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Canterbury Pony Club, located in the southwest area of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul) in Minnesota, is in the Northern Lakes Region of United States Pony Clubs, Inc.
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Our membership drive is underway for 2014.
Contact the Canterbury Pony Club District Commisioner for membership information!

 

What is Pony Club?

Pony Club is educational!

We teach horse care and horsemanship to young people ages 5 through 25. Members advance through a certification system as they demonstrate proficiency as an equestrian and in horse management.  There are opportunities to improve your riding ability and knowledge with mounted lessons and unmounted meetings.  During unmounted meetings (no horse needed) members learn about feeding, shoeing, veterinary care, and other areas of horse management. Under adult supervision, the more experienced Pony Club members instruct and assist younger members.

Pony Club is fun!

Pony Club is about having fun, making friends, becoming a leader, setting goals, and learning self-confidence and responsibility.  Pony Club members get together for fun member events, certification opportunities and rallies with other Pony Clubs. Pony Club believes that fair and friendly competition develops teamwork skills and sportsmanship.

Pony Club is variety!

Pony Club members can choose to pursue any number of disciplines, including dressage, eventing, show jumping, mounted games, tetrathlon, quiz, vaulting, foxhunting, and polocrosse.  While most of our members have their own horse, it isn't necessary to have one to join. Members should have access to one when required.


The United States Pony Clubs, Inc., is a youth organization which provides a program that teaches riding, mounted sports, and the care of horses and ponies, and develops responsibility, good moral judgment, leadership, and self-confidence.  How does membership in Canterbury Pony Club do this?  By building a "well-rounded" horse person, capable of riding safely and tactfully on the flat, over fences, and in the open, who is knowledgeable about the care of horses and ponies (horse management).  Under the auspices of the USPC, Canterbury Pony Club is committed to the well-being of the horse and to the education and safety of the well-balanced rider.



 

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CPC Announcements!

  • Certification Prep Clinic Day at Macksimmum Farm Please join Sarah Malecha and Christine Mack for a Riding and Horse Management Review on Saturday, May 17th, before you sign up to certify in June (or in the Fall ...
    Posted May 5, 2014, 10:59 AM by Canterbury Pony Club
  • Spring Mounted Lessons: Saturdays May 3rd and 10th Spring Lessons are Finally Here!Please join us for Spring Mounted Lessons with instructor Sarah Malecha at Dark Horse Farm.  These lessons will be geared toward preparing our members for ...
    Posted Apr 24, 2014, 12:04 PM by Canterbury Pony Club
  • Registration is Open For D Camp 2014 Calling all D Level and Young C Riders! Join us for a fun-filled, friend-filled, horse-filled camp where we practice our rally skills, flat work, jumping, and try ...
    Posted Apr 24, 2014, 12:03 PM by Canterbury Pony Club
  • Meeting Sunday March 2nd! Please read the attached invitation for information about what book work to complete.  For the Ds there will be some review in this lesson and we will also play at ...
    Posted Feb 28, 2014, 9:49 AM by Canterbury Pony Club
  • NLR 2014 D-Retreat SATURDAY, February 22, 2014  9:00am - 3:00pm  A unique learning opportunity for all unrated through D3 pony clubbers!  C1, C2 and upper level pony clubbers will lead participants through ...
    Posted Jan 31, 2014, 7:50 AM by Canterbury Pony Club
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