Pony Club believes that our Alumni are our greatest achievement, and our investment toward assuring a strong, vibrant equestrian culture in the future.
Pony Club Alumni can be found all over the world, in show rings, veterinary practices, boardrooms and classrooms, gracing Olympic podiums or shoeing horses in your neighborhood barn. They are coaches, teachers, executives, law officers, parents and citizens just like you.
They are the people who are making a difference by giving back to their communities through the same volunteerism that was part of their formative journey. But they all share a common experience and that is the lifelong connection to the Pony Club family.
With clubs operating in 27 countries around the globe, Pony Club Alumni have friends and peers wherever they go. Many lifelong friendships have had their roots in the shared journey that is Pony Club.
I remember pony club day being the highlight of my week every week!I loved the whole experience! I did get the appointment of british columbia interior pony club quiz champion one year!! I never thought I was going to get any place let alone first place, in fact I was crying in the bathroom because I thought I had done so horribly. My friend and fellow pc member came into the bathroom to tell me I had won and everyone had been looking for me! It was one of the most memerable moments of my childhood!!
I always had a blast at the C/B rally. It was always a good time, despite the fact that it always seemed to be 100 degrees with 100% humidity!! The Inter-Pacific exchange was a great experience as well. It was really nice to meet fellow pony clubbers from different countries. I greatly enjoyed pony club in all it's aspects. It has helped me in my coaching and teaching the students that I have now about the finer points of stable management!
Pony Club helped define who I was while growing up, and its values helped shape the adult I am today. I loved every moment of it, and have a scrap book filled with my memories.I remember all the regional rallies, as well as the National Quizz in Ottawa. The three years I spent as Eastern youth director on the national board were a real learning experience for me. I got to see how by-laws are drawn-up, and how changes are made. Above all, I was given the opportunity to ride, and to learn how to properly care for all kinds of horses and ponies. I meet kids today who don't know what navicular is, or how to tell if their horse is getting the proper feed, or why it's important to clean tack, and I silently thank the Pony Club testing system.Sincerely,Melissa Friedman
Toronto North York
I represented my region at two National Rallies, Langley BC and King ON (Jokers Hill). I have been a D, C and B Pony Club examiner. I am now EC and USEF Hunter and Jumper Judge and Course designer. I also decorate horse show rings including the Royal Winter Fair, the Canadian Show Jumping Championships, Bromont International Horse Show, St. Lazare Horse Show and numerous others. I thank Pony Club for all the opportunities they gave me, for furthering my love of the horse and the horse industry, and my continued desire to learn all I can about our sport.