Mendon

Welcome to Mendon Pony Club!

Mendon Pony Club, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching responsible
equestrian skills, knowledge, and horsemastership to its youth membership.

 

Update: January 18, 2021

USPC has mandated that Local Pony Clubs adhere to Federal, CDC, and State guidelines. Under this direction, Mendon Pony Club has been able to run many of their regular activities in a safe manner. We were fortunate to hold a 4 day camp in the summer of 2020 and are currently taking lessons with mask wearing and distancing protocol in place.

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We are:

  • One of over 475 member clubs and riding centers of the United States Pony Clubs
  • Nationwide membership - over 8,500 children and adults
  • Worldwide (31 countries) membership exceeds 130,000
  • The Pony Club idea originated in Great Britian in 1928 and was introduced into the USA in 1954 by foxhunters that wanted to provide inexpensive, quality instruction for youth
  • Pony Club's purpose is education - to teach horsemanship skills
  • Local clubs are grouped into 41 regions, each under a Regional Supervisor
  • Mendon Pony Club belongs to the very active Western New York Region

What do you need?

  • A love of horses

  • An Involved Parent!

  • Approved ASTM-SEI helmet
  • Appropriate clothing - neat and clean
  • Appropriate footwear (no sneakers! Rubber boots ok for riding; hard toed shoes needed when walking around horses)
  • A trailer, or means of transport, is useful if you have your own horse.
  • If you have your own horse, then it may not be less than 5, must be in good health and a suitable Pony Club mount (safe).
  • If you do not have your own horse, we have suitable mounts for riders to start on.

Club Activities

  • Dismounted meetings (including occasional field trips)
  • Mounted meetings
  • Clinics (multi-day mounted meetings, often with exceptional professionals)
  • Certifications (to test skills learned)
  • Camps (multi-day / overnight mounted and unmounted sessions)
  • Rallies (aka "shows", for non-Pony Clubbers!)

- Quiz 
- Dressage 
- Show jumping 
- Tetrathlon 
- Games 
- Eventing
- EBTH (everything but the horse)

  • Volunteering
  • Fund Raising
  • Year End Picnic and Awards Meeting

Donations GLADLY accepted!