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The United States Pony Clubs, Inc., is committed to supporting its mission and its membership through clear By-Laws and policies.

All By-Laws and Policies are driven by the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of USPC.

By definition, “By-laws” state rules made by the organization to govern the actions of its members. “Policies” are a course of action or procedure used to support the rules stated in the By-Laws. Every year the USPC Board of Governors reviews its By-Laws and policies for amendment and updating. All corporate and life members are encouraged to read and propose necessary revisions.

By-Laws of The United States Pony Clubs, Inc.

Full Set of By-Laws
(updated October 2020
includes all sections: National, Regional, Club)

USPC National Policies & Resolutions

Last updated November 2019
* after a policy title indicates a new or revised policy since last update
P next to the policy number indicates a Procedure

Access the old listing to find new location/number.

Corporate Philosophy

Policy # Policy Title Effective Revised Reviewed
0110 Inclusion 1/27/1997 10/26/19 10/2019
0110 P Inclusion Procedure 10/26/19    
0150 Core Activities 5/2/1993 11/04/2018 11/2018
0500* Substances and Weapons 2/4/1994 10/24/2020 10/2020
0710 Conflict of Interest and Code of Ethics 1/26/2007 10/26/2019 10/2019
0710 P Conflict of Interest and Code of Ethics Procedure 10/26/19    
0710 P.1 Code of Ethics 1/26/2007 10/26/19 10/2019
0710 P.2 Committee Member Agreement 10/28/2017 10/26/19 10/2019
0730 Whistle Blower 10/28/2012 10/26/19 10/2019
0730 P Whistle Blower Procedure 10/26/19    
0735 Dispute Resolution Policy 5/17/2014 02/02/20 02/2020
0735 P.1 Dispute Resolution Procedure 10/26/2014 02/02/20 02/2020

Corporate Safety

Policy # Policy Title Effective Revised Reviewed
0800 Safety 9/19/1993 02/02/20 02/2020
0810 Safety Requirements for Helmets 02/02/20    
0820 Medical Armbands and Bracelets Policy 02/02/20    
0820 P.1 Medical Armbands and Bracelets Procedure 02/02/20    
0830 Safety Requirements for Body Protection Vests 02/02/20    
0840 Mounts 02/02/20    
0850 Bitting 02/02/20    
0860 Veterinary Care and Medications Policy 02/02/20    
0860 P.1 Veterinary Care and Medications Procedure 02/02/20    
0900 Member & Volunteer Safety and Protection 10/27/19    
0900 P.1 Member & Volunteer Safety and Protection Procedure 10/26/19    
0900 P.2 Background Check Appeal Procedure 10/26/19    

National Organization & Administration

Policy # Policy Title Effective Revised Reviewed
1000* Membership  10/29/2016 10/24/2020 10/2020
1000 P* Required Corporate Memberships 10/24/2020    
1002* Member in Good Standing 10/29/2011 10/24/2020 3/2012
1003* Dual Membership 05/22/2006 10/24/2020 10/2020
1003 P* Dual Membership Procedures 10/24/2020    
1004* Transferring Members 05/18/2007 10/24/2020 10/2020
1004 P* Transferring Members Procedures 10/24/2020    
1300 Program Administration Council (PAC) 04/28/1998 11/4/2018 11/2018
1350 National Youth Board (NYB) 1/31/2010 1/2015 01/2015
1350.A NYB Attendance Guidelines 1/31/2010    
1700 Policy Development and Review 5/2/1993 10/26/19 10/2019
1700 P Policy Development and Review Procedure 10/26/19    
1800* Volunteer Recognition  10/29/2016 10/24/2020 10/2020
1800 P.1* Procedures for Granting the Founders Award: Nomination Process and Qualifying Criteria 1/30/2011 10/24/2020 03/2012
1800 P.2* Procedures for Granting the 20+ Local Legend Award 01/30/2011 10/24/2020 05/2019

Regions

Policy # Policy Title Effective Revised Reviewed
3000* Riding Center Program 01/30/2011 10/24/2020 10/2020
3010 Riding Center Program Administration 01/30/2011 10/27/19 10/2019

Registered Clubs

Policy # Policy Title Effective Revised Reviewed
4001 Articles of Organization of Member Clubs 9/19/1993   03/2012
4001.A Articles of Organization Form 9/19/1993   03/2012
4008 Community Service 2/4/1994 5/21/2011 03/2012
4901 Club Milestone Award (policy renamed 11/2004) 9/19/1993   03/2012

Instruction Council

Policy # Policy Title Effective Revised Reviewed
5000 Instruction Council 5/2/1993 5/20/2017 01/2015
5001 Instruction Council Committees 9/19/1993 11/04/2018 11/2018
5001.A Curricula & Standards Committee 9/19/1993 5/19/2018 05/2018
5001.B Horse Management Committee 9/19/1993 5/19/2028 05/2018
5001.C D-1 through C-2 Committee 9/19/1993 5/19/2018 05/2018
5001.D National Testing Curricula Committee 9/19/1993 11/4/2018 11/2018
5001.E National Testing Committee 9/19/1993 02/03/2019 02/2019
5001.F Visiting Instruction Program Committee 9/19/1993 5/19/2018 05/2018
5001.G Regional Instruction Coordinator (RIC) Committee 9/19/1993 5/19/2018 05/2018
5001.H National Youth Congress/Academy of Achievement Committee 9/19/1993 5/19/2018 05/2018
5002 National Instruction Committee - Rule Changes 9/19/1993 5/19/2001 07/2012
5007 Festival Education Program 1/16/2004 1/27/2017 07/2012
5010 Standards of Proficiency 9/19/1993 10/29/2016 07/2012
5010.A Standards of Proficiency (D-1 to D-3, C-1, C-2) 9/19/1993 1/2009  
5010.B Standards of Proficiency Traditional (C-3, B, A) 9/19/1993 1/2009  
5010.C Standards of Proficiency Dressage Specialty (C-3, B, A) 1/1/2007 1/2009  
5010.D Standards of Proficiency Show Jumping Specialty (C-3, B, A) 1/1/2007 1/2009  
5010.E Standards of Proficiency (H-B, H-HM/H/H-A) 1/1/2007 1/2009  
5020 Teaching and Testing to the Standards of Proficiency 5/2/1993 1/27/2017 07/2012

Activities Council

Policy # Policy Title Effective Revised Reviewed
6000 Activities Council 2/2/1996 5/20/2017 05/2017
6001 Activities Council Committees 9/19/1993 02/03/2019 02/2019
6001.A Dressage Committee 9/19/1993 10/28/2017 10/2017
6001.B Eventing Committee 9/19/1993 10/28/2017 10/2017
6001.C Foxhunting Committee 9/19/1993 10/28/2017 10/2017
6001.D Games Committee 9/19/1993 10/28/2017 10/2017
6001.E Committee on International Exchanges 9/19/1993 02/03/2019 02/2019
6001.G Polocrosse Committee 9/19/1993 10/28/2017 10/2017
6001.H Quiz Committee 9/19/1993 10/28/2017 10/2017
6001.I Show Jumping Committee 9/19/1993 10/28/2017 10/2017
6001.J Tetrathlon Committee 1/28/2012 10/28/2017 10/2017
6001.K Western Dressage Committee 10/29/2016 02/03/2019 02/2019
6001.L Western Trail Committee 02/03/2019    
6001.M Western Gymkhana Committee 02/03/2019    
6002 National Activity Committees - Rule Changes 9/19/1993 11/5/2004 07/2012
6003 Activity Resource Contacts 9/19/1993 5/19/2001 07/2012
6003.A Activity Resource Contacts 9/19/1993 2018 2018
6004 Competitions 4/30/1995   07/2012
6005 Team Concept of Competitive Rallies 9/19/1993   07/2012
6006 Championships 4/30/1995 1/27/2017 07/2012
6007 Festival 9/19/1993 1/27/2017 07/2012
6030 Coaching 9/19/1993   07/2012
6700 Competitive Awards 9/19/1993   07/2012
6850 Overseas Visits/International Exchange Competitions 9/19/1993 11/3/2002 07/2012

Fiscal

Policy # Policy Title Effective Revised Reviewed
7200 Sponsorships and Endorsements 01/27/1997 01/31/2021 05/2009
7200 P Sponsorships and Endorsements Procedures 01/31/2021    
7300 Compensation and Reimbursement  09/19/1993 01/31/2021 05/2009
7300 P.1 Compensation Procedure 01/31/2021    
7300 P.2 Reimbursement of Expenses Procedures 01/31/2021    
7325 Peer Review of Club & Region Accounts & Finances 01/25/2015 01/31/2021 05/2017
7350 Gaming Practices 10/28/2017 01/31/2021 10/2017
7400 Budgets 2/4/1994 01/31/2021 05/2018
7400 P Budgets Procedures  01/31/2021    
7500 Operating Fund Disbursements 9/19/1993 01/31/2021 05/2018
7500 P Operating Fund Disbursements Procedures 01/31/2021    
7800 Establishment of Funds and Fund Balances 2/4/1994 01/31/2021 01/2015
7850 USPC Capital Fund and Expenditure and Disbursement Authority 9/19/1993 01/31/2021 05/2009

Regional Administration Council

Policy # Policy Title Effective Revised Reviewed
8000 Regional Administration Council 1/1/2014 5/18/2019 05/2019
8001 Regional Administration Council Committees 1/1/2014 11/4/2018 11/2018
8001.A Document Review Committee 1/1/2014 11/4/2018 11/2018
8001.B Leadership Education & Support Committee 1/1/2014 11/4/2018 11/2018
8001.C Membership Committee 1/1/2014 11/4/2018 11/2018
8001.D Riding Center Program Committee 1/1/2014 11/4/2018 11/2018

Public Relations & Corporate Licensing

Policy # Policy Title Effective Revised Reviewed
9100 USPC Representation in Equestrian Organizations 02/04/1994 10/29/2016 03/2012
9100.A I. Organizations in which USPC holds memberships
II. Organizations to which USPC has official representation
  02/03/2019 02/2019
9200 USPC Corporate Symbols and Products 10/29/2016    
9200.A USPC Trademarks 09/19/1993 10/29/2016  
9200.B Name and Trademark Use 01/25/2015 5/18/2019 05/2019
9200.C Logo Information and Use 01/25/2015 5/19/2018 05/2018
9200.D Colors 09/19/1993 10/29/2016  
9200.E Pony Club Pins 09/19/1993 10/29/2016  
9300 USPC Instruction and Activities Materials 09/19/1993 10/29/2016  
9400 Official Publication 09/19/1993 10/29/2016  
9450 Advertising and Copy in Pony Club Publications 05/02/1993 10/26/2016  

Resolutions of the Board of Governors

Resolution # Policy Title Effective Revised Reviewed
2 Duties of the Advisory Committee to the USPC Board of Governors     5/19/2001    
3 Duties of the Nominating Committee of the USPC Board of Governors     5/19/2001    
6 Centralized Financial Reporting System 5/5/2014    
7 Region and Club Governance 11/4/2018    
8 The "Why" of the United States Pony Clubs, Inc.  11/4/2018    
9* Standing Committees of the Board of Governors     10/24/2020    

 

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