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Leading the Next Generation

It is the mission of the National Youth Board (NYB) to act as a liaison between the youth membership of USPC and the Board of Governors by communicating the needs, ideas, and concerns of USPC youth to governing officers. NYB members provide member insight and bring forward ideas and proposals regarding important issues, as well as conduct independent projects under the direction of the National Office.

Delegates of the NYB must be between 18 - 23 years of age, highly motivated and dedicated, and have strong leadership and communication skills. It is expected that delegates maintain open communication with the members they represent, providing an efficient medium for communication in a professional manner. Their work requires regular communication with other NYB members, USPC Board Committee members, USPC National Office staff, and the greater USPC community.

The current NYB Chair and the previous Chair also serve as members on the USPC Board of Governors. In addition, members of the NYB represent the youth members on various Board and Council Committees.

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Meet the Current NYB

The National Youth Board members are available to discuss any questions you may have about NYB, it's mission, or to share ideas for topics or projects you’d like the NYB to explore. Members serve on committees that work on projects throughout the year. Each committee has a leader to guide the work and goals for the year. Committees include: Marketing, Pin Promise, Regional Youth Boards, Service, and Upper Level Opportunities.

Meet the Delegates

Become a Delegate

Interested in becoming an NYB delegate? Check out the details below about delegate obligations and a link to the application.

NYB members meet face-to-face once a year at the USPC Convention. Compensation related to meeting traveling costs can be accommodated, so financial limitations should not restrict an applicant from coming forward. Additionally, there are meetings via teleconferences, a private Facebook group, and interpersonal communication within committees.

Time commitments can fluctuate from one month to another as it can be dependent on committee assignments and their projects, but generally, at least 5 hours per month can be expected. We understand outside commitments such as school, equestrian activities, etc. and work as a team to ensure all are able to fulfill their duties within their own restrictions.

Applicant Requirements

  • Applicants must be a participating current member of the United States Pony Clubs, Inc.
  • Be between 18-23 years old as of January 1 of their first term year they would serve.
  • There is no required minimum certification level.

Complete the Delegate Application

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Committed to Service

Developing Regional Youth Boards

In 2013, the National Youth Board (NYB) set a goal to create and maintain successful Regional Youth Boards (RYB) across the country. Many Pony Club members may already be familiar with the Youth Board concept on the local level. This will not only help retain each region's older members, but is also a vital piece of the direct communication link between the USPC Board of Governors and the general membership which the National Youth Board serves.

If you are interested in forming a Regional Youth Board in your region, or are looking for ideas to improve your region's Regional Youth Board be sure to check out the resources below.

Youth Board Structure | Establishing & Maintaining Youth Boards

The Pin Promise

The “Pin Promise” inspires current members, alumni, and adult volunteers to wear their pins beyond Pony Club. USPC is proud of past and present members’ achievements. Taking the Pin Promise Pledge allows members and Alumni to show their pride in the time and effort they devoted to furthering their riding through Pony Club.

Post your promise on the Pony Club Pinterest Pin Promise Board, by posting a picture of yourself wearing your pin, or by re-pining the Pony Club Pin Promise.

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