United States Pony Clubs was formed by a group of avid Foxhunters
who wanted a structured program to not only teach children sound riding
skills and a love of equestrian sports, but also how to care for their
horses. Based on the practices of the Pony Club in England, which was
founded in 1928, the United States Pony Clubs, Inc, was established
Riding Centers, like Enterprise Farms, are equestrian
facilities that have been recognized by USPC to offer the Pony Club
program. Riding Centers have horses that are available for members to
use during meetings, so owning your own horse is not a requirement.
The intent of the program is to make Pony Club membership available
to participants (to age 25) who would not traditionally have been able
to participate in Pony Club due to not owning or having consistent access
to a horse.
Riding Centers offer instruction in riding on the flat, over
fences, and in the open. In addition to the Pony Club mounted meetings,
Riding Centers also hold unmounted meetings where members learn about
the care of horses.
Pony Club Riding Centers are able to offer the full Pony Club
program, including ratings and rallies or competitions. In addition,
Pony Club members through the Riding Centers have access to all the
opportunities and activities that USPC provides for its members, including
Clinics, International Exchanges, National Youth Congress, Championships,
College Scholarships, and so much more!