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Welcome to Quiz!
The mission of Quiz is to promote a deep understanding and familiarity with the material presented at each testing level.In the past, Quiz was essentially a "question and answer” competition, which did not truly promote an in-depth understanding of the subject, just rote response. It was decided to alter the focus of Quiz to make it a fundamental and creative learning tool. Many aspects of Pony Club mounted rallies can be learned at the Quiz Rally. This rally, besides challenging the Pony Club members to learn horsemanship and horse care, provides them with opportunities to display and learn good sportsmanship, leadership, and team work as they prepare thoroughly, plan and cooperate with their team mates, and take winning or losing in stride.
If you have any questions, materials, news or ideas on Quiz, please submit them for consideration and the Quiz Committee will review.
The Quiz committee has developed a format for competition that is interactive and fun. In addition to the classroom phase, there are four additional phases. These are stations, mega-room, barn and written test. Quiz is competitive but comfortable, comfortable but challenging, challenging but fair, fair but rigorous, rigorous but flexible, flexible but efficient, and efficient but educational while promoting creativity and FUN.
Classroom - Oral questions are asked in a classroom setting. The Classroom Phase is made up of individual Rounds. A Round is complete when each member of a team has answered one (1) individual question.
Barn - Oral questions are asked in a barn setting. The Barn Phase can be held in a parking lot, at a trailer, or in a room at a hotel. The only requirement is that competitors should be able to demonstrate something. Many questions are hands-on in approach. The format of the Barn Phase is limited only by the creativity of the Organizer. Barn Phases vary in number of Rounds depending on availability of props and facilities. A Round is complete when each member of a team has answered one (1) individual question and the team has answered one team question.
Stations - The format of the Stations Phase can vary from Region to Region. The Stations Phase is limited only by the creativity of the Organizer. Questions may be written, games, hands-on, etc. All questions in the Stations Phase are answered as a team. Stations are designed to test a team’s ability to work together. The Stations Phase varies in the number of Rounds depending on availability of props and facilities. A Round is complete when a team has answered all the questions they can in a given time limit.
Mega-room - Mega-Room is comprised of tables with horse-related items displayed on them. Mega-Room table props should come from the Official Reference List. All items in the Mega-Room Phase are identified by matching them with an answer sheet given to each competitor. Competitors compete individually in Mega-Room and the top three scores will be totaled for a team score. The Mega-Room Phase varies in number of Rounds depending on availability of props and facilities.
Written Test - The Written Test is comprised of 25 questions. Written Tests are HM rating specific and test up to one level above the competitor’s rated level. The Written Test is designed to give individuals more time to work through their answers.
Quiz is competitive but comfortable, comfortable but challenging, challenging but fair, fair but rigorous, rigorous but flexible, flexible but efficient, and efficient but educational while promoting creativity and FUN.
Are you a Quiz
Enthusiast? Are you a member of
both USPC and USHJA?
Then you may have an opportunity to represent USPC at the USHJA
Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Finals in Findlay, OH this November. HQC
participants who are also USPC members may declare participation with either
their respective zone team or the Pony Club Team once they become eligible for
HQC Finals.The finals will have 12 zone teams comprised of three finalists,
one Pony Club team comprised of three finalists, and an additional 10
individual finalists who are not already on a team.
HQC participants must complete both the Level One and Two Quizzes by September
1, 2013. Visit the HQC
learn more and register for the new season or contact Carrie Vaught at (859) 225-6703.
H/B Prep Division Offered at Championships East - 2013
This is a NEW noncompeting division offering candidates practice in an environment similar to the real test. This will not replace an H-B prep given by their own Regions, but will be a review session to revisit topics that should have already been studied prior to an HB test. Participants in this division should come prepared with a strong understanding of the material. Participants will be scheduled as a part of Quiz Championships East and H-B Prep participants will participate as individuals not as teams. Although this is a noncompetitive division, participants will be viewed as fully participating members in Championships East 2013.
For those candidates interested, there is an H-B Certification offered on the National Test Schedule immediately following Championships East. Interested candidates will have to apply for this H-B test online per the procedure for all National Certifications.
Registration for the H-B Prep will be made by the RS through the Championships Registration system.
First Quiz Invitational to Held at
2013 USPC Championships East & Midwest
Pony Club has been teaching Horse Management skills since
1954 and is committed to making competitive educational opportunities available
to other equine organizations and their members.
All equine organizations are encouraged to send
individual youth members or teams of up to four to compete in the USPC Quiz
Invitational to be held in conjunction with Pony Club’s Championships East in
Lexington, VA, July 26-28 and Kansas City, MO, for Championships Midwest, August
USPC Quiz Competitions consists of five phases designed to test each
competitor’s equine knowledge in both the classroom and the barn. Individual competitors or representatives from equine
organizations interested in competing should contact Wayne Quarles by email or 859-254-7669, ext. 222.