Starting in 2016, Kingston and Region Pony Club (KRPC) will be offering a Horsemasters program. Horsemasters is for the adult horse enthusiast who was a Pony Club member as a child, always wanted to be a Pony Club member, or maybe has a child in or recently graduated from Pony Club. One of the main goals of Horsemasters is to provide a knowledgeable, Pony Club educated, volunteer base within the branch as we believe that children should be provided with every opportunity possible to become stellar horsemen and horsewomen.
Fees include $40.00 to Canadian Pony Club (mostly for insurance) plus $25.00 to the St.Lawrence Ottawa Valley (SLOV) Region (mostly organizational) and $25.00 to the Kingston and Region Pony Club (KRPC) branch plus Volunteerism within the branch. (You can opt out of volunteering for an additional $25.00 fee.) This totals $90.00 (or $115.00). (The CPC fee is expected to jump to $80.00 for the 2017 year as new adult opportunities within the clubs become available.) You must also be a current member of the Ontario Equestrian Federation (OEF) http://horse.on.ca/membership/membership-types/individualfamily/.
Volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to, helping at the KRPC fundraising dinners or horse shows and rallies, baking or manning bake sale tables or canteens at local shows, being involved on the fundraising committee, hosting youth meetings, mentoring youth, assisting with education programs. Membership application forms are available at www.canadianponyclub.org under “Resources” – “Horsemasters”.
The KRPC Horsemasters program will consist of every other Tuesday evening (7-9) stable management (dates and times are subject to change based on participation and availability of locations) and possibly some limited riding education in the Kingston area and includes access to all that Pony Club has to offer, including Testing, Quiz, Clinics, Shows and maybe even Winter Camp and Rally. While some educational or riding opportunities may combine with the youth program, the majority will be separate.
While the educational programs would roughly mirror that of the Canadian Pony Club youth educational program to allow adults to test through the various stable management (and possibly riding) levels, the depth of materials covered would be age-appropriate, allowing for some wonderfully informative discussions.
If you have any questions about the KRPC 2016 Horsemasters program, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope to get the first meeting organized for early February of 2016 and look forward to seeing you there.
Kingston Equine Education Programs