Pony Club Member Spotlight: Mallory

Meet Pony Club Member Mallory!

Name: Mallory
Club: Cardinal II Pony Club
Region: Carolina Region
Years in Pony Club: 4 Years
Disciplines & Activities: Eventing, Dressage, Show Jumping, Vaulting
Current Certification (and/or certification currently working on): C-1

Tell us about your current mount(s) and what you do with them:
I ride a 14.1 Missouri Fox Trotter pony named Apache. She excels in eventing and is an insanely bold, brave, and an honest ride out cross country! While eventing is our favorite, Apache is a true all-around pony and is game to do anything! I occasionally vault on my mom’s horse Chimera, a 16.1 Swedish Warmblood who is also schooling 3rd level!

Tell us about your goals (with Pony Club, with riding, life):
Apache and I are hoping to go to AECs and Pony Club champs this year at Novice, and we’re working on a move-up to training by the end of the year!

What is your favorite thing about Pony Club?
I love that I’ve found a family within Pony Club and made friendships that I’m sure will last forever.

What is one thing you would tell younger members first joining Pony Club?
Don’t be too worried about always being perfect! We’re in Pony Club to learn and grow as riders, but also to have fun doing what we love!

What is your favorite way to prep for an HM certification?
I love to have study-sleepovers with my friends to prep for our certifications!

If you could try out any other discipline or activity, what would it be and why?
I really want to try some Western disciplines! Apache was originally trained to be a barrel racer and I’d love to learn.

Favorite Pony Club memory:
My favorite memory would have to be my first rally as a pair with Apache! I remember coming out of the ring feeling so grateful and overjoyed to have such an amazing partnership and relationship with my pony.

What makes you #PonyClubProud?
I’m so proud seeing how far my friends and I have come throughout our Pony Club journey already, and I think we’re just getting started!

Is there anything else you would like to tell us?
Growing up with Pony Club has taught me so much and I’m so thankful for the opportunities I’ve had through my club!!

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