Annual Meetings

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    2017 Academy of Achievement and NYC Inductees Announced!

    Every year at The USPC Equine Symposium amd Convention, The National Youth Congress (NYC) convenes for three days. NYC began in 1998 to recognize outstanding Pony Club Members. The NYC delegates are selected by their regions and are provided the opportunity to learn valuable life skills to help them navigate their futures. This year 33 delegates were a part of the three day Congress. Central New England Region– Samantha Baer and Ava Nadeau Camino Real Region– Sarah Barnes and Sophie Buelow Deep South Region– Megan Benton Delmarva Region– Carly Dyal Eastern Pennsylvania Region– Sarah Shaw Great Lakes Region– Alexandra McKinley Hawaii Region– Lindsay Grimshaw and Jenna Neher Inland Empire Region–…

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    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…

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    Workshops. Need We Say More?

    Its getting cold in Kentucky at the USPC National Office. Most people are thinking of Thanksgiving in a couple weeks and then Christmas. Pony Club is thinking about the 2017 Equine Symposium and Convention in SUNNY California! The workshops list has been released and it looks more exciting than ever before! Here is just a sampling of the fun seminars that YOU can attend! Create a Winning, Effective Certification Prep Plan with Deb Sobottka-Smith This session will provide a set of easy tools that members can use to assess their specific readiness for a certification Demystifying the Mounted Lesson Plan with Erin Boddaert, Nancy Grout, and Kim Lowman-Vollmer Come find…

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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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    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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    USPC Annual Meeting Fun Round 2!

    The countdown is on. It’s less than a month until the USPC Annual Meeting and Symposium in sunny Orlando, Florida. The National Office staff is excited. We hope you are too! There will be lots of informational meetings, seminars and workshops. Top presenters will be in attendance. It is the place to be February 4-7. (Registration closes at 12:00PM EST on January 18th!!) Here’s what you need to know about some of the incredible offerings. Are you a seminar junkie? Below are just a few of the (over 50) possible seminars that will be offered at the USPC Annual Meeting and Symposium. Anatomy of the Lower Leg– Presenter Dawn McLane,…

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    Annual Meeting Fun Round 1- Who loves SUN!!!!

    The countdown is on. It’s less than a month until the USPC Annual Meeting and Symposium in sunny Orlando, Florida. The National Office staff is excited. We hope you are too! There will be lots of informational meetings, seminars and workshops. Top presenters will be in attendance. It is the place to be February 4-7. (Registration closes at 12:00PM EST on January 18th!!) Here’s what you need to know about some of the incredible offerings. Are you an upcoming or current District Commissioner? Center Administrator? Regional Supervisor? What about National Examiner or Regional Instruction Coordinator or even a Horse Management Organizer? Well, there will be leadership training just for you…

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    USPC Research Project Fair: Expand Your Equine Knowledge!

    Have you ever wondered why horses behave a certain way? Are you curious about how different approaches to horse care might affect your horse’s health or performance? Do you have questions about how or why certain horse management practices are preferred over others? Did studying for a recent Pony Club certification spark your interest to learn more about a particular horse sport, aspect of horse care, or riding concept? Are you interested in developing a strategy to learn more about a specific question you have about your horse? If you answered “YES!” to any of these questions, then the Pony Club Research Project Fair is for YOU!! The Research Project…

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