Alumni in the News

  • Alumni in the News,  Pony Club Love,  Slices of Life

    Tales of a Pony Club Saddlemaker-in-Training

    Adrienne Hendricks, H-A graduate, Boise Pony club, in the Intermountain Region has agreed to blog her journey as an Apprentice Saddle Maker. Follow along as Adrienne shares her highs and lows of becoming a Master Saddler Hello! I am an Apprentice Saddle Maker and Pony Club (PC) has invited me to share my journey in preparing for my exams in early 2018. I have loved horses my whole life and achieved my H-A before heading off to college. I especially loved the Horse Management side of PC and thrived in Stable Management. Mom used to joke that my tack room was immaculate however my bedroom was a disaster. So true!…

  • Alumni in the News,  Annual Meetings

    Many Clubs meet Milestones at 2017 Equine Symposium and Convention

    Every year at USPC’s Annual Meeting clubs are recognized for their dedicated longevity with Pony Club. The Club Milestone Award is awarded when a club reaches either its 25th or its 50th anniversary. This year we had a total of fifteen clubs reach a milestone anniversary. During the Meeting of the Corporations on Saturday morning, eleven clubs celebrated their 25th Anniversary by receiving a 25 Year Club Milestone Award. Those clubs include Brazos Pony Club (Rio Grande Region), Grand River Pony Club (Great Lakes Region), Highland Hills Pony Club (Great Lakes Region), Lakefield Pony Club (Lakeshore Region), Midland Foxhounds Pony Club (South Region), Mount Peak Pony Club (Northwest Region), Old…

  • Alumni in the News,  Annual Meetings,  In The Spotlight,  Special Events

    Founders Awards Presented at the 2017 Equine Symposium and Convention

    During the 2017 USPC Equine Symposium and Convention held January 26-29 in Los Angeles, California, four individuals were awarded the Founders’ Award, an honor reserved for Pony Club’s most worthy volunteers. This prestigious award is made each year to those who have made a significant contribution to Pony Club at the Local or Regional and National Levels over a period of 20 years or more. The recipients of the Founders Awards for 2017 are: Jan Jenson, Alex Weiss, Shelley Kincaid, and Claire Harmon. Jan Jenson. Jan joined Santa Cruz County Pony Club in 1974 with a leased horse “Charlie”. Her sister was in Pony Club so she “tagged along” for…

  • Alumni in the News,  In The Spotlight,  Pony Club Love

    Pony Club Alumni contest Rio Round 2!

    As we all know the 2016 Rio Olympics are in full swing. Thanks to USPC staff member, Jenny Van Wieren-Page, we can share a few awesome Q & A articles with some of the US Dressage Team members who are Pony Club Graduates! Traditionally when you think of Pony Club Alumni who go on to become Olympians you think of the sport of Eventing. While, that may still be true, many Dressage Olympians also have a history of beginning with Pony Club. The 2016 US Dressage Olympic Team has two athletes (Kasey Perry-Glass and Allison Brock), Chef d’Equipe (Robert Dover), a groom (Holly Gorman- sister of Kasey Perry-Glass) and Team…

  • Alumni in the News,  In The Spotlight,  Pony Club Love

    Pony Club Alumni contest Rio!

    As we all know the 2016 Rio Olympics are in full swing. Thanks to USPC staff member, Jenny Van Wieren-Page, we can share a few awesome Q & A articles with some of the US Dressage Team members who are Pony Club Graduates! Traditionally when you think of Pony Club Alumni who go on to become Olympians you think of the sport of Eventing. While, that may still be true, many Dressage Olympians also have a history of beginning with Pony Club. The 2016 US Dressage Olympic Team has two athletes (Kasey Perry-Glass and Allison Brock), Chef d’Equipe (Robert Dover), a groom (Holly Gorman- sister of Kasey Perry-Glass) and Team…

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    Alumni in the News- Heather Capps Drager

    USPC is proud of our Alumni. In this new series we will be highlighting some Alumni who have been successful after they have graduated from Pony Club. Do you know an Alumni who should be highlighted? Submit ideas to Mandy@ponyclub.org! Heather Capps Drager is an B graduate of Guadalupe Pony Club (now called Watermelon Mountain Pony Club) in the Southwest Region. A tanned, fit, apple-cheeked mother of a lively 10-year-old daughter, Heather Capps Drager lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with her horses and family. She is active in the medical profession as a physician assistant, and she is the District Commissioner of Southwest Region’s Watermelon Mountain Pony Club. She also…

  • Alumni in the News,  Annual Meetings,  In The Spotlight,  Special Events

    Founders Awards to be Presented at the USPC Annual Meeting and Equine Symposium

    During the 2016 USPC Annual Meeting and Equine Symposium being held February 4-7 in Orlando, Florida, five individuals will be awarded the Founders’ Award, an honor reserved for Pony Club’s most worthy volunteers. This prestigious award is made each year to those who have made a significant contribution to Pony Club at the Local or Regional and National Levels over a period of 20 years or more. The recipients of the Founders Awards for 2015 are: Benjamin Hurt Hardaway III, Alita (Bunny) Hendricks, Nancy Ambrosiano, Michael Amos, and Judith Fannin. Benjamin Hurt Hardaway III. Ben was born in Columbus, Georgia and graduated with a B.S. in Civil engineering at Virginia…

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    Alumni in the News- LeeAnn McQuade

    USPC is proud of our Alumni. In this new series we will be highlighting some Alumni who have been successful after they have graduated from Pony Club. Do you know an Alumni who should be highlighted? Submit ideas to Mandy@ponyclub.org! LeeAnn McQuade is an H-A graduate(1993)of Brazos Valley Pony Club in the Rio Grande Region. With four years of undergraduate college, four years in dental school and two years post graduate training she is a proud Pediatric Dentist by trade. She credits her H-A experience with giving her the skills and attributes to succeed throughout this process. Pediatric dentistry interested McQuade because she wanted Fridays off and to be able…

  • Alumni in the News

    Alumni in the News- Lorelei Coplen

    USPC is proud of our Alumni. In this new series we will be highlighting some Alumni who have been successful after they have graduated from Pony Club. Do you know an Alumni who should be highlighted? Submit ideas to Mandy@ponyclub.org! Lorelei Wilson Coplen is an A graduate of West Point Pony Club in the New York/Upper Connecticut Region. Her Bachelor of Science degree in International Relations from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York is bolstered by Airborne (Parachute Jump) training, and Helicopter pilot training. She is a retired Army Colonel and Blackhawk helicopter pilot. What drew you to your current profession? My family’s background is in…

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    Alumni in the News- Susan Rubin

    USPC is proud of our Alumni. In this new series we will be highlighting some Alumni who have been successful after they have graduated from Pony Club. Do you know an Alumni who should be highlighted? Submit ideas to Mandy@ponyclub.org! Susan Rubin is a C-1 graduate of Bridlewild Pony Club in the Eastern Pennsylvania Region. She graduated from Southern Seminary College. Currently she works with an animal rescue in her area. What drew you to your current profession? The love of animals What skill learned in Pony Club helped you with your chosen field? The interaction with people. I was gregarious when I was younger. Going to rallies helped me…

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