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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

December 22, 2013 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

December 18, 2013 (Lexington, KY) – To kick off The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. 60th year of providing equestrian education, the organization has received a generous gift of $40,000 from a private donor. This will launch the annual funds drive effort to grow and expand education and training into the future. Since 1954 USPC has been a leader in providing equine education and promoting horsemanship. Many changes have occurred within Pony Club over the years but the commitment to quality education has never wavered.USPC is very excited to be the recipient of a $40,000 donation, and is now challenging USPC supporters, and anyone interested in advancing equestrian education and horsemanship, to give to the USPC 60th Celebration Challenge in an effort to DOUBLE this gift by January 31, 2014. “We want to build on the excitement of this gift and raise an additional $40,000 as part of USPC’s overall 2014 funds development campaign. This will support our goal of expanding educational resources to new audiences within the equine community,” stated Kevin Price, CEO for The United States Pony Clubs, Inc.

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The culture of giving is instilled in USPC members at all ages as they give back to their Pony Clubs, Riding Centers, and Horsemasters Groups by teaching and mentoring other horse enthusiasts. USPC doesn’t just create knowledgeable lifelong horse people, they create lifelong community leaders who value volunteerism and a sense of giving.

To help USPC meet its $40,000 goal for the 60th Celebration Challenge by January 31, 2014 please visit the Pony Club website. Your gift today will support future educational and leadership opportunities.

About Pony Club—The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. was founded in 1954 as a nonprofit national youth organization to teach riding and horsemanship through a formal educational program. There are approximately 10,000 Pony Club members in over 600 clubs and riding centers throughout the country. Many of the nation’s top equestrians, including several of our Olympic team members, business professionals, government leaders and career military officers, have roots in Pony Club. USPC also offers educational opportunities to over 500 adult members in its Horsemasters Program.