Rally Dates

2017 Rally Dates.

29th January @ 3pm

Enrollment Day

5th February

1/2 Day Rally

19th February

1/2 Day Rally

11/12 March

Capel ODE

18/19 March

Capel ODE

8/9 April


23 April


28 May


25 June


23 July


27 August


23/24 September


22 October


26 November


Capel Cross Country Course

Images of all jumps


Forms and Fees for 2017

XC Bookings

Booking Forms for 2017


Committee Members

2017 Capel Horse and Pony Club Committee Members

Jenni Brown


Chantelle Wells

Vice President

Nicole Cochrane


Louise Bruce-McGinn


Chyssy Williams

Coach Coordinator

Karen Payne

Eventing Co-ordinator

Jo Crain & Louise Newman

Rally Co-ordinators

Fiona Ward

Uniform Officer

CHPC Sponsors

We sincerely thank the following 2017 Sponsors

Geographe Settlements

Jaksta Technologies


Gaisong Natural Health & Wellness Centre

Capel Mandarins

Mercer Bobcats

Stitches Embroidery

WA Communications

K & T Taylor

Ethel Hawkins


Capel Berry

Colroy Tearooms

Capel Hardware

HTE Transport

HSK Transport

Wolfe Engineering

Brooklea Equestrian

Rural Cinemas

Nikki Harwood

Rider Members Levies

Saddles Plus

Capel IGA

Off The Track

Leeuwin Equine Veterinary

Geo Vet

Prydes Easifeeds

Swan Valley Horse Trails

Evolution Equestrian

Dark Selections

Bendigo Bank


Kentaur Australia

Kovia Equestrian

Club History

By Helen Clements


The first rally was held in the paddock at the back of our home in Capel situated on the Western Titanium mine site. Mary Wilson was the instigator and those of us with children and horses hoped we could start a Pony Club. On that day Jenny Daley who later achieved her "A" certificate in Pony Club, rode her little round grey pony “Clydie" with dad local veterinarian Dr Peter Daley, an accomplished rider and breeder of stock horses, assisting her.


A considerable area of land on the Goodwood Rd, which had been a racecourse in 1878, was made available for lease by the Capel Shire for equestrian use. Polocrosse established itself at the grounds. Yards, an enclosed arena, fencing and gates were built and a very substantial club house and toilet and shower block were erected.


The Capel Horse and Pony Club was formed and registered with the Pony Club Association of W.A. We made our home the equestrian area on the Goodwood Rd. Rallies commenced with input from people who had some knowledge of Pony Club. Pat Sharp came to help and Ruth McPherson became the Chief instructor. Some of us went to York for our first instructor‘s school, one of several, under the watchful eye of Miss K lrving. At Capel we were able to present lots of activities because of the safe enclosed area, tent pegging, camp drafting, training for cross—country speeds and galloping are some lr recall. A cross country course now enhances the area. As part of the South West Zone we travelled many kilometres attending meetings, training schools and competitions. Zone Assistant and K " Co-ordinator were roles l undertook at Zone.


The State Championship was held in Capel and presented by the South West Zone and Pony Club Horse Trials Sub-Committee. The course was built on Mr John Tucker’s property, just a short distance from the Equestrian grounds. Being involved resulted in a lasting connection which gave me immense pleasure. lt enabled me to see the young riders achieve the considerable skills required for eventing. I became a member of the Pony Club Horse Trials Sub-Committee and remained a member for many years, extending my knowledge to become a Horse/T rials Steward. I travelled the State meeting Pony Club Members and evaluating X country courses. During this time l joined the EFA Horse Trials Committee, later taking on the position of the horse Trials Stewards co-ordinator, now Technical Delegates. At this time we rewrote the Pony Club Horse Trials Rule Book to make it easier for young riders to understand. Also we submitted to a PCAWA meeting the possibility of making the pony club event courses the same heights and spreads as EFA up to RN level. This was accepted.


It was then felt to encourage our more mature riders we should introduce courses at novice level, this was to be called A Plus. l had great pleasure in providing the trophy for this competition. Joining the Coaching Panel and spending time at clubs as a Visiting Commissioner to assess Coaches and he helped present coaching schools was a tremendous learning curve. Domini Morgan, international dressage rider and coach, visited W.A. between 1982 and 1999 as part of the Alcoa Coaches in Residence scheme. She was an inspiration for many coaches and young riders.


I was elected as State President of the PCAWA, a role which l considered an honour and gave me great pleasure. Support was given by many people especially the Executive Officer Heather Appleby.

Receiving life membership of the Capel Horse and Pony Club at this time was a further honour.

Always mindful of The Aims and Objectives of Pony Club and The Code of Conduct for everyone, I enjoyed the wonderful years spent with young riders, horses and other people who made up the PCAWA movement.

By Helen Clements

Come Join Us

Dont forget to bring your horse!

Capel Horse and Pony Club aims to achieve rider progress through interesting, informative, educational and well run rallies with a sense of positiveness and fun. Pony club is a youth movement. It uses the horse as a focal point of interest to train its members in the aims and objectives. The Pony Club member must learn to understand and care for their horse or pony while at the same time learning to improve their riding skills.

Our Aims and Objectives

To encourage young people to ride and learn to enjoy all kinds of sports connected with horses and riding.

To provide instruction in horse mastership and to instill in members proper care of their animals

To promote the highest ideals of fellowship, citizenship and loyalty and to cultivate strength of character and self discipline


The Pony Club structure encourages Riding Members to prepare for and take certificates which enable them to learn progressively about horse and pony care (horsemastership) and riding (horsemanship). The certificates are designed for the member to progress from one standard of learning to the next with certain objectives in mind

Although some requirements of each certificates may vary slightly from country to country because of geographical location, local activities or climatic conditions, the certificates are based on a worldwide policy.


Rallies are generally held on the fourth Sunday of the month. A rally consists of a variety of mounted and unmounted activities aimed to help and improve rider and horse ability. Capel Horse and Pony Club uses accredited paid coaches where possible and other experienced coaches.

Rally activities include lessons in:

Flatwork and Dressage

Show jumping and Cross country riding

Games and Agility riding

Team games

Formation riding


Certificate levels

From time to time we may try other activities like polo cross, handy pony, team penning, trail rides, fundraising relay rides, riding in the local Anzac March, vaulting and demonstration rides

Horsemastership sessions are an unmounted lesson on all aspects of horse care and management. They may include educational talks from visiting professional people like vets, horse dentists, farriers and other horse care people

Riding Groups

Each rally day you will be placed in a group, according to the type of activity, your riding ability, your horses ability and your age.

The SAFETY OF THE RIDER will always be the first consideration, but As a general rule you will stay in that group for the day.

Each group will be allocated 1 or 2 parents as group leaders for each lesson. Leaders will be required to supervise your group until the coach arrives, help the coach in moving equipment or jump poles, make sure the coach has refreshments if required, and generally look out for the safety and well being of each rider.


Capel Horse and Pony Club holds at least one school holiday camp per year.


Most Pony Clubs hold events (ODE’s, Show jumping or Dressage days) at their own club grounds annually. As long as you are a financial pony club member and have the required amount of rally attendances on your card, you can enter and compete at these events. Refer to the Capel Pony Club Calendar or the PCAWA website for these dates

Competing at events can be a little daunting when first starting out! If you need any help about how the ‘system works’ please contact a committee member or an older rider who has ‘been there done that’ to help or advise you.

Remember the Capel Horse and Pony Club official uniform must be worn at these events. You will also need to check that you have the correct/approved tack and be familiar with the PCAWA rules for the type of event you are competing in.

The Pony Club Association of Western Australia consists of zones.

There are 13 zones and we are part of the South West Zone which includes ; Blackwood, Bunbury, Busselton, Dardanup, Collie, Margaret River, Mayanup, Warren and Wellington districts.

Zones run qualifying events in Showjumping, Dressage, Eventing and Prince Philip Mounted Games for members to qualify for entry to State Championships.

For more information on Pony Club visit the Pony Club Association of Western Australia Website.