National Youth Board

  • 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…

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    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…

  • In The Spotlight,  National Youth Board

    Meet your 2019 National Youth Board Members- Elizabeth

    USPC would like to highlight the National Youth Board Members for the current term. Today we would like to introduce Elizabeth Larson . Elizabeth Larson is an incoming representative of the 2019 National Youth Board. Elizabeth is a H-HM and C-2 certified member of High Lakes Pony Club in the Oregon Region. She has enjoyed taking advantage of the many learning opportunities offered by Pony Club, especially Quiz. Last fall, Elizabeth competed in the International Quiz Exchange in Kelowna, BC. She enjoys trail riding her BLM mustang “Finnegan” and eventing her thoroughbred mare “Kat.” When she is not riding, Elizabeth loves to experience new and different cultures. She studied abroad…

  • In The Spotlight,  National Youth Board

    Meet your 2019 National Youth Board Members- Alex

    USPC would like to highlight the National Youth Board Members for the current term. Today we would like to introduce Alex McKinley. Alex is an incoming member for the 2019 National Youth Board. Alex is from Orchard Hill Pony Club in the Great Lakes Region. Alex has been active in Pony Club for 13 years and is currently C-3 Eventing and H-B HM certified.  She is on her regional youth council and enjoys teaching and helping the younger members in Pony Club. She also joined the Visiting Instructor Program in 2018. Alex will be attending Bowling Green State University in Ohio to obtain her Biology degree with the goal of…

  • In The Spotlight,  National Youth Board

    Meet your 2019 National Youth Board Members- Virginia

    USPC would like to highlight the National Youth Board Members for the current term. Today we would like to introduce Virginia Carpenter. Virginia is an incoming member for the 2019 National Youth Board. She is a C-2 Eventing, H-B HM member from Casanova-Warrenton Pony Club in the Virginia Region and has been an active member for 12 years. Virginia competes in polocrosse, mounted games, and eventing and is currently training her 4yr old OTTB Captain America. She thoroughly enjoys teaching beginner lessons and coaching polocrosse and mounted games. Virginia is grateful for all the opportunities Pony Club has afforded her including the 2016 International Mounted Games Exchange to Australia. She…

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