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Oregon Regional Youth Board Members

 

Mikayla Stout: Co-President, C2 Traditional and HB 

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 C2 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. When she is not riding her Azteca mare, Bren, Mikayla can be found spending time in nature, cooking, or making art.

Mikayla has served as the Youth Board secretary, treasurer, and vice president, and now she is on her 6th year as a board member. As Co-President, along with Ailis, 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.

 

Ailis Ferry: Co-President, C2 Traditional and HB 

Ailis has been around horses her whole life and grew up enjoying riding through a variety of disciplines including western pleasure, games, trail riding, dressage, and jumpers. Moving from Washington to Oregon six years ago Ailis joined Pony Club and fell in love with the sport of Eventing. At the moment Ailis is working with and competing her warmblood Odie and enjoys trail riding and adventuring with her mischievous Arab pony Storm. Outside of horses you can find Ailis running, doing yoga, or cooking up something tasty in the kitchen, all with the company of friends and family of course.  Currently a Junior at Silverton High School, Ailis looks forward to spending this next year building up YB members to take the reins as she looks towards college.

2021 will be Ailis’ fifth year in YB, as Co-President with Mikayla she is excited to work on carrying forward the annual banquet while supporting other YB members ideas and projects. Ailis also hopes to start focusing on incorporating health and fitness into the region, starting with a virtual yoga class series that she is working on closely with Jodelle Marx. 

 

Lauren Tittel: Treasurer, C1 HM and D3 Dressage

Lauren Tittel began riding horses at a Hunter barn in Washington when she was seven years old. Since then, she has become interested in Dressage. She joined Pony Club when she was nine and has worked to her C1 HM certification and D3 Dressage. She especially enjoys the supportive community of Pony Club and connecting to other members through common interests. Lauren loves working with her 23 year old Dutch Warmblood named Roderik. Outside of Pony Club and riding Roderik, Lauren is passionate about playing the piano, composing music, and growing as a student, peer, and person. 

Lauren is excited about being part of the YB as their Treasurer! She hopes that the Youth Board is able to connect with the region's members and bring each of their individual interests and goals for Pony Club to the table. Lauren is very excited to help Pony Club grow to the best it can be!

 

Tess Hegarty: Activities Coordinator, C2 HM D3 Eventing 

Tess has been riding for eight years and fell in love with horses doing dressage and jumpers in Zambia. When she moved to Oregon she began eventing and has been in pony club for four years. She loves eventing and trail riding with her thoroughbred mare, Beezie, who took her to her D-3 before being retired. She loves learning more about horse management and teaching others. As a C2 HM, Tess hopes to work towards her HB and finish her C riding certification this year. As the activities coordinator on the youth board, Tess is working on projects and events to build community and make Pony Club more accessible in the Oregon region. Pony Club has taught Tess about how to work as part of a team and be a leader, and she loves being involved in all things equestrian. When she’s not riding or working at the barn, you might see her as your cashier at Wilco!

SAVE THE DATES! 

All Levels HM Certification Prep June 19-20

Model Horse Rally - June 26th

Eventing Clinic July 9th - 11th

Terri Rocovich Clinic July 16-18

 

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.