Pony Club youth member and horse galloping through cross-country water obstacle

Pony Club not only offers members many competitive opportunities, it also offers members a chance to participate in many demonstrations and exchanges throughout the world. Members have the opportunity to travel and represent Pony Club – from being ambassadors of the organization in invitational competitions to being part of clinics and lessons with top level professionals. 

When members participate in an International Exchange, they have the chance to travel around the world to learn from other cultures about horse care and knowledge. The youth are invited to compete as part of an international team usually have horses provided. Riders are matched up with their mounts according to ability.

Pony Club also offers many opportunities to ride and participate in clinics and lessons with top caliber professionals. Some of the clinics do not require riding, while others offer members a chance to try a discipline with their horse that they never considered. From police horse desensitization training, to cross-country training with a champion like Olympian Gina Miles, to meeting horse racing legends like USPC graduate, Michael Matz, members have a chance to learn from the best.

And while Pony Club encourages members to ride and compete at Rallies and Championship competitions, many members also compete in open competitions. Some of these competitions allow for special Pony Club teams, while others are governed by major equine federations.

International Exchanges

USPC offers members the opportunity to travel to other countries to meet members from Pony Clubs in different parts of the globe. These cultural exchanges create lifelong memories for participants. Many, but not all of these exchange opportunities have a competitive aspect.

Visit the International Exchange page.

Invitational Competitions

Teams who have achieved a qualifying placing at Championships may be invited to compete at invitational events in various disciplines. such as:

Games - Prince Philip Cup Invitational Challenge & The President's Cup Invitational

Quiz - North American Quiz Challenge

Additional Competitions

In conjunction with other organizations and events, Pony Club offers its members the opportunity to participate in various competitions. Members are encouraged to take part in these competitions that are usually held outside of Pony Club, such as:

Show Jumping - USEF Pony Jumper Finals

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