Welshie Wizzers are spirited and tough cookies. They have a playful character and will enjoy the variety of different topics and activities, and will excel as they challenge themselves and develop new skills. Welshie Wizzers are trustworthy and are often looked upon as dependable members of the community.
They will understand the responsibility in caring for horses and ponies all year round – ensuring happy, healthy ponies. They will also begin to explore issues they really care about and know how to use their voice and actions to make a real difference. They will also share their skills with others as they look at leadership and campaigning. Their riding skills will continue to develop and they will begin to consider the health and wellbeing benefits that come with a love for ponies.
Welshie Wizzers will work through topics within six themes which can be completed in any order to suit their individual preferences.
Stickers are awarded upon completion of topics. Once a theme is complete an iron-on cloth badge is awarded. When all themes have been achieved the Welshie Wizzers rosette and certificate are awarded.
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.