Oregon Region Youth Board



In an effort to communicate more effectively with our younger members, gain valuable insights, and provide members a voice in organizational matters, we have an Oregon Region Youth Board (ORYB).  The young members appointed to this council have been selected from across the region.  All have been actively involved in their local club.


What is the Oregon Region Youth Board?

The Regional Youth Board is a representative group of Pony Club members that develop ideas and inform the Regional Board and Council of what Pony Club members would like to do in Pony Club any given year as well as organize events for the Region, including our annual End of Year Banquet and Model Horse Rally. The Youth Board also gives members a chance to interact with members from other clubs and forge new friendships.

What do they do?

In the past, the Youth Board has been in charge of organizing and running Model Horse Rally, regional member socials, fun activities at Rallies, a used tack sale, the Annual End of Year Banquet and Awards, supported the regional Pony Club camp, and more. The Oregon Region Youth Board can do many more amazing things!

Who can join?

Each club is allowed up to two Club Representatives (Club Reps), with each Representative serving a one year term. It is up to the individual club to select who they will send to represent their club with the basic criteria of representatives being between 12 and 25 years old AND at least a D3HM. Club Reps serve a one year term, but can be renewed for an additional term with ORYB and DC/CA approval. 

How do you become a Youth Board Representative?

In order to be a Club Rep, you must be selected by your local club members to serve a one year term. In that term, you should attend both meetings of the Regional Youth Board which may happen in conjunction with the Regional meetings. At these meetings, the Club Reps are expected to participate in discussions and create ideas for the Regional Youth Board, as well as participate to help implement these ideas. As a Club Representative, you are responsible for bringing ideas and questions from your club to the Youth Board as well as reporting back to their clubs any relevant information. 

Who is in charge?

There are five leadership positions on the Oregon Region Youth Board: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Social Media/Community Outreach Officer. These are all one-year terms. You must be a Club Representative for at least one year before applying for a Leadership position. The position of President requires at least one year of a leadership position (ideally Vice President) before you can become President. For more information ask your DC, RS, or a current Youth Board Leader. An adult Advisor is appointed by the Regional Supervisor to oversee ORYB meetings and activities.

Membership on the ORYB is an honor and a privilege; promoting a culture of inter-club cooperation, friendship, and leadership opportunities.


Oregon Regional Youth Board Policies:

The ORYB is a representative group of members from Oregon Region clubs that develop ideas and action plans that benefit the youth of the Oregon Region Pony Clubs.

♦ Each club may elect up to two representatives, each serving a one year term

♦ The term of service runs January 1 to December 31

♦ Representatives should be at least 12 years old AND hold an HM certification of D3 or above in order to participate on the Regional Youth Board. (Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the ORYB President, Vice President, and the Regional Supervisor.)

♦ Club representatives are expected to attend monthly Youth Board meetings (usually via Zoom or another online platform such as FaceTime). Furthermore, club representatives are expected to participate actively in discussions and planning, as well as volunteer to serve on a minimum of one committee or activity.

♦ Club Representatives and ORYB Officers may be removed from their position if the member is not upholding their responsibilities or is otherwise unfit for the position. This will be decided by the ORYB Leadership, the ORYB Adult Advisor, and the Regional Supervisor. 

♦ Officers are elected annually, they include President (possible co-Presidents), Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Social Media/Community Outreach Officer. 

♦ An adult advisor to the Regional Youth Board is appointed to serve by the Regional Supervisor.

Youth Board Club Leadership Application Here

Youth Board Club Representative Application Here


Meet Our Youth Board Members (click link)

Youth Board at the Awards Banquet 2019



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USPC Festival 2021

July 19th -26th

The week-long Pony Club Festival is held every three years at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. More than 3,000 Pony Club members, volunteers, and families participate in this special event. The National Championships are held the first three days. Two more days follow with mounted and unmounted clinics and workshops taught by Pony Club graduates, Olympians, and equine industry professionals. Throughout the week, participants, family, and visitors can shop at the Festival Trade Fair.