Iron Horse Riding Center

Pony Club Pledge

 

As a member of the United States Pony Clubs, 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.

Our Leaders

Adria Fix

Center Administrator

Adria heads Iron Horse Riding Academy where our Pony Club is based. Her program focuses on Eventing, Dressage, and pleasure riding. It is a small private barn with a laid back and friendly atmosphere!

Amy McCaffrey

Assistant Center Administrator

Amy heads Firefly Training and Lessons, our sister program based at Serenity Equestrian Center in Aurora, OR. Amy's focus is a little bit more focused on Hunter/Jumper Equitation along with Pony Club Eventing, Dressage, and pleasure riding. Her barn is very similar to Adria's in atmosphere and fun!

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Pony Club Mission

 

The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. develops character, leadership, confidence and a sense of community in all riders through a program that teaches the care of horses and ponies, riding and mounted sports.

 

Pledge

As a member of the United States Pony Clubs, 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.

 

Pony Club Core Values

 

“HORSE”

  • Horsemanship with respect to healthcare, nutrition, stable management, handling; and riding a mount safely, correctly and with confidence.

  • Organized teamwork including cooperation, communication, and 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.

 

About Pony Club

 

The biggest misconception of Pony Club is that it is only for riders with ponies. US Pony Club was founded in England where all horses ridden by youth are called “ponies” regardless of their size. In truth, Pony Club is for anyone interested in attaining the very best equine education in the world, being surrounded by like minded riders and horse lovers and participating in events and competitions that allow the rider to demonstrate their outstanding skills. The educational foundation of Pony Club helps to develop outstanding future horsemen and women. Membership in Pony Club can begin at any time. Youth Members range from 6-25 in age. Horsemasters are our members over 25 years of age! We have a stellar group of Horsemasters currently with our Pony Club.

 

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