About the BHPC

 Letter from the President

Dear Members

It is with great pleasure that I welcome new and returning members and your entire family to The Brookfield Horse and Pony Club (BHPC).

BHPC is a community based club for all local horse enthusiasts with a keen membership of both children and adults.

The club has a proud tradition since 1957 of offering a wide variety of activities and experiences. These include club musters, camp, trail rides, Zone 1 and ANZAC day events and locally run Pony Club competitions. Members have access to first class equestrian facilities and equipment, arenas, a purpose built cross country course and the Brookfield showgrounds.

Your Club committee, Chief Instructor Sandy Pollitt, and fellow club members can help to guide you wisely, so do take full advantage of their vast experience and knowledge. Currently we have 10 instructors at BHPC. This is extremely advantageous and sets our club apart as our members have access to high level and supportive instructors, with experience in every discipline. Additionally, their skill set also includes PCAQ official dressage and show jump judges, course builders and event technical directors. The club prides itself on teaching basic horsemanship for beginners through to preparing riders for elite competition, whether it be State and National pony club competition or interschool and Equestrian Queensland events.

BHPC has the following objects expressed in its Rules:

(a) To encourage young people to ride and to learn to enjoy all kinds of sport connected with horses and riding;

(b) To provide instruction in riding and horsemanship, and to instil in members the proper love and care of their animals;

(c) To promote the highest ideals of horsemanship, citizenship and loyalty, thereby cultivating strength of character and self-discipline.

In my 3 years at BHPC I recognise that the club gives the opportunity for children to learn leadership skills, teamwork, responsibility, and independence – all in an age appropriate and safe environment. Riders learn to be focused and dedicated, to take care of their bodies and equipment, to make and accomplish goals, and most importantly they have fun!

Our riders have made life-long friendships, and memories, and are proud of their achievements. Members, regardless of age, have the ultimate opportunity to develop personal attributes that will serve them well throughout their lives and give them the opportunity to enrich the lives of others with these skills.

BHPC is a volunteer not for profit organisation and relies on parents as the source of help and support, - together with our volunteer instructors. Therefore we can only operate successfully if members and parents give of their time and effort to support the activities of the Club and to share the workload involved. I urge you and your family to take advantage of the many opportunities to meet new people, learn horsemanship and experience all that the club has to offer.

We like to keep everyone well informed about what is going on in Pony Club. This is achieved through our monthly electronic newsletters, emails, and an up to date website and private face book group. In addition, other resources are available from the PCAQ (Pony Club Queensland) State Office, which is designed to help you maximize your Pony Club experience.

We look forward to meeting you and your family at one of our friendly Pony Club activities in the near future.

Jacquie Willsford
President

Our Instructors

BHCP is very lucky to have a dedicated and long list of qualified instructors who provide a high standard of coaching for all members of the club.


Chief Instructor:
Sandy Pollitt
Level B, NCAS level 1


Sue Austin
Level B, NCAS level 1

Michelle Beatty
NCAS Prelim

Jennifer Gunn
NCAS Prelim

Cathy McCarthy
Level B, NCAS level 1

Anne Rhodes
Level C

Peter Ryan
Level C, NCAS level 1

Liz Terry
Level C, NCAS level 1

Phil Vincent
Level C

Erika Woodland
Level B, NCAS level 1

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About

The Brookfield Horse & Pony Club is a not-for-profit organisation. We encourage young people to ride and to enjoy horses and riding.