Convention Opportunities

Equine Symposium

Open to all registered Convention attendees and those with purchased Equine Symposium Day Passes, the Pony Club Equine Symposium offers a wide variety of workshop speakers and topics.  Day Passes are available for Saturday (10 am - 5:30 pm) and Sunday (8 am - 12 pm) if not already registered for the Convention.  

Anatomy Room

  What better way to learn anatomy of your favorite animal than by seeing actual body parts? Come and join Dr. Brad Gordon and Cindy Healy in the Anatomy Room for some real hands on experience. Whether you choose to actually handle the specimens or are content just to watch, this workshop is a terrific way to help prepare for certifications. The Anatomy Room will be open all day Friday, all day Saturday, and Sunday morning.

 

Meeting of the Corporation

Held at 7:30 am on Saturday with a continental breakfast available at 7 am, the USPC Meeting of the Corporation is when the business of the organization will be conducted, including the election of the new Board of Governors, updates on the status of the organization, and the presentation of awards, such as the Flash Teamwork Award and the Brookfield Land Conservation.

Leader Opportunities (limited to RSs, VRSs, DCs, Jt.DCs, CAs, and ACAs)

Leadership Training

Training for club, center, and region leaders will be held on Thursday and Friday of the Equine Symposium and Convention from 9AM-5PM. More details to come. 

Thursday Night Evening In

Club, Center and region leaders are invited to enjoy an "evening in" together for food, fun and laughter. Forget the hustle and bustle of a night on the town, we are bringing the entertainment to you. This special evening includes a variety of food and unique fun to help you unwind from your busy day. Connect with friends while experiencing a bit of the local nightclub atmosphere as comedian Robin Fox performs.

The cost to DCs, JtDCs, CAs, ACAs, RSs, VRSs is just $40. Guest price is $70.

Member Opportunities

Research Project Fair (all ages)

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Have you ever wondered why horses behave a certain way? Are you curious about how different approaches to horse care might affect your horse’s health or performance? Do you have questions about how or why certain horse management practices are preferred over others? Are you interested in developing a strategy to learn more about your horse? If you answered “YES!” to any of these questions, then the Pony Club Research Project Fair is for YOU!!

REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION

National Youth Congress

Delegates who have been nominated by their regions will be meeting with the Academy of Achievement inductees for several days of leadership development.  Learn more!

National Youth Board

The Convention allow the delegates the opportunity to meet in person to discuss Pony Club and their goals for the NYB for the upcoming year.  The NYB delegates represent the youth members of Pony Club and want to hear from other youth members. Learn more!

Pony Paddock (12 and under)

For children under 12; a safe place for them to play and learn while their parent(s) and siblings attend other Convention functions.  Special guests and activities make this a great option!

NOTE: Children must be signed in and out of the program by an adult.  Meals are not included, please plan on picking up your child for lunch.

Paddock Pizza Party (12 and under)

For children under 12 as an alternative to the Saturday Night Banquet ($20)

Saturday Night Banquet

Join the Pony Club community on Saturday night and socialize, relax, and enjoy the last evening of the Equine Symposium and Convention. Events of the evening include: recognizing recipients of the Founders Award, listening to keynote speaker Carol Kozlowski, watching the passing of the whip, enjoying dinner, and dancing the night away. Please see meal options, pricing and more details here.

Tentative Schedule
(subject to change)

2019 Equine Symposium and Convention Detailed Schedule

  Wed 1/30 Thur 1/31 Fri 2/1 Sat 2/2 Sun 2/3
AM  

Activities Council
Anatomy Room
Instruction Council
Meetings
National Examiner
NYC/AA
Pony Paddock
RS/DC/CA Meetings

Activities Council
Anatomy Room
HMO Meeting
Instruction Council
National Examiner
NYC/AA
Pony Paddock
RIC Meeting
RS/DC/CA Meetings
Trade Fair
Meeting of Corporation
Anatomy Room
Equine Symposium
Workshops
Pony Paddock
Trade Fair

Anatomy Room
Equine Symposium
Workshops
Pony Paddock
Trade Fair

PM

Trade Fair Move-in
Registration Opens

Activities Council
Anatomy Room
Instruction Council
National Examiner
NYC/AA
Pony Paddock
RS/DC/CA Meetings
Trade Fair Opens

Activities Council
Anatomy Room
Equine Symposium
Workshops
HMO Meeting
Instruction Council
National Examiner
NYC/AA
Pony Paddock
RS/DC/CA Meetings
Research Project Fair Judging
RIC Meeting
Trade Fair

Anatomy Room
Equine Symposium
Workshops
Pony Paddock
Trade Fair

 
Evening NYC/AA RS/DC/CA Reception    NYC/AA Reception Saturday Night Banquet
Paddock Pizza Party