International Exchanges

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    2019 IMGE- Adventures from Team Canada and Team Australia

    The 2019 International Mounted Games Exchange is being hosted by USPC, July 25-August 9. Teams from the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia will join the United States team for two weeks of training, competing, and cultural experiences. Follow along with team members as they recount their experiences. Thanks to Team Canada and Team Australia, here are a few of their amazing cultural experiences From Team Canada- Saturday started with a trip to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. While touring the museum we met the paleontologist on staff who was working on a significant local dinosaur find. Found in May of this year, the Triceratops skull was being cleaned…

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    2019 IMGE Exchange- It Begins!

    The 2019 International Mounted Games Exchange is being hosted by USPC, July 25-August 9. Teams from the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia will join the United States team for two weeks of training, competing, and cultural experiences. Follow along with team members as they recount their experiences. Thanks to International Exchange Committee Chair, Katie Graham here is a little about the first day! The 2019 IMGE has begun! We started off the first day with some ice-breakers. After breakfast we did an activity where every three minutes we talked to someone we had not met and told each other our names and asked the question “What is Pony Club?”  Once…

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    2019 IPE- Final Recap

    The 2019 Inter-Pacific Exchange is being hosted by Hong Kong, June 30-July 13. Teams from Hong Kong, New Zealand, Canada, and Australia will join the United States team for two weeks of training, competing, and cultural experiences. Follow along with team members as they recount their experiences. Team member Ella Groner of the Maryland Region sent in the final recap. Tuesday, July 9th was a day at the beach. We started the day by leaving the hotel and heading to the Sai King Country Park in Sai Wan. Once we arrived, we hiked about 45 minutes in some major heat and humidity. We were so excited and relieved when we…

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    2019 IPE- Experiences of a Lifetime

    The 2019 Inter-Pacific Exchange is being hosted by Hong Kong, June 30-July 13. Teams from Hong Kong, New Zealand, Canada, and Australia will join the United States team for two weeks of training, competing, and cultural experiences. Follow along with team members as they recount their experiences. Team member Cooper Madden-Hennessey of the New York-Upper Connecticut Region sends in more interesting insights. Saturday (July 6th) all of the teams headed to Stanley Market in the morning. The market was filled with tons of tiny vendors you could stroll through. The market had everything from unique Hong Kong items, to paintings, to cheap knock offs. The USA team decided to take…

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    2019 IPE- Adventures in Hong Kong

    The 2019 Inter-Pacific Exchange is being hosted by Hong Kong, June 30-July 13. Teams from Hong Kong, New Zealand, Canada, and Australia will join the United States team for two weeks of training, competing, and cultural experiences. Follow along with team members as they recount their experiences. Today, team member Cooper Madden-Hennessey of the New York-Upper Connecticut Region shares the experiences of the first few days of the trip. On Monday (July 1st) after orientation the team attended the Welcome Dinner held at Peking Garden. We were served a traditional Chinese meal of delicious Peking duck. This was the first test of our chopsticks skill and it was comical watching…

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    2019 IPE Off and Running

    The 2019 Inter-Pacific Exchange is being hosted by Hong Kong, June 30-July 13. Teams from Hong Kong, New Zealand, Canada, and Australia will join the United States team for two weeks of training, competing, and cultural experiences. Follow along with team members as they recount their experiences. First up, Ella Groner (team member from the Maryland Region) gives us a recount of their week of training and the beginning of the exchange! On Wednesday (June 26) evening, team members; Cooper M, Kaylee V, and Team Manager, Janna R arrived at the beautiful Firefly Farm in Glenmoore, Pennsylvania, hosted by Coach Nicole L. On Thursday (June 27), we watched pacing practice…

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    2018 International Tetrathlon Exchange- Team Manager Katie

    The 2018 International Tetrathlon Exchange will be hosted by USPC, July 13-30 in North Carolina. Teams from the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia will join the United States teams for two weeks of training, competing, and cultural experiences. The International Tetrathlon Championships will be held in conjunction with the 2018 USPC East Coast Tetrathlon Championships. If you are interested in supporting the 2018 International Tetrathlon Team, visit: HERE and select “International Exchange – Tetrathlon: Strassburger Fund” under the ‘Designation’ Tab. Its time to meet the US teams! Meet Team Manager Katie Graham Katie lives in Santa Barbara, California where she and her husband play polo, hunt with the Santa Ynez…

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    2018 International Tetrathlon Exchange- Meet the Coach

    The 2018 International Tetrathlon Exchange will be hosted by USPC, July 13-30 in North Carolina. Teams from the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia will join the United States teams for two weeks of training, competing, and cultural experiences. The International Tetrathlon Championships will be held in conjunction with the 2018 USPC East Coast Tetrathlon Championships. If you are interested in supporting the 2018 International Tetrathlon Team, visit: HERE and select “International Exchange – Tetrathlon: Strassburger Fund” under the ‘Designation’ Tab. Its time to meet the US teams! Meet Coach Natalie Lane Natalie is a Joint DC and C-2 Flat member of Portola Valley Pony Club in the Middle California Region.…

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