BSR Officers/Members competing at The Event @ Rebecca Farm: Molly Rennie (RIC) at novice. Alex Ambelang (FVPC) at Prelim & Novice.
BSR Volunteers at The Event @ Rebecca Farm: Olivia Livoni, Tory Powell, Sarah Krenke, Morgan Kelly, Olav Stanton, Hanna Butcher
Welcome to the USPC Big Sky Region! We are located primarily in the state of Montana, but also include part of the
state of Idaho.
The Big Sky Region was created in in 1986 in the Bitterroot Valley. Today, our region is currently composed of six pony clubs and one horsemasters group, with nearly 75 members between all seven clubs. Our Clubs can be found in Hamilton, MT; Missoula, MT; Kalispell, MT; Bozeman, MT; Billings, MT; and Moscow, ID. Kids ages 6 to 25 participate in mounted and unmounted club and regional activities year round.
*Visit our Facebook group here!
*To find out more about USPC, please visit the "About Pony Club" page on this site, or visit the USPC website here
*To find out more about our region, please watch for updates below and visit the "Officers & Contacts" page.
*To find a club near you, visit the "Our Clubs" page for club names, locations and contact information.
Today is the opening date for the BSR C1/C2 Prep! The registration was sent to all DCs via email and is also attached to the forms page on this site.
Registration closes Monday, March 31st. Please contact RIC Alex Ambelang for any questions. Thanks!
We had a very successful BSR Senior Retreat last weekend at the Butcher's home outside of Bozeman. NE Heather Bell was a joy to have for the weekend and much was learned by all.
Thank you to all who attended:
BTPC: Becca S.
FVPC: Alex A., Kat R., Tory P., Taylor B.
HCPC: Alex P., Percy M.
SCPC: Hanna B., Schuyler G., Jennifer H., Nadia H.
Looking forward to seeing you all at Quiz in April!
The BSR had great representation at the USPC Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon. Thank you to following for attending and participating:
BTPC: Maggie H.
FVPC: Wendy L., Leslie N., Rhonda B., Alex A., Sarah N., Julia L., Debbie B., Taylor B.
GPC: Lisa & Morgan K.
HCPC: Chan C.
PHPC: Todd K., Sarah & Olav S.
SCPC: Anne & Hanna B.
Lots was learned by all and it is going to be a bright year for USPC & BSR!
We had a very successful BSR Fall Meeting today! Lots of activities were planned and lots of progress was made!
Announcing the BSR 2014 Regional Council!
Regional Supervisor (RS): Jim Swain
Vice Regional Supervisor (VRS): Char Harmon
Vice Regional Supervisor (VRS): Jennifer Wicks
Secretary/Treasurer: Rhonda Berglund
Horse Management Officer (HMO): Maggie Howley
Regional Instructor Coordinator (RIC): Alex Ambelang
BSR 2014 Regional Fundraiser:
The Big Sky Region will be selling homemade lotions made by Debbie Barcus from FVPC. These lotions are all natural and come in a variety of scents and sizes. Each club has committed to sell at least $100.00 worth of lotion.
BSR 2014 Calendar:
March 1: BSR Intent for Championships due to RS
April 12: BSR Quiz Rally (Qualifier) & Regional Spring Meeting- Bozeman, MT- Contact Palouse Hills
April 13: BSR Horse Management Seminar- Bozeman, MT- Contact Maggie Howley
April 26-27: BSR C1-C2 Prep- Missoula, MT- Contact Alex Ambelang
May 23-26: BSR Mega Rally- Tet & SJ (Qualifiers)- Missoula, MT- Contact Palouse Hills
June 22-27: BSR Camp w/ NEs Sali Gear & Terri Rocovich- Kalispell, MT- Contact Alex Ambelang
July 14-23: USPC Festival- Lexington, KY
August: BSR Open Show- Date & Location TBA
*BSR 2013 Highlights*
Daniel Stewart Clinic- over 20 participants
USPC Midwest Championships: BSR Senior D Team- 2nd Place Overall. BSR Junior D Team: 1st place overall.
HA/HB National Testing: 2 HA candidates & 1 HB candidate. 1 HA & 1 HB passed.
BSR Camp 2013
37 Campers- 10 of which horsemasters
National Examiners Sali Gear & Terri Rocovich
Regular Instructors: Molly Rennie, Brittney Trowbridge, Alex Ambelang, Sarah Stanton and Sarah Broussard
2 mounted lessons per day. 2 unmounted lessons per day. 1 guest speaker each night
BSR Quiz 2013 Official Results:
Junior D Teams
1st: Team 4 (Shelby S., Collette F., Sarah N., Marcella M.)
2nd: Team 3 (Percy M., Schuyler G., Mikleann R., Aysia C.)
3rd: Team 2 (Katie K., Hayley N., Josie M., Julia L.)
Senior D Teams
1st: Team 2 (Sarah K., Kaddie W., West E., Cheyenne L.)
2nd: Team 1 (Tory P., Taylor B., Morgan K., Hanna B.)
Junior D Individuals
1st: Sarah N. - D1- FVPC
2nd: Schuyler G. - D1- SCPC
3rd: Julia L. - D1- FVPC
Senior D Individuals
1st: Cheyenne L. - D1- GPC
2nd: Morgan K. - D2- GPC
3rd: Tory P. - D3 HM- FVPC
All-around High Point: Cheyenne L. - D1- Glacier Pony Club
The BSR would like to recognize the successes of former BSR and FVPC Pony Clubber, Macy Anne Carman.
Macy went to school at Hollins University nearly 4 years ago in Virginia. Since she started college, she has had great success inside and outside the horse world. Macy has been working for eventer Michael Pollard for the past two years, with highlights including being head groom for Michael at the Boekelo Three Star event in Holland. She currently rides one of Michael's horses, Wonderful Will.
For the past two years, Macy has served on the National Youth Board for USPC, serving 2011 as Vice Chair and 2012 as Chair. She is currently sitting of the Board of Governors of USPC until her term is up in 2014.
Macy spent the spring of 2012 in a study abroad program in London, England, where she continued her involvement with the NYB and the British Pony Club. Now in her senior year at Hollins, Macy has applied to graduate school for architecture. She has already been accepted to Columbia! She hopes to pursue a career in the building of environmentally friendly barns.
It was such a joy to see Macy and catch up with her at the USPC Annual Meeting in Denver this past weekend. She represents everything that USPC strives to create in their members and the Big Sky Region could not be prouder to have such a fantastic representative and alumni.
Good Luck in all your future endeavors, Macy! We are all so proud of you!
*BSR 2012 Highlights*
The Big Sky Region would like to congratulate the following members on their national level recognitions!
Alex Ambelang of Five Valleys Pony Club on her selection as the new National Youth Board Representative for Area 1 (Alaska, Big Sky, Inland Empire, Northwest, and Oregon Regions) for the next two years. She will also serve as Vice Chair of the National Youth Board for 2013.
Hayley Brumwell of Hellgate Canyon Pony Club for her selection as the National Youth Congress Representative for the Big Sky Region at the 2013 USPC Annual Meeting in Denver.
The Big Sky Region would like to congratulate members on their National Certification Achievements!
Alex Ambelang, of Five Valleys Pony Club, achieved her B Traditional Certification, making her an HA TRAD.
Hayley Brumwell, of Hellgate Canyon Pony Club, achieved her HB Certification, making her an HB/C1 TRAD.
The Big Sky Region would also like to congratulate their Championships West 2012 Teams!
The Quiz Team placed 4th in the Junior D Division!
Championships 2012 Quiz Team Members:
Taylor Barcus, D2, Five Valleys Pony Club
West Eyer, D2, Five Valleys Pony Club
Kaddie Weimer, D2, Hellgate Canyon Pony Club
Hanna Butcher, D2, Beartooth Pony Club
The Big Sky Region/Oregon Region Tetrathalon Team placed 1st!
Championships 2012 Tetrathalon Team Members:
Briana McCall, C2, Palouse Hills Pony Club
Kim Lawrence, C2, Palouse Hills Pony Club
The Big Sky Region would also like to recognize the following members who competed/completed
several USEA events this season!
Alex Ambelang & Fen Cera (FVPC): Arrowhead HT (Training), Rebecca Farm (Training), Stanton Farms HT (Prelim)
Molly Rennie & Commandant RF (BSR RIC): Arrowhead HT (Novice), Rebecca Farm (Novice), Stanton Farms HT (Novice)
Hayley Brumwell & Sundown Blues (HCPC): Arrowhead HT (Beginner Novice), Stanton Farms HT (Beginner Novice)