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Lexington, Ky.—August 12

Just down the driveway from the pony hunter ring at U.S. Pony Finals there is another world of pony sport taking place: pony jumpers. No slow winding tracks over brush filled fences here—you can hear the pitter-pat of small pony hooves flying across the footing, their jocks calling out series of ‘whoahs’ and clucks, and the jumps are wider and taller than most of the ponies.

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Don't miss what is always a crowd favorite! The mounted games competition streams live from USPC Championships East in Tryon starting at 8 PM EST.

The photo below will swap out to the live feed at the designated start time.

 

Come join us for the Opening Ceremonies of the highly anticipated 2016 United States Pony Club Championships East! The live stream will begin at 6:15 PM EST.

The evening will feature an introduction of all Pony Club teams in the George H. Morris Arena, with emcee favorite Pam Stone! Following the opening parade, Pony Club teams, trainers, and their families will compete in the inaugural "Battle of the Barns" lip sync contest from the stage beneath the jumbotron! The "Battle of the Barns" lip sync contest will feature Evention TV celebrities Dom and Jimmie Schramm.

Are you a graduate of the United States Pony Clubs? If so, you’re likely eligible for inclusion in a new online roster of equestrians at USPC.org.

The youth riding organization has created a free “Proud Pony Club Graduate” logo for former members to display on their business websites or social media platforms with a link to the USPC homepage.  And graduates are also invited to submit their name, business logo and a link to their own website for inclusion in their virtual Rolodex.

His first U.S. Pony Club Board of Governors meeting gives this professional a new perspective on horsemanship for the next generation.

There’s a weakness in horsemanship in our country.

In recent years and decades, competition has replaced horsemanship as the force driving most people to get involved in the equestrian world.

Teaching good horsemanship and riding skills will always be the tenets that define the U.S. Pony Club, but that doesn’t mean this esteemed institution can’t change. Ideas were flying at the annual USPC Convention, held in Houston, Texas, from Jan. 27-31, and nothing was held sacred—from the name of the organization to the fact that it only promotes English disciplines—everything was up for discussion.

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