The 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event was a great year for Pony Club alumni, with 15 of the top 20 finishers having got their start in Pony Club. Out of the 59 starters, 39 horse and rider pairs completed the event. USPC is proud to announce that 69% of those pairs that completed the event are Pony Club Alumni from all over the world. The highest placing Pony Club Alumni was Zara Tindall, who placed third, representing the British Pony Club. Phillip Dutton placed in fourth as the highest scoring U.S. rider, representing The Pony Club Association of New South Wales. Current FEI Young Rider and Pony Club member, Madeline Backus, finished in the top 20 at her first Rolex Kentucky Three-Day, a CCI4* event. USPC is very proud of all alumni that competed this year, and wishes them the best of luck in future events.
About Pony Club – 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 over 500 adult members in its Horsemasters Program. ponyclub.org.