National Youth Board

  • Horse Management,  National Youth Board,  Pony Club Love

    NYB: Reasons to take the H-A/H-HM Testing

    Written by Elizabeth Larson Since the start of the new year is often when we make decisions about our goals for the year, I want to encourage you to include the H-A/H-HM test as one of your ambitions! Here a few of many reasons to take your H-A/H-HM this coming year. I completed this test three years ago during my first semester of college. You got this! You already have teaching experience. To the best of my knowledge, the teaching, longing and bandaging are some of the most commonly-failed sections of the H-A test. Since the longing and bandaging are objectively easier skills to sharpen months leading up to the…

  • National Youth Board,  Pony Club Love,  Visiting Instruction

    NYB: Visiting Instructor Program

    Written by Alex McKinley The Visiting Instructor program is an amazing opportunity offered through Pony Club that is often not known or taken advantage of. I have had many amazing experiences in the program that I would love to share, as well as how to get involved. I first got involved in 2017. Although this year was much different and I did not get to go to any camps this year, I was still able to stay involved by teaching more in my region and continuing to be an examiner. Since I first got involved, I was able to travel to many different regions to share my knowledge with other…

  • In The Spotlight,  Member Spotlight,  National Youth Board,  Pony Club Love

    Pony Club Alumnus Spotlight: Kat Drake

    Written by NYB Member Elizabeth Larson Horsemanship and sportsmanship are central to the Pony Club experience. To build these skills, you’ll also develop time management, communication and professionalism. You’ll find these skills handy throughout your adult life! Today I want to introduce you to Kat Drake, a 2018 Academy of Achievement inductee. She is a graduate H from the Portola Valley Pony Club who now serves as the head of computational biology at Verily Life Sciences. “I’ve had a few conversations recently in my professional biotech career about how to develop someone into a leader — the consensus has been “it’s really hard,” but I’ve also received feedback such as…

  • In The Spotlight,  National Youth Board,  Pony Club Love

    Regional Youth Board Spotlight: Great Lakes Region

    The Junior Leadership Council of the Great Lakes Region is currently composed of members ranging from the unrated level to the HA level. The JLC aims to increase communication between the Regional Board and its members, while providing member insight and bringing forward new ideas for future GLR activities. The JLC and Regional board benefit from their biannual meetings, where they discuss regional and club events which allows for feedback to the Regional Board directly from the members.

  • National Youth Board,  Pony Club Love

    The Challenge of a Catch Ride

    Pony Club teaches us many things; things like, how to tighten a girth, wrap a standing bandage, or sit in a basic, balanced position. Pony Club shapes us to become better riders, better friends, and better sportsmen and horsemen. Pony Club gives us the foundation to become amazing instructors, teachers, and trainers. And Pony Club most of all sets us up for immense success as riders.

  • In The Spotlight,  National Youth Board,  Pony Club Love

    Regional Youth Board Spotlight: Lake Shore Region

    The Lake Shore Region Youth Board provides annual scholarships for the benefit of its members. The scholarships range from specific disciplines to camps offered by the Youth Board and region, as well as a specific scholarship for members aged 25 and above. During Festival years, scholarship funds are rearranged to offer multiple awards for Championships and Festival, both unmounted and mounted, which significantly reduce the cost of registration. Members can apply for multiple awards but may only receive one. All the scholarships are funded by the silent auction the the Youth Board runs at the regional Quiz rally in March. The baskets in the auction are entirely donated by clubs…

  • National Youth Board,  Slices of Life

    Learning and Giving Back Through Pony Club Opportunities

    By NYB Member Brittany Flores When I joined the United States Pony Club when I was about eight years old, I went to D camp for the first time. It gave me a great opportunity to learn about horse management and D Camp, an annual Pony Club camp that has been happening for many many years. Our D camp is run by the Santa Cruz County Pony Club which is located in the Middle California Region. This camp allows the younger members of Pony Club in the regional area to have a fun experience and camp with their horses while also learning an abundance of new lessons, responsibilities, and knowledge…

  • In The Spotlight,  National Youth Board

    Meet your 2019 National Youth Board Members- Jessica

    USPC would like to highlight the National Youth Board Members for the current term. Today we would like to introduce Jessica Flores. Jessica is an incoming member for the National Youth Board for 2019. She is from Woodside Pony Club in the Middle California Region. Jessica has been in Pony Club for 12 years and is currently a C-2, and is looking forward to taking her H-B and C-3 in the upcoming year. She has played a major role in the sport of Tetrathlon, not only competing, but coaching other members, and being a constant leader for this particular sport. She had the honor to be on the 2016 International…

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