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.
Pony Club Quiz Challenge
Equine Organization Invited to Send Teams to Compete
US Pony Clubs is extending an invitation to all Equine Organizations to send a team(s) to compete in a separate division during the 2014 Festival Championships being held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.
Teams should be made up of 3 or 4 persons, ages 12-21, and comfortable with the knowledge found in the Pony Club C-1 - C-2 Standards of Proficiency. The competition will be held in the Pony Club Quiz format.
The Quiz Challenge will begin with a Welcome Briefing and Written Test on Tuesday, July 15 with additional competition phases being held on Wednesday - Friday. The Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday afternoon.
Representatives from equine organizations interested in sending a team(s) to compete should contact Wayne Quarles, 859-254-7669. Opening dates are May 1 and entries must be received by July 1.
For more information and entry forms, please visit the Quiz Challenge web page.
Quiz International Exchange
Team Member Applications due May 1, 2014
In 2014 US Pony Cubs will be hosting an International Quiz Exchange with competition to be held during the Pony Club Championships portion of Festival. The teams will consist of 4 members and one Chaperone. Team members must be between the ages of 16 and 20 (as of January 1, 2014) and hold a minimum certification of H-B at the time of application.
The Exchange will run July 11 - 20, 2014, with Teams coming from Canada and Australia. Interested in applying? Click here for further information and application materials and guidelines.