The United States Pony Clubs, Inc., offers cultural exchanges in many disciplines. The experience affords each participant a new cultural, educational experience, often with a competitive team endeavor, whether hosted in the United States or abroad. Most exchange trips last a couple of weeks. Members travel with their team and stay with a host family in the country where they are competing. Each team will travel with a Coach and Team Manager selected by USPC. The Coach and Team Manager will be responsible to the safety and sportsmanship of all members while on the exchange. Exchanges are offered in Games, Tetrathlon, Inter-Pacific, Foxhunting, Polocrosse, and Quiz. Each exchange has its own age and certification requirements. Members who meet the criteria for the requirements are encouraged to apply.

Current & Upcoming Exchanges

2019 - Mounted Games, July 25-August 9, hosted by United States

Application Deadline January 2, 2019
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2019 - Inter-Pacific Exchange, June 30-July 13, hosted by Hong Kong

Application Deadline December 1, 2018
Access the Exchange information and applications         Support the Team

 

Tentative Future Exchanges

2020

  •  Foxhunting, hosted by US
  • Mounted Games, hosted by Canada
  • Inter-Pacific, hosted by US
  • Quiz, hosted by Canada

2021

  • Tetrathlon, hosted by UK
  • Mounted Games, hosted by UK
  • Quiz, hosted by US

 

General Team Member Selection & Criteria

Each Exchange has specific criteria for participation and selection of team members, but there are some general guidelines and criteria that may be useful as you explore your potential for participation in these exchange teams. 

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Access the International Exchanges Handbook  for complete details (found in the section for Non-Competitive Activities).

General Coach/Team Manager Selection & Criteria

The USPC selects coaches and team managers who will travel with, and be responsible for, the International Exchange team. This is a great opportunity to experience what the exchange is all about. A coach or team manager may not be a current Committee Member nor a parent of a current International Team member, unless there are no other qualified candidates.

Learn more.

Past International Exchanges

Take a peek through their blogs and journals at the experiences of the USPC members who have been on an Exchange. 

View past Exchanges.