Every year at USPC’s Annual Meeting, clubs are recognized 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 we had a total of 11 clubs reach a milestone anniversary.
During the Meeting of the Corporations on Saturday morning, eight clubs celebrated their 25th Anniversary by receiving a 25 Year Club Milestone Award. Those clubs include; Huntsville Pony Club (Midsouth Region), Mad River Pony Club (New York/Upper Connecticut Region), Mountain Laurel Pony Club (Eastern Pennsylvania Region), Mt. Hood Pony Club (Oregon Region), Norfolk Hunt Pony Club (Central New England Region), Northern Mines Pony Club (Sierra Pacific Region), Saint John’s River Pony Club (Sunshine Region), and Timber Ridge Pony Club (North Central Prairie Region).
Celebrating even bigger milestones, three clubs were honored this year with the 50 Year Club Milestone Awards. Those clubs include; Rockingham Pony Club (Central New England Region), Saint Croix Pony Club (Sunshine Region), and Southern Illinois Pony Club (Midsouth Region).
“The 2017 USPC Annual Meeting and Equine Symposium will be hosted by The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. and assisted by the Camino Real Region at the Westin LA Airport Hotel, in Los Angeles, California. We look forward to congratulating additional clubs who reach these milestones,” 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.