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USPC offers educational programming and opportunities through several different membership types so that everyone can share their love of horses. All levels of membership in The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. develop character, leadership, confidence, and a sense of community.  Joining USPC allows you to forge your path with horses based upon your lifestyle, needs, and level of local involvement. Whether you want to research educational topics, learn more with friends and family, or volunteer within your community, Pony Club has membership options for your needs.

The following requirements are NEW for Participating Members:

Effective January 1, 2022, Center, Club, and National Members of USPC aged 18 and over, will be required to provide proof of SafeSportTM Trained Course completion. In addition, all members aged 21 and over, will be required to complete a favorable USPC background check. Residents of Pennsylvania may need to submit valid Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearances if applicable - please see details on the Background Check page.



PLEASE NOTE: If you have already completed a favorable USPC background check within the last three years, or Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearances if applicable within the last five years, you will not need to submit a new USPC background check or clearances at this time.  Upon expiration, an updated USPC background check will be required.

If you have completed the SafeSportTM Trained Course, through USEF or another sports organization, you may email your proof of completion to the Compliance Coordinator who will record your completion of the training in your USPC record.

Professional Memberships

This membership is for individuals such as instructors, professors, teachers, and other educators interested in ready-to-teach educational materials for their students.

Professional Member ($95): This membership is a 365-day term based on anniversary of join date. Member benefits include: an online profile, organized, easy-to-understand lesson plans, access to the Pony Club IQ with articles relevant to your teaching, bi-monthly E-News, and USPC webinars. 

In addition, Professional Members may purchase educational packages providing access to comprehensive materials to help teach basic horse care and riding skills to students. Packages include Achievement Badge workbooks and guides, introductory level certification materials and complimentary e-membership for your students.

Learn more about the Professional Membership and the available educational packets.     

Become a Member!

Sample Lesson Plans from Professional Member Benefits

Sample Resource from Equine Management Curriculum Educational Package

Non-Participating Memberships

Online Memberships
Interactive online memberships.

Pony Club IQ E-membership ($15):  All the benefits of online membership plus access to Pony Club IQ.  Become a Member.

Introductory E-membershipBecome a Member for free using the Promo Code JoinUSPC

Alumni Membership ($35): This is an annual membership for Pony Club graduates of all ages to maintain a connection with Pony Club while supporting the organization.  Become an Alumni Member.

Friend Membership ($35): This is an annual membership for anyone over the age of 18 who has an interest in Pony Club and wants to support the organization. This membership is ideal for volunteers, instructors, and family members.   Become a Friend Member.

Corporate Membership
For individuals 18 years or older and is required for Pony Club leaders. This membership connects local leaders/volunteers to USPC's national administration by enabling them to vote at USPC's Annual Meeting of the Corporation.

Corporate Annual Membership ($60):   A yearly membership. Become a Corporate Member.

Corporate Life Membership ($375/$1,000):  This membership is Corporate Membership for the life of an individual. Many graduates and long-time volunteers stay involved in Pony Club through the benefits of life membership.  Become or purchase a Life Membership for someone today!

Participating Memberships

Club/Center Leader Instructions for Online Membership Submission

Member/Parent Instructions for Online Membership Submission

Participating Membership Form – NOTE: If you are unable to complete online membership submission, a hard copy may be used. This form must be completed and submitted to the club or center that you are joining.  The DC/CA will then submit your paperwork to the National Office with the appropriate payment.  Membership activation may be delayed when submitting hard copy.

2022 Membership Form (includes prorated membership rates)

2021 Membership Form (membership expires 12/31/2021)


The options below are for individuals who would like to ride and take part in the fun and educational offerings of our clubs and centers. National dues are outlined on the membership form, which may be found above.  Regional and local dues vary, be sure to ask the DC/CA of the club/center you are interested in joining for details.

Club/Center Membership
For individuals who wish to participate in mounted and unmounted meetings, clinics, rallies, certifications, exchanges and other special opportunities.  Find a club or center in your area to join. 

National Membership
National Membership is an annual membership for those age 18 and older with a C-2 HM certification level or above. Learn more

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