LEXINGTON, Ky.--With schools shut and children having time on their hands with no play dates, the Pony Club is offering kids a way to stay current with their beloved horse activities during this trying time.
The United States Pony Clubs, Inc., is offering online education through a special Lunch ’N Learn series launched in late March.
Activities and content currently publish every weekday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Eastern time on the USPC Facebook page.
All are welcome to participate at Facebook.com/USPonyClubs.
“Learning with Pony Club is one thing that can keep us connected during this time when we are apart,” said Connie Jehlik, USPC Instruction Services Director. “Our program has so many educational resources, and we wanted to make those easily available. We created the Lunch ’N Learn series to keep our members engaged through fun, interactive education and activities.”
ONLINE content created for the Lunch ’N Learn series includes videos, live Q&A sessions with experts, quizzes, scavenger hunts and more, plus tips, tools and resources for equestrians of all levels.
“While the global pandemic we are experiencing continues to affect all of our daily lives, Pony Club remains committed to delivering education to our members and the entire equine community,” said USPC Executive Director Teresa Woods. “Especially when social distancing may prevent some equestrians from riding or seeing their horses, these virtual horsemanship lessons are a way that we can help.”
The United States Pony Clubs, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1954.
Pony Club is the largest equine education organization in the world, with more than 10,000 members in the US, and over 500 clubs and riding centers nationwide.
USPC is proud to provide education to youth and equestrians of all ages, with instruction and competitive opportunities in more than nine English and Western riding disciplines.
Pony Club’s educational standards continue to be instrumental in curriculum development for schools, universities, equestrian professionals and organizations across the United States.
Many of the nation’s top equestrians, including Olympic team members, as well as successful professionals, government leaders and military officers, have roots in Pony Club.