US Pony Club

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, 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.

United States Pony Club

Sweetwater Farms, 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

Sweetwater Farms USPC Riding Center Membership includes:

  • Yearly Membership with the United States Pony Club
  • Yearly Membership with USPC So Cal Region
  • Yearly Membership with Sweetwater Farms Pony Club Riding Center
  • Monthly Unmounted meetings
  • Monthly Mounted meetings (fee applies)
  • Sweetwater Farms merch

Get started with your membership! Join us first at an unmounted meeting. We meet on the second and fourth Saturday of the month from 2:30– 3:30 pm. Check the monthly newsletter and calendar for Pony Club offerings. In addition to our regular meetings, we participate in mounted and unmounted regional team competitions (rallies) and home and local horse shows.

Contact us now to become a member!

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