Willamette Valley

What is Pony Club?

Pony Club is a non-profit, volunteer, educational organization dedicated to teaching young people riding and care of horses and ponies. Pony Club is an international movement that began in Great Britain in 1928. Today Pony Club is in 42 countries, with an estimated total membership of over 130,000 world-wide. The United States Pony Club (USPC) began in 1954 with 18 clubs. The Oregon Region is comprised of 12 active clubs or centers that are a part of the 602 clubs and 12,205 individual members who make up the United States Pony Clubs.


Instruction & Competition

Pony Club provides opportunities for instruction and competition in English riding, horse sports, and horse management for people of all ages. Horses and ponies of many different breeds, shapes, and sizes are seen in Pony Club activities.

It s not required for a person to own a horse or pony , but they must have access to one when required.  Programs are offered in dressage, eventing, show jumping, mounted games, Tetrathalon, quiz, vaulting, polocrosse, and fox hunting.

During “unmounted” meetings Pony Club members learn about feeding, shoeing, veterinary care, and other areas of horse management.  


The well-rounded horse-person is capable of riding safely and tactfully on the flat, over fences, and in the open.