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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 1.5 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 learning pack 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 1.5 hours each week on a Sunday morning and the cost will be $65 per session / participant.

D certificates and above will run for 2.5 hours a week available on Saturday and Sunday mornings, the cost is $80 per session /participant. This will consist of both ridden, theory and horsemanship sessions.

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 Four Dates:

Please Note there are no sessions on a Saturday for the E Certificate.

Weekly Dates:

Saturday: 10th, 17th & 24th, 31st October, 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th November, 4th & 11th December

Sunday: 11th, 18th & 25th October, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th November, 5th & 12th December

Fortnightly (Week 1) Dates:

Saturday: 10th, 24th October, 7th, 21st November & 4th December

Sunday: 11th, 25th October, 8th, 22nd November & 5th December

Fortnightly (Week 2) Dates:

Saturday:  17th , 31st October, 14th, 28th November & 11th December

Sunday: 18th October, 1st, 15th, 29th November & 12th December

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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

HOW TO BECOME A PCA ACCREDITED MEMBER

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.

PRICE

All of the below prices have the option to be paid in installments via Afterpay. To find out more about our Afterpay options check out our  Shop or scroll down and all the PCA afterpay options are displayed at the bottom of the page.

CERTIFICATE E (1.5 HOUR SESSIONS)

Weekly Prices:

Upfront : $180 Enrolment Fee due at time of booking +

$650 upfront fee (10 sessions) must be paid within 7 days of booking.

Fortnightly Prices:

Upfront : $180 Enrolment Fee due at time of booking +

$325 upfront fee (5 sessions) must be paid in full within 7 days of booking.

CERTIFICATE D & ABOVE (2.5 HOUR SESSIONS)

Weekly Prices:

Upfront : $180 Enrolment Fee due at time of booking +

$800 upfront fee (10 sessions) must be paid within 7 days of booking.

Fortnightly Prices:

Upfront : $180 Enrolment Fee due at time of booking.

$400 upfront fee (5 sessions) must be paid 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.