Teenage Pony Club members teaching a group of young members

Pony Club is dedicated to producing tomorrow’s leaders while focusing on our core values. Through good horsemanship, members learn teamwork, respect, responsibility, and good stewardship. Our education is provided at each individual’s own pace to help achieve personal goals and expand knowledge through teaching others. Opportunities abound for members to join youth boards and councils, participate in international exchanges and be a part of competitions throughout the United States and the world. Many of our graduates go on to leadership positions in all aspects of life.

Our Core Values:

Horsemanship with respect to healthcare, nutrition, stable management, handling and riding a mount safely, correctly and with confidence.
Organized teamwork including cooperation, communication, responsibility, leadership, mentoring, teaching and fostering a supportive yet competitive environment.
Respect for the horse and self through horsemanship; for land through land conservation; and for others through service and teamwork.
Service by providing an opportunity for members, parents, and others to support the Pony Club program locally, regionally and nationally through volunteerism.
Education at an individual pace to achieve personal goals and expand knowledge through teaching others.


National Youth Board

Dedicated youth members aiming to increase communication between the organization’s government and its members.

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Regional Youth Board

Be the future of Pony Club in your area through leadership among your equestrian peers.

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Visiting Instruction Program

National Youth Congress

Recognizing outstanding members from across the country who have achieved national certifications. NYC brings together members for a series of leadership workshops and seminars with members of the Academy of Achievement.

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International Exchanges

Visit other countries, learn about equine culture, immerse yourself in exotic Pony Clubs, and compete alongside your new best friends. 

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Sports are more than just fun and games. From Team Captains, to Stable Managers, competition finds its way into nearly all aspects of culture, developing concentration, cooperation, coordination, and creativity.

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