Prince Philip Cup Invitational Challenge
2013 winners, Midsouth Region's Tootsie Pops, receive their trophy in the Rolex arena during the Show Jumping phase of Rolex.
This is an invitational competition that takes place at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event each spring. The top placing teams from the Junior Division at USPC Championships are invited to come and compete. Prince Philip inaugurated the Cup challenge in 1957 in England. The Prince Philip Cup was brought to the United States in 1985 to promote the advancement of mounted games. Over the last 25 years, the Cup challenge has annually brought the four best United States Pony Club junior teams in the USA to vie for the honor of having their names inscribed on the silver cup.
The President's Cup Invitational
This is an invitational competition that takes place at the annual Festival In The Country, at Fair Hill, MD, each fall. The top placing teams from the Senior Division at USPC Championships are invited to come and compete. The President's Cup was donated to Pony Club by Mr. Jim Ligon, who is a past President of USPC, Inc., former USPC Games Chair, and a steadfast supporter of mounted games.
International Games Exchange
Annually, the United State Pony Clubs Games Committee selects a team to participate in an International Exchange among Great Britain, Canada, the United States, and Australia. The hosting of the Exchange is rotated among the countries involved.
The purpose of the exchange is to fulfill the goals and mission of USPC by providing a horse-related fun and educational experience for Pony Club members. To that end, the emphasis of the three-week tour is a cultural exchange among the teams from the participating countries because it offers a variety of educational experiences unique to the host country. The competition, which takes place among teams from the participating countries at the end of the tour, is secondary to the main purpose of the exchange: making friends and learning about the people, customs and culture of the host country.
For more information about requirements please visit the International Games Exchange Page.
Frances E. Pitts Memorial Games Trophy
This trophy is given in memory of Frances Pitts, a member of the 1995 USPC International Games Team. It is awarded to the Games player who demonstrates excellence in horsemanship, sportsmanship, and leadership at USPC Games Championships during Festival years. A permanent trophy is on display at the USPC headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky. The winner receives an engraved Julep Cup.
American Junior Paint Horse Association/US Pony Clubs Award
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.