Pony Clubs Investigates Adding Western Discipline
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Contact: Mary Robertson Pierson
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The United States Pony Clubs, Inc.
U.S. Pony Clubs Investigates Inclusion of
Western Disciplines into Program
According to Tom Adams, President of U.S. Pony Clubs, the historically
English-riding based organization is looking for feedback from the equestrian
community regarding the possibility of providing Western activities within the
framework of Pony Club.
states, "Since we started Pony Club in 1954, our programs have been oriented to
English riding. In the past few years there has been interest expressed in
offering the Pony Club experience to those young people taking part in Western
disciplines as well. The USPC Board of Governors is seeking input from the
equestrian community outside of Pony Club about providing such a program.”
adds, "If you’re not already affiliated with Pony Club, we are seeking your
input to help in the decision process. Your participation is very important,
and I urge you to take just a few minutes of your time to respond to this short
survey is available at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BQPFLGN
popular Pony Club program, which includes a progressive rating system for
skills measurement of its members, teaches all aspects of horsemanship and is
well known for developing strong management skills. Pony Club also has an
exemplary safety record.
U.S. Pony Clubs is a non-profit educational organization whose goal is to
develop character, leadership, confidence, and a sense of community in youth
through a program that teaches the care of horses and ponies, riding, and
mounted sports. Pony Club is open to youth up to age 25. Members participate in
team competitions known as rallies in a variety of disciplines including quiz,
dressage, eventing, mounted games, tetrathlon, show jumping, and polocrosse.
There are over 600 Pony Clubs and Riding Centers throughout the country.