To qualify for the Exchange, riders had to be endorsed by the Master of their respective hunts and be a USPC member in good standing.
- Linda M. Hagerman
USPC now recognizes Pony Club member with certificates, pins
When Pony Club was founded in the 1920s in Great Britain, its two primary goals were to educate children to become competent horsemen and teach them to confidently ride in the sport of foxhunting. The original Pony Club was founded by foxhunting enthusiasts who recognized the need for skilled instruction for all children interested in horsemanship and riding. Pony Club quickly became a foundation that assisted many families in educating young riders without the high price of expensive lessons, or worse, the breaking of parents’ patience as they tried to educate their own children!
The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. has recently implemented a Foxhunting Program to recognize members who participate in both the mounted and unmounted workings of the sport of foxhunting. Along with the incorporation of this new program, there is located on the USPC website the new USPC Foxhunting Certification Guidelines and paperwork (www.foxhunting.ponyclub.org). In addition, one can also find stories of hunting, photographs depicting the sport throughout the country, and other opportunities as they arise.