Who is the United States Pony Club?
The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. started in 1954 to teach riding and the proper care of horses. It is based on The British Pony Club, which was created in 1929 as a junior branch of the Institute of the Horse. Since then, Pony Club has expanded to many countries around the world, with the main goal being to promote sportsmanship, stewardship and leadership through horsemanship.
What is in a name?
Back in 1929, the term “pony” was used to describe the mount of a youth equestrian. With a name steeped in the tradition of educating the next generation of equestrians, the name
Pony Club continues to focus on education and quality care of both horses and ponies.
Sweetwater Farms, now a United States Pony Club Center
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, 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.
Sweetwater Farms Pony Club
USPC Badge Program Membership | June – December
$100 Membership includes:
Two workbooks | E-pony club membership | D-1 Pony Club testing
Two monthly un-mounted meetings on the second and fourth Saturdays from 9:00 – 10:00 am
$150 Membership includes all the above plus the Mounted Badge program.
The USPC Achievement Badge Program offers members at the unrated D Level a sense of achievement in between ratings as they master different skill requirements. The program offers ten badges in both horse management skills and riding skills.
Horse management badges:
Boots and Bandages
Tack and Turnout
Another ten badges for riding skills are:
Mount + Dismount
Half Seat + Jumping Position
Riding in the Open
United States Pony Club Center 2019
Sweetwater Farms Membership
Membership for 2019 (Ages 8-24) $275
- Yearly Membership with United States Pony Club
- Yearly Membership with USPC So Cal Region
- Yearly Membership with Sweetwater Farms Pony Club Riding Center
Get started with your membership! Join us first at an unmounted meeting. We meet the second and fourth Saturday of the month from 9:00 – 10:00 am. Check the monthly newsletter and calendar for Pony Club offerings.
Your membership includes unmounted meetings held the second and fourth Saturday of the month from 9:00 – 10:00 am and mounted meetings held on select Sunday afternoons. You can use this as a supplement to our regular lessons. Membership also includes D-1 testing for new members. In addition to our regular meetings, we participate in regional team competitions (rallies), home and local horse shows.
Contact us now to become a member!