We have an exciting opportunity for upper level members. You may have seen on TV recently that the Washington Monument has just been reopened after years of renovation. This project was part of the Trust for the National Mall. The next project for the Trust for the National Mall is going to be to build a new barn for the US Park Police in Washington DC. (See document links below.) The Trust for the National Mall was founded in 2007 as the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service to restore, improve, and preserve the National Mall. – Learn more about the Trust. Webinar! - View the Webinar presented by Claire Harmon, Vice President of Instruction, about the special opportunities and what you need to know to put together a stellar Barn Plan!
They have invited Pony Club H-B and up members to submit a Barn Plan (which correlates with the H-HM/H/H-A Standard of Proficiency) to be reviewed at the 2015 Annual Meeting held in Washington, DC, by the Trust. There will be a display set up which will describe the Stables and the National Mall Trust. The Pony Club members’ submitted Barn Plan will be on display during the Annual Meeting. Members who participate in this project will be recognized by the National Mall Trust. “We are delighted that the Pony Club has adopted the construction and design of the new U.S. Park Police Stables as a teaching case study for their students this year,” said Caroline Cunningham, president of the Trust for the National Mall.
If you choose to submit a H-HM/H/H-A Barn Plan for review by the Trust for the National Mall, it must meet all the requirements laid out in the Trust's brief and the USPC Standard of Proficiency for the H-HM/H/H-A. All SOP requirements must be included and added as an addendum if necessary. One Barn Plan can be created and used for submission to the Trust and for the H-HM/H/H-A Certification (during 2014 and 2015). The Trust for the National Mall would like the H-HM/H/H-A Barn Plans to be submitted as you would for your certification, in a binder.
Please review all related materials: Introduction to the Project, USPP Stable Outline, USPP Stable Presentation, H-HM/H/H-A Standards.
Who can submit: Any member who is an H-B or up may take part in this project.
How to submit: If attending the 2015 USPC Annual Meeting, bring your Barn Plan with you and drop off at the Pony Club Annual Meeting Registration Desk, no later than Friday, January 23, 2015.
If you will not be attending the Annual Meeting, you may mail your Barn Plan to: Kevin Bowie, 15530 Comus Rd, Clarksburg, MD 20871. The Plan must ARRIVE (not postmarked) by Friday, January 16, 2015. Please include a cover note with your email address and Kevin will email you when she receive the binder, so you know it has arrived.
Note: Plans will NOT be mailed back to you. If you are at the Annual Meeting, you may pick up your plan on Sunday at the Registration Desk by NOON. Be sure to make a full and complete copy of your plan for your records.