• In The Spotlight,  Pony Club Love,  Slices of Life

    2017 Flash Teamwork Award Winner- Prancing Ponies Games Team

    The Prancing Ponies Games Team was the winner of the 2017 Flash Teamwork Award for their incredible act of sportsmanship and teamwork at the 2017 USPC Festival. Thanks to Emily Cambridge, an H-A grad and now Club Secretary of Northern Exposure Pony Club in the Western New York Region for submitting their story. This year at Champs, I experienced something very special. I was the coach for my son’s junior games team, Prancing Ponies. On day two of the competition, his team saw that another team was struggling. The senior team, Impulsion, had two ponies that weren’t cooperating. One member of their team left the arena in a stretcher, and…

  • In The Spotlight,  Pony Club Love,  Slices of Life

    Ashland Tudor, the next Flash

    The Flash Teamwork Award is given out annually to a person, equine, club, center, or region who displays as much teamwork as Cathy Aranosian’s club members did when writing about Flash, the horse, for the Breyer model. Abigail Guillemette, C-1HM, Flat, D-3 Traditional member of Monadnock Pony Club in the White Mountain Region shared with us her story of a horse named Ashland Tudor who, like Flash, has had a great impact on many Pony Club members I remember the first time I took Teddy cross country schooling. He refused most every jump, and to avoid going through water, he hopped onto a six inch retaining wall and then leapt…

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    Flash Award Contender- The Vet Box

    C-2 Traditional member, Hannah Fisher of Pickering Hunt Pony Club in the Eastern Pennsylvania Region sent in this fantastic story about her view of teamwork. This story was a finalist for the Flash Teamwork Award presented each year to a region, club, center, outstanding person, team, or horse to recognize the teamwork Pony Club values so highly. Read along as Hannah shares her story: The Vet Box It was the day I was most excited for at the 2017 USPC National Championships in Lexington, Kentucky. It was my first year riding at Champs and it was cross-country day for Beginner Novice Eventing. I was excited for cross country since it…

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    Lake Shore Region and the Flash Teamwork Award

    The Lake Shore Region was one of six finalists for the 2017 Flash Teamwork Award. Follow along as they share their display of comraderie. Submitted by: Denita Schreier, Club Treasurer of Fox River Pony Club in the Lake Shore Region Teamwork and team spirit was spectacularly displayed at the Midwest Horse Fair in April 2017 to show thousands of attendees the WONDERFUL WORLD of the United States Pony Clubs. How did the Lake Shore Region Pony Clubs showcase ten mounts, ten plus riders, eight disciplines, and thirteen pony club chapters at the largest three day horse fair in America? Teamwork! The Midwest Horse Fair held in Madison, Wisconsin has been…

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    Ms. Bebe Brown- Flash Teamwork Nominee

    Lexi Pejnovic, C-3 Traditional Horsemasters member of Mobile Bay Pony Club in the Deep South Region sent in this lovely submission for the 2017 Flash Teamwork Award. Ms. Bebe Brown has had a grand impact on many Pony Club members and displays great sportsmanship and teamwork skills as described by Lexi. The flash award recipient should be one that epitomizes Pony Club. My nominee is Ms. Bebe Brown of Plantation’s Pride Pony Club in the Deep South Region. I met Ms. Bebe as she is affectionately known in the Deep South Region in 1986 at my first Pony Club Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park. Her daughter Nicola was on…

  • In The Spotlight,  Pony Club Love,  Slices of Life

    Flash Award Winner- Tuck Everlasting

    Aly Werth, C-1 Traditional, C-2 Flat member of Hybid Farm Pony Club Riding Center in the Central New England Region sent in her Flash Award submissions about a couple of fantastic horses from her riding center. Her story about Tuck Everlasting “Tucker” was the winner of the Flash Award. Read along as Aly shares Tucker’s story: I can distinctly remember learning my toxic plants before my H-B certification in 2011. I remember running through ways to identify them and the problems they caused over and over again in my head. I also remember thinking that they didn’t seem very consequential, especially next to all the other things you are tested…

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    2015 Flash Award Winner- The Butte Fires

    Every year since 2004 The United States Pony Clubs, Inc recognizes an outstanding Club, Center, Region, or Member with the Flash Award. The award was created by Kathy Aranosian, owner of Flash, the horse chosen as the USPC 50th Anniversary Breyer Model. She wanted to sponsor a yearly award to encourage the kind of teamwork generated by her club when they were writing about Flash. Entries are taken by essay and are due November 1st each year. The award is given at the USPC Annual Meeting and Equine Symposium. This year’s winner was sent in by Erica Kirchgatter a C-1 Traditional member of Claim Jumper Pony Club in the Middle…

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