United States Pony Clubs, Inc. once again recognized numerous clubs for their dedicated longevity with Pony Club. The Club Milestone Award is awarded when a club reaches either its 25th or its 50th anniversary. This year 15 clubs met a milestone anniversary.
During the Meeting of the Corporation on Saturday morning, eleven clubs celebrated their 25th Anniversary by receiving a 25 Year Club Milestone Award. Those clubs include; Brazos Pony Club (Rio Grande Region), Grand River Pony Club (Great Lakes Region), Highland Hills Pony Club (Great Lakes Region), Lakefield Pony Club (Lake Shore Region), Midland Foxhounds Pony Club (South Region), Mount Peak Pony Club (Northwest Region), Old Dominion Hounds Pony Club (Virginia Region), Pacific Ridge Pony Club (Middle California Region), River Valley Pony Club (Carolina Region), Silver State Pony Club (Sierra Pacific Region) and Walnut Creek Pony Club (Midsouth Region).
Celebrating even bigger milestones, four clubs were honored this year with the 50 Year Club Milestone Awards. Those clubs include; Ponca Pony Club (Midwest Region), Portola Valley Pony Club (Middle California Region), Portuguese Bend Pony Club (Camino Real Region) and Racine County Pony Club (Lake Shore Region).
“We congratulate and celebrate all of the clubs that have met these important milestones. The devotion of our long-standing clubs is the back-bone of USPC and we look forward to honoring many more clubs in the coming years.” stated Karol Wilson, USPC Director of Member Services and Regional Administration.
The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. (Pony Club) was founded in 1954 as a nonprofit national youth organization to teach riding and horsemanship through a formal educational program. There are approximately 9,000 Pony Club members in over 600 clubs and riding centers throughout the country. Many of the nation’s top equestrians, including several of our Olympic team members, business professionals, government leaders and career military officers, have roots in Pony Club. Youth members range in age from as young as 4 through age 25. Pony Club also offers educational opportunities to a growing number of adults through Horsemasters membership.