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Activities and Opportunities for Pony Club Members

Becoming a member of the United States Pony Clubs affords individuals competitive, cultural, and educational opportunities. Through our various special opportunities, members have the chance to experience international cultures via international exchanges; invitational competitions such as the President’s Cup and Prince Philip Cup; virtual competitions in the disciplines of Dressage and Quiz; as well as the USEF Pony Jumper Finals held annually at the Kentucky Horse Park.

International Exchanges

Members who apply and are selected to represent USPC are immersed in a cultural experience with members from Pony Club organizations around the globe, allowing members to experience horse care and riding from a whole new perspective. Exchanges are hosted on a rotational basis and have featured locations like Ireland, Hong Kong, and New Zealand, to name a few.

Special Opportunities

Pony Club also offers many opportunities to ride and participate in clinics and lessons with top caliber professionals. Some clinics do not require riding, while others offer members a chance to try a new discipline with their horse. From police horse desensitization training with the Kentucky Horse Park's Mounted Police unit, to cross-country training with Olympian Gina Miles, to meeting horse racing legends like Pony Club alum Michael Matz, members have a chance to learn from the best.

Other special opportunities include:

  • Awards
  • Recognition Programs
  • College Scholarships
  • National Youth Board
  • National Youth Congress
  • And more!
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