The Blue Mountain Pony Club recently won 1st place in the national “Live Oak Hounds 2013 Foxhunting Challenge”. The club was awarded $3,500 for their efforts. The winners are chosen based on the United States Pony Club that has the highest percentage of active members participating in the challenge. The rules dictate that first time mounted foxhunters must actively hunt a minimum of three times and seasoned hunters must hunt a minimum of six times during the season.
Blue Mountain Pony Club had 18 of its 21 members participate in the challenge. The 18 members ranged in age from 7-18 years. The Blue Mountain Pony Club was aided in their efforts by The Blue Mountain Hunt which is an active mounted foxhunting club located in New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania. The Live Oak Hounds USPC Foxhunting Challenge Award was made possible through the generous support of Mr. and Mrs. C. Martin Wood, III, Joint Masters of Live Oak Hounds.
The Blue Mountain Pony Club is a United States Pony Club based out of Newburg, Cumberland County. The club is open to children between the ages of 0-25 years old. The goal of Pony Club is to help develop character, leadership, confidence and a sense of community in youth through a program that teaches the care of horses and ponies, riding and mounted sports. If you are interested in learning more about the Blue Mountain Pony Club or the Blue Mountain Hunt please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.