In addition to the opportunities listed below, USPC also offers discipline specific opportunities.  Learn more by clicking on the discipline icon.




Hunter Seat Equitation


Show Jumping



The Eleanor Brennan Memorial Fund: The Eleanor Brennan Memorial Fund was established to aid USPC in funding Instructor Certification Programs for Pony Club Instructors and upper-level members. USPC will award grants up to $500 to applicants who qualify for this scholarship. Fill out the application with required recommendations to be considered for this scholarship.

Get the Eleanor Brennan Memorial Fund Application

Access the Eleanor Brennan Memorial Fund Recommendation Form

The Trip Harting Fund: The Trip Harting Fund has been created with donations to The Dressage Foundation from Trip's friends and supporters. This fund will provide grants up to $500 for a current or graduate rider with a Pony Club certification of B or A to assist in attending the USDF "L” Education Program or USDF Instructor Certification Program.

Get more information.

Activities & Contests

Brookfield Conservation Award: The Brookfield Conservation Award is named in honor of the historic Brookfield Farm near Lexington, KY. The original parcels of Brookfield were received from the British monarchy in the late 1700s. In 2000 Brookfield was placed in the Bluegrass Conservancy by its owners, Betsy and Jack van Nagell. The Brookfield Conservation Award rewards efforts for the promotion of land conservation through member, club, center, or regional dedication and hard work. Applicants may be a club, center, region, or individual. Up to two $500 awards may be given yearly. The deadline for submissions is November 1st.

Read the full award guidelines and criteria.

2018-2019 Award Winners

Miami Valley Pony Club
Middle Tennessee Pony Club


USPC Flash Teamwork Award: Cathy Aranosian (owner of Flash, the USPC 50th Anniversary Breyer Model) sponsors a yearly contest, to encourage the kind of teamwork generated by her club when they were writing about Flash.

A 1-1/2 page essay may be submitted by a Pony Club or Riding Center telling how a special equine, a special event, or a special member or volunteer had a team-building experience on Pony Club members. 

Entries must be postmarked by November 4th. Please email ( or mail essays, along with any photos of the event, the pony, or the special honoree, to: Editor, Pony Club News, 4041 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511.

Entries will be reviewed and the winner selected by December 1st.The winner is honored by inclusion in a perpetual trophy kept in the Pony Club National Office. 

Research Project Fair: Have you ever looked at your horse and said "I wonder why…?” Is there something you always wanted to learn about your horse? Now you have an excuse to spend time with your best four-legged friend, satisfy your curiosity, and educate your fellow Pony Club members. Participate in the Pony Club Research Fair Competition held the beginning of every year during the USPC Equine Symposium & Convention.

Details for the upcoming Research Project Fair can be found HERE.