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Scholarship Assistance for Instructor Certification

Friday, March 30, 2012   (0 Comments)
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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 instruction@ponyclub.orgor 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 nancy@useventing.comor Sue Hershey swhershey@cs.com. 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 instructorcertification@usdf.org.

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.

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