Medals for pony club life members
WARWICK Hack and Pony Club life member Sue Bondfield has an easy answer to the question, “Why do you do it?”
“We keep kids occupied and teach them the basics of riding, how to ride a horse safely and care for a horse,” Bondfield said.
“The aim is to teach the members, mostly children, about good sportsmanship.
“Pony club is fun and it is very rewarding to watch the improvement in the children.
“You meet lots of people all the time.”
Bondfield was awarded life membership some years ago; Coralie Stewart attained it last year and badges were presented to them at the recent club gymkhana.
President Peter Bradfield said the two life members had provided a magnificent contribution to the club.
“Sue is chief instructor and oversees every event, small or large,” Bradfield said.
“Coralie has been the driving force behind the canteen, and along with the other ladies, has created a great facility for the club’s fundraising.”
Bondfield has been club chief instructor for 28 years and is zone chief instructor; she is also on the state chief instructors’ panel.
Stewart has worked in pony club as parent, committee member and long-time volunteer after her children joined while at primary school.