Southdown West Code of Conducts

Please find below our Pony Club Code of Conducts which as a member of our branch you should read through.

The Pony Club aims to promote the highest ideals of sportsmanship, citizenship and loyalty to create strength of character and self-discipline in our members. The Code of Conduct for Members sets out what is expected of members and what is not permitted whilst in attendance at Pony Club activities. There is also section for Participants at Equestrian Events.

Parents and Guardians
The Pony Club is a voluntary youth organisation for young people within an equestrian environment, and depends on parents and guardians to help. Fairness should take precedence over competitiveness, and should be expressed to all involved. Teaching by example will foster caring and respect for all. The Code of Conducts for Parents and Guardians outlines the standards expected at all Pony Club activities towards all Members, Officials. Coaches, and other Parents / Guardians, not just their own child(ren).

Spectators’ enthusiasm and support encourages all participants, both members and non-members. Their actions influence the mood of the riders and the atmosphere at competitions. Therefore, it is essential that spectators are made aware of the Code of Conduct for Spectators to express what is anticipated by all spectators attending Pony Club activities.

Suggestive wording for this display for Pony Club events can be found below. Please note, this wording is also available in the document above.
“By attending this event, you agree to abide by the rules of the Pony Club and the Code of Conduct for Spectators. For further information, please ask at the Secretary’s tent”

Coaches, instructors and trainers play a crucial role in the development of the equestrian sport and in the lives of riders that they teach and support. Coaches help to ensure that members of the Pony Club have positive experiences, and therefore have an influence on members to continue in equestrian activity and achieve their potential. The Code of Conduct for Coaches is built on the principles of integrity, honesty, fair play and respect, and sets out the standards that coaches are required to meet. These principles are integral and apply to all levels of ability and commitment with the welfare of members and their horses / ponies at the centre.

Pony Club officials and volunteers have a great opportunity to be a positive role model and to help build a member’s confidence.The Code of Conduct for Officials and Volunteers describes the standards that are and are not expected, and whats they have the right to do.

Team Code of Conduct

If you are invited to participate as part of a team representing our branch we would ask you read and agree to our Team Code of Conduct.  Unfortunately members not agreeing to our code of conduct will be unable to participate in an event.