US Pony Club Riding Center

About Pony Club Riding Centers

The mission of the United States Pony Club is to provide a program for youth that teaches riding, mounted sports, and the care of horses and ponies, thereby developing responsibility, moral judgment, leadership and self-confidence. Pony Club is one of the leading junior equestrian organizations in the world, represented throughout 30 countries. The United States has over 600 individual Clubs spread throughout 4 states and the Virgin Islands, with more than 12,000 members.

Why United States Pony Club?

Brook Hill Farm's mission includes equine education for youth and adults. Pony Club follows the same core values of Brook Hill Farm, that of horsemanship, teamwork, respect, service and education. The curriculum of Pony Club teaches how to ride on the flat, over fences, and in the open. It offers members a chance to learn mounted and un-mounted horsemanship through a series of standards, and move up through the Pony Club certification system. Youth in the United Neigh are members, as they strive to maintain the core values of Pony Club. They ride at least once a week, and participate in un-mounted meetings at least once a month.

Pony Club Core Values:

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

Pony Club Riding Centers

Established in 2005, the Pony Club riding Center Program was created to work with equestrian facilities that have a current riding lesson program, and provide them the opportunity to offer the Pony Club program through the administration of their facility. The purpose of this program was to make available Pony Club membership to youth who would not traditionally been able to participate in Pony Club due to not owning or having consistent access to a mount. In 2011 Brook Hill Farm became an official Pony Club Riding Center, in the Old Dominion Region offering membership to United Neigh members that have more advanced skills.

Just like a Pony Club, Brook Hill Farm's Riding Center offers instruction in line with the Pony Club mission to teach the United Neigh members how to ride on the flat, over fences, and in the open. In addition to the Pony Club mounted meetings, Brook Hill Farm holds un-mounted meetings where members learn about horse management. Brook Hill members have access to all the opportunities and activities that the Pony Club provides for its regular club members, including clinics, Rallies, International Exchanges, National Youth Congress, Championships, College Scholarships, and so much more!

Show Jumping Rally 2015

Brook Hill Farm USPC Regional Show Jumping Team
3rd Place Team Overall

Ana

  • 4 Clean Rounds at Regional Rally
  • Chosen for the 2015 Old Dominion Region Show Jumping Championships Team
  • Placed 9th in Equitation in the Intro Division at Champs!

Alainey
Horse Manager

 

Stephanie
4 Clean Rounds

 

 

Savannah
4 Clean Rounds

Jordan
4 Clean Rounds

Show Jumping Rally 2014

Congratulations to Ashton, 2014 Horse Manager for Champs

5th Place overall Team

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Belle
Qualifies for Nationals

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Sharra
Qualifies for Nationals

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Ana
2014 Equitation over Fences Award

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Laura
4 Clean Rounds

Show Jumping Rally 2013

Brianna with her ODRPC National Team

Brook Hill Farm USPC Regional Show Jumping Team
1rst Place Overall Old Dominion Regional Rally
Ana Snyder
High Point Individual
Beginner Jumper

 

Belle Thomas
High Point Individual
2' - 2'3"

Brianna Keane
Qualifies for Championship East
July 25 - 28

 

Laura
4 Clean Rounds

Show Jumping Rally 2012

11th Place Overall
Sharra
High Point Equitation Award
2'3"-2'6"
Bri
Presidents Award for
Sportsmanship

Coming Soon - Adult Horsemasters Program!

Why should the youth have all the fun? The United States Pony Club Horsemasters Program for Adult Volunteers gives adults the opportunity to experience many of the same benefits that Pony Club youth members receive: the chance to learn from the same curriculum, to be part of a 'team' of like minded individuals wanting to work together, and a venue to enjoy the horse. The program allows adults to explore areas of interest and customize their own program of study to meet their individual needs. This program is in the works.

BHRC Calendar
Jan
Feb  
27 Quiz Rally
   
March  
   
Apr  
23-24 Dressage Rally
May  
   
June  
18-19 Show Jumping Rally
July  
27-31 USPC Championships East
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Dec