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PONY CLUB'S INSIDE TURNS

Heat awareness
USPC
It's the time of year when we start working and riding outside in the heat. USPC requires all volunteers in a leadership position to complete the "It's Hot Outside" training module, designed by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Stay cool, and brush up on heat safety by visiting the Pony Club Web page on heat awareness.

Be sure and access the Parent Caregiver Information and the Guide to Dehydration and Heat Illness. It is important to ensure that all participants stay hydrated and protected from the heat of the midday sun. Activities should be scheduled for early morning or late afternoons. Planning ahead is a key to prevention! Play safe and have fun, while being mindful of the weather alerts!
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USPC Championships Sponsors
USPC
Thank you to the generous sponsors who are supporting Championships 2015. Look for some of your favorite Pony Club Sponsors in the Trade Fair at Championships East. Stop by and say hello, do some shopping and thank them for supporting your organization.

Charles Owen
Creative Stitches Embroidery
Fair Hill International
Joan Parker
Shapley’s Grooming Products
Soteria Equestrian Safety
Triple Crown Nutrition
Starwood Equine Veterinary Services

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ShopPonyClub
USPC
Do you ever ask yourself, how can I show my Pony Club pride? Well, we have a new way for you to do just that. Introducing the Pony Club Stall Banner! Printed on 2-by-2 feet waterproof vinyl with the Pony Club logo this is a great way to show how proud you are to be a Pony Club member. It’s great for horse shows, in your tack room, on your stall at home, at Rallies, Championships, or even as a door hanger to your bedroom. Be #PonyClubproud today!
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Webinar: How to choose the right feed for your mount
USPC
Webinar sponsored by Merck Animal Health
Tuesday July 7, at 8 p.m. ET
Choosing the right feed should be easy, but there are literally hundreds of horse feed on the market today. This webinar will break down how there are really only six major feed categories and how to decide which is best for your horse.

About the Presenter Eric Haydt
Eric graduated in 1977 from the Pennsylvania State University with a BS in Accounting, but went immediately in a different direction. Since graduating he has worked in all areas of the feed industry exclusively, including manufacturing, sales, marketing and management primarily in the equine environment. He is currently Senior Vice President of Business Development for Triple Crown Nutrition and has been involved from the inception in the Triple Crown feed line, is a member of the American Association of Professional Animal Scientists and a horse owner for 20 years. Eric and Triple Crown are dedicated to staying on the cutting edge of equine nutrition to provide the newest innovations and the healthiest diets for our equine companions.

To join this webinar please register here with your name and email address. As always these webinars will be recorded and posted here for viewing at a later date.

FAQs about webinars can be found here and any questions about webinars can be sent to webinar@ponyclub.org.

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Audit for free!
USPC
Come learn and be a part of the USPC hosted USEA ICP (Instructors Certification Program) prior to Champs East, July 21-23, 2015 at the Virginia Horse Park. Click here for more information and to sign a USEA Release form. Please contact Connie Jehlik instruction@ponyclub.org if you have any further questions.
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SPONSORED CONTENT


Newly revised
USPC
Pony Club Health and Maintenance Record Book, Guidebook, and fillable Record Book is now up on the website. You can also order hardcopies and the helpful CD through ShopPonyclub.org.
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Need study materials, standards, checklist, check out The Pony Club Tack Trunk
USPC
You will find quizzes to make sure you're "tacked up" with all the best information, study "aids" to keep you focused on your goals, and links to various materials to help "groom" you for success.

As a member you may visit any part of the Tack Trunk:
  • Prepare for your next Certification
  • Review information from past Certifications
  • Study ahead for future Certifications
Please look around the Pony Club Tack Trunk often, as we will be working on expanding the selection of learning materials available to Pony Club members.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Deworming Made Easy

We want to see how much your horse loves Durvet's APPLE scented and flavored DEWORMERS. To enter, create a video showing how easy it is to deworm your horse using Durvet Ivermectin or Pyrantel Paste. Smell the APPLE scent. Taste the APPLE flavor. Deliciously EASY!

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Calling all D campers in the east
USPC
Spend 2 1/2 days with your pony/horse at the Virginia Horse Center with some wonderful Pony Club riding instructors and hands-on horse management experience!

D Camp during Championships East: This camp is designed for the Pony Club youth member (6 years old and above) up to the D-2 Level. This is an exciting opportunity to ride their mount twice a day in small group instruction and taught by experienced Upper Level Pony Club members and graduates! Besides riding they will have unmounted instruction in the barn and a chance to experience taking care of their pony while at the Virginia Horse Center. This camp will begin on Thursday afternoon and end Saturday evening so the campers can be with their families on Sunday and be able to watch the competition and awards ceremonies. Parents will pick their campers up and feed them each day during camp. Only snacks and fluids will be available in the barn area. There will be limited number of slots (20 max) for D Camp. Registration is open, more details are in the Gold Book.

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Test sheets
USPC
Remember club/center level test sheets — Do not get sent to the National Office, these are kept with the club or center with a copy or original going to the member.
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Involving members in your programming
USPC
Is your club, center or region having difficulty engaging members as they get older and/or progress through the certification levels? Would you like some ideas on how to engage them?

A survey was conducted recently by the United States Pony Club Membership Committee. The Survey was sent to all Pony Club members 14 years of age and/or C-2 and up. Members were asked in what ways their club, center and/or region utilized them as volunteers, mentors, instructors or otherwise. This survey was an attempt to ascertain the best practices currently used throughout USPC to engage older/upper level members as leaders. Below are the main responses shared by survey respondents.

At the Club Level upper/older members were used to
  • mentor younger/newer members
  • conduct lower level safety checks
  • conduct safety checks for their peers
  • perform D level ratings
  • serve as Team Captain at Rallies
  • teach unmounted Pony Club lessons.
At the regional level upper/older members were used
  • by other clubs for all of the above
  • to help at USPC camps
  • as members on Regional Youth Board.
Among the respondents, there was a varied level of satisfaction with the amount members were being engaged from very satisfied to not being utilized at all.

If you have any questions or are interested in serving on the Membership Committee, please feel free to contact the Membership Committee Chair.  

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Championships West 2015: What's it all about?
USPC
Are you wondering what to expect for your trip to Championships West? Pony Club takes over the Woodside Horse Park July 31-August 9. Find out more information about Championships West visit the Pony Club website. You can also check out to video here!
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  TRAIN FOR IEA THIS SUMMER

Intensive Riding Camp at Stoneleigh-Burnham School in Greenfield, MA offers a small group of advanced riders, ages 14-18, the opportunity to develop effective riding strategies for hunt seat competition in Interscholastic Equestrian Association events. Session runs June 28 – July 3, 2015. Call 413-774-2711 x256 for more information.
 


Championships East 2015: How to be the beasts of the east in horse management
USPC
Planning to make the journey to the Virginia Horse Center for Championships East this summer? Not sure what to pack to ensure that your horse and teammates will comfortable AND organized in your Blue Ridge mountain retreat? Listen as Chief Horse Management Judge Yvette Seger covers tips and tricks that will make setting up your stall and tack room relatively stress-free and set your team up for a successful championships experience! Watch now! Click here for more information about Championships East.
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National Level Testing reminders!
USPC
Please note that all National Level Testing applications are now to be submitted through your personal profile by signing in.

Click here for detailed application instructions and additional information on National Level Testing.

All applications a fees must be submitted 12 weeks prior to the test start date.

The 2015 test schedule can be found here.

You must be logged in to the USPC website in order to access the test schedule.

Please contact Elizabeth Smith, Instruction/Testing Coordinator, with any questions at testing@ponyclub.org

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Pony Club News
USPC
Can’t wait for the next issue of Pony Club News to arrive at your door? Get started early with the online summer magazine available now.
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Tutoring Tuesday's archived!
USPC
Did you miss a Tutoring Tuesday webinar? Don’t fret! The webinars are recorded and available for viewing. The recorded presentation is available as well as the Power Point presentations. You will need to register with your name and email address to view the presentation. FAQs about webinars can be found here and any questions about webinars can be sent to webinar@ponyclub.org.

The schedule for upcoming webinars is available here.

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Cha-ching!
USPC
Do you know what is sitting up in your dusty, over-cluttered barn attic? It’s not what you think…you have cold hard CASH sitting up there waiting for you to dust it off and shine it up! Don’t have a place to sell it? Well, USPC can help with that! Check out Pony Club classified ads. Whether it be that used saddle, that cute pony that you’ve outgrown, or if you’re really looking for a change you can list your Real Estate on our classifieds page as well. Are you an instructor or clinician? You’re in luck, promote your services or clinics on our classifieds page too! Maybe selling that old saddle could go towards buying a new saddle! Check out Pony Club classified ads here!
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INDUSTRY STANDARDS


Ranking horse racing's Triple Crown winners
Newday
Only 12 horses have won horse racing's Triple Crown: The Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes in the same year. So, who among the 12 is the best of all time? Newsday's horse racing writer Ed McNamara ranks the 12 immortals.
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Coprophagia in horses
Horse Channel
Why do some horses eat manure, even when they have food available? Eating manure is a fairly common practice seen in foals but not so much in adult horses. The act of eating manure is called coprophagia, derived from the Greek "kopros" for feces and "phagein" for eat.
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American Pharoah world's top-ranked horse
BloodHorse
With his historic victory in the Belmont Stakes presented by DraftKings to sweep the Triple Crown, American Pharoah secured the top spot with a 128 rating in the fourth edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2015.
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