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.
My name is Tayah Fuller and I’m 14 years old. “On course” to me is a phrase that makes my heart pump fast and my excitement go wild. There is no better feeling than galloping through a field or flying over cross-country jumps with my heart thrumming along, especially when it is with my best friend. You see, I was born with a congenital heart murmur. While it has never really affected my athletic abilities, the one time that I notice it is when I am riding through a cross-country course with my horse.
Please always remain vigilant when it comes to sending any personal communications via email or text. Every year we receive reports of members and leaders of our sport receiving phishing attempts both online and by phone. These are often communications disguised as being sent from USEA staff or other leaders. As the years go on, the phishing attempts appear to be more directed and tailored.
Tack cleaning is one of those barn chores that might not be our favorite but is certainly necessary for keeping our equipment in top shape. Aside from caring for your tack so it lasts for years to come, regular tack maintenance is important for safety. The last thing you want is the potential for a stitch, zipper, or buckle breaking while you're out on course.
Following feedback from our membership to the rule change proposal for the USEF Rules For Eventing: Appendix 3 – Participation In Horse Trials, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors voted to modify the rule change proposal, but still to recommend the establishment of rider licenses and increase Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MERs) to the regulating authority of the sport US Equestrian (USEF).