Whidbey Island

About Whidbey Island

The United States Pony Clubs, Inc., develops character, leadership, confidence and a sense of community in youth through a program that teaches the care of horses and ponies, riding and mounted sports.

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 dilligence. It requires parents to be supportive, patient and committed to their child's success. Families are expected to participate in club activities, regular meetings, fundraisers, and Pony Club sponsored activities. Our families make 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.

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 must attend the lesson. This is a wonderful way for parents to see improvements as well as observe any problems their child may be experiencing. 

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USPC Pony Clubs and Riding Centers are assigned to one of 42 geographical regions, which are administered by a volunteer Regional Supervisor (RS) and other appointed and elected officers. Regions offer additional activities and opportunities for members and support for the club and center leaders under their administration. Whidbey Island Pony Club is part of the Northwest Region. Visit the region's website for the contact information for the Regional Officers.

Visit the Pony Club website to learn more about the Pony Club educational program, national events, activities and opportunities for members.