Pony Club Introduces New Membership Categories to Meet Your Needs
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Pony Club Introduces New Membership Categories
to Meet Your Needs
May 13, 2014
(Lexington, KY) -
“I want to join USPC but I am not sure how to work it into my
schedule. Is there a membership option
that is right for me?”
is! USPC now offers access to
educational programming and opportunities to several different membership types
so that everyone can share their love of horses. All levels of membership in The United States
Pony Clubs develop character, leadership, confidence and a sense of
community. Visit www.ponyclub.org and let Pony Club help you reach your goals.
Membership Options – “I want to ride and
take part in the fun with my club or center!”
Club/Center Membership Individuals 25 years of age and under who
wish to participate in mounted and unmounted meetings, clinics, rallies,
certifications, exchanges or other special opportunities do
so by becoming a member through a local Pony Club or Pony Club Riding Center.
National Membership For renewing members aged 18 – 25 who have achieved a
certification level of at least a C-2 Horse Management, National Membership is
an option. National Members pay dues directly to USPC, instead of at the local
or regional level. In order to participate in club, center or regional
activities, they must pay-as-they-go.
Horsemasters Membership is a non-traditional
participating membership option for anyone over the age of 25 who would like to
begin or continue their journey through Pony Club. By joining through a local
Pony Club or Pony Club Riding Center or through the Region, members have the
same access as traditional participating members to mounted and unmounted
programming as well as participation in rallies, certifications, etc.
Horsemasters Members must maintain an Annual or Life Corporate Membership to be
Membership – “I am mostly interested in
educational offerings, supporting the organization, and staying involved in
Pony Club but I won’t be able to attend regular meetings.”
NEW! - E-membership in The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. is an
interactive, online membership to all things Pony Club and is available for all
ages. It allows the member electronic access to the Pony Club News magazine,
blog, ShopPonyClub.org and Sponsor special offers, and other educational
opportunities. It is a yearly renewable membership. E-membership dues cannot be
applied towards any other Pony Club membership.
Corporate Membership is for individuals 18 years or older and
is required for Pony Club leaders and Horsemasters' participants. But is also a
great way for parents and other adults to support the work of Pony Club at the
national, regional, and club levels. As a Corporate Member you will receive a
subscription to Pony Club News, special notices and updates
throughout the year, voting privileges at the Annual Meeting, and a yearly
membership directory. Corporate Memberships may be purchased online using our secure server, or by downloading a membership form.
Life Membership is a Corporate Membership for life
requiring a one-time commitment. Life Membership dues are available at a
discount price to Alumni between the ages of 21- 25. Along with the regular
Corporate Membership benefits, Life Members also receive a Life Member pin, a
certificate and a special gift. All Life Membership contributions go directly
to the USPC Endowment Fund to support future generations of Pony Club members.
A Life Membership makes a great gift for that special Pony Club enthusiast.
Life Memberships may be purchased online for yourself or a gift for another individual.
NEW! - Alumni Membership is an annual membership for Pony Club graduates of all ages to
maintain a connection with Pony Club while supporting the organization at a
level below a Corporate Membership. With this membership, you will receive an
Alumni Membership pin and on-line access to the Pony Club News magazine and
e-News. Most importantly you can continue to be a proud member of Pony Club.
NEW! - Friend Membership is an annual membership, open to anyone over the age of 18. It is
a way for individuals with an interest in Pony Club to proudly support the
organization as a member and is ideal for volunteers, instructors or family
members who are not required to be a Corporate Member. With this membership,
you will receive a Friend Membership pin and on-line access to the Pony Club
News magazine and e-News.
Pony Club is the largest equestrian educational organization in
the world. The cornerstones of our
foundation are education, safety, sportsmanship, stewardship, and FUN. The
skills, habits, and values instilled through horsemanship will apply to every
part of your life. Good horsemanship
extends far beyond skills in the saddle.
Pony Club members gain an impressive depth of knowledge in equine
behavior, training, health and fitness, nutrition and veterinary care, and the
correct uses and maintenance of equipment.
Strong business skills are built through stable management: budgeting,
record-keeping, and interacting with professionals in the equine industry.
Browse the Pony Club website, www.ponyclub.org to discover all the great things membership can do for you. Chances are, USPC has a membership that fits
into your schedule.