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Attending Championships East 2013?
An email with Championships arrival information will be sent out to all competitors and parents for Championships East the week of July 15-19. We look forward to seeing everyone in Virginia!
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Hotel Information Championships Midwest 2013
Will you be attending Championships Midwest? Below are a few hotel options for Kansas City!

Best Western Kansas City Inn
Rainbow Village
501 SW Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66103
913-677-3060

Hilton Garden Inn
520 Minnesota Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66101
913-342-7900

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New Issue of Pony Club News
The new Summer issue of Pony Club News is now online! Read all about it!
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Instruction Updates
The HM Seminar at Championships East is for anyone who: would like to investigate becoming an Assistant Horse Management Judge; is already an AHMJ and would like to become a more effective teacher; is already or would like to be teaching HM skills at the Club/Center level and would like new ideas and more depth of knowledge to take back to your Club or Center; is responsible for preparing members for rally competitions; and would like to know more about what his/her child is experiencing in the barns at Championships.
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What is Horse Management? Webinar July 23
Horse Management is the best part about Pony Club! Learn the basics about Horse Management that every new member should know, such as the structure of the program and tips for making Pony Club a great experience for members and parents. Join us for an informational webinar July 23 and learn what makes USPC different from other equestrian organizations.

Join this webinar here by registering with your name and email address. FAQs about webinars can be found here and any questions about webinars can be sent to webinar@ponyclub.org.

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Join Us For Tutoring Tuesday's Take Your Own Line Webinar
Aug. 6, 8 p.m. EDSTM
Will you be competing in Show Jumping this year at Championships? Do you want to learn more about the Take Your Own Line round? This webinar will present appropriate concepts and techniques to achieve the optimal performance while riding in timed jumper classes. There will be discussions about the best ways to cross the start/finish line with the fastest time while jumping safely and efficiently. Richard will use actual video footage from previous USPC Show Jumping Championships to demonstrate effective riding.

Join this webinar here and register with your name and email address. FAQs about webinars can be found here and any questions about webinar can be sent to webinar@ponyclub.com.

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Virginia Region Hosts Hunter Clinic And Derby Show
USPC
On the first weekend in May, the Virginia Region tried something new! May 4-5 they held their first, and hopefully annually, Hunter Derby Clinic and Show at Frying Pan Park, Herndon, Va.

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Penrose Farm 50th Anniversary And Reunion
USPC
Were you a working student at Penrose Farm? Or did you compete and enjoy Pony Club activities at Penrose? Penrose Farm in Knoxville, Tenn., has been a hub of Pony Club activity over the past 50 years, and it's time to celebrate and say thank you.

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Turn Feed Bags Into Money Bags
USPC
What can you do with an empty feed bag? Well, like many horse folks, you could reuse them as trash receptacles in the tack room.

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National Level Testing Reminders
Please remember that all National Level testing applications are to be submitted online. Online applications and payment must be submitted and processed by the National Office by the applications deadline.

New for 2013: All applications deadlines are eight weeks out prior to the test that is being applied for. For more information on National Level testing, click Read More.

The test schedule can be found here. Any questions, please contact Instruction Coordinator Elizabeth Smith.

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From The Bookstore
Complete your Threshold Picture Book library today with this great sale from the Bookstore!

ALL THRESHOLD PICTURE BOOKS NOW JUST $9.95!(Originally $11.95)

Order today while quantities and selection last!



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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Horse Nutrition: 10 Golden Rules Of Feeding (Horse&Hound)
Road Ready: Horse Hauling Checklist Of Essentials (Tri-State Livestock News)
Turn Feed Bags Into Money Bags (USPC)
What To Wear When Going On a Hunt? (Horsetalk)

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Need a Knowledgeable, Well-Trained Employee for Your Barn?

Advertise your position in the Pony Club Classifieds. Pony Club Classifieds deliver an audience that is keenly interested in equine industry employment, as well as ponies and horses, used tack and even equine properties for sale. Check it out at www.ponyclub.org. In the News & Media drop down menu, select Classifieds. FAQs, rates and signup sheets are all there. Find a great employee to help build your business!

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Nutritional Notes
Sponsored by Triple Crown Nutrition
Question: My older horse choked the other day. I’m feeding a pelleted senior type feed and someone told me that pellets were the cause because they swell up. What other options do I have?

Click Read More for the answer! To submit a question of your own, visit Pony Club's Nutritional Notes page.

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Be Heads Up Challenge
Drumroll please — we are so excited to announce our very first Be Heads Up Challenge! Calling all artists, ages 5–18! We hope you can help us spread the word about concussions and how to stay safe.

In order to help educate kids and teens about concussion safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced a "Heads up about Concussion Safety" poster design contest. This is an excellent opportunity for all Pony Club members and we encourage you budding artists out there to give this a try. You can draw, paint or use a computer to design a poster.

A $250 prize will be awarded to each age category winner! The posters can be sent in from June 12 through Jan. 31, 2014. Judging will take place between Feb. 1-28, 2014, and winners will be notified and prizes awarded by March 19, 2014. For complete contest rules, click Read More.

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INDUSTRY STANDARDS


(Re)teaching an Old Dog an Old Trick
The Horse
The old saying goes that you can't teach an old dog a new trick. Many would agree that old dogs really can learn new tricks, re-teaching an old dog — or an old horse, as the case may be — can be just as challenging.
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Useful Tips to Help Your Horse Keep Cool
Horse&Hound
Now that the summer has well and truly arrived, horse owners need to be prepared for the flies, sunburn and hard ground that are the inevitable result, so here are H&H's summer tips to help you and your horse keep your cool.
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Riders Showcase Horsemanship, Responsibility at 4-H Competition
News & Observer
The four H's in 4-H stand for head, heart, hands and health. Ember Jetter might add horses and happiness.
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Dozens of Miniature Horses Find New Homes
Coshocton Tribune
The caretakers at Mystery Lane Farm took in a full farm of animals — including 40 miniature horses, some of which were in neglected condition — but they've been able to find homes for nearly all of them.
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