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Need To Declutter The Tack Trunk?
Sell your stuff in 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 signup sheets are all there. Turn your unused tack into cash!
Fundraising Opportunity: Start Your Sneak-e-Snacks Sales Program Today!
The Pony Club Horse Treat Fundraising Program is designed to enable Clubs, Centers and Regions to market an exclusive Pony Club labeled 12-ounce sized bag of the Sneak-e-Snacks Horse Treats to raise funds to support the Pony Club mission and activities of each Club, Center and Region.
Participation in the program will also afford members an opportunity to develop new skills and to further develop character, confidence and leadership skills, while at the same time promoting Pony Club to the equine community.
All proceeds from horse treat sales stays with the local Club, Center or Region. To learn more about this fun and exciting fundraising program visit the Pony Club website.
20+ Year Local Legend Award
Established by the USPC Board of Governors in May 2010, this 20+ Year Local Legend Award is intended to honor those who have faithfully served their local club, center and/or region for at least 20 years. Recipient will be recognized in an upcoming issue of Pony Club News(space permitting), following receipt of complete form. This form must be completed by a DC, JtDC, CA, ACA, RS or VRS and submitted along with $10 to USPC.
This is a wonderful opportunity to thank those hard working volunteers in your area that support the clubs and region in so many ways! Click here for the application.
Tutoring Tuesday's Webinar Schedule
Tutoring Tuesday's is quickly becoming popular. Check out the webinar schedule and topics so you can join them yourself or share with those members or instructors who might be interested in the topic being taught. Next up: "How the Order of the Training Scale/Training Pyramid Influences the Climbing of the Levels in Dressage." Click Read More to get additional information on this new webinar.
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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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ICP Workshop Grants Available
The Eleanor Brennan Memorial Fund: The Eleanor Brennan Memorial Fund was established to aid USPC in funding for Instructor Certification Programs for Pony Club Instructors and upper-level members. USPC will award grants up to $500 to applicants that qualify for this scholarship. Fill out the application with required recommendations to be considered for this scholarship.
If interested, fill out the application or call Instruction Services Director, Connie Jehlik at the National Office for more information. 859-254-7669 ext. 223, firstname.lastname@example.org
Now Accepting Applications for the 2014 International Games Exchange!
In 2014, Great Britain will host the annual International Games Competition, which rotates between the US, Canada, Great Britain and Australia. Dates and details have not been received as yet.
Each Regional Supervisor may submit as many applications as he/she has for consideration. If a region has more than one applicant, the R.S. may rank order his/her applicants when submitting the regional applications. This ordering shall be based on any criteria the R.S. wishes to apply, and shall be at the sole
discretion of the R.S. The nominated candidates shall not be made aware of their rank, unless the R.S. wishes to divulge that information. The Selection Committee will keep all information received strictly
Applications and details can be found on pages 58-67 of the 2009 *USPC Games Handbook and Rules for Games Competition. The same information is also available on the USPC website at www.ponyclub.org .
Please encourage any Pony Club members who wish to be on the team to work on their applications so that they may be received by the Selection Committee in a timely fashion. The deadline for applications to be received is Oct. 1, 2013. Applications received after that date may not be accepted.
Send the written applications and DVDs to:
USPC Activities and Events Director
4041 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY 40511
Join Us For Festival 2014!
July 14-21, 2014
The week-long Pony Club Festival is held every three years at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. National Championships are held the first three days. The following two days are mounted and unmounted clinics and workshops presented by Pony Club Graduates, Olympians and equine professionals. Throughout the week, participants and visitors can shop at the Festival Trade Fair. Festival is open to all Pony Club families with activities for everyone.
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Are You Eligible For An Award Through Pony Club?
Eventing Recognition Awards
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 Nov. 15 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.
For more on Pony Club awards, click Read More.
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 info contact Marian Whlgren or Nancy Pittman at 859-254-7669.
Pleasant vs. Stern Human Voice's Effect on Horses
Admit it: You talk to your horse. We all do it. We know perfectly well they can't understand the words we're saying, but shouldn't they be able to infer things from our tone of voice?
Equine Nutrition Expert Offers Free Consultations To Horse Owners
Equine nutrition is a complex and often confusing subject for horse owners. Ditching the age-old practice of feeding every horse the same in favor of individual feeding programs can be a daunting task. But each horse is an individual and needs a diet unique to their situation in order to have good health and high performance.
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The Sag Harbor Express
After a flurry of construction activity which began late last year and continued through spring and into summer, there is a new horse farm set to debut on the East End.
Tricks Are *Not* Just for Kids
My Horse Daily
Have you ever thought about teaching your horse some tricks? If you haven’t yet, what’s stopping you?
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