Pony Club Updates Certifications
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
THE UNITED STATES PONY CLUBS, INC. PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
Press Contact: Shelley Mann, Shelley@PonyClub.org
Pony Club: www.ponyclub.org, 859-254-7669
Pony Club Releases Updated Certificates and Certifications
Lexington, KY, December 20, 2011—The United States Pony Clubs is one of the oldest equestrian education organizations in the US. Recently Pony Club completed a comprehensive review and update of its educational Standards of Proficiency (SOP). In addition, Pony Club released for 2012 new Hunter Seat Equitation Standards of Education.The
update and release of these Standards was undertaken as part of Pony
Club’s general practices to keep its standards of education
current.This enables Pony Club to continue to provide it's
comprehensive programming in horsemanship and rider education.
Club offers a number of educational tracks - Horse Management,
Eventing, Show Jumping and Dressage - each of which require members to
undergo rigorous examinations to test their horse management knowledge
and riding skills. The Pony Club educational curriculum is designed to be a progressive learning model. Members master knowledge and skills at different educational levels. Upon successful completion of each examination, members are awarded certifications of completion.
About Pony Club—
The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. (USPC) was founded in 1954 as a
nonprofit national youth organization to teach riding and horsemanship
through a formal educational program. Many of the nation’s top
equestrians, including many of our Olympic team members and many
business professionals, government leaders and career military officers,
have roots in Pony Club. Youth members range in age from as young as 4
through age 25, and include adult members of the Horsemasters Program.
There are approximately 10,000 members in 600 clubs and riding centers
in 43 regions throughout the country www.ponyclub.org.