|Pony Club E-News|
|Jun. 2, 2015|
Welcome to Championships East 2015
Hear all of the late breaking news for Championships East! Everything from last minute changes to competition schedules, find out when scores are posted, change of venues and emergency weather notifications. Make sure to sign-up to for the topics that YOU want to keep up with!
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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!More
There are many ways in which you can support the Pony Club organization. Follow the link above to find out how you can be part of the “I Support” Campaign!More
Newly revised Pony Club Health and Maintenance Record Book and Guidebook
Newly revised Pony Club Health and Maintenance Record Book and Guidebook is now up on the website. You can find it on the forms page or below in the Tack Trunk. Remember: You must be signed in to enter the Tack Trunk!
The Pony Club tack trunk is the place to find study materials, articles, checklist, standards and test sheets for your specific level.
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:
Calling all D campers in the east
Calling all D campers in the east: come 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. More
Club/Center level test sheets — Do not send these to the National Office. These are kept with the club or center with a copy or original going to the member. More
Webinar: Integrating Horsemasters into your Center/Club/Region
Tuesday, June 9, at 8 p.m. ET
You have heard of us, you might be in a group, you might be a Pony Club or HMX leader, but you have hundreds of questions about how to integrate adults into Pony Club. How do you make it work so that traditional members and Horsemasters all benefit? Who leads the Horsemasters? Is this more work for the DC/CA or RS? What benefits are there for the adults? Incorporating the Horsemasters program into your Club/Center/Region can have numerous benefits for all, and there are many success stories from those who have made it work, and advice from those who have had to work through growing pains! This webinar will cover what a Horsemasters member is in today's Pony Club, who Horsemasters members are and how the program can benefit your Pony Club experience. Learn ways to bring them in, involve and integrate them, and how to help to make your Horsemasters membership.
About the Presenter
Bridget Bryson was brought up in Pony Club, with a grandmother who was a DC in Wales in the The Pony Club, a mother who was a Pony Club member, and she herself was a member of the Cheshire Forest Pony Club in the UK. Both her children were avid Pony Club members and although no longer members (Steph lives in Australia, Ben is in the Navy), they both continue to make Pony Club connections as they travel the globe! Bridget was the founding DC of Silver Bits Pony Club in Iowa, and has since taken on regional roles from VRS to RIC. She was a very active member of the Visiting Instruction committee, and is currently Chair of the Horsemasters committee.
Click here to join this webinar. Register with your name and email address. 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 email@example.com. More
National Level Testing Reminders!
Please note that all National Level Testing applications are now to be submitted through your personal profile by signing in. For detailed application instructions and additional information on National Level Testing, click here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. More
Take the Plus 1 Pony Club Challenge
The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. is hosting a Plus 1 Challenge for the 2015/2016 years. The Plus 1 Challenge was created to encourage members to stay in Pony Club and to improve recruitment of new members. Making growth a priority will benefit everyone in your club or center and increase a base of parents and volunteers willing to share in the duties needed to run a successful club or center. See what some of the current Plus 1 leaders are doing to increase membership within their clubs and centers and incorporate some of their successes into your best practices. More
ShopPonyClub now for great items
Summertime is horse show time! Everyone knows horse shows and dogs seem to go hand-in-hand. We provide our horses with many water sources to beat the heat, but our smaller pets must not be forgotten. Did you know Pony Club makes a portable Pet Water Bowl? This sturdy waterproof nylon bowl has Velcro straps to help fold for easy travel. The pet water bowl comes in three colors: black, green, or red and has the Pony Club logo printed on the bottom. Don’t miss out on this cool, easy to use, great for travel, water source for your pets! More
Even as a child, Bob Baffert knew quality horses
For a trainer, there's no substitute for the knack, and Bob Baffert had it in junior high. It's called "the third eye," the uncanny ability to scope out young horses and identify who will be the best runner in the bunch.More