Since prior to the Industrial Revolution the horse and buggy have represented the primary mode for both public and private transportation. It is no surprise that driving has established itself as one of the oldest and most popular sports within competitive equestrian disciplines. The sport of Driving includes several different variations; Combined Driving which is similar to 3-day Eventing, Carriage Pleasure Driving, that has several different types including, turnout, and obstacle classes, and recreational driving that does not have a competition component.

Driving in Pony Club

In Pony Club, the sport of Driving is fairly new. Members are encouraged to participate in all aspects of horse care and maintenance as well as maintenance of harness and carriage. While not yet a Championship recognized discipline, driving is gaining popularity for members at the local levels who enjoy working with horses in a different capacity than riding. Driving is not limited to horses alone, as ponies, miniature horses, donkeys, and mules make great driving prospects as well. USPC is devoted to the safety of our members and their equine partners. Driving is a fun, safe way for individuals to try out the horse world without ever having to sit astride. Learn more at the links below!


Opportunities abound for those wishing to pursue Driving during their Pony Club career!    The core values members learn in Pony Club also prepare them for other positions in the equine industry.

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Pony Club offers annual awards to its members who participate in the sport of Driving, both at Pony Club competitions and at open shows.

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Check out the Pony Club Pizza, where we pile on the knowledge for all things Driving (and all manner of other Pony Club-related topics)!

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