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The Pony Club is committed to ensuring as far as is reasonably practicable that members are able to participate in all activities organised by the Pony Club in a safe and secure environment.

The needs of the majority of members means that the possession and/or use of illegal substances by an individual cannot be tolerated. When practicable, the rehabilitation of the individual will be supported provided this does not prejudice the safety and security of other members.

The full alcohol and drugs policies can be downloaded below.

Alcohol Policy

The Pony Club states that organisers must do what is reasonably practicable to ensure the health, safety and welfare of members and volunteers at Pony Club events. All adults need to be physically and mentally fit to undertake their responsibilities in this area.

Pony Club coaches, officials and volunteers must not consume alcohol when they are directly responsible for young people at a Pony Club event and must not permit young people (under 18 years of age) to consume alcohol at Pony Club events. The full policy can be downloaded below.

Drugs Policy

The use of recreational or other non-prescription drugs, alcohol and tobacco is actively discouraged as being incompatible with a healthy approach to sporting activity. This policy relates to the use of drugs in equines and humans.

The policy can be downloaded below and has been taken from Section 13 of the Health, Safety and Safeguarding Rulebook.

Policy Downloads
The Pony Club Alcohol Policy 2016
PDF - 205 kB
The Pony Club Drugs Policy 2016
PDF - 106 kB