norfolk island pony club & equestrian association



Pony Club commenced on Norfolk Island in the early 1960s when Mr and Mrs Montgomery, Mrs Ashburner and Jacqui Goddard decided the children needed tuition. Mrs Gwen Stanton was the instructor. The first meet was held at Rawson Hall paddock and after that, on the property of Ben and Naomi Christian in Burnt Pine. 

After a ten year recess Pony Club recommenced in the mid 1970s with the help of Jo Wiltshier and interested parents. Meetings were at Rawson Hall paddock. The Norfolk Island A & H Society brought an instructor to the island to teach interested peolpe and as a result, horse riding thrived once more.


During the late 1970s and early 1980s Pony Club relocated to the Radio Station Paddock at New Cascade Road. A dressage arena was erected and equipment was acquired for show jumping and games. The club later moved to a Church of England paddock at Headstone and we are still on those grounds at Headstone Road.


Pony Club rally days are held twice monthly on Sundays. We encourage young people to ride and enjoy all kinds of sport connected with horses and riding, instill in them the proper care of their animals and offer the opportunity of receiving instruction. We promote high levels of sportsmanship and conduct rallies, gymkhanas, trail rides and competitions for young people.