The United States Pony Clubs (USPC), Inc., is pleased to offer online education through a special Lunch ’N Learn series launched in late March and through a free Pony Club IQ E-Membership. It’s a great opportunity for youth to learn more about horses through the USPC.
“Learning with Pony Club is one thing that can keep us connected during this time when we are apart,” said Connie Jehlik, USPC Instruction Services Director. “Our program has so many educational resources, and we wanted to make those easily available. We created the Lunch ’N Learn series to keep our members engaged through fun, interactive education and activities.”
Activities and content is currently publish every weekday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Eastern time on the USPC Facebook page. All are welcome to participate at Facebook.com/USPonyClubs.
Online content created for the Lunch ’N Learn series includes videos, live Q&A sessions with experts, quizzes, scavenger hunts and more, plus tips, tools and resources for equestrians of all levels.
“While the global pandemic we are experiencing continues to affect all of our daily lives, Pony Club remains committed to delivering education to our members and the entire equine community,” said USPC Executive Director Teresa Woods. “Especially when social distancing may prevent some equestrians from riding or seeing their horses, these virtual horsemanship lessons are a way that we can help.”
Free Virtual E-Membership
In addition, USPC is also offering online education through a special free e-membership offer. Now through May 31, anyone interested in learning more about horses can use promo code PCIQ520 to sign up for a free Pony Club IQ E-Membership.
“In these challenging times, Pony Club would like to do something to help support the entire equine community,” said Karol Wilson, USPC Director of Member Services and Regional Administration. “We hope this free virtual membership will provide that crucial connection that people may be missing right now, along with educational benefits from Pony Club programming. We especially welcome newcomers to join us and discover what it’s like to be part of the Pony Club family.”
The IQ E-Membership opportunity offers access to a vast library of articles and knowledge written by scientists, veterinarians, and professionals in the equine industry. Information is organized by Pony Club certification levels from beginner through advanced to help members learn about horse management and progress at their own pace.
Online members will also enjoy access to the digital edition of the Pony Club News magazine; the Pony Club blog; special offers from Pony Club sponsors; and Shop Pony Club, the online store to find all of your Pony Club gear.
To learn more, visit the USPC website, and sign up to make the most of this special offer. All free Pony Club IQ Memberships using this code are good through July 31, 2020.
About Pony Club
The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. (Pony Club) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1954. Pony Club is the largest equine education organization in the world, with more than 10,000 members in the U.S. and more than 500 clubs and riding centers nationwide. USPC is proud to provide education to youth and equestrians of all ages, with instruction and competitive opportunities in more than nine English and western riding disciplines. Pony Club’s educational standards continue to be instrumental in curriculum development for schools, universities, equestrian professionals and organizations across the United States. Many of the nation’s top equestrians— including Olympic team members, as well as successful business professionals and government leaders—have roots in Pony Club.