Whidbey Island

Whidbey Island
Horse Trials

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Pony Club is a national organization, with regional oversight for each of the local Pony Clubs located within specific regions. All are run according to the by-laws of the national organization. The Whidbey Island Pony Club is active mainly in the areas of dressage, show jumping, and combined training competitions (3 day eventing).

In some areas, the Pony Club is based at a particular stable. Most of the horses and riders stable and take lessons there. This is not the case for our club. Most of our members board their horses at home or at various locations in the Oak Harbor, Coupeville, South Whidbey, or San Juan areas. For this reason, each member must transport his/her horse to the lesson site. A parent or guardian or authorized supervisor must attend the lesson for members under 18. This is a wonderful way for your support team to see improvements as well as observe any problems you may be experiencing. 

There is a good deal of socializing in Pony Club, but this is not the main aspect of the club. The main aspect is to teach horsemanship and sportsmanship. Membership requires many hours of hard work and diligence. It requires everyone to be supportive, patient and committed to their member's success. Families/members are expected to participate in club activities, regular meetings, fundraisers, and Pony Club sponsored activities. Our Club makes a significant time commitment to helping with the local Whidbey Island Horse Trials, a 3 day eventing competition, every July. Work to prepare for the event generally begins as early as April and builds to 100% during the event.

To see what we have going on check out our calendar page of this website.  If you are a club member and need help with the calendar, contact any of our officers.

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