Equality & Diversity

Our Commitment

The Pony Club is fully committed to the principles and practice of equality of opportunity for all and ensuring that equestrianism sport and learning is accessible to everyone.

In The Pony Club Strategy 2021-2025, we have outlined that we seek to promote inclusion, equality and diversity amongst members, volunteers, and staff. Aiming to recruit, engage and retain irrespective of age, race, disability – including both visible and non-visible, neurodiversity, sexual orientation, how they identify, underserved socio-economic position or religion.

Equality and Diversity Policy

The Pony Club endorses the principle of sports equality and strives to ensure that everyone who wishes to be involved in Pony Club Sport and Activities, whether as participants, team members, spectators, volunteers, coaches or staff:

  • has a genuine and equal opportunity to participate to the full extent of their own ambitions and abilities, irrespective of age, gender, gender reassignment, disability, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race, ethnicity (including race, colour and nationality) sexual orientation and socio-economic background.
  • can be assured of an environment in which their rights, dignity and individual worth are respected and in particular that they are able to enjoy all Pony Club activities without the threat of intimidation, bullying, victimisation, harassment or abuse.

The full Equality and Diversity Policy can be viewed and downloaded via the link here.


British Equestrian

As a key Member Body of British Equestrian (BEF), we work closely with BEF to promote and deliver equal opportunities to anyone who wishes to be involved with equestrian activity.

For more information on BEF work towards a more equal and diverse equestrian sport click on the link button below, including more information on their ‘Protected Characteristics’.