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Championships

Dover "I love Pony
Club Pin" Award

Emerging Dressage Athlete Program

Lendon Gray Dressage

The Trip Harting Fund

USDF Instructor
Certification Program

AJPHA/USPC Award

Dressage Recognition Awards

DCBOA/USPC Award

 

 


  USPC Championships

The USPC National Championships have contestants from all across the country competing in Dressage, Eventing, Mounted Games, Polocrosse, Show Jumping, Tetrathlon and Quiz. Regions will send teams or members for mixed team to compete. Just like in a rally, teams are scored not only on on their success in ring or on the field, but also for their Horse Management.  

NEWS for 2015 Championships!

Western Dressage will be offered at Championships East 2015.  Western is one of the new disciplines offered by Pony Club.  While Western Dressage falls under the discipline of Western, not Dressage, the Dressage Committee is pleased to help establish the Western discipline by welcoming them into the Dressage Championships experience.  For rules, tests and other information on Western Dressage, please check out the Western section of the Rulebook page.

Quadrille will not be offered as a division in the Dressage Championships this year, but will be an option for competitors for their Freestyle ride.  Over the last 10 years, there as has been only 4 years with 1 or more teams competing in Quadrille.

Costumes will be allowed for Musical Freestyles as well as Pas de Deux and Quadrille Freestyles.  Pony Club approved helmets, footwear, saddle and bridle are required.  Competitors must have the approval of their RS as to the suitability of the costumes.  Please be sure that riders are aware that this is something fun that we are doing for Pony Club, and that it does not apply to recognized competition! 

Click here for the Letter from the Dressage Committee Chair for more information and details on these changes.

 

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USDF Region 6 Youth Dressage Camp & 
Emerging Dressage Athlete Program

 


USDF Region 6 is holding their youth camp August 11th-14th at DevonWood Farm in Sherwood, Oregon. This is the sixth year holding the camp, which is open to the first 60 applicants. Click here for more information on the camp.

A waiting list will be made for additional riders, and they will be admitted to the camp if additional instructors are available. Campers are encouraged to stay for the Region Six USDF Youth Team Championships that are being held immediately following the camp (August 14th-16th at DevonWood.

The camp will be combined with Lendon Gray's Emerging Dressage Athlete Program (EDAP). Participation in the EDAP requires a separate application. Although the application is a bit intimidating, and requires video submission, Lendon says, "Everyone should apply!" This is a phenomenal opportunity for West Coast youth riders who are looking to reach the next level. Click here for more information.



 
2016 Lendon Gray Youth Dressage Festival

 The Annual Youth Dressage Festival will be held


August 12-14, 2016 - Saugerties, NY

For more information visit Dressage4Kids.

Lendon Gray has been instrumental in advancing dressage for junior and young riders. The Youth Dressage Festival is a competition that highlights the dedication of riders 21 and younger. During this weekend, individuals compete in dressage seat equitation, individual dressage tests and a written exam. There is opportunity to have "roving trainers" work with you and the sponsors of the event have provided great prizes. The United States Pony Club is sponsoring individuals from all USEF or FEI JR/YR dressage levels to be part of a team to representing USPC. Please start and plan to earn your qualifying scores and be part of a fun and exciting weekend. You can find out more information about this great show at the Dressage4Kids web site.

The USPC plans to again support a team to attend Lendon's Gray's Youth Dressage Festival this year. While the cost of this competition will be the responsibility of the competitor, the Dressage Committee is assisting with fundraising for entry fees and stabling costs. To qualify for the USPC team you will need to file a declaration of intent to compete as well as fulfilling the qualifying criteria.

Declaration for 2016 

For questions contact Wayne Quarles, Activities Services Director, or Erin Woodall, Activities Assistant.

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 The Trip Harting Fund

The Trip Harting Fund has been created with donations to The Dressage Foundation from Trip's friends and supporters. This fund will provide grants up to $500 for a current or graduate rider with a Pony Club Certification of B or A to assist in attending the USDF "L" Education Program or USDF Instructor Certification Program. Click here for more information.

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 USDF Instructor Certification

The USDF Instructor Certification Program is designed to educate instructors about the theory and skills that are fundamental to teaching classical concepts of dressage. Certification candidates must demonstrate proficiency according to specified standards for each certification level offered. The certification levels offered are:

Certified Instructor/Trainer; Training through First Level

Certified Instructor/Trainer; Second Level

Certified Instructor/Trainer; Third through Fourth Level

Certified Instructor/Trainer; FEI A

Certified Instructor/Trainer; FEI B


For more information on this program, you may visit the USDF Website at  or contact the Instructor Certification Program Liaison via email or (859) 971-2277.

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 USPC/ USDF Dressage Recognition

USPC Pony Club members will be recognized for their participation in both USPC Rallies and USDF Competitions. USPC members will receive a certificate at the end of each year based on the criteria below. It will be the responsibility of the Pony Club member to get all the information together and send it to the National Office by the November 15th deadline each year.

Blue Ribbon Club-Completion of 1 USPC Dressage Rally at the Walk/Trot Level or above and 1 USDF or USEF Dressage Show at the Walk/Trot Level.

Medallion Club-Completion of 1 USPC Dressage Rally at the Training Level or above and 1 USDF or USEF Dressage Show at the Training Level.

Bronze Medal Club-Completion of 1 USPC Dressage Rally at the First Level and 1 USDF or USEF Dressage Show at the First Level.

Silver Medal Club-Completion of one USPC Dressage Rally at the Second Level and 1 USDF or USEF Dressage Show at the Second Level.

Gold Medal Club-Completion of one USPC Dressage Rally (this can be in competition at any level or by being a volunteer for the rally) and completion of 1 USDF or USEF Dressage Show at Third level or above.

All competitions must be done during the current year.
Click here for the application.  Riders may apply for more than one award each year.

Any questions should be directed to the USPC Activities Director,
Wayne Quarles, 859-254-7669.

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 Dover "I love Pony Club" pin

This special award is for Dressage competitors in the Musical Kur and Pas de Deux divisions. This is a replica of the gold "I love Pony Club" pin that belonged to Robert Dover's mother. The original pin has been donated to USPC and is on display at headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky.

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American Junior Paint Horse Association/USPC Awards

The American Junior Paint Horse Association (AJPHA) is pleased to sponsor the AJPHA/USPC Awards Program for Pony Club members who participate in Pony Club activities on their registered Paint Horses. The ASHA/USPC Awards focus on activities and competitions in which Pony Club members participate with their horse as well as emphasizing Horse Management and leadership skills. To be eligible for the AJPHA/USPC Awards Program the rider must be a current Pony Club member and the horse must be registered with the American Junior Paint Horse Association. Click here for the application.

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Draft Cross Breeders and Owners Association Rising Star

The Draft Cross Breeders and Owners Association is sponsoring the Rising Star Award for the top scoring DCBOA rider (riding a DCBOA registered horse) in the each level of Dressage at the Pony Club National Championships. The award will be in the form of a trophy.

Horses and Riders must both be registered with the DCBOA by July 1. Registration and Membership information may be found on the DCBOA web site.

Any questions should be directed to the Activities Services Director, Wayne Quarles, or Activities Assistant, Erin Woodall, or call (859) 254-7669.

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USDF Region 6 is holding their youth camp August 11th-14th at DevonWood Farm in Sherwood, Oregon.  This is the sixth year holding the camp, which is open to the first 60 applicants.  Click here for more information on the camp.

A waiting list will be made for additional riders, and they will be admitted to the camp if additional instructors are available. Campers are encouraged to stay for the Region Six USDF Youth Team Championships that are being held immediately following the camp (August 14th-16th at DevonWood.

The camp will be combined with Lendon Gray's Emerging Dressage Athlete Program (EDAP). Participation in the EDAP requires a separate application.  Although the application is a bit intimidating, and requires video submission, Lendon says, "Everyone should apply!"  This is a phenomenal opportunity for West Coast youth riders who are looking to reach the next level.  Click here for more information.

USDF Region 6 is holding their youth camp August 11th-14th at DevonWood Farm in Sherwood, Oregon.  This is the sixth year holding the camp, which is open to the first 60 applicants.  Click here for more information on the camp.

A waiting list will be made for additional riders, and they will be admitted to the camp if additional instructors are available. Campers are encouraged to stay for the Region Six USDF Youth Team Championships that are being held immediately following the camp (August 14th-16th at DevonWood.

The camp will be combined with Lendon Gray's Emerging Dressage Athlete Program (EDAP). Participation in the EDAP requires a separate application.  Although the application is a bit intimidating, and requires video submission, Lendon says, "Everyone should apply!"  This is a phenomenal opportunity for West Coast youth riders who are looking to reach the next level.  Click here for more information.

USDF Region 6 is holding their youth camp August 11th-14th at DevonWood Farm in Sherwood, Oregon.  This is the sixth year holding the camp, which is open to the first 60 applicants.  Click here for more information on the camp.

A waiting list will be made for additional riders, and they will be admitted to the camp if additional instructors are available. Campers are encouraged to stay for the Region Six USDF Youth Team Championships that are being held immediately following the camp (August 14th-16th at DevonWood.

The camp will be combined with Lendon Gray's Emerging Dressage Athlete Program (EDAP). Participation in the EDAP requires a separate application.  Although the application is a bit intimidating, and requires video submission, Lendon says, "Everyone should apply!"  This is a phenomenal opportunity for West Coast youth riders who are looking to reach the next level.  Click here for more information.

USDF Region 6 is holding their youth camp August 11th-14th at DevonWood Farm in Sherwood, Oregon.  This is the sixth year holding the camp, which is open to the first 60 applicants.  Click here for more information on the camp.

A waiting list will be made for additional riders, and they will be admitted to the camp if additional instructors are available. Campers are encouraged to stay for the Region Six USDF Youth Team Championships that are being held immediately following the camp (August 14th-16th at DevonWood.

The camp will be combined with Lendon Gray's Emerging Dressage Athlete Program (EDAP). Participation in the EDAP requires a separate application.  Although the application is a bit intimidating, and requires video submission, Lendon says, "Everyone should apply!"  This is a phenomenal opportunity for West Coast youth riders who are looking to reach the next level.  Click here for more information.

USDF Region 6 is holding their youth camp August 11th-14th at DevonWood Farm in Sherwood, Oregon.  This is the sixth year holding the camp, which is open to the first 60 applicants.  Click here for more information on the camp.

A waiting list will be made for additional riders, and they will be admitted to the camp if additional instructors are available. Campers are encouraged to stay for the Region Six USDF Youth Team Championships that are being held immediately following the camp (August 14th-16th at DevonWood.

The camp will be combined with Lendon Gray's Emerging Dressage Athlete Program (EDAP). Participation in the EDAP requires a separate application.  Although the application is a bit intimidating, and requires video submission, Lendon says, "Everyone should apply!"  This is a phenomenal opportunity for West Coast youth riders who are looking to reach the next level.  Click here for more information.

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