The Virginia Region of the United States Pony Clubs consists of 9 local Pony Clubs and 3 Riding Centers. We have about 250 members from as far north as Arlington, west into West Virginia, and south to Richmond. Our members participate in all of the pony club disciplines: Dressage, Show Jumping, Eventing, Quiz (knowledge), Tetrathlon, Mounted Games, Polocrosse and Hunt Seat Equitation. The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. develops character, leadership, confidence and a sense of community in youth through a program that teaches the care of horses and ponies, riding and mounted sports. Click here to learn more about pony club membership.
An important portion of the Pony Club curriculum, Horse Management (HM) refers to the unmounted knowledge taught at all meetings and tested during a member's certifications and at competitions.
The USPC curriculum is broken down into levels from D through A. Members test up through the levels as their Horse Management (HM) knowledge and riding ability progress.
What is Pony Club?
Pony Club is the largest equestrian educational organization in the world. This is where it all begins! The cornerstones of our foundation are education, safety, sportsmanship, stewardship and FUN. Members learn riding and the care of horses through mounted sports. The skills, habits and values instilled through horsemanship will apply to every part of a member’s life.