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Challenge Your Equine Knowledge!

Thursday, March 27, 2014   (0 Comments)
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Challenge your Equine Knowledge!

March 27, 2014 (Lexington, KY) –Send a team to compete in the Pony Club Invitational Quiz Challenge. Teams will compete at Championships during USPC Festival being held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, July 14 – 21, 2014.

Pony Club has been teaching Horse Management skills since 1954 and is committed to making competitive educational opportunities available to other equine organizations and their members. The USPC Quiz Challenge competition consists of five phases designed to test each competitor's equine knowledge in both the classroom and the barn. Quiz question materials will be based on the Pony Club C-1 and C-2 Standards of Proficiency, and will utilize the 2014 Pony Club Quiz Rulebook. Study materials may be found at on the USPC website.

The Quiz Challenge will begin with a Welcome Briefing and Written Test on Tuesday, July 15 at 2:00 P.M. at the Alltech Arena of the Kentucky Horse Park, with additional competition phases being held on Wednesday, July 16 through Friday, July 18. The Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday afternoon.

Representatives from equine organizations interested in sending individuals or a team(s) to compete should contact Wayne Quarles, 859-254-7669. Entries open on May 1 and must be received by July 1. The entry fee is $1,040 for team of four or $260 per individual. For more information, please follow this link. Attire will follow Article 7 of the Quiz Rulebook. Housing is available at Pony Club Festival rates at many local hotels. A list of hotels offering the Festival rate is available on the USPC website .

About Pony Club—The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. was founded in 1954 as a nonprofit national youth organization to teach riding and horsemanship through a formal educational program. There are approximately 10,000 Pony Club members in over 600 clubs and riding centers throughout the country. Many of the nation’s top equestrians, including several of our Olympic team members, business professionals, government leaders and career military officers, have roots in Pony Club. USPC also offers educational opportunities to over 500 adult members in its Horsemasters Program. www.ponyclub.org


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