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4/18/2017 USPC
PONY CLUB'S INSIDE TURNS


A safety Announcement from Charles Owen Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
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Charles Owen has announced a recall of the Limited Edition 4Star Cross Country Helmet with Chrome Buckle.

The helmet is being recalled due to the potential for extreme corrosion of the chrome buckle, which may result in buckle failure. This recall impacts this model in sizes 54 (0½), 55 (1) and 56 (1½). Information regarding the helmet model can be found on the product satin, guarantee card or user instructions.

All consumers should cease use of the affected helmets immediately and contact either the shop they purchased the helmet from or Charles Owen directly in order to receive a replacement or full refund.

For more information, please call 1-800-793-4181 or email info@charlesowen.com.





IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: All H-B Candidates Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
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Due to discrepancies between the Standards of Proficiency, Test Sheet, and the current 2016 H-B cards, the decision has been made to pull out card #514 from the stack. Do NOT destroy it as it will come back into play when the Standards are revised in 2019.


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Festival Education Special Opportunities Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
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Come ride with two time Olympian Lendon Gray
Dressage4kids, Inc. is very proud to offer the Dressage4Kids’ TEAM Program for dedicated, determined young dressage riders of all ages and all levels. The goal of the program is to find, to help to educate, and to be part of the development of talented youth to become the international riders, teachers, and trainers of the future.

This opportunity is open to Pony Club youth members and non PC youth members who want to participate in this unique program during Festival Education, July 23 and 24th, 2017. Information regarding the D4K TEAM Program can be found here. And the application form here. Once registered (limit is 10) then contact Connie Jehlik, Instruction Director, instruction@ponyclub.org at the USPC National Office for further information and additional fees associated with this opportunity.

D Camp during Festival Education begins Saturday, July 22nd after the 1:00 pm briefing. This camp is designed for the Pony Club youth member up to the D-2 Level. They will ride twice a day and get to experience group instruction taught by a few of our very successful Graduate A Pony Club members and alumni. Good basic riding skills will be taught using a variety of methods such as playing games on horseback, learning how to ride in the open safely in a group, and working towards their next certificate level will all be taught during the mounted instruction. Besides riding they will have un-mounted instruction in the barn and a chance to experience taking care of their pony while at the Kentucky Horse Park. There will be limited number of slots for D Camp so make sure to register early. Registration will be online only beginning May 1, 2017

Biomechanics Session with USDF Judge Axel Steiner. Held Saturday July 22, 2017 from 9:30-12:30 pm at the USDF Building. Sign up will be done during registration online which begins May 1st. Class will hold only 80 participants; make sure to sign up early. The session will cover these topics:
The Parts of the Horse
Flexors/Extensors
How the Horse Moves
The Forelegs
The Motion of the Hindlegs
Braking
The Abdominal Muscles
The Rib Cage
The Neck
Nuchal Ligament

Free Standards & Certification D Level Clinic
A Standards & Certification session focusing on the D levels will be presented Saturday, July 22 after the Festival Education briefing at the covered arena. This session will include live riders at the D Level with explanation and demonstration of skills required at each level. This is a great visual for new members, parents and instructors that want to understand the differences between the D-1, D-2, and D-3 levels.

MOUNTED Instruction will be two days only, July 23rd and 24th. The disciplines available to choose from are: Cross Country, Dressage, Show Jumping, Games, Polocrosse, Distance Riding, Horsemanship/Ground Training, and Western Dressage.

Clinicians are listed in the Guidebook as well as on the website, check it out!



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New Vocations Pony Club Challenge Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
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Well here is an update from one of the Challenge participants on how her new horse is doing since she brought her home. So far 10 horses have been adopted through the Challenge, 40 more to go – don’t miss your chance to own one of them, you can apply at www.newvocations.org!

Renata P. – Ouch Ouch Ouch

New Vocations: What facility did you adopt your horse from?

Renata: The Lexington, Kentucky facility

New Vocations: What are you calling her now that she’s home?

Renata: Talia

New Vocations: What is your favorite thing about your new horse?

Renata: My favorite thing about Talia is her personality. She is such a sweetheart and always in your pockets. She could stand perfectly still on the crossties with your arms wrapped around her face, loving the attention, or walking out to the field trying to pull the zippers on your pockets to check for treats! She has this puppy dog personality and all it makes you want to do is to do whatever she wants even though you know you shouldn’t!

New Vocations: What is your favorite part of the New Vocations Pony Club Challenge Program? Renata: I think the best part of the Challenge program is giving the opportunity to those who didn’t know how to go about retraining horses. I’ve always wanted a greenie of my own, but I’m not in the financial situation to do so, and this program has given me the chance to not have to put any money down, and helped reimburse parts of owning the horse so that I can learn how to train a horse off the track!

New Vocations: Does your horse have any silly habits or quirks?

Renata: Talia LOVES attention. She has an amazing brain for a 4 year old, but when something does scare her, she has this adorable way of basically hiding behind me to make sure it's okay to touch/walk by. She walks behind me and peeks her head around, with her muzzle against my arm. Then once we pass whatever it was that was "scary" she acts like nothing happened and is back to begging for attention.  


Pony Club News Magazine Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
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The Spring 2017 Pony Club News Magazine arrived, be the first to see the new issue online. This issue includes a recap from the Equine Symposium and Convention as well as reports from the International Games and Foxhunting Exchanges.


Rolex is Almost Here Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
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Shop Pony Club is packed and ready for Rolex next week! Visit us in our new location in the trade fair. Find us at the bottom of the hill where the food vendors used to be, across from the Kentucky Horse Park pond. Get your Pony Club logowear, ponchos, tripod stools, lanyards, manuals, pins, and gifts all while enjoying world class horsemanship. See you next week!


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