Pony Club members of any age or certificate level may register for the unmounted workshops (however, at least 8 years old is recommended). Pony Club Parents and Leaders are welcome and encourage to join in as well. Participants will have unlimited access to all unmounted workshops and may audit mounted clinics. 

Remember Unmounted Registrants may also audit any of the mounted clinics! 

USPC Festival presented by SSG Riding Gloves 

  • Bandaging Basics and Beyond
  • Biomechanics with a USDF Dressage Judge
  • Conformation and Soundness
  • Dangerous Riding Penalties
  • equine Biosecurity
  • Equine Nutrition
  • Equine Wound Management
  • Getting to Know Your OTTB
  • Hands-On: Tack, Feed, and Horse Stall
  • H-B/H-A Prep
  • H-B Test Opportunity
  • Latest in Equine Dentistry
  • Longeing Equipment and How to Use it
  • Pre-Purchase Exam
  • Return to Play
  • Supplements and Hay Quality
  • Toxic Plants
  • Trailer Safety
  • Vet Box
  • What Racehorses Know
  • World Class Grooming with Cat Hill & Emma Ford


Additional Unmounted Opportunities


Join us Saturday morning at the USDF building for a session on biomechanics, the science of movement of a living body and how it produces this movement.  USDF has produced six new biomechanics videos for this program.  The presenter will discuss them with questions from the participants in between the videos. This class is NOT designed for young members under the age of 12. The contents of the presentation will cover the following topics:

The Parts of the Horse How the Horse Moves The Abdominal Muscles The Motion of the Hindlegs
Flexors/Extensors Braking The Rib Cage Summary
Nuchal Ligament The Neck The Forelegs  

SPACE IS LIMITED.  Please sign up on your Education registration to attend.  There is no additional cost.

Masters Clinics

Saturday afternoon, at the Covered Arena, will be a Masters Makeover Class presented by Retired Racehorse Project. The RRP’s innovative demonstration allows spectators the opportunity to observe how experienced horsemen and horsewomen analyze off-track Thoroughbred prospects and demonstrate their approach to the first rides in a second career.

Sunday evening will be a Show Jumping demonstration in the Covered Arena by multiple levels of equestrians and horses. 

INCLUDED IN any Festival Education Registration.

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