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Pony Club Members Compete in Australia

Monday, April 2, 2012   (0 Comments)
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Press Contact: Bill Harless, Bill@PonyClub.org

Pony Club: www.ponyclub.org, 859-254-7669

USPC Members Travel to New South Wales, Australia for the International Mounted Games.

April 4, 2012 (Lexington, KY) – Five USPC members leave for Sydney, Australia, April 5th to participate in The Pony Club 2012 International Mounted Games. The 2012 Mounted Games is a two-week cultural and competitive exchange being hosted by the Pony Club Association of New South Wales, Australia. In addition to the United States and Australia, both Canada and the United Kingdom will field teams.

The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. is sending a team of five riders to compete. Riders were selected for this opportunity based on riding ability, horse management skills and personal qualities that make him/her an excellent ambassador of the USPC. This is a once-in-a lifetime experience. In addition to qualifying in competition, Pony Club members are required to be at least 13-15 years of age and a C2-level rider or above. Mounted games foster balance in riding, suppleness, control and confident use of rider aids.

The 2012 International Mounted Games team is:

  • Rachel Cone, C2-Classic, Seneca Valley PC, Capital Region
  • Brian Atherholt, C2-Classic, Pickering Hunt PC, Eastern PA Region
  • Mary Peabody Camp, C2-Clasic, Covered Bridge PC, Mid South Region
  • Kasandra Wohlschlegel, C2-Flat,Genessee Valley PC, Western NY Region
  • Sarah Beth Hood, C+ Traditional, Hilltoppers PC, South Region
  • Margo Miller, Alternate, C2-Flat, Red Jacket PC, Western NY Region
  • Chaperone – Carrie Gates - GA
  • Coach - Sara Greiling - KY

Follow the USPC and the Team on the official Pony Club FaceBook page .

Ebay Auction! Support Pony Club International Exchanges

Make your bid and support the US Pony Club International Exchange Program. Through eBay Giving Works you can bid on several items. And, we will be adding items throughout the next several weeks. There will be CLINICS from some of your favorite Pony Club Clinicians, clothing, horse items, books and much more!! Click here to check it out and have fun supporting Pony Club.

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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