NYB: Gaining Opportunities through Pony Club

After living and riding in the Midwest for 22 years, teaching riding lessons at the base of a mountain was not something I experienced every day. Nevertheless, that’s where I found myself in the Summer of 2019. A Pony Club member from my home club, Sharlee Lowe, had been teaching at a Pony Club summer camp in Washington for the past few years—originally through the Visiting Instructor Program—and the club had grown so much in size that it needed another instructor. After a recommendation from Sharlee and some emails with the organizer, I was on a plane to Seattle with my helmet and paddock boots in tow.

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NYB: My Pony Club Pride

What does it mean to be Pony Club Proud? Well… Here’s what it means to me. I have been part of the USPC for 13 years, competed in 7 championship years, earned two bronze and one silver medal alongside my teammates in those years, and have made so many friends and relationships during my time in Pony Club.

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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.

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