Heritage Livestock became a United States Pony Club (USPC) licensed Riding Center in 2014. Instead of a traditional club, the riding center is designed to coordinate with a pre-existing lesson program, and allow members without access to their own horse still be able to participate. Within its first two years, the Riding Center more than doubled in size, and is still one of the most active Pony Clubs within the Midwest Region. Members of the Riding Center participate in mounted and unmounted meetings learning about proper horse care and stable management, safety, and general horse and riding knowledge. Members have the opportunities to compete in a wide range of competitions including Quiz, Mounted Games, Eventing, Dressage, Show Jumping, Tetrathlon, and Western Dressage, and can qualify through regional competition to compete at the National Championships each year.
More information on USPC in general can be found at: www.ponyclub.org
Past Activities and Achievements by members of HLRC
Fourth place at Prince Philip Cup, a mounted games competition among the top junior pony club teams in the nation. After winning the regional rally, five of our members represented HLRC at this prestigious games competition held in conjunction with the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event.
Team: Its a Games Thing
Midwest Region Mega Rally held in Omaha, Nebraska. First place junior show jumping team (Kassidy, Presli, and a scramble teammate from another club) and first place musical freestyle (a pas-de-deux ridden by Meghan and Kelsie).
Meghan was selected as a member of the International Mounted Games Exchange team. The Exchange rotates each year and in 2015 it was at the Virginia Horse Park in Lexington, VA. Team USA competed against Canada, Australia, and Great Britain. The Exchange consisted of touring the Washington D.C. area, practicing, and then competing on unknown ponies. Team USA finished fourth.