The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. is pleased to welcome three new Pony Clubs in 2013. Members of the following clubs can now enjoy Pony Club activities:
- Pierport Pony Club in the Great Lakes Region; Mary Fleishman, DC from Leland, MI.
- Crystal Coast Pony Club in the Carolina Region; Erin Richard, DC from Stella, NC.
- Northwest Arkansas Pony Club in the Midwest Region; Michael Munson, DC from Rogers, AR.
Pony Club promotes teamwork, a sense of responsibility, safety, self-confidence and leadership, while teaching members riding and the care of horses. Members build upon their horsemanship by progressing through the Standards of Proficiencies and earning certifications as each level requires an increased depth of knowledge and skill. There are opportunities to compete through events such as Rallies and Championships, and to create friendships and skills that last a lifetime.
The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. was founded in 1954 as a nonprofit national youth organization to teach riding and horsemanship through a formal educational program. There are approximately 10,000 Pony Club members in over 600 clubs and riding centers throughout the country. Many of the nation’s top equestrians, including several of our Olympic team members, business professionals, government leaders and career military officers, have roots in Pony Club. Youth members range in age from as young as 4 through age 25. Pony Club also offers educational opportunities to over 500 adult members in its Horsemasters Program.