The U.S. Pony Clubs Inc. has announced the dates and locations for the 2018 Pony Club Championships East and West.
The USPC Championships East will be returning to the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, N.C., July 25–29, 2018. The USPC Championships West will be heading to Donida Farm Equestrian Center in Auburn, Wash., Aug. 6–10, 2018. Eventing Championships West will be held in conjunction with the Area VII Young Rider Benefit Horse Trials in Chehalis, Wash., Aug. 10–12.
Each year, USPC holds national championships in dressage, western dressage, eventing, mounted games, polocrosse, quiz, show jumping and tetrathlon. All members competing at Championships must qualify through participation in Regional Rallies, where teams of members are selected. Teams are scored not only on their success in the ring or on the field, but also on their Horse Management skills and knowledge.
“Pony Club is thrilled to be returning to two top-notch facilities for our 2018 Championships. USPC members attending Championships East at the TIEC will get the chance to ride on the same grounds hosting the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018. Both Championships West facilities are excited to welcome USPC back to Washington state,” said USPC Executive Director Teresa Woods. “We look forward to great competition events in the coming year.”