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Awarding Excellence

Brookfield Conservation Award

The Brookfield Conservation Award is named in honor of the historic Brookfield Farm near Lexington, KY. The original parcels of Brookfield were received from the British monarchy in the late 1700s. In 2000 Brookfield was placed in the Bluegrass Conservancy by its owners, Betsy and Jack van Nagell. The Brookfield Conservation Award rewards efforts for the promotion of land conservation through member, club, center, or regional dedication and hard work. Applicants may be a club, center, region, or individual. Up to two $500 awards may be given yearly. The deadline for submissions is November 1st.

Live Oak Hounds-USPC Foxhunting Challenge Award

The Live Oak Hounds-USPC Foxhunting Challenge Award is made possible through the generous support of Mr. and Mrs. C. Martin Wood III, Joint Masters of the Live Oak Hounds in Monticello, Florida, and Past Presidents of the MFHA. This award is designed to encourage Pony Club members who do not regularly hunt to try the sport, to reward those members who do hunt on a regular basis, and act as mentors to the younger and less-experienced Pony Club members. A total of $10,000 will be awarded to six Pony Clubs/Centers who qualify based on the percentage of total members in the club/center.

The Award period will run from April 10th of the previous year to April 9th of the current year, with the winners announced by May 1st. Certificates should be emailed to events@ponyclub.org and must be received by end of day April 10th.

If mailing the certificates, they must be postmarked by April 10th and sent to:

Activities Department
4041 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY 40511

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USPC Flash Teamwork Award

Cathy Aranosian (owner of Flash, the USPC 50th Anniversary Breyer Model) sponsors a yearly contest, to encourage the kind of teamwork generated by her club when they were writing about Flash. A 1-to-2-page essay may be submitted by a Pony Club or Riding Center telling how a special equine, a special event, or a special member or volunteer had a team-building experience on Pony Club members.

Entries must be postmarked by November 4. Please email or mail essays, along with any photos of the event, the pony, or the special honoree, to the address listed below. Entries will be reviewed, and the winner selected by December 1. The winner is honored by inclusion in a perpetual trophy kept in the Pony Club National Office.

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4041 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY 40511

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The Eleanor Brennan Memorial Fund

The Eleanor Brennan Memorial Fund was established to aid USPC in funding Instructors' Certification Programs for Pony Club Instructors and upper-level members. USPC will award scholarships up to $500 to applicants who qualify for this scholarship. Fill out the application with required recommendations to be considered for this scholarship.

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The Trip Harting Fund

The Trip Harting Fund has been created with donations to The Dressage Foundation from Trip's friends and supporters. This fund will provide grants up to $1,000 for a current or graduate rider with a Pony Club certification of B or A to assist in attending the USDF "L” Education Program or USDF Instructor Certification Program.

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Breed Recognition

American Saddlebred Horse & Breeders Association/USPC Awards Program

The American Saddlebred Horse & Breeders Association (ASHBA) is pleased to sponsor the ASHBA/USPC Awards Program for Pony Club members who participate in Pony Club activities on their registered American Saddlebred or Half-Saddlebred Horse. The ASHBA/USPC Awards focus on activities and competitions in which Pony Club members participate with their horse as well as emphasizing Horse Management and leadership skills. Pony Club members can earn points by riding in lessons, clinics and preps or by competing in regional and/or national rallies or achieving a regional or national rating level. To be eligible for the ASHBA/USPC Awards Program the rider must be a current Pony Club member and the horse must be registered with the American Saddlebred Horse & Breeders Association.

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Thoroughbred Incentive Program (TIP) Awards

TIP awards will be available to USPC Championship participants in every division of Dressage, Eventing, Polocrosse, Show Jumping, and Tetrathlon. Only Thoroughbreds that have been registered with The Jockey Club or a foreign Thoroughbred stud book recognized by The Jockey Club are eligible to participate in TIP classes and awards. Riders and owners must apply for a TIP number. There is no fee to register for a TIP number. It is the responsibility of the rider/owner to provide the horse show with the eligibility information.

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