Iron Horse Pony Club
The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. is an educational organization which builds the foundations of teamwork and sportsmanship through riding, mounted sports, care of horses and ponies, while developing and enhancing leadership, confidence, responsibility, and a sense of community in its youth and adult members.
Iron Horse is the largest Pony Club Riding Center in the Oregon Region. We have members from 8 years to 60+ years. Members get extra opportunities for education in Horse Management, Riding, and Competing within our Center and the Region. It provides a great community for all ages and fosters a teamwork mindset that furthers our students development as skilled horseback riders.
The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. has long put an emphasis on developing horse management (HM) skills in tandem with riding skills. We believe that good horsemen are the result of good educational programs and that the good horseman is more than just a competent rider. HM teaches horse health, barn management, and so much more!
Pony Club Certifications reflect more than just riding skills. The tests also indicate a member’s horse management knowledge, communication skills, ability to analyze and discuss various aspects of horsemanship, and leadership skills and maturity. These tests are a cornerstone in building a well rounded horse-person whether they want to show or not.
Rallies & Education Opportunities
Rallies are Pony Club events that allow members to test their knowledge and skills in both horse care and riding in a competitive atmosphere. Pony Club values teaching independence and teamwork. This means parents, coaches, and chaperones are not allowed in the barn area to allow the members to compete independently. Members work with their teammates under the supervision of Horse Management judges. These are trained volunteers who are available to answer questions, do safety checks, and to judge and score the teams on their overall organization and horse care skills.