New Member Resources
Hello and Welcome!
We are a great group of individuals, dedicated to furthering our knowledge of horses and having a lot of fun doing it!
But first things first:
(1) Browse the contact page and find a couple of local clubs in your area. Reach out and see if you can attend a few meetings to get a feel for the club and learn about their program. Each club sets their own schedule and instructional program.
(2) Next, go ahead and grab the Membership Form, fill it out, and hand it in to the DC of your chosen club (district commissioner- the leader of the club). Be prepared to write a check to the local club for the different membership dues, National, Regional, and your local club of choice.
National Dues: $155
Regional Dues: $40
Club Dues: Vary by Club
Helpful Items to buy or download at the beginning of your Pony Club Journey
D Manual of Horsemanship. These can be ordered online or purchased at local tack shops.
Pony Club Pin: This pin is worn at Pony Club functions including lessons, rallies, clinics, championships, and outside horse shows to show Pony Club pride! Members receive one pin in their new member packet. Additional pins can be purchased at Shop Pony Club.
Helmet: Following Pony Club Policy 0800.A - Pony Club members must wear a safety helmet in all mounted activities and in some unmounted activities that conform to ASTM/SEI standards. We suggest getting fitting help locally rather than buying online for best fit.
Medical Armband/Bracelet: Following Pony Club Policy 0800.D -All members must wear a medical armband or bracelet in any USPC affiliated mounted or unmounted activity. Medical bracelets are allowed from any company who follows the UPSC requirements of five lines of information. Medical armbands can be purchased through Shop Pony Club. Be sure to update and/or replace the Medical Card insert as needed.
Proper Footwear: Footwear includes any boot with a heel, such as, rubber riding boots, jodhpur boots, paddock boots, or tall boots. For unmounted activities a shoe or boot that is securely fastened, entirely closed, covers the ankle, and has a thick sole is permitted. For more information refer to section 7c in the Horse Management Handbook.
Horse Management Handbook: In this handbook are the basic rules and guidelines that every Pony Club member needs to know about horse management. The handbook gets updated yearly with new horse management rules and guidelines and can be either downloaded from the Pony Club website or purchased at Shop Pony Club.