Greymouth Pony Club

"Our yards had rotted away and the ground subsided under them so we desperately needed new yards"
Committee Member Tracey Anderson

NZCT has awarded Greymouth Pony Club in Paroa a grant of $15,000 for new yards.

Committee Member Tracey Anderson says -

We’re holding the Marlborough Nelson West Coast teams showjumping competition in December 2023 and hosting and competing in the Abel Tasman Teams Showjumping.

Abel Tasman sees The Greymouth Pony Club Hosting all pony clubs from the West Coast, Nelson, and Marlborough for this competition.

Our yards had rotted away and the ground subsided under them so we desperately needed new yards both for regular pony club use (rallies throughout the year) and for Abel Tasman team horses, as they will be coming from as far away as Blenheim, Nelson, Motueka/Golden Bay, and Murchison and staying for several days.

Club President Donna Hampton adds -

The Greymouth Pony Club is a great group of people with riders at all levels, from experienced riders competing all over the country in events to our lead rein cuties, who are as young as two.

Our club is very inclusive with vast horsemanship knowledge and shared riding skills and the more experienced riders help out with the young children’s lessons.

We also share our grounds with The Grey Valley Riding Club, along with many other people from riding communities around our country who use our grounds whilst traveling with their horses.

The new yarding will provide accommodation for the riders’ horses and ponies not only for the Able Tasman competition, but also while using the grounds to ride an or train on, or whenever we host local competitions days, such as Mini Shows, Extravaganza’s, derby days, and training camps.