You will work with a team to ensure that each horse and rider is properly turned out and prepared to compete to the best of their abilities.
Team members are unmounted and are tested on their equine knowledge in five separate phases. Topics range from horse care to horse sports to general equine knowledge and can offer a hands-on component.
Follows all rules outlined in the current discipline rulebooks and Horse Management Handbook including utilizing a Chief Horse management judge from the national CHMJ list, as well as any other specified licensed officials.
Does not specifically follow the discipline rulebooks and generally occurs because of limited resources. This could potentially include: not utilizing a CHMJ from the current approved CHMJ list or not utilizing specified licensed officials.
Gives you a chance to experience a Pony Club rally without the pressure of preparing a horse. It is conducted like a regular competition where you set up a tack room and stalls, and are judged on your Horse Management skills.
Join the parent club by completing the member section of the USPC application. Sign pages 1 and 2, then make a copy of both pages.
Join our local chapter by submitting your application with the USPC application copies and your dues payable by check. Your dues for the Virginia Region Pony Club will be collected at the same time.
Find out when activities are happening so you can plan your schedule.
Build the foundation of proper horsemanship with a structured lesson plan and practice your skills under expert supervision.
Measure your growth over the years by earning certificates from D-level up to A-level and by participating in friendly group competitions called rallies.
Volunteer to support activities and attend membership meetings.