• Virtual Quiz FAQs

    Pony Club’s Virtual Quiz Rally is coming up soon, on Feb. 27 – 28, 2021. This event offers Pony Club members the opportunity to participate in an interactive and educational competition, all from the comfort and safety of home.  As with any new competition format, lots of questions arise.  We hope the following information will help answer those questions.   What Equipment Do I Need?Access to the internet through a stable connection on an individual device with a camera is required for all competitors. Use of Zoom, Google Docs, and the Pheed Loop virtual event platform will be necessary for participation. Get additional details about system and bandwidth requirements here.  How Will the Event…

  • Festival is Coming! Questions for Quiz.

    Calling at Pony Club Quiz Kids (and Horsemasters). Did you know you could bring your horse for the education phase of Festival AND compete in Quiz. Basic Info: Qualify at your Regional Rally and meet the following criteria Fine Print: • Age as of January 1, 2017, certification as of closing date of qualifying rally. Entrant must have competed in the qualifying rally at the certification required for that division/discipline. • All Championships Competitors must be in compliance with USPC Policy #1002, Member in Good Standing. • B/H-A/A competitors are invited to compete with the permission of the RS

  • Spring Has Sprung, So Have Hoof Problems

    Have you ever heard the statement, “no hoof, no horse”? What about, “If you think a good farrier is expensive, try using a bad farrier”. Both of those statements are truer than some people know. We thought sharing some ideas for what to do when your barefoot horse has been trimmed “too short” or if your horse pulls a shoe and tears off hoof in the process would be helpful. To begin, there is an ideal that most farriers are trained to trim/shoe. The hoof should have the correct angle and depth and is trimmed and rasped according to shoes or barefoot. When going barefoot, most farriers will do what…

  • Breaking the Mold

    Thanks to the Director of Education and Development for the New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program, Sarah Coleman, USPC is reprinting with permission a great article about moldy tack care. Read along to learn some great tips and tricks for excellence in tack maintenance. It’s the dog days of summer in the Bluegrass, a time of year when it seems saddle pads and helmets never quite dry out between rides. In addition to being uncomfortable to ride in, wet, humid conditions can lead to a tack room full of moldy saddles, bridles and other leather goods. This furry invader isn’t just unsightly; because mold is a living organism, it can actually…

  • Texting at Championships East 2015

    With all the technology available in this day and age it’s easy to get a little overwhelmed with information but this is one service you’ll want to subscribe to during Championships East 2015. Hear all of the late breaking news for Championships East! Everything from last minute changes to competition schedules, find out when and where scores are posted, change of venues, and emergency weather notifications. Make sure to sign-up to for the topics that YOU want to keep up with! Have mom and dad sign up too so they’re in the loop as well. Simply text the appropriate discipline keywords (listed below) to 81010! Shortly after you will receive…

  • Championships East is Almost Here!

    Look out! From July 22nd to the 26th The Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA will be invaded by USPC Championships East. Disciplines include: Eventing, Tetrathlon, Show Jumping, Quiz, Games, Polocrosse, and Dressage (including Western Dressage). The entries are already opened, but don’t miss out, the closing date is MONDAY July 6th at NOON EST. Get your entries in today! Awesome CHMJ, Board Member, and Crazy Sock aficionado, Yvette Seger, did a fabulous webinar regarding Championships East. It can be viewed at this link! There is lots to see and do in Lexington, Virginia including; Natural Bridge, a ghost tour of Lexington, golf, many historic attrations, and the Zoo. For…

  • Understanding Pony Club Lingo

    Being a new member in Pony Club can be really confusing, what with the onslaught of new information and ways of doing things around your horses and ponies. When you add all the new terms and acronyms on top, it can be a bit overwhelming. But have no fear, we’ve come up with this handy guide to help you demystify all that lingo! ACA = Assistant Center Administrator An ACA aids the CA in the management of the Center. Your Center can have more than one ACA. AHMJ = Assistant Horse Management Judge These people assist the CHMJ in judging at rallies. CA = Center Administrator Your CA is the…

  • Winter Horse Care Part 2

    Today we are sharing part two of a two-part blog about winter horse care from equine veterinarian and RS of the Lake Shore Region, Dr. Rae Birr, DVM. It’s cold out there this time of year. To take the best possible care of your horses, we will discuss winter preparation, thinking points to consider for horse care in the cold, plus a few tips submitted to us by friends on Facebook. Preparation for Winter Be sure you have a way to easily get fresh water to your horse once the temperatures drop. Do you have a water hydrant or faucet in your barn? It might need a heat source to…

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