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Outgrown Your Beloved Pony?


Pass him on to an eager student with the Pony Club Classifieds. Pony Club Classifieds deliver an audience that is keenly interested in 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 sign-up sheets are all there. Let someone new enjoy your pony as much as you have!
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Inventory Reduction Sale!


Twenty percent off all Educational and General Knowledge Titles! Excludes all Pony Club materials — Manuals, Rulebooks, Guides and all Pony Club Logo Merchandise.

Threshold Picture Guides now just $9.95!

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Important Information For Club/Center And Regional Leaders Concerning The 2014 National USPC Youth Congress
What is the National USPC Youth Congress? The NYC is USPC's way of recognizing outstanding H-B/C+ and up 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 five outstanding Pony Club alumni.
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Nutritional Notes
Sponsored by Triple Crown Nutrition
Question: How do I know if I'm feeding my horse enough? In the summer, when I don't feed very much, she maintains her weight well but loses some shine. In the winter, I need to feed more to keep her weigh and her hair coat and hooves start to look better.

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

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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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Safety Around Horses Always Paramount
The Northern Advocate
Safety is paramount when it comes to handling horses, says a New Zealand riding instructor upon learning of a 10-year-old boy being dragged to his death.

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The USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge
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The USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, presented by Sweet Briar College, is inviting a team to the 2013 HQC Finals to represent the United States Pony Club!

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Applying To College? The NYB Can Help Answer Your Questions
USPC
The National Youth Board, in conjunction with the National Office, is pleased to announce the creation ...

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Save The Date — Twin Rivers Horse Trials

Sept 20 — Paso Robles, Calif.

Join Pony Club for an evening of fun and celebration during the upcoming horse trials in California. A course walk will be led by Pony Club graduates Gina Miles, Andrea Baxter and other Pony Club Alumni at 5 p.m. Reception, dinner, drinks and prizes begin at 6 p.m.

Click here to purchase tickets by Sept. 19. For more information please contact Marian Whlgren or Nancy Pittman at 859-254-7669.

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How To Improve Your Horse's Paces
Horse & Hound
Maintaining quiet hands and allowing your horse to connect from the hind leg to the rein is a fundamental way of improving his paces as student Susie White discovered, following a year and a half of regular lessons come rain or shine with her trainer Charlotte Ridley.
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Frequent Feeding Reduces Group-Housed Horses' Aggression
The Horse
Picture a large covered paddock housing dozens of horses. A machine moves in periodically to deposit feed, and a robot maneuvers around horse hooves to suck up manure. No, this isn't equine science fiction, it's a scene from a group housing study conducted by Dutch researchers.
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Is Your Horse's Noseband Too Tight?
Horse Channel
When learning to properly tack up a horse, most English riders are taught to keep the noseband loose enough to allow space for two fingers to fit in between the leather and the horse's nose. As a spectator at some equestrian events, you may have wondered if all riders follow that rule. Recent research looked at how competitive riders adjust their horse's nosebands and how that could affect horse welfare.
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Stressful Road Trips, Crooked Legs And Why Hard Ground Is Good
MyHorse Daily
Amy Herdy writes: "I was nervous about my first time driving our new truck hitched to our new trailer, so of course that debut was made in the pouring rain with the most precious cargo imagineable: the two mares and two foals."
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