HRH The Princess Royal watches Pony Club competition

HRH The Princess Royal visited Pony Club Members in Wales last week to watch their Horse and Pony Care competition, before awarding the winners prizes. 

HRH The Princess Royal inspected the grooming skills of the Pony Club. Pic: Philip Curnow Photography

HRH The Princess Royal inspected the grooming skills of the Pony Club. Pic: Philip Curnow Photography

The Pony Club members, based at Cantref Adventure Farm and Riding Centre, showed off their skills and knowledge including naming items of horse equipment, plaiting ponies’ manes and tails and preparing horses for travel to a show.

Her Royal Highness was then told about the history of the Riding Centre before being introduced to members of staff. The visit closed with the announcement of the competition results and the presentation of rosettes and awards to the teams.

Katherine Taylor, Riding Centre Manager at Cantref, said: “The Pony Club members all worked really hard, and came to sessions for six weeks to build on what they learnt in rallies and at camp especially for today, as well as researching and practicing at home.”

Family run and established for over 45 years, Cantref Riding Centre is set in the beautiful surroundings of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

As well as being a Pony Club Centre, offering all the benefits of Pony Club membership to non-horse owning children, they offer riding lessons, pony trekking, have an adventure farm housing several different species of animal and camping and overnight stay facilities. 

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