Welcome to the Oregon Region of Pony Club.
We are happy you have taken the time to visit our site!
The biggest misconception of Pony Club is that it is only for riders with ponies. US Pony Club was founded in England where all horses ridden by youth are called “ponies” regardless of their size. In truth, Pony Club is for anyone interested in attaining the very best equine education in the world, being surrounded by like minded riders and horse lovers and participating in events and competitions that allow the rider to demonstrate their outstanding skills. The educational foundation of Pony Club helps to develop outstanding future horsemen and women.
Membership in Pony Club can begin at any time. Members range from 6-25 in age. Those interested in joining after 25 years of age are also welcome and join in our horsemasters category. All the same education and opportunities!
The Oregon Region of Pony Club is comprised of many local Pony Clubs located in Oregon and Southwest Washington. All clubs are run according to the by-laws of the national organization yet have their own club policies. Club selection is generally based on geographic location.
We can help you find a great club. To get started review the clubs list below to find the nearest club, then email us directly for more information; firstname.lastname@example.org
Oregon Region Club Listing, District Commissioner name, area the club covers:
- Canterwood Pony Club: Kelly Kidd. Camas, Vancouver, Washougel, Brush Prairie, Stevenson, WA
- Columbia Winds Pony Club: Patricia Henderson. Portland, St. Helens, Hillsboro, NW Multnomah County, OR
- Fox Hills Pony Club: Jennifer Hoxeng. Ridgefield, WA, SW Washington, Clark County, WA
- High Lakes Pony Club: Annie Winter. Central Oregon, Bend, Redmond, OR
- Highland Riders Pony Club: Sally Heffner. Canby, Oregon City, W Linn, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, Clackamas, OR
- Iron Horse Riding Center: Adria Fix. Sherwood, Newberg, Beaverton, Tualatin, OR
- Jumps and Jodhpurs: Mette Jensen. Springfield, Eugene, Pleasant Hill & Dexter, Lane Co., OR
- Mount Hood Pony Club: Liz Whitmore. E Columbia Gorge (Cascade locks to Biggs); Hood River Co., OR
- Oregon Trail Pony Club: Sheila Hornocker. Lake Oswego, West Linn, Wilsonville, Tualatin, OR
- Patton Valley Pony Club: Carrie O’Brien. Forest Grove, Gaston, Banks, Hillsboro, OR
- Rose City Pony Club: Elena Frank. Beaverton, Sherwood, Newberg, OR
- Willamette Valley Pony Club: Kelly Prince. Corvallis, Stayton, Salem, Silverton, Lane, Marion, OR
- Willowbrook Pony Club: Penny Cox. Camas, Washougal, Brush Prairie, Vancouver; Clark County: WA
- **NEW** Rogue Valley Pony Club: Debanee Udall, Medford, Eagle Point, Ashland, Grants Pass, Gold Hill, OR
Pony Club Application: Click on the link to view the Pony Club application. All applications must be signed by a club District Commissioner before being sent to United States Pony Club. Please choose a local club to join and then work with the clubs DC to complete the membership application process.
MISSIONThe 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.
PLEDGEAs a member of the United States Pony Clubs, I stand for the best in sportsmanship as well as in horsemanship. I shall compete for the enjoyment of the game well played and take winning or losing in stride, remembering that without good manners and good temper, sport loses its cause for being. I shall endeavor to maintain the best tradition of the ancient and noble skill of horsemanship, always treating my horse with consideration due a partner.
CORE VALUES – “HORSE”
- Horsemanship with respect to healthcare, nutrition, stable management, handling; and riding a mount safely, correctly and with confidence.
- Organized teamwork including cooperation, communication, and responsibility; leadership, mentoring, teaching and fostering a supportive yet competitive environment.
- Respect for the horse and self through horsemanship; for land through land conservation; and for others through service and teamwork.
- Service by providing an opportunity for members, parents, and others to support the Pony Club program locally, regionally and nationally through volunteerism.
- Education at an individual pace to achieve personal goals and expand knowledge through teaching others.
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Many articles have been written about Pony Club and the benefits to it's members. Here are a few links to articles that not only explain the benefits but also help to explain what Pony Club is all about.
What is Pony Club? http://eventingnation.com/what-is-pony-club/
Pony Club Could Be Our Silver Bullet: http://www.chronofhorse.com/article/pony-club-could-be-our-silver-bullet
Pony Club, What Is It And Should We Join? http://rantingsofahorsemom.blogspot.com/2014/01/pony-club-what-is-it-should-we-join.html
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