Cochrane Pony Club

Let's earn some badges!

Now that we are all at home, this would be a great time to work on some of our badges.

Our second badge in the series will be the "Bookworm badge"

Read a horse related book and write up a report about it. Please include a description of the main horse in the book as well.

You can find a template for a book report here.
Any horsey book will do, either fiction or non-fiction!

First badge will be the the "I love my horse badge"

Please find here a work sheet to fill out and email to Annette Buis. She will look them over and you will be awarded a "I love my horse badge" for completing it.
Here you can also find an example that I have filled out myself for one of my horses (Vera)

If you have any questions about it, please don't hesitate to contact us, we're happy to help!

More information on badges can be found on the Pony club website

So lets get started! Fill out the attached forms and return it! Every week we will start another one!

Cochrane ponyclub is a branch of the Canadian Ponyclub, region South Alberta.

We are also a usergroup at the Cochrane & District Agricultural Society.
Our club meets at the Pony Club Grounds on the Cochrane & District Agricultural Society lands north-west of Cochrane, off range road 43. Where we are

From May until October our mounted meetings are held on Wednesday evenings providing instruction for our members so that they may work with their own mounts in a variety of disciplines, mostly geared towards three-day eventing (dressage, cross country and stadium jumping).
Each member is assigned to a riding group based on his/her riding level.
As a part of these meeting we also organize stable management sessions. Stable management encompasses everything you need to know to be able to take good care of your horse or pony. This can include, among other subjects, grooming, stall and pasture, saddlery and care of the horse.

An active winter education program is also part of the Cochrane calendar.
From November to April, we ride indoors at the adjacent Agricultural Society arena.
The winter meetings feature presentations by guest lecturers and the opportunity to learn from a variety of experienced equine instructors about horsemanship, safety & first aid.

Field trips may be organized to provide information that will assist our riders in their development.
In the past we have had visits to stables, veterinary centres, and training facilities.

Cochrane has been very well represented in all Regional disciplines and we have had representatives participate at the National and International levels.