Get to Know Us
Sydneys fun and inclusive Pony Club
We are one of Australia’s oldest Pony Clubs extending a welcome and supportive atmosphere to young riders and their parents. Our grounds are in a bush enclave in St Ives, Sydney where we have an Olympic size sand dressage arena, showjumping arena and brilliant cross country course.
We are part of the Pony Club Association of Australia and Zone 23.
Avondale is unique in that we offer two types of membership. Option 1 is to join our Pony club and Option 2 is to become a Grounds member.
Avondale Pony Club also welcomes Active Kids vouchers so don't forget to register!
Join Avondale Pony Club
There are only 3 criteria to join Avondale Pony Club.
You need a pony (or a horse)
You need to be aged 4 - 80 years
You need to be ready for some fun and a few challenges
If you think you can meet the above then we are ready to have you join us!
There are 2 steps to joining.
Join Pony club NSW and pay your subscriptions
Complete the Avondale Pony Club membership form
Join Avondale as a Grounds Member
Grounds membership is for people who are not interested in joing Pony Club NSW but are wanting to use our grounds and facilities with their horse. To be a grounds member we require you to join Equestrian Australia for insurance purposes. Membership fees are $300 a year however we give a 50% discount to members of Northside Riding Club.
Full size 60 x 20m sand dressage arena.
Flat 60 x 40m showjumping area.
Show jumps & cavaletti.
Cross country course built by accredited course builder and designer Darrel Burgess, which ranges from 50cms (E grade/ encourager level) to 95cms (B grade/Prelim level). Includes: bank, logs, tyres, ditch, brush, water jump (can be filled for clinics) and mobile narrow fences for accuracy practice.
Other equipment on request such as dazzle boards, other fill, sporting or polocrosse.
Pony Club NSW
Pony Club NSW has over 270 clubs with over 15,500 members. These Pony Clubs operate from Tweed Heads in the north to Eden in the south. Such institutions represent the absolute grassroots level of horse riding in NSW.
Northside Riding Club
Northside Riding Club holds around 70 events every year across all disciplines including showjumping, eventing, dressage, hacking and horsemanship, attracting many hundreds of competitors. They also provide training days, clinics and social days, catering for all levels of riders. As a member of Northside riding club you are able to join Avondale as a grounds member at a discounted rate.