Mount Peak Pony Club tries hard to mirror the mission of the United States Pony Club, providing opportunities for members, aged 5-25, (and now thanks to Horsemasters members 25-100!) to participate in all disciplines of Pony Club at rallies, ratings, clinics, shows and any other explorations into equestrian outings.
Mount Peak Pony Club schedules two mounted meetings a month (typically one dressage/flat lesson and one jump lesson). Usually in groups no bigger than 3, and with others that are close to their skill range to ensure optimal learning in lessons. We also have an unmounted meeting at least once a month to focus in on horse management pertaining to success for ratings of all levels! So whether it be a bandaging and longing lesson for our older/higher rated members, we will split up and have a tack discussion for our younger/ lower rated members, so everyone is learning at their skill level! Our usual instructor is Annika Asling, and we are lucky enough to have two locations we ride at depending on weather. Whether it be at the Swan's farm in Renton, Wa or Reber Ranch in Kent Wa. We also venture out to expose horses and riders to new environments, arenas and cross country schooling areas for upcoming shows or rallies. As well as putting on a cross country camp each summer to hone our skills outside the arena, and builds a team bonding atomosphere!
Mount Peak Pony Club strives to be not only active in our Northwest Region, whether it be having our holiday fundraising and walking in our local parade, we also have numerous kids who compete regularly in eventing, and dressage. Not only this but we try to remain active and competitive in rallies both Dressage, and Show Jumping and are working on sending team(s) to others such a Quiz, Eventing, Tet, and more!
The Pony Club Pledge:
"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.”
- The Pony Club Pledge