Our Clubs

The Western New England Region currently consists of 6 member organizations.  Profiles for each are below, along with links for email addresses and websites where applicable.  If you have interest in joining Pony Club, we would love to hear from you!! 

Battenkill Pony Club

1049 Master St

Buskirk, NY 12028

phone:  518-222-9306

Jt DC:  Julie Crosier
Jt DC:  Kerry Krawczyk

Battenkill Pony Club, established in 1994, meets in Cambridge, NY and has an active membership of ~20 children. With members from Washington and Rensselaer counties in NY and Arlington and Bennington VT, Battenkill is the southern most club in Western New England region.  Battenkill PC members meet on horseback twice a month, April through November, at Chestnut Ridge Stable in Cambridge. Chestnut Ridge has large indoor and outdoor arenas, miles of trails and dirt roads and a BN/Novice level cross country course.  In winter months, members meet at Liberty Ridge Farm in Stillwater NY, for unmounted meetings devoted to horse management instruction. Battenkill PC offers a three day camp each summer, with guest instructors and our summer rating day incorporated. It is the highlight of the summer activities. Members range in age from 8 – 21 yrs of age, and hold ratings from D1 to HB. Battenkill members and graduates have competed in dressage, eventing, show jumping and tetrathlon rallies. Battenkill has sent qualified members to compete at nationals for many years. With a large member base, our older members are able to mentor the younger members, and gain valuable teaching experience. Emphasis at pony club is placed on safety, and thoughtful horsemanship. DC Denise Film is a graduate "A" pony clubber, and is the head riding instructor. Outside professional instructors are utilized often throughout the riding season. For more information, contact Denise Film at JD8650@aol.com.

Charlotte Pony Club
DC:  Lora Merrill
Jt. DC:  Paige Reynolds
Jt. DC:  Jennifer Gilbert
Charlotte, VT

    Established in 1955, the Charlotte Pony Club (CPC) members are from Addison, Chittenden and Grand Isle counties and range in age from 7 to 21 years old.  CPC meets every Monday throughout the summer for mounted and unmounted meetings; our focus is on horsemanship and safety.  Our riders participate in Eventing, which includes dressage, stadium jumping and cross-country training. We meet at High Wind Farm, a beautiful cross country schooling facility in Monkton, Vermont.  Our instructors are John Bourgoin and Andrea Waldo.  Just down the road we also have access to beautiful Arbrook farm (owned by John and Alice Bourgoin) where we will school dressage, and have use of a state of the art indoor arena.  Charlotte Pony Club hosts a Horse Trials held on the Sunday over Labor Day weekend each summer.  We offer a friendly starter course (perfect for new eventers or green horses) up through Novice/Training, complete with water complex.  For more information about our club, or how to join, please visit our website.

Bennington Pony Club
Bennington, VT
The Bennington Pony Club was founded in 1968 and is one of the oldest Pony Clubs in the United States passed down from generations of the Doornhof and Shanderhof Farm families.

Pinnacle Farm Riding Center
Fletcher, VT
Rutland County Pony Club
phone:  802-345-9257
Rutland, VT

    Rutland County Pony Club was established in January of 2010 with an active and growing group of Pony Club members plus a Horsemasters group of adults. Both groups collaborate to host several shows, clinics, and events, as well as 1-2 mounted meetings per month year round.  Several qualified instructors donate their time helping members from beginners to advanced.  We fundraise to support members competing at regional and national Pony Club competitions.  We meet at several barns with indoor arenas and enjoy two cross-country courses, where our riders school and host competitions.  Most of our members compete in dressage, eventing, and hunter/jumper shows.  We hope to add some other activities Pony Club offers like Tetrathlon, Games, and Polo Crosse.  We are open to Pony Clubbers age 5-25; our Horsemasters group is open to adults of any age.  If you’d like to learn about either of our groups, please contact Andrea Hathaway-Miglorie at 802-345-9257.

Pleasant Valley Pony Club
Phone:  802-355-9081
Jt. DC:  Martha Howard
Cambridge, VT

    Pleasant Valley Pony Club meets in Cambridge, Vermont at the Howard family farm.  We host ~20 members and their families from Johnson, Underhill, Essex, Jericho, Cambridge, Jeffersonville, Colchester, and Westford.  Riders range in age from 7 to 24.  PVPC meets every Wednesday during the summer as well as several continuous days of camp.  We gather throughout the winter and spring for horsemanship learning activities.  The best and latest information is provided by experts:  farrier, massage therapist, professional dressage and eventing coaches, U.S. Endurance Team member, professional course designer and builder, equestrian artist, and saddle fitter.  Contact DC Florence Oliver with any questions.