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To develop competent and knowledgeable young horse persons who combine enjoyment, responsibility, sportsmanship and good citizenship with the pursuit of various equestrian activities.



The Vancouver Pony Club operates out of the Southlands Riding Club in Vancouver. Our membership stretches throughout the city and includes the North Shore. Membership is age is 6 thru 25 years. The cost per year is $270 per member. A $200 Parent Volunteer Deposit is taken at the time of registration. 

The VPC does not offer riding lessons, but instead focuses on education, horse care, social activities and testing, both written and practical.  The program normally operates from October to June, with several events in between.
Sessions start with Stable Management in the Fall at the Southlands Riding Club, followed by testing in the spring. Members must have a current 2022 and 2023 Horse Council of BC Membership. You may register or renew at Horse Council of BC
A wonderful source for riding coaches in Southlands can be found at Southlands Riding Club 

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Executive Committee Volunteers:

District Commissioner: Kathleen Keating

Assistant District Commissioner: TBD

Treasurer: Sue Duffy

Secretary: Cathy Ionta

Testing Coordinator: Kathleen Keating

Stable Management Coordinator: Michelle Carmichael

Members at Large:  Clare Carmichael

Special Advisor to Committee: Margot Vilvang

Order VPC Apparel:

Show off your club spirit! Items are available in a selection of sizes from youth to adult, all embroidered with our club logo. Payment is online, and all purchase are sent directly to you.

To order VPC branded apparel, click

Stable Management Sessions:

Classes will be held in person at Southlands Riding Club or Shannon Stables, once a week on Sundays.

Volunteering with VPC:

Pony Club activities cannot run without parent volunteers, therefore each VPC member must have a parent, or guardian contribute a minimum of 8 hours of volunteer time during the Pony Club year. Each member parent or guardian will track their volunteer hours. If 8 hours is complete, your volunteer deposit is reimbursed.