Scholarship Assistance for Instructor Certification
Friday, March 30, 2012
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
Scholarship Assistance Available for Instructor Certification Program Workshops
March 30, 2012 (Lexington, KY) –Thanks
to the generosity of the Brennan family, Pony Club Instructors and
Upper-Level Members are eligible to receive scholarship assistance to
attend Instructor Certification Program Workshops at a greatly reduced
cost. The scholarship, funded by the Eleanor Brennan Fund, is intended
for those who are regularly teaching Pony Club lessons. Eleanor was a B
rated member of the Mountain Skyline Pony Club. As a member of Pony
Club, Eleanor earned honors from 1st place at her first
regional Quiz Rally, up to the coveted Cavalry Award, which is given to
the top placing Pony Club members in any CCI event. At the time, Eleanor
was the youngest rider and the only current U.S. Pony Club member to
ever complete the Badminton Event in England. Eleanor never forgot her
roots and would always give clinics on her visits back to the U.S. Upon
her return, she had become a regular and loved Pony Club instructor and
examiner, and participated in the 2007 Instructor Certification Program
hosted by Pony Club at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Workshops for Instructor Training are designed to educate
all levels of instructors to confirm and add to their knowledge base,
both theoretical and practical, upon which they will continue to build
throughout their teaching lifetime. Several scholarships up to
$500 will be awarded in 2012. Please submit the scholarship application
and reference forms to be considered for these workshops. The
application form is available on the Pony Club website, www.ponyclub.orgunder Opportunities/Grants. Please contact Connie Jehlik, Pony Club’s Director of Instruction at firstname.lastname@example.org 859-254-7669, ext. 223, if you have further questions.
For more information about the USEA ICP program, visit the U.S. Eventing website at www.useventing.com.
To ask questions about the Instructors' Certification Program or to
find out how to sign up for ICP Workshop(s), contact Nancy Knight email@example.com Sue Hershey firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on the USDF Instructor/Trainer Program, visit www.usdf.org. If you have further questions, contact the Instructor/Trainer Program Liaison at 859-971-2277 or email@example.com.
About Pony Club- The
United States Pony Clubs, Inc. (Pony Club) 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.