About Oxenford Pony Club
Oxenford Pony Club was formed on 29 July, 1974 with the founding members being Mrs Mary Todd and Mr Colin Meagher, and was established at grounds on Oberon Way, Oxenford.
J. O’Connor was the first President with Mary Todd Chief Instructor, and Col Meagher was instrumental in organising application for affiliation with PCAQ. For many years he was Patron for PCAQ and Ringmaster at Brisbane Royal.
Through support from the local council, mainly Ivan Gibbs and Russ Hinze, groundworks were undertaken which greatly improved the drainage and usage of the grounds. More land was acquired and with further help once again from Ivan Gibbs, the clubhouse was built on the high boundary.
During 2010 the Council advised the Club they were to relocate to grounds at Charlies Crossing Road North, Upper Coomera and with the help and support of grants and members of the community and club, the current grounds were built over the course of about 2 years. The Club took up residence in October 2012.
A wonderful clubhouse and outbuildings for equipment were built above the floodline, and a huge enclosed arena with surrounding mound and extensive flat areas were developed to the banks of the Coomera River. Lovely canteen offering food and drinks during rallies and events.
There are also 16 day yards, a 20 metre round yard and two wash bays. During 2013 the club acquired undercover day yards and lighting from the former Parklands site, with the assistance of the Gold Coast City Council. These were erected in 2014. With the assistance of a Grant, during 2016 night lighting was erected over the arena and some parts of the parking area, and this has enabled the club to hold night rallies during the warmer months. Additional shed storage for equipment and trailers was also erected.
Oxenford Pony Club caters for riders who bring their own horses and participate in all disciplines, from beginners to experienced, with age groups from young to old. We are not a riding school, therefore do not provide horses for lessons or rides.
In our first year at the new grounds, we have held many large events including Zone 2 Official Showjumping, Zone 2 Formal Gymkhana, as well as open sporting days and a hack day. Our new grounds have been very well received by the public, and will increase in popularity in the years to come, with more pony club and outside events.
We welcomed Equestrian Gold Coast Club that hold both Show Jumping and Dressage on our grounds in 2019 and are continuing those events in conjunction with our members.
Our membership numbers are steadily growing, new members are always welcome.