When the world will be watching athletes from all around the globe competing in the ultimate sporting event, the Olympic Games, they will be watching several Pony Club graduates.
Below is a list of 2016 Rio Olympic USA competitors who are alumni of the United States Pony Clubs, Inc. and share a connection with this largest equine youth organization in the world. Pony Club is proud to have been a part of these competitors’ lives and offers best wishes and success in Rio.
RIDER, DISCIPLINE, PONY CLUB and CERTIFICATION
Allison Brock, Dressage, C-3, Lio Lii Pony Club
Sydney Collier, Para-Dressage, D-2, Cedar Ridge Pony Club
Phillip Dutton, Eventing, A, Nygan Pony Club, New South Wales
Kent Farrington, Show Jumping, C-3, St. James Pony Club
Isabella Isaksen, Modern Pentathlon, Boston Mountain Pony Club
Margaux Isaksen, Modern Pentathlon, Boston Mountain Pony Club
Boyd Martin, Eventing, Forest Hills Pony Club, New South Wales
Clark Montgomery, Eventing, Brazos Valley Pony Club
Kasey Perry-Glass, Dressage, C-3, Sierra Gold Pony Club
Robert Dover, Dressage, Chef d’Equipe, A, Arlington-Fairfax Pony Club
David O’Connor, Eventing, Chef d’Equipe, B, Redland Hunt Pony Club
When known, Pony Clubs and highest certifications attained have been listed. If you know of a Pony Club connection that is not listed here, or if we have inaccurate information, please let us know at [email protected].
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 10,000 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. Traditional 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.