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Oregon Regional Youth Board Members

 

Alexa Marandas: B Traditional, HA, ORUSPC Youth Board Co-President, 2020 term

Alexa started her equestrian career in the form of ranch riding at age 4, where she spent most of her time in a western saddle working cattle. In 2012 at the age of 10, Alexa joined Pony Club after hearing about it through a friend and has not looked back since. Alexa has attained both her B traditional and HA certifications, and is looking forward to taking the A certification this summer. Alexa has also taken part in 4H and loves to compete in Area VII events with her horse, The Green Machine (aka Ronnie). When she’s not in the saddle, Alexa can be found working within her school community and taking part in a multitude of outdoor activities. Alexa plans to attend a four year university in the upcoming fall as well. 

As Co-President of the Oregon Region Pony Clubs Youth Board, Alexa has a variety of goals. After piloting the first End of Year Awards Banquet in 2019, Alexa hopes to put on more events that help foster community and positive experiences in Pony Club to ensure that we are bringing up another top of the line generation of equestrians. Alexa encourages all equestrians to join Pony Club, whether it's for the competition experience, or just gaining an in depth knowledge of horses, Pony Club has something for everyone.

 

Ailis Ferry: C2 Flat and C1 Jump traditional, HB ORUSPC Youth Board Co-President 2020 term 

Ailis grew up with horses from day one, at age six she started showing on the Region 5 Arabian circuit and continued to do so for almost five years until moving to Oregon in 2015. Once in Oregon, Ailis joined Willamette Valley Pony Club where she developed her love for eventing and began her Pony Club journey. Ailis has so far followed the eventing certification track, currently holding her C2 flat and C1 jump certifications with hopes of finishing her C2 and working towards her C3 this coming year. A highlight of Pony Club for Ailis is learning the ins and outs of horse care, which she puts to good use looking after her two horses Storm and Odie. Ailis loves enjoying horses in a variety of ways and has ridden in 4H, trail, western, Jumpers, Dressage, and Eventing.

Ailis has been a member of ORUSPC Youth Board since 2016 before becoming Co-President with Alexa Marandas in 2018. Her goal for the upcoming year is to focus on creating a sense of community in the Oregon Region by encouraging members from across the region to interact and learn with one another. Ailis hopes to have the Youth Board begin planning activities at regional events where members can meet other members and form new friendships. As well as this, Ailis is working to help Alexa plan the second annual year end awards banquet, hoping to end this upcoming year on a great note! 

 

Mikayla Stout, C1 Traditional, H-B, ORUSPC Vice-President, 2020 term

Mikayla fell in love with horses at a summer camp when she was 7 years old, and started riding at a western barn, where she stayed for 3 years. After learning the basics, Mikayla switched to riding English and joined Pony Club in 2013, at age 10. An active member of Rose City Pony Club, she has worked her way through the certifications, earning her C1 traditional and H-B certifications. Mikayla enjoys competing in rallies, serving as an examiner for certifications, and teaching through Pony Club. She also loves volunteering at Forward Stride, a therapeutic riding center, and competing in shows through IEA. When she is not riding her QH mare, Abby, Mikayla can be found spending time in nature, traveling, running cross-country, or making art. 

Mikayla has served as the Youth Board secretary for 2 years, and the treasurer for a year before that. As Vice President, Mikayla hopes to work with the rest of the board to continue organizing educational and social events for the Pony Club community. Mikayla has found her time with the Youth Board, as well as in Pony Club, to be very valuable, and encourages any and all equestrians to join. 

 

Grace Wagner: C2 Traditional, HB, ORUSPC Youth Board Secretary, 2020 term

Grace Wagner has been around horses her entire life. She grew up riding western and English and started taking jumping lessons at the age of 5. She started out doing hunter jumpers for the first 7 years of her riding but when she was 12 she found Pony Club and fell in love with eventing. She is currently 16 and this will be her fourth year in Pony Club. In her time in Pony Club she has achieved her HB horse management certification and her C2 eventing certification, hoping to take her C3 eventing this summer. Most of her riding experience has been working with green OTTB’s. She’s had the amazing opportunity to be currently leasing a lovely thoroughbred who she is hoping to complete her C3 on and take to a few local 3-Day events in Area VII this summer. She has also had experience with a few mustangs, recently taking on a 6 year old mustang from the kill pen to further her knowledge in horsemanship, Parelli work, and try out different western events. Pony Club has helped Grace incredibly in the last 4 years increasing her horse management knowledge greatly and really improving her under saddle knowledge as well. She would not be where she is today if she had not discovered pony club and encourages everyone who shares the same passion for horses to join the amazing program we are lucky to have available to us.

 

 

Chloe Winter: C1 HM + flat, ORUSPC Youth Board Treasurer, 2020 term.

Chloe started her riding career at the age of four with her 11.2 hh jet black Shetland pony called Yogi. It wasn’t until she was eight that she joined the High Lakes Pony Club, attending every rally on Yogi no matter her size. Chloe now competes on her 22 year old unicorn, Lucas, in one day events at the beginner novice level. Although Lucas is the best horse she’s ever ridden, she hopes to get a horse of her own to pursue her 3-day eventing career as well as pony club ratings, rallies, clinics etc. Chloe’s goal is to complete her C1 traditional this summer and keep going on the traditional track from there!

As a new member of the ORUSPC Youth Board, Chloe hopes to be the best Treasurer she can be, and make the Oregon Region the best it can be with each and every Pony Clubber! She wishes to keep earning as much knowledge as possible from all the opportunities that the region has to offer and to keep shaping herself into a better equestrian.

 

Claire Frank: C1 Traditional, ORUSPC Youth Board Webmaster/Communications, 2020 term

Claire Frank is a C1 from Rose City Pony Club. She has attended championships in Quiz three times and enjoys rallying with fellow Pony Clubbers. 

Last year, Claire was the treasurer of the Youth Board, and this year she is the webmaster. She is excited to be working with the other members of Oregon Region. 

Outside of Pony Club, Claire does aerial acrobatics, and circus arts, and enjoys riding horses. She also likes reading and spending time with friends and family.

 

 

All Regional events are cancelled until August until further notice

 

Terri Rocovich Clinic August 15th-16th 

Inavale Farm, Philomath, OR

 

Regional Camp/Mod. Eventing/Mod Tet  August 21st-25th

Meadows Vineyard, Halsey, OR

 

Riding Mega Certification September 20th

Regional Clinic October 25th

Show Jump Rally October 30th-November 1st

Fall Meeting and Awards Banquet November 7th