Te Uku Pony Club was originally established in the early 1950s. It went into recess for a few years and was restarted in the early 1980s by Avril Hawken and Christine Hartstone.
Te Uku has amazing facilities at the ground on Okete Rd. David and Nicola Peacocke sponsored a fabulous three-bay shed for the club rooms which has made a huge difference to rally and competition days. There is a cross country course available for schooling on rally days and training as well.
Members range in age from four years to 21 years. All levels are catered for from beginners to advanced A certificate level. There is an adult riding group affiliated to the pony club. Rally days are separate to the children and membership to Te Uku Pony Club entitles use of the grounds and equipment.
The new season opening rally is at the club rooms on September 1, 2019, at 10am on 424 Okete Rd. This rally will be unmounted followed by a shared lunch. New members are very welcome.
Like every organisation pony club needs money to survive. A fundraising evening has been organised on August 24 with Dave Uphold. Dave is an entertainer, comedian, hypnotist and auctioneer. Tickets are $50 including a meal. There will be auction items, spot prizes and raffles. Round up some mates, book a table and have a fun night out.
Contact for Te Uku Pony Club: Avril Hawken 07 825 8064 or 027 460 5873.
Contact for Dave Uphold tickets: Michelle 021 969 878 or Sara 021 0455 125