PRF is proud and excited to be the Poconos only official United States Pony Club Center.
Pony Club is the largest equestrian educational organization in the world. This is where it all begins! The cornerstones of our foundation are education, safety, sportsmanship, stewardship and FUN. Members learn riding and the care of horses through mounted sports. The skills, habits and values instilled through horsemanship will apply to every part of a member’s life.
PONY CLUB'S CORE VALUES
Horsemanship with respect to healthcare, nutrition, stable management, handling, and riding a mount safely, correctly and with confidence.
Organized teamwork, including cooperation, communication, responsibility, leadership, mentoring, teaching, and fostering a supportive, yet competitive, environment.
Respect for the horse and self through horsemanship, for land through land conservation, and for others through service and teamwork.
Service by providing an opportunity for members, parents, and others to support the Pony Club program locally, regionally, and nationally through volunteerism.
Education at an individual pace to achieve personal goals and expand knowledge through teaching others.
Pleasant Ridge Pony Club is only open to students who participate in
PRF's lesson program on a regular basis, and those boarding at PRF
Participating members have access to the Pony Club online community, sponsor discounts, educational standards and achievements, a Pony Club Pin, and the chance to participate in activities such as lessons and certifications, rallies and competitions, Championships and Pony Club Festival. A host of additional programs such as international exchanges, USEF Pony Finals, Dressage for Kids, National Youth Board, National Youth Congress, scholarships, and the Visiting Instructors Program are available to members who develop and progress through Pony Club. Many of our graduates feel that Pony Club helped shape their character and the choices they have made as adults.
PRPC participates in Dressage Rally, Jumper Rally, Eventing Rally, Quiz Rally and Horseless Rally within the Eastern PA Region. We also attend Pony Club Festival and Championships every three years at the Kentucky Horse Park or Tryon International Equestrian Center.
Pony Club gives our student's a distinct advantage within the greater horse community by bringing in clinicians of the highest levels of the sport. From Grand Prix Dressage riders to 5* Eventers our students are learning form the best in the business.
In addition our PRPC members benefit from learning ALL aspects of horse and barn care and management from top professionals working at the highest levels of the sport.
join our FaceBook PRPC Group page to see all the amazing things our members are doing!
From meeting Olympians to going on Fox Hunts!
Join us and be a part of the this amazing and FUN organization!
Pleasant Ridge Farm is PONY CLUB PROUD!
Yearly National Dues: First year $155
Early Bird $135
You must be registered with the National office to participate in PC
Yearly EPA PC Regional Dues: $20
PRF's lesson program of mounted and unmounted lessons prepares all of it's students to join USPC.
PRPC requires members to put in service hours in the barn. This is 2-6 hours per month helping around the barn.
Rating fees: TBD
Visiting Instructor Clinics: Discounted for those in good standing with PRPC
All Pleasant Ridge Pony Club participants MUST be in our lesson program full time
and will need the following:
Brush Box with the following: Curry comb, Dandy brush, Body brush, Rub rag, Wet wipes, Body sponge Scraper, Wash bucket
Break away halter
Cotton lead line
Correct length stirrup leathers and irons
For PRPC members who are signed up (or are signing up) for the new season, please consider being a part of the Bigs and Littles. More experienced riders will have a special partnership with one or two of the less experienced riders. The purpose of this is to make a connection between the younger riders and older riders. This helps the riders make special connections and bridge the gap between ages and levels.
● Bigs can help their Littles answer questions they may have about riding, horse management, sportsmanship, etc.
● If comfortable, the Big can have the Little help with activities like cleaning their horse’s stall, etc.
● When a Big has an important test, rating, or event, their Little is their personal cheerleader! The Little can make a card/sign/etc. for the rider (and their horse). The same goes with the Big doing this for the Little.
● This does not have to cost money. This is a fun, simple way to encourage and support one another.
● If interested in being a Big Rider or Little Rider, please let Katie Lesoine or Jess Lehman know (message them on FB or let them know when you see one of them at the barn) by NOVEMBER 30th.
● If the clubber, whether a Big or Little, already has a special connection with a particular rider, please let us know that as well.
● This is open to ALL PRPC members! See the attached flyer. We are taking names NOW! We want every rider to be partnered with someone else!
Office: 122 Barn Swallow Lane
hours vary daily
Terms & Cond.