March 2019 - Everything But The Horse
Written by by Allie Carpenter • photos: Christine Hayatian
Friday, 01 March 2019 01:40
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USPC SoCal Region’s Horseless Rally set for March 9.

by Allie Carpenter • photos: Christine Hayatian

The United States Pony Club Southern California Region is hosting a Horseless Rally on Sat., March 9 at the City of Norco Livestock Arena in Norco.  A Horseless Rally or “Everything But the Horse” Rally teaches future Pony Club competitors the ins and outs of Rallying. Rallying is the format for Pony Club Team Competitions.

Participants will learn how to do a course walk, how to memorize a course of jumps and a dressage test, how to jog out a pony, how to set up their grooming and tacking area, how to care for their pony during a rally, and how to pack their rally kits. They will also go through modules on helmet fitting, quiz competition, stall cards, tack cleaning, and more.

C1 River Hills Pony Club Member Peyton Hayatian leads younger members through their educational modules.

So Cal Region Horse Management Organizer Dana Stark guides members through setting up their tacking and storage areas.

So Cal Region members work on reviewing the parts of the horse for quiz competition.

This event is hosted by the River Hills Pony Club in Norco and will include presentations from upper level Pony Club members and leaders from clubs/centers from all around Southern California. This event is open to the public and all are invited to participate even if you are not currently a Pony Club member. Information can be found on the United States Pony Club Southern California Region Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/USPC.SOCAL) or our website: www.southerncalifornia.ponyclub.org.

The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. (Pony Club) was founded in 1954 as a nonprofit national youth organization to teach riding and horsemanship through a formal educational program. There are approximately 9,000 Pony Club members in over 600 clubs and riding centers throughout the country. The United States Pony Club Southern California Region encompasses most of Orange, San Diego, Riverside and San Bernardino County with Clubs and Centers throughout this area. For more information about Pony Club visit www.ponyclub.org.

Article provided by Allie Carpenter - Regional Supervisor - USPC Southern California Region.