Adventure, fun and friendship starts with ponies
Pony Stars is our Junior Challenge Awards helping under 12s to discover, develop and nurture their love for ponies and the outdoors. With over 100 topics for children to explore, Pony Stars will ignite a passion for ponies, build knowledge and cement friendships that will last a lifetime.
As part of the programme, each child will receive their very own My Challenge Book to log their achievements. As they progress through the various challenges there will be stickers, badges and rosettes up for grabs too to keep them engaged and motivated.
With four key groups, Pony Stars enables long-term progression with a range of activities that will develop knowledge, skills and self-confidence. In each group your child will work through sets of challenges that make up topics within set themes.
How to get involved
There are two ways for your child to join in the fun with Pony Stars and begin their adventure.
1. Children can attend a BHS Approved Riding Centre. Your child will make new friends and join in with group activities within our friendly centres. Have the reassurance that all our BHS Approved Riding Centres meet high standards of horse welfare and coaching.
2. If you have your own pony then a BHS Accredited Professional Coach can come to you, you can travel to them or you can set up your own group with friends on your yard or nearby yards and enjoy the activities together. Our Accredited Professional Coaches hold coaching qualifications in addition to regularly attending first aid and safeguarding courses to ensure they can provide safe, high quality delivery for your child.