WHAT IS THE AWARD OF MERIT?
The Award of Merit is the highest State Award for Service to Pony Club by a member aged between 19 - 26 years.
This award recognises the commitment of young members to their Club on an administration or in a voluntary work capacity.
Service means carrying out tasks that benefit the club, its members and perhaps the wider community. Service does not include riding ability or competing in teams.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THIS AWARD?
A financial riding or non-riding member of a Pony Club for at least three years and have attended rallies as often as possible during that time.
A helpful, considerate and courteous member of the Pony Club to all involved with the Club.
Well presented, taking pride in their Club uniform and conducting themselves in an exemplary manner at all times.
Undertake tasks that benefit the Club, its members and perhaps the wider community.
Undertake service as described above, with the Pony Club for a minimum of two years.
Not have received this award previously.
Originally called the "Shell Award", in 1986 the sponsorship from Shell ceased and
PCAV decided to continue the recognition of service as the "Award of Merit".
1979 - Robyn Beaty
1986 - Kerryn Halvey
1999 - Joanne Trudgen
2006 - Kathryn Sheppard
2011 - Cassandra Troon
2014 - Sally Studley
2020 - Leilani Justice