And while I am on the subject, I am delighted that Robin felt comfortable enough to ask me to share. I am more than willing to promote local activities and organizations. So if you've got something you want to "get out there," send me an email and I'll try to pass it along. In the meantime, please take a second and read Robin's note below. She'd love to hear from you.
To: All Interested Equestrians ages 6 – 20 and their Parents
What: A Bakersfield Pony Club Informational Meeting
When: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 6:30 pm
Where: 14437 Ashe Road
Contact: Robin Walters 661-900-4606; firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE JOIN US for the first meeting of the Bakersfield chapter of the US Pony Club. We really want to get this club off the ground and make it a great experience for all our kids. So, what is Pony Club and why should you join?
Pony Club is for equestrians ages 6 – 25. While all members should have access to a mount, it does not need to be a pony! The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. develops character, leadership, confidence, and a sense of community in youth through a program that teaches care of horses and ponies, riding and mounted sports.
Pony Club’s basic belief in teaching horse care and safety is teamed with a belief that it should be fun and exciting. There are many Pony Club activities available to members, like:
Camp Dressage Show Jumping Eventing Polo Tetrathlon Mounted Games Quiz Vaulting
Pony Club is also budget friendly. Monthly dues typically run about $40, and include 2 or 3 mounted lessons and an unmounted lesson! Lessons will include dressage, jumping and equitation and will be open to all levels. Kids are placed according to their riding level.
Pony Club is a great place for friends and a great way to learn true horsemanship and riding. Many Olympians got their start in Pony Club, like Gina Miles, Robert Dover, Tad Coffin, Leslie Morse, and Julie Burns. Check out the US Pony Club, Inc. website: www.ponyclub.org. Then be sure to join us on June 7, or call Robin: (661) 900-4606.