Volunteers

The Pony Club Association of South Australia acknowledges the contribution of all its volunteers.

Australian Sports Medal

In the year 2000, the following received the Australian Sports Medal for their contribution to Pony Club in South Australia.

Australian & Imperial Honours

Miss Jean Baily was awarded the Medal of the Order of the British Empire ("British Empire Medal") in 1981 for her services to Horse Riding.

Mrs Iris Stephenson was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the 1996 Queen's Birthday Honours "for service to youth and children with disabilities as an instructor in equestrian skills and to the Pony Club movement".

In the 2005 Queen's Birthday Honours, Mrs Di Keach was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia "for service to equestrian sport as a coach and administrator, and to the community through animal welfare and bushfire organisations".

In 2013 Mr Grahan Parham received the medal of the order of Australia. Graham passed away in 2015.

Jim Toole Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award

The Patron of PCASA, Hon Caroline Schaeffer MLC, has donated a trophy and replica for an award to recognise a volunteer who has given "110%" to their Club, Zone and/or State. Mrs Schaeffer has asked that the award be named the Jim Toole Memorial Volunteer of the Year award in recognition of Jim Toole's enormous contribution to Pony Club at all levels in South Australia as well as to the wider equestrian community.

Zones are to receive resumes from Clubs for those members they believe should be considered. Zones are then to select one candidate and send a covering letter with that candidate's resume to the State Office by the end of August. No late entries will be considered and only One candidate from each Zone will be accepted.

Resumes and letters of support will be sent to Caroline Schaeffer's Office where she and her staff will make the selection. Announcement and presentation (if possible) of the award will be at the State Annual General Meeting.

Recipients of the award have been:

Life Members

Life Memberships can be awarded for long and outstanding service to the Pony Club Movement at various levels:

The following have been awarded Life Membership of the Pony Club Association:

Award of Merit

The PCASA Award Of Merit is awarded only by the Executive Council for outstanding service to the Pony Club Movement. Recipients have been:

        *  1987 - Mr Brian Pridham
        *  1988 - Mr John Samuel-White
        *  1990 - Mrs Erica Russell (dec)
        *  1992 - Mrs Iris Stephenson OAM
        *  1995 - Mr Jim Patterson (dec)
        *  1996 - Mr Bob Hennig, Mr Max French
        *  1998 - Mr Colin Bell (dec)
        *  2001 - Miss Susan Haese, Miss Ann Olsen, Mr Jim Toole (dec), Mrs Alison Turnbull
        *  2004 - Mr Peter Heath
        *  2005 - Mrs Christine Bailey
        *  2007 - Mrs Phyllis Joan Lucas
        *  2010 - Mr Bradley French
        *  2013 - Mrs Diana Birmingham