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Question: I currently mix two different types of feed together, is this a good idea or not? Many people tell me that I unbalance the ration by doing this.
Click Read More for the answer! To submit a question of your own, visit Pony Club's Nutritional Notes page.
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Help Pony Club By Shopping At Amazon?
Did you know that there is a way to help Pony Club that costs you nothing and takes about 10 seconds? If you shop Amazon, please remember to start at the Pony Club Bookstore! Simply go to the Bookstore website and scroll to the bottom of the page. Click on any of the featured items which will take you to Amazon then just shop as usual. You do not have to purchase a featured item as any purchase benefits Pony Club.
The Pony Club Tack Trunk
The Pony Club Tack Trunk is the new place to find study materials, articles, checklist, standards and test sheets and the recommended reading list for your specific level:
You will find quizzes to make sure you're "tacked up" with all the best information, study aids to keep you focused on your goals, and links to various materials to help "groom" you for success. As a member you may visit any part of the Tack Trunk to prepare for your next certification, review information from past certifications, and study ahead for future certifications.
Please look around the Pony Club Tack Trunk often, as we will be working on expanding the selection of learning materials available to Pony Club members.
NEW! In the H-B and H-A level Tack Trunk you will see that the bandage reference information for C-3, B and H-A has been recently updated. Please check it out and share.
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Tutoring Tuesday's Webinar Schedule
Tutoring Tuesday's is quickly becoming popular. Check out the webinar schedule and topics so you can join them yourself or share with those members or instructors who might be interested in the topic being taught.
New Materials For Organizing A Rally Page
Need help organizing a rally? Need access to materials, resources and information to help you and your members have a successful rally experience?
Check out the new Rally Organizer Resource page on the website. You will find links to rulebooks, discipline information, 2013 Chief list, insurance and safety information, as well as paperwork for the rally and after the rally.
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Pony Club Quiz Invitational And You Are Invited!
Pony Club has been teaching Horse Management skills since 1954 and is committed to making competitive educational opportunities available to other equine organizations and their members.
All equine organizations are encouraged to send individual youth members or teams of up to four to compete in the USPC Quiz Invitational to be held in conjunction with Pony Club's Championships East in Lexington, Va., July 26-28 and Kansas City, Mo., for Championships Midwest Aug. 6-11.
USPC Quiz Competitions consists of five phases designed to test each competitor's equine knowledge in both the classroom and the barn.
Individual competitors or representatives from equine organizations interested in competing should contact Wayne Quarles at email@example.com 859-254-7669.
Visit the Pony Club website for competition information, recommended resources and a sample study guide. Opening dates are May 1 and entries must be received by July 8 for Championships East and July 15 for Championships Midwest.
DC's, RIC's and Club/Center Instructors
Check out the new Traditional Curriculum Flow Chart D-A , Specific Riding Skills list and the D-1/C-2 Standards Flow Chart to help when developing your instruction program. A specific webinar will be coming in July to assist you in learning how to use these documents. These documents are found in the RIC and NE group pages or by clicking Read More.
July 25-29 — Virginia Horse Center, Lexington, Va.
Are you prepared for Championships East? Be sure to check out Championships East Goldbook for the tentative schedule and entry procedures.
Aug. 6-10 — American Royal, Kansas City, Mo.
Now is the time to start gearing up for Championships Midwest. The Championships
Midwest Goldbook has everything on entry procedures and qualifying information.
Horsemasters Are Invited To Compete At Championships East and Midwest!
See applicable Goldbook for qualifications and entry procedures. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information about getting entered!
New To Championships?
Are you considering coming to Championships? Not sure exactly what to expect? Recently, we presented a webinar about "The Championships Experience." A recording of this webinar is available here along with a copy of the Power Point presentation.
This recorded webinar gives an inside look at what Championships is all about. The thought of traveling long distances with Pony Club members and their horses can be a daunting thought, but the benefits of the experience will far outweigh. Championships is an experience that no Pony Club member should miss, and we look forward to seeing all the competitors.
H-B Test Opportunity Available At Championships East
July 28-29 — Virginia Horse Center, Lexington, Va.
Candidate test application and fee must be submitted to the USPC National Office. Test application is available on the USPC website's Resources tab under Standards &Testing/National Level Testing. For further information contact: Elizabeth Smith at email@example.com or 859-559-0649.
Special Opportunity At Championships East!
A Horse Management Seminar will be held during USPC Championships East in Lexington, Va. This seminar will have something for anyone interested in horse management, whether you're a parent with no idea of what goes on in the barn at a rally or an experienced Assistant HM judge. Click Read More to learn about the seminar and register today! Pre-registration closes July 8. On-site registration is available.
Mark Your Calendars For Annual Meeting 2014
Jan. 22-26 — Portland, Or.
View the video to see what Annual Meeting is all about!
Pony Club Disaster Relief Fund
In the wake of the recent natural disasters that have hit the Midwest and other areas of the country, we want to remind everyone of the Pony Club Disaster Relief Fund. The Disaster Relief Fund is available to Pony Club families and horses to aid with expenses such as feed, hay, vet, first aid and supplies for our equine friends, and basic needs for Pony Club families following a natural disaster or accident. The fund does not cover real property expenses.
Donations may be made to the Disaster Relief Fund here.
Individuals and Pony Clubs can apply for assistance from the Disaster Relief Fund by submitting a letter outlining expenses to the USPC Executive Committee. All requests must be reviewed and approved by the USPC Executive Committee.
National Level Testing Reminders
Please remember that all National Level testing applications are to be submitted online. Online applications and payment must be submitted and processed by the National Office by the applications deadline.
New for 2013: All applications deadlines are eight weeks out prior to the test that is being applied for. For more information on National Level testing, click Read More.
The test schedule can be found here. Any questions, please contact Instruction Coordinator Elizabeth Smith.
Outgrown Your Beloved Pony?
Pass him on to an eager student with the Pony Club Classifieds. Pony Club Classifieds deliver an audience that is keenly interested in ponies and horses, used tack and even equine properties for sale.
Check it out at www.ponyclub.org. In the News & Media drop down menu, select Classifieds. FAQs, rates and signup sheets are all there. Let someone new enjoy your pony as much as you have!
500 Square Feet Of Equine Educational Awesomeness
The equine educational display, premiered at the International Horse Show in Omaha, Neb., drawing excited visitors of all ages and rave reviews. The exhibit is available for travel to equine events across the country and is designed to reach out at the grassroots level to bring the magic of horses to youth.
Maintaining Hydration In Horses: The Roles Of Water And Salt
The old adage is accurate: "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink." That's especially true for severely dehydrated horses in medical crisis. But there are ways to keep your horse well-hydrated from the start and avoid these potentially dangerous scenarios.
Tornado Survival: Wear Your Riding Helmet
If you live in tornado country, chances are you're on higher alert after the historic tornado devastation in Moore, Okla.
Here's a tip that comes straight from that tragic event: When a tornado is imminent, protect your head with a helmet.
Training Young Horses
When training young horses to accept new and unusual experiences, is it wise to make they approach a new experience or object? And can the input of a handler help?
International Helmet Awareness Day 2013 Announced
Riders4Helmets.com has teamed up with leading helmet manufacturers to host International Helmet Awareness Day 2013 on June 22. Building on the success of International Helmet Awareness Day 2012, participating retailers all over the world will be offering discounts on helmets to equestrians on this day.
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