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. You could be one of those individuals. Are you committed to sharing your time and talents to help make the world a better place? Are you willing to be an enthusiastic advocate for the United States Pony Clubs and encourage others to get involved? Retaining and recruiting membership, supporting fundraising, and an understanding of philanthropic endeavors of the United States Pony Clubs. Do you have specialized skills and expertise that could benefit the United States Pony Clubs work?
Currently, we are looking for skill sets including development/fundraising, financial/CPA, safety, legal, administration, governance, and marketing. Serving on a board is a wonderful way to support a cause that you care about. But it also can be a powerful way to build your own skills and expertise. Individuals who serve on a board have the opportunity to develop and grow as leaders and cultivate new skill sets and expand their network of peers, professionals, community leaders, and community thought leaders.
Please visit the USPC Board of Governors Nominee Form and review qualifications and expectations of the United States Pony Clubs Board Members. Then complete and submit a nomination form.
All the major contenders passed the eventing final horse inspection at the Tokyo Olympics and will carry on to contest the show jumping phase in a few hours’ time.
The ground jury (Nick Burton, GBR, Christina Klingspor, SWE, and the U.S.A.’s Jane Hamlin) and vets only failed to accept one horse - Fantastic Frieda, ridden by Poland’s Joanna Pawlak, who had completed the cross-country in 41st place with a refusal and 25.2 time-faults.
The FEI has announced that the Swiss horse Jet Set, ridden by Robin Godel has had to be euthanized after pulling up extremely lame on the Sea Forest Cross Country Course during Equestrian Eventing at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 on August 1, 2021.
In 2002, at the age of 15, I was at my Aunt and Uncle’s farm in Maine while Tremaine Cooper was there building some cross-country jumps. I helped him build a trakehner, not realizing that this day would set the course for my future. A few weeks later he called asking if I could help him at Millbrook Horse Trials. From there I helped Tremaine during most of my school vacations and throughout the summers. After graduating high school I kept at it never looking back. I lived the gypsy lifestyle for about six years going from coast to coast and event to event. In 2013 my wife Kathryn and I settled down in Lexington, Kentucky. These days I spend roughly 60-75 percent of my time on the road preparing events or building private schooling areas. I’ve had the privilege of being involved with some really great events around the states and have cultivated many friendships all over the country. In 2019 I was asked to be a part of Team Evans Olympic cross-country building crew. As I write this I am on my third trip to Tokyo. Here’s a day in Tokyo . . .
The British team cemented their gold medal position at the Tokyo Olympics with three magnificent cross-country performances, all clear inside the time. Added to that, their first rider, Oliver Townend, holds pole position individually after the dressage leader, Germany’s Michael Jung, picked up 11 penalties for triggering a frangible device.