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2016 Membership Application now available
USPC
The 2016 USPC Membership Application is now available on the Pony Club website — www.ponyclub.org. This form must be used for ALL new participating members – club, center, Horsemasters and national members, who join for 2016 or as a fall 2015 prorated member — and those who do not renew on-line.

Please note that the prorated membership option begins on September 1. Members wishing to join prior to that date will need to join as a 2015 member and will need to renew separately to continue in 2016.

A few new items to know –
  • Membership dues for renewals will be $130. There will no longer be a late fee, but there is an early registration discount of $10 for members who are renewed on or before November 15.
  • All participating members (club/center/Horsemasters/national) will use the same application form.
  • Applications for all club members, including Horsemasters, must be submitted by the DC.
We hope these changes simplify the membership application process and look forward to “renewal season.”

Sincerely,
USPC Member Services Department

Kay Kelley – memberservices@ponyclub.org
Dawn Strickler – centers@ponyclub.org
Karol Wilson – regionaladmin@ponyclub.org
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Eventing Recognition Awards
USPC
USPC Pony Club members will be recognized for their competition efforts both in USPC and USEA. USPC members will receive a certificate at the end of each year based on the criteria as outlined on the website. It will be the responsibility of the Pony Club member to get all the information together and send it to the National Office by November 15th of each year. All competitions must be done during the current year. Interested Pony Club members should get their applications here, or from the forms section of the USPC website.
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Dressage Recognition Awards
USPC
USPC Pony Club members will be recognized for their competition efforts both in USPC and USDF. USPC members will receive a certificate at the end of each year based on the criteria as outlined on the website. It will be the responsibility of the Pony Club member to get all the information together and send it to the National Office by November 15th of each year. All competitions must be done during the current year. Interested Pony Club members should get their applications here, or from the forms section of the USPC website.
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ASHA/USPC Annual Awards Program
USPC
Deadline Nov 15th – USPC members will be recognized for participating in Pony Club Events on their American Saddlebred or Half-Saddlebred. Click here for more information. It will be the responsibility of the Pony Club member to get all the information together and send it to the ASHA by December 15th of each year.
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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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Cleveland Bay Horse Society of North America Pony Club Recognition Program
USPC
To recognize Pony Club members who participate in Pony Club riding a Cleveland Bay or a Cleveland Bay part bred/sport horse. The Cleveland Bay Horse Society of North America is pleased to announce a recognition program for USPC members who participate in Pony Club on a pure or part-bred Cleveland Bay. The Cleveland Bay, an endangered breed, has long been recognized as having the heart, stamina and movement to make a winning sport horse. In addition, the Cleveland Bay is easily trainable and has a wonderful disposition that makes it the perfect mount for children. Because of the prepotency of the breed, when crossed with any other breed, the partbred can be counted on to portray the intelligence and kind disposition that the Cleveland Bay is noted for.

Eligibility:
1) Applicant must be a current member of The United States Pony Club.
2) The horse must be at least 1/8th Cleveland Bay, and be CBHS/CBHSA registered.
3) The horse need not be owned by the member, but member must have written permission from owner to participate in the program.
4) Complete application form with all required documentation and a photo. Click here for application.
Applications accepted at anytime during the year. Processing applications may be delayed during holiday and end of show season. For more information, to obtain an application, or for help getting your Cleveland Bay registered contact: Gabrielle Gordon, 76 Corral Drive North, Keller, Texas 76244 or 817-431-8775. To learn more about the Cleveland Bay Horse, breeding programs, sales, and award programs visit their website or send them an email.

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2016 NATIONAL USPC YOUTH CONGRESS
USPC
What is the National USPC Youth Congress(NYC)? The NYC is USPC's way of recognizing outstanding H-B through A Pony Club members and providing them with an extraordinary opportunity for growth and development through a national conference of approximately 40 youth members and up to 5 outstanding Pony Club alumni. The NYC Program takes place each year the two days prior to the USPC Annual Meeting. The Program consists of group discussions, presentations and interaction with Pony Club Alumni, networking, etc. for youth members and alumni. The NYC culminates in the Honors Banquet at which the outstanding alumni are inducted into the USPC Academy of Achievement.

The NYC provides numerous benefits for the selected Pony Club members. It rewards them for leadership in their clubs/regions by giving them opportunities to network with others who share their love of and experience with horses. It exposes them to wider experiences outside of Pony Club by introducing them to outstanding alumni from all walks of life. It gives them opportunities to develop leadership skills through participation in a national forum. All lodging (3 nights) and meals (2 days) will be provided for youth delegates for the two days of the Youth Congress. Transportation will not be provided. Youth delegates to the NYC must be nominated by their clubs or centers and selected by their Regions based on the following criteria:

YOUTH DELEGATES
  • Be between 18-21 years old as of January 1, 2016;
  • Have attained a National Certification (H-B/C+/C-3, B, H/H-HM/H-A, A);
  • Demonstrate leadership and volunteerism;
  • Embody the qualities mentioned in the USPC Mission Statement;
  • Obey the USPC National Youth Congress Code of Conduct.
Please click here to the NYC website page where you will find the link to the NYC Information for DC/CA/RS document for more detail.
Applications deadline is November 15, 2015
Any questions please contact Connie Jehlik, Instruction Services Director instruction@ponyclub.org

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USPC Championships East 2015 Success
USPC
Much of what makes Championships so special is the support that we receive from our Pony Club Sponsors. They help make this event financially feasible as well as provide wonderful products and prizes. I hope that you might take a minute to write or email using the information provided below, and thank our sponsors for all they do to support Pony Club activities. If you received one of their nice prizes, visited with them in the trade fair, or purchased something from their booth or store, you might want to mention that in your note. Our sponsors love hearing from Pony Club members!
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National Level Testing and Retesting Reminders!
USPC
2015 National Level Testing Candidates: Please make yourself familiar with the USPC Retest Procedures. Be aware of what the options, guidelines, and rules are for each type of test, as the criteria are very specific for each one. In the event that you become eligible for a retest, please refer to this document. The Retest Procedures can be found on the National Level Testing page of the USPC website, and also by clicking here.

If you are signed up for a National Level Test in 2015, please note that your test roster and test results are always available for viewing through your personal profile by signing in here.

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

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  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.
 


Shopponyclub.org
USPC
Have you ever had a drink at a horse show that you didn’t want to set on the ground? What about when you set it on the wheel-well of the trailer and your horse uses it as a toy? Well, we have the solution for you! It’s the new Pony Club Cup Holder. Made with a sturdy magnet on the back this cup holder can be attached to any metal surface. It will hold a left or right handed coffee cup and even that super-sized fast food cup. Your days of leaving your water on the back of the truck as you drive away are over. Get your Pony Club Cup Holder today at Shop Pony Club!
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INDUSTRY STANDARDS


Competing with your horse alone? View top tips for success
Horse & Hound
Setting off for a competition alone can be daunting. There’s so much to consider — from what will happen to your horse if you are knocked out, to making sure you have everything you need before you mount. But for many riders, without the back-up of a groom or willing friends or family, heading to shows solo is the only way to fulfil their competitive ambitions. And with practice, it needn’t be terrifying.
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Learning to be confident in the face of crazy
My Horse Daily
Sometimes you have to get a little creative in order to get through to your horse. What would your horse do if you were to suddenly run past it while screaming? Would it bolt like a racehorse out of a gate or stand calmly?
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