No, you are welcome to join without owning a horse.  We'd love to have your child join us for unmounted meetings where they will spend time learning about horses while interacting with them.  There will be plenty of time for petting, brushing, and you're welcome to bring them carrots.
Currently we have kids as young as 3rd grade all the way through college.  We are constantly amazed how age doesn't matter when there's a shared passion for horses.

New members and children under 12 require an adult present at our meetings.
Occasionally horses in the area become available for lease.  When we hear of one becoming available we let our members know.

A typical horse lease is approximately $25 a ride.  This varies by experience level of the horse and rider.  Each lease is worked out with the Owner of the horse and not Pony Club.
What is the price of joy on your child's face?  Here's an estimate:

  • National Pony Club membership / annually $110-$130
  • Regional Pony Club membership / annually $40
  • Royal Riders Dues / monthly $15
  • Lessons (1x per week) / monthly $80