USPC provides top quality educational programs, while keeping dues low for our youth members. National participating youth membership dues only cover 40% of the total cost involved in providing programming for each member. The remaining 60% comes from other sources. Pony Club programs and activities are supported through the fundraising efforts of the National Office and the generosity of its members, friends and volunteers. Any gift to USPC, no matter the size, makes a difference.
Hear what our members have to say about how Pony Club has influenced their lives:
Alana, "A" with the Canyon Heights Pony Club.
"Pony Club is where it all began
Lauren, 'H-B" with the Portuguese Bend Pony Club.
"...I am able to help shape the future of Pony Club..."
Chirstina, "H-A" with Sandy Ridge Pony Club (shown here as a young rider).
"Pony club is just some that I do, it is who I am."
The Annual Fund is vital to the success of Pony Club because it supports ongoing Pony Club programs. The Annual Fund supports programs such as, National Youth Congress, International Exchanges, instructional materials for clubs and regions, special award programs, scholarships, and much more! In addition, the Annual Fund supports seminars and ongoing training for National Examiners, District Commissioners, Regional Supervisors, Horse Management Judges, and many other volunteers who play a crucial role in providing opportunities and activities for our members.
Along with the Annual Fund, which supports all the work of Pony Club, USPC also administered some Restricted Funds. Restricted Funds have been established to support a specific USPC program or award.The Restricted Funds include the Disaster Relief Fund, College Scholarship Funds, grants for clubs, and different awards available to Pony Club members and clubs.
For a full listing of Restricted Funds and to make an online donation to a Restricted Fund using our secure server, please click here
In addition, USPC participates with other International Pony Club organizations in International Exchanges for the members. Currently USPC participates in Exchanges for Quiz, Games, Foxhunting, Tetrathlon, and Polocrosse, as well as the North Atlantic Rally Exchange and the InterPacific Exchange.
USPC Team Membersare expected to fundraise to offset the expenses involved in sending a team or hosting an exchange. To learn more about the International Exchanges and to make a donation to support the Teams, please click here
Individual cash gifts to the Annual Fund are an excellent way to support USPC. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Gifts may be made in honor or in memory of a person, animal, or special event and is a great way to let someone know how special they are.
Many companies offer matching gift programs. Check with your company's personnel department to see if they offer such a program and, if so, take advantage of the opportunity. It is an easy way to double your gift to USPC! Learn more
about matching gifts.
In addition, gifts of securities may be made to the Annual Fund. Gifts of common stock can be made at any time, allowing the donor to receive the fair market value of the securities at the time the gift is made as a tax deduction.
You may make a contribution online
using our secure server, or download
a contribution form to mail in with your gift.
The USPC Headquarters building features a special brick patio and walkway where your favorite equine friend or special Pony Club volunteer, instructor, or member can be honored or memorialized. Or you can buy a brick for your favorite Pony Club or Region! Don't forget to come by the USPC office anytime you are in the area and view the Faithful Friends Equine Walk of Fame.
The USPC Heritage Society recognizes individuals who have included Pony Club in their will, or have made provisions in their estate plans. This is wonderful way to acknowledge the impact that Pony Club has had in your life as a member, a volunteer, or a parent.
Members of the Heritage Society are acknowledged in the Annual Report and with a Heritage Society pin. If you have made provisions for Pony Club in your estate plans and would like to be included in the Heritage Society, or would like more information on including USPC in your will, please contact the USPC Development Department
for a brochure on ways to support Pony Club, which includes information on planned giving.
Each year, USPC holds National Championships. Members qualify for the National Championships through participation in regional rallies. Championships are conducted in same manner as rallies with most of the disciplines sending a team of mounted members and an unmounted stable manager. Championships are offered in Dressage, Eventing, Mounted Games, Polocrosse, Quiz, Show Jumping, and Tetrathron. Click here for more information on the upcoming USPC National Championships. Every three years, a week long "Festival" is held at the Kentucky Horse Park, which includes the USPC National Championships and additional educational opportunities for USPC members and their families.
The week long USPC Festival is held every three years in Lexington, Kentucky, at the Kentucky Horse Park. Championships are held the first three days, followed by four days of mounted and unmounted clinics and workshops. Festival is open to all USPC families with activities planned for all family members. Festival is a big undertaking requiring many volunteers to put on an event of this size. Any financial support is greatly appreciated.
Festival was held July 18-26, 2011.
The USPC Bookstore is FULL of incredible media resources of all types. The Bookstore carries over 400 titles; all of which have gone through the USPC review process. In addition to all of the USPC rulebooks, manuals, guides, and bylaws, the Bookstore also has games, charts, videos/DVDs, children's books, Pony Club clothing, educational books on all equine related topics, and so much more. By purchasing through USPC you are investing in Pony Club, as Bookstore revenues help support Pony Club programs.
to visit the USPC Bookstore online, or call 859/422-5522 or email
the Bookstore to request a free catalog!
Corporate Membership with USPC is great way to support the work of Pony Club at the national, regional, and club levels. As a Corporate Member you will receive a subscription to USPC News, special notices and updates throughout the year, voting privileges at the Annual Meeting, and a yearly membership directory.
Corporate Membership is an annual membership of $50, or, if you are an Alumni between the ages of 21 and 25, dues are only $40. Corporate Memberships may be purchased online
using our secure server, or by downloading
a membership form.
Life Membership to USPC is a one-time commitment of $1,000, or, if you are an Alumni between the ages of 21 and 25, it is only $375. Along with the regular Corporate Membership benefits, Life Members also receive a Life Member pin. All Life Membership contributions go directly to the USPC Endowment Fund to support future generations of Pony Club members. A Life Membership makes a great gift for that special Pony Club enthusiast. Life Memberships may be purchased online
using our secure server, or by downloading
a membership form.
USPC has various ways in which you or your business can get involved in supporting Pony Club. Click here
for more information.