Pony Club Australia Accredited Group Sessions for Non Horse Owners
Did you know that Avoca Park is one of the first riding centres in Victoria to be accredited by Pony Club Australia? This means that if you join Pony Club Australia as a Centre Member, you can work through PCA’s internationally-recognised syllabus which combines the best of tradition with the latest in science to help riders develop skills in horse riding, training, care and management. It provides a systematic program of mounted and unmounted activities for Avoca Park to structure our lessons, motivate our riders and celebrate their achievements. Our coaches will have access to PCA coaching manuals, lesson plans and other coaching support tools.
Avoca Park are honored to be one of just a few equestrian centres in Victoria, that have met the prestigious standards set by Pony Club Australia. This means we are now able to offer their PCA accredited course on Saturday and Sunday mornings during a term (on a weekly or fortnightly term plan). This will be replacing our Junior Rider Squad.
The PCA Syllabus consists of a range of certificates, starting at Certificate E working towards Certificate A. To find out more information about the two certificates we are teaching at the moment please check out our Avoca Park PCA brochure.
Certificate E will be 2 hour sessions.
Certificates D and higher will need to be held in the 2.5 hour sessions.
From the start of Term 3 2020 we will commence E and D certificates for anyone 5 years old and up who wish to partake in Pony Club. There is a registration fee to be come a PCA Accredited member, payable to Pony Club Victoria. The instructions on how to do this are on the right of this page (or at the bottom of this page if you are accessing from your phone).
Enrolment Fees and Cost
The enrolment fee is $180 to register and receive your uniform and first learning pack. This is a one-time payment. Future manuals and new Avoca park uniform will be available to purchase separately going forward. Our enrolment fee is inclusive of an Avoca Park uniform pack (consisting of Polo shirt in your size and an Avoca Park Cap or Beanie) and your first manual for Certificate E.
Lessons will be held weekly and fortnightly and will be booked in as a term commitment. Enrolment fee MUST be paid at time of booking. Upfront payments or Afterpay is available and must be initiated within 7 days of booking.
Certificate E will run for 2 hours each Sunday morning (9am-11am) and the cost will be $70 per session / participant when paid upfront (fortnightly available).
D certificates and above will run for 2.5 hours a week available on Saturdays (9am-11.30am) and Sundays (12.30pm-3pm), the cost is $80 per session /participant when paid upfront (fortnightly available).
Both Certificates will consist of riding, learning theory and horsemanship sessions, aimed at the riders skill level.
Once you have passed your first certificate you can purchase your next booklet directly from Pony Club or from us at Avoca Park.
D certificate students and above are required to supply their own riding helmet and closed, heeled riding boots.
Our cancellation policy will apply to this as it does all our services.
Term One 2021 Dates:
Please Note there are no sessions on a Saturday for the E Certificate.
Saturday (only D Certificate Available): 30th January, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th February, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th March
Sunday (Sunday D & E Certificates): 31st January, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th February, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th March
Fortnightly (Week 1) Dates:
Saturday (only D Certificate Available): 30th January, 13th, 27th February, 13th, 27th March
Sunday (Sunday D & E Certificates):: 31st January, 14th, 28th February, 14th, 28th March
Fortnightly (Week 2) Dates:
Saturday (only D Certificate Available): 6th, 20th February, 6th, 20th March
Sunday (Sunday D & E Certificates): 7th, 21st February, 7th, 21st March
We have created a detailed brochure about everything involved in the certificate system and the benefits of joining Pony Club Victoria. Please click the below link to find out more about joining us for Certificate E or D in Avoca Park’s PCA accredited course
To be a part of this course, you do need to sign up with Pony Club Australia to become a PCA accredited member which has an annual membership fee of $110. Please click on the button below to become an accredited member and follow the instructions beneath.
Instructions: At the drop down box, please select ‘Accredited Riding Centres’ (do NOT select a state Pony Club organisation). Wait for the screen to refresh and then select ‘VIC – Avoca Park Equestrian’ and follow the prompts to complete the registration process. Payment can be made by credit card and you will be provided with a membership number in your receipt.
Once you have set up your login with MyPonyClub, you can order the workbook manuals that go with each certificate. You just go to the Member Store and “National” from the drop down list.
All of the below prices are at a reduce price for upfront payment. If you wish to pay in installments Afterpay is available and an increased proce to cover service costs. To find out more about our Afterpay options check out our Shop or scroll down and all the PCA afterpay options (and prices) are displayed at the bottom of this page.
CERTIFICATE E (2 HOUR SESSIONS)
9am-11am Sunday mornings.
Upfront : $180 Enrolment Fee due at time of booking +
$630 upfront fee (9 sessions) must be paid within 7 days of booking.
Upfront : $180 Enrolment Fee due at time of booking +
Fortnight 1: $350 upfront fee (5 sessions) must be paid in full within 7 days of booking.
Fortnight 2: $280 upfront fee (4 sessions) must be paid in full within 7 days of booking.
Group lessons will not go ahead without the required number of rider bookings. If minimum class numbers are not reached fees will be refunded.
Installment Option: Afterpay available for all PCA Courses.
Avoca Park offers a lower price for all lessons, courses and clinics when paid in full at the time of booking.
Booking forms are required from all clients intending to participate in a term booking or clinic. If you wish to pay the lower rate (in full)- you do so via Stripe or via Direct Bank Transfer on the day of booking (both options found in our booking forms).
We will not be accepting installments via direct bank transfer anymore. If you wish to purchase your riding lessons though installments we have introduced the After Pay system into our shop on our website, please purchase the option you wish to take from the list below.
If you are unsure on which option it is you want to take and need advice, please dont hesitate to contact us. Just click here and send us an email, we will get back to you at our earliest convenience.