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Pony Club Australia 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 over the weekends during a term (available on a weekly or fortnightly term plan).

The PCA Syllabus consists of a range of certificates, starting at Certificate E working towards Certificate A. To find out more information about the certificate E and D, please check out our Avoca Park PCA brochure.

Avoca Park PCA brochure.

All PCA Sessions are 2.5 hour long and include a 45 minute group ride (up to 4 riders),

From the start of Term 3 2020 we commenced E and D certificates for anyone 5 years old and up who wish to partake in Pony Club. There is a registration fee to become 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

The enrolment fee is $190 to register (this includes your enrolment pack). This is a one-time payment, future manuals and new Avoca park uniform will be available to purchase separately going forward.

The enrolment pack contains an Avoca Park uniform pack (consisting of Polo shirt in your size and an Avoca Park Cap or Beanie) and your first PCA manual.

Sessions are held weekly and fortnightly and can only be booked in 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.

All 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.

Please read our cancellation policy before booking.

cancellation policy

Term 3 Dates & Times

D Certificate (Saturday – Weekly/Fortnightly) 9-11.30am

Advanced D/ D* Certificate (Saturday – Weekly/Fortnightly ) 1.00- 3.30pm

Saturday (Weekly): 16th, 23th, 30th July, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th August, 3rd, 10th, 17th September

Saturday (Fortnight 1)- 16th, 30th July, 13th, 27th August, 10th September

Saturday (Fortnight 2)- : 23rd July, 6th, 20th August, 3rd, 17th September

E Certificate (Sunday – Weekly /Fortnightly) 9-11.30am

Advanced E Certificate (Sunday – Weekly / Fortnightly) 1.00pm-3.30pm

Sunday (Weekly): 17th, 24th, 31st July, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th August, 4th, 11th, 18th September

Sunday (Fortnight 1): 17th, 31st July, 14th, 28th August, 11th September

Sunday (Fortnight 2): 24th July, 7th, 21st August, 4th, 18th September

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 are at a reduce price for upfront payment. If you wish to pay in instalments Afterpay is available with an increased price 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.


Price:

Upfront (One Time Fee) : $190 Enrolment Fee due at time of booking +

Term Commitment:

The upfront fee per session is $90 (per 2.5hr session).

Weekly: $900 upfront fee (10 x sessions) must be paid within 7 days of booking.

Fortnightly: $450 upfront fee (5 x sessions) must be paid within 7 days of booking.


E CERTIFICATE (2 & 1/2 HOUR SESSIONS)

9am-11.30am Sunday mornings. (weekly and fortnightly available)

ADVANCED E CERTIFICATE (2 & 1/2 HOUR SESSIONS)

1.00pm-3.30pm Sunday afternoon (Weekly and fortnightly available)

D CERTIFICATE (2 & 1/2 HOUR SESSIONS)

9.00am-11.30am Saturday mornings (Weekly or Fortnightly)

Advanced D/ D* CERTIFICATE (2 & 1/2 HOUR SESSIONS)

1.00pm- 3.30pm Saturday afternoons (Weekly or Fortnightly)

Lessons
Lessons
Race Horses

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.

Booking forms are required from all clients intending to participate in a term booking or clinic. If you wish

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 op

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.We will not be accepting installments via direct bank transfer anymore

If you are unsure on which option it is you want to take and need advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Just click here and send us an email, we will get back to you at our earliest convenience.

PCA D Certificate- Fortnightly (For Existing PCA Members-no Enrolment Fee)

$528.00 or 4 interest-free payments of $132.00 with

PCA D Certificate- Fortnightly (including Enrolment Fee)

$744.00 or 4 interest-free payments of $186.00 with

PCA D Certificate- TERM ONE Fortnightly 1 (For Existing PCA Members-no Enrolment Fee)

$950.40 or 4 interest-free payments of $237.60 with

PCA D Certificate- Weekly (For Existing PCA Members-no Enrolment Fee)

$1,056.00 or 4 interest-free payments of $264.00 with

PCA D Certificate- Weekly (including Enrolment Fee)

$1,219.00 or 4 interest-free payments of $304.75 with

PCA E Certificate- Fortnightly (For Existing PCA Members-no Enrolment Fee)

$528.00 or 4 interest-free payments of $132.00 with

PCA E Certificate- Fortnightly (Including Enrolment Fee)

$744.00 or 4 interest-free payments of $186.00 with

PCA E Certificate- Weekly (For Existing PCA Members-no Enrolment Fee)

$1,012.00 or 4 interest-free payments of $253.00 with

PCA E Certificate- Weekly (including Enrolment Fee)

$1,272.00 or 4 interest-free payments of $318.00 with

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