The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is thrilled to welcome The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. (USPC or Pony Club) as a sponsor of the USEA Eventing Coaches Program (ECP). USPC will be the “Presenting Sponsor of the ECP Workshops,” which includes educational opportunities for interested candidates in Area III at Malvern House, Area II at Destination Eventing and Loch Moy Farm, Area IV at Jigsaw Farm, and Area VI at Twin Rivers Ranch. USPC will also contribute funding from the Eleanor Brennan Memorial Fund, which offers scholarships to current USEA members who are affiliated with the USPC as a member, instructor, or leader to cover their ECP workshop expenses
The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. (USPC or Pony Club) offers many levels of recognition each year for members who participate in Dressage and Eventing at Pony Club rallies, as well as competitions recognized by the United States Dressage Federation (USDF) and United States Eventing Association (USEA). USPC members who meet the criteria may submit an online application by November 15 of each year.
Pony Club has been offered in the United States for over sixty years, allowing the educational opportunity for young horse enthusiasts to become well rounded riders and horse caretakers. Let’s spell it out the way a Pony Clubber would: H is for horsemanship, O is for organized teamwork, R is for respect for the horse and self, S is for service by providing the opportunity for support from members, parents and volunteers, and E is for education at an individual pace to achieve goals and expand knowledge through teaching others.
For 39 years, the Loudoun Hunt Pony Club (LHPC) has held the Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Horse Trials at Morven Park in Leesburg, Virginia. Margaret Good, the District Commissioner (DC) of the Loudoun Hunt Pony Club, has helped organize the horse trials since day one.
The United States Pony Clubs (USPC) Board of Governors is taking nominations for future Board Members. Each year, millions of individuals dedicate their time and expertise to shape the future of nonprofit organizations through board service. Board members provide critical intellectual capital and strategic resources to power nonprofit success and strengthen communities.
Building a strong lesson program can be a great boost to any eventing business. A riding school that complements the training and show program can provide a steady stream of training horses and competitive riders as the riders learn and become addicted to the sport. Creating the perfect environment for your lesson program can be challenging; you want a team atmosphere, where your riders root for each other and are always willing to lend a hand.
Four eventers and Pony Club alumni were inducted into the U.S. Pony Club Academy of Achievement last week in Louisville, Ky. According to the Pony Club website, “The USPC Academy of Achievement recognizes Pony Club alumni for being outstanding in their chosen fields of expertise. Individuals are nominated by members, leaders, and other alumni.”
The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. is pleased to announce the dates and locations for the 2018 Pony Club (USPC) Championships East and West.
The United States Pony Club (USPC) is offering a $5,000 prize to the winning Preliminary Eventing Team at USPC Championships. This award, offered only during Festival years at the Kentucky Horse Park, offers an incentive for upper level members to come to Championships.
The 2013 Pony Club Inter-Pacific Exchange (IPE) took place in Queensland, Australia from July 26th through August 12th, 2013. The exchange, held every other year, consists of 4-rider teams from five countries: Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada, and USA.