Search for a new home

Truganina Pony Club held a rally on the weekend. (Supplied)

By Alesha Capone

Truganina Pony Club is searching for a new home ground.

Club membership officer Erin Playford said the Woods Road site used by the club has been sold.

“It will be very sad to lose the pony club, there is a lot of history here, it’s been a big part of my life, my mum was a member, then I was and now my daughter is,” Ms Playford said

“The kids all love coming to pony club, they get to see their friends and ride all day.”

Ms Playford said the club. which celebrates its 65th anniversary this year, was initially known as Braybrook Pony Club, as it was based in that area.

After a Truganina farming family – the Evans – donated the Woods Road site, the club moved there and became Truganina Braybrook Pony Club. The “Braybrook” part was dropped a couple of years ago.

Ms Playford said the Truganina Pony Club runs an annual show, an adult social riders group and a riders without horses program for youngsters who are interested in horses but don’t own one.

“It is such a great program, the kids get to make friends with other horse mad kids and they get to learn about horses,” Ms Playford said.

“Our program allows the children to learn the basics of horse care, safe handling, and riding skills before they take the next step and get a pony.

“The horses/ponies that we use are the members own horses, who very kindly allow them to be used.”

The club will hold a reunion for past members later this year.