Every other year, Pony Club is proud to offer Festival Championships competitions in eight competitive disciplines, as well as open competitions in two disciplines. Held at the Kentucky Horse Park, these competitions allow members to compete on regional or scramble teams. Members showcase their Horse Management abilities and riding skills across the different disciplines on a national stage.

Each Festival Championships competition brings together hundreds of members, youth and adult, each year. Teams are formed from members of different clubs and centers throughout our 41 regions. Competing as part of a team teaches member the importance of working together, cooperation, respect for others, and communication.

Pony Club members, their parents, coaches, volunteers, friends, and siblings all have activities to see and do while in attendance. Festival Championships is a time of excitement as friends are made, goals are met, and awards are earned. With up to ten disciplines running over several days and a trade fair with many equine vendors, there is something at Festival Championships for everyone.

Members who wish to compete at the USPC Festival Championships must meet the age, certification, and competition eligibility requirements as outlined in the rulebooks and on the Competition Resources page, accessible using the button below. After their Regional Supervisor marks them eligible, competitors must submit and pay their entries by the deadlines listed below. Any Festival Championships discipline/division for which a competitor is eligible to compete will be listed on their Festival Championships competitor page (accessible from the member’s online profile). If the discipline/division for which the competitor wishes to register is not displayed, please contact your Regional Supervisor for clarification.

2024 USPC Festival Championships
July 15−19, 2024
Kentucky Horse Park
Lexington, Ky.

Opening Date: Monday, May 1, 2024
Closing Date: June 24, 2024
Qualification Period: April 1, 2023 - June 23, 2024
Past Championships Results
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