs were at this stage part of PCAV. The ACT, Northern Territory and New Guinea were invited to be members.

The development of the knowledge and ability of riders was the concern of Pony Club from its foundation. The emphasis has always been, in order of importance

• The safety of the rider
• The comfort of the horse
• The enjoyment of the rider
• The progress of the rider

STAFF

Margie DavidsonOffice Manageradmin@ponyclubqld.com.au
Mary GenocchioAssistant to the Executive Committeemary@ponyclubqld.com.au
Chris HallResults Recorderfoxhill7@bigpond.com

Elected Office Bearers

POSITIONNAMEE-MAILPHONE
President:Sarah Standensarahstanden1@gmail.com0418 726 831
Vice PresidentsTracey Camillerictcamo71@outlook.com
0418 778 023
Brett Coomberoxborough1@bigpond.com0400 084 887
Tonia Murtaghtonia@boxsells.com.au0407 135 797
Geoff Thomsongeoff.thomson@mgs-gc.com.au0407 116 441
Secretary:Melinda Hughessecretary@ponyclubqld.com.au0407 370 422
Treasurer:Megan Wraytreasurer@ponyclubqld.com.au0402 470 616

Honour Boards

Pony Club Life Members

Mr Luton WhiteMrs Ruth Henry *Mr Barty DeaneMr John Mawhinney
Mr Ned Twohill OAM*Mr Clive Black*Mr Alan Hession*Mr Lou Stacey
Mr Allan Ticehurst *Mr Harry IrvineMrs Bev HamiltonMr Dudley Moore *
Mr Jim GoodwinMrs Alice UphamMr Dennis Craig *Mr Col Austin *
Mr Steve SteigerMr Emmanuel ManoussoMr Bob HicksonDr Michael Moreny OAM
Mrs Jan MorlandMr Robert Goss *Mr Jack Makin *Mr Percy Bishop AM *
Mrs Zita DenholmMrs Audrey CondieMr Col StokerMrs Kay Keys
Mrs Grace BrodieMrs Alicia DahmsMr Don NixonMr Danny Marr
Mr Colin Meagher OA *Mr Ken HutchinsonMrs Beryl MarshallMr Peter Bondfield *
Miss Colleen McLaughlin BEMMr Jim ShawMrs Shelagh King OAM *Mrs Hazel Larard BEM *
Mrs Audrey Stoker *Mr Kevin KelleyMrs Iris KleinhanssMrs Pat Hartness *
Mrs Carol PatersonMrs Merril MawhinneyMrs Chris HallMrs Di Elder
Mrs Margie DavidsonMr Gary PriceMr Gary BryceMs Megan Wray
Mr Kevin WalshMr Clive GordonMrs Ellen FelsMrs Lyn Coombe
Mrs Beryl BurkhardtMr Michael CarlsonMr Raymond Stacey

Level A Proficiency Certificate Recipients

YearRecipients ClubYearRecipients Club
1967John MawhinneyNambour1983Stephen Stacey Albert River
1970Lyn MeisomMount Gravatt1984Julie SellwoodNambour
1971Jan TwohillSouthport1986Malcolm KerridgeMillaa Millaa
1972Deborah MacNicoleLe Vale1986Anne GordonSouthport
1974Claudette South Springsure 1986 Greg WatsonCalliope
1975 Di WeightmanArgylla1986 Jonathon Barker Oxenford
1978Sue DolanSouthport1987Felecity CribbMusgrave
1978Dianne BignellParoo 1987 Trudi CasperThe Gap
1978Sally Mills Le Vale 1988 Maxine JensenCalliope
1978Paul Le BherzMoggill1992 Fiona Snell Park Ridge
1978Jeanette Campbell-BrownSpringsure1996 Christine ChickenKingsthorpe
1979Nicholas MarkwellBeaudesert1998Bridgette BennettSouthport
1979Raymond StaceyAlbert River1998Rachell Whan Toowoomba
1979Lyndall Stirling Kurrajong2009Rachel LornieSouthport
1980Wesley Connolly Mossman2009Danae O’KeefeToowoomba
1983 Lisa KiddMoggill 2010Kirstie FossettAlton Downs
1983 Jenny PooleSouthport 2015Tamara BondfieldWarwick
1983 Trevor AndersonNambour

Inter Pacific Exchange Representatives

YearCountryRepresentativeYearCountryRepresentative
1963





CanadaRon Patterson1991AustraliaTracey Nazzari
1965USAJohn Mawhinney1993CanadaDavid Mawhinney
1967New Zealand
Alan Harding
1995
Japan
Sophie Clarke
1969
Australia
Norman Miller
1997
Hong Kong
Toni Rolfe
1971CanadaPeter Richardson
1999
USA
Travis Templar
1973Japan2001New ZealandRachel Morland
1975USAMalcolm Andrews2003AustraliaLaura Blay
1977New ZealandRaymond Stacey2005CanadaClaire Bondfield
1979AustraliaDavid Green2007USAAyla McIntyre
1981CanadaStephen Andrews2009Hong KongElise Norman Hunkin
1983JapanJenny Poole (Sillitoe)2011New ZealandTamara Bondfield
1985Gt BritainStephen Stacey2013QueenslandKathleen Barnes
1987Hong KongGregory Watson2015CanadaJaydn Bromley
1989New ZealandShiranne Richards2017AmericaBlake Jones

International Mounted Games

YearCountryRepresentativeYearCountryRepresentative
1989USACameron Richardson2003CanadaTahlee Hind
1990Gt BritainKaren Hession2004not eligible
1991CanadaKaren Hession2005AustraliaJace Thomson
1992USABrett Warren2006not eligible
1993not eligible2007not eligible
1994AustraliaAnthony Everingham2008not eligible
1995USATracy Godden2009not eligible
1996CanadaTrent Lindsay2010not eligible
1997not eligible2011not eligible
1998USARyan Sainsbury2012AustraliaLeteesha Lindsay
1999AustraliaNoel Missingham2013CanadaGina Youles
2000not eligible2015VictoriaAmanda Mills
2001UKKylie Robertson2018United KingdomKelly Coyne

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