The United States Pony Clubs, Inc., an educational organization, teaches riding, mounted sports, and care of horses and ponies.It also develops in youth the characteristics of responsibility, moral judgment, leadership, and self-confidence.
The Amwell Valley Hounds Pony Club is based in Central/ Western New Jersey. We have a fabulous group of twenty-five members. Our club strives to offer our children an avenue for obtaining a top notch eduction in all things relating to horses and their care. We offer discounted mounted lessons, unmounted lessons, clinics, Rallies, Camp and lots of other fun outings that span the year long calendar. The basis of our entire program is the core United States Pony Club standards. Please visit our Calendar to see all the exciting things that are going on for 2010!
Children that wish to join pony club should have or have use of a pony in order to participate in all activities. AVHPC actively fundraises to help offset the costs associated with pony activities. Families of our pony clubbers are integral to the success of the club. Every family is asked to participate as volunteers, fundraisers, helpers or chaperones. If it takes a village to raise a child then it takes a small city to raise a child and his/her pony. Pony Club offers the guidance and support every family of an active young equestrian needs to raise successful and responsible horsemen and women.
Pony Club offers several avenues for Children, Teens and young adults to reach their horsemanship and riding goals. There are several track's within Pony Club's certification system that cater to individual horse sports. The Chart of Learning can help you understand the varous tracks available.
For more information email us at info@AVHPC.ORG
"As a member of the United States Pony Club, I stand for the best in
sportsmanship as well as in horsemanship. I shall compete for the
enjoyment of the game well played and take winning or losing in stride,
remembering that without good manners and good temper, sport loses its
cause for being. I shall endeavor to maintain the best tradition of
the ancient and noble skill of horsemanship, always treating my horse
with consideration due a partner."