The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. is pleased to welcome seven new Pony Clubs. Members of the following clubs can now enjoy Pony Club activities:
- Synchrony Rider Pony Club in the Great Lakes Region; Julie Arkison, DC from Saline, MI.
- Paradise Creek Pony Club in the Inland Empire Region; Lisa Morse, DC from Pullman, WA.
- Quad Cities Pony Club in the North Central Prairie Region; Gerry Jones, DC from Williamsburg, IA.
- Butte Valley Pony Club in the Sierra Pacific Region; Connie Andrusaitis, DC from Durham, CA.
- Lio Lele Pony Club in the Hawaii Region; Joanna Beall, DC from Honolulu, HI.
- Canterbury Trails Pony Club in the Midwest Region; Emma Entwistle, DC from Bucyrus, KS.
- River City Pony Club in the Virginia Region; Christine Brandel, DC from North Chesterfield, VA.
Pony Club promotes teamwork, a sense of responsibility, safety, self-confidence and leadership, while teaching members riding and the care of horses. Members build upon their horsemanship by progressing through the Standards of Proficiencies and earning certifications as each level requires an increased depth of knowledge and skill. There are opportunities to compete through events such as Rallies and Championships, and to create friendships and skills that last a lifetime.
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 over 500 adult members in its Horsemasters Program.