FEES + COSTS
The cost of being a member of Wilton Pony Club varies depending on the activities your child participates in during the year. Below is a breakdown of approximate fees.
The fees below do not include the cost of your horse. If you do not own a horse, we can introduce you to members and friends who loan and/or lease suitable horses for lessons or other programs. You will pay the horse owner directly for any loan/lease fees and for transporting your horse to lessons or events.
In addition to fees + costs, member families volunteer to help run club activities.
Member families volunteer to coordinate programs, organize fundraising events and participate in work days at our partner facilities.
REQUIRED FEESALL FEES AS OF 2020
Annual Membership $315 for first year, $265 for renewals (as of 2020)
Members pay an annual membership fee to National, Regional and Local Clubs. 2020 Fees:
National (United States Pony Club) $195 per year ($145 renewal)
Region (Metropolitan Region) $45 per year
Local (Wilton Pony Club) $75 per year
New Members joining after 9/1 may pay a prorated membership fee for current year and full dues for following year.
Mounted Lessons $50 per lesson (~$800 per year)
Weekly lessons required March-June and September-November (typically 8 lessons each season). Lesson fee does not include access to a mount (horse). Member will pay fees to use or lease horse separately, directly to owner.
Winter Unmounted Program $40 per year
Certifications $25 per certification
Initial D-1 Certification is required, all others are optional.
OPTIONAL PROGRAMS + ACTIVITIES
Rally Registration $25/rally
Separate $25 entry fee for Quiz, Dressage Rally, Show Jumping Rally, D Rally and Tet Rally. Eventing Rally is a higher registration fee. No charge for Horseless Rally.
Rally Coaching ~$50/rally
Approximate cost. Coach sets rate based on number of competitors, time and location.
Rally Prep ~$40/prep
At least one prep is required for each riding rally.
Other Paid Activities (optional)
For other optional activities, fees are variable based on number of participants: