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: May 24, 2020

As of last week, the USPC has mandated that there will be no gatherings of PC members for at least 30 days. Mendon Pony Club is suspending all lessons and group activities for the duration. Please note that the NYS Ag Department has banned all horseback riding camps and lessons during these unprecedented times. Quiz Rally has already been cancelled/postponed. It will likely happen to additional rallies in 2020. Rest assured, Mendon PC will come back in full-force once the threat of this pandemic has passed!

Stay safe and keep others safe, stay home. See you all in the lesson barn again as soon as we can.

 

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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)

  • Year End Picnic and Awards Meeting

Donations GLADLY accepted!