Educational Institutions

The United States Pony Clubs, Inc.

  • Lexington, KY
  • www.ponyclub.org

Mission Statement

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.

Main Programs

  1. Equine Education in Horse Management and care and Mounted Riding Disciplines
  2. Youth Leadership
  3. Volunteer Leadership Training
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Approximately 600 local Pony Clubs and Pony Club Riding Centers are located throughout the United States. The Midsouth Region, which includes Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Indiana is the largest Pony Club Region in the country with 30 clubs and riding centers. The east and west coast are the largest population areas for clubs and riding centers. The midwest region is also home to a large number of clubs and riding centers.

ruling year

2002

Principal Officer since 2014

Self-reported

Teresa Woods

Keywords

Self-reported

Pony Club, USPC, US Pony Clubs, United States Pony Clubs

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EIN

61-1352306

 Number

1380784249

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Single Organization Support (B11)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

Core Values: Horsemanship with respect to healthcare, nutrition, stable management, handling and riding a mount safely, correctly and with confidence. Organized teamwork including cooperation, communication, responsibility, leadership, mentoring, teaching and fostering a supportive yet competitive environment. Respect for the horse and self through horsemanship; for land through land conservation; and for others through service and teamwork. Service by providing an opportunity for members, parents, and others to support the Pony Club program locally, regionally and nationally through volunteerism. Education at an individual pace to achieve personal goals and expand knowledge through teaching others.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Equine Education in Horse Management and care and Mounted Riding Disciplines

A systematic progression of skill levels in horsemanship and horse care with specific curriculum for each skill level

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

$150,000.00

Program 2

Youth Leadership

Through all of the USPC equine educational programs members learn valuable skills such as teamwork, sportsmanship, leadership, time management, responsibility, and confidence through caring for their equine companion. Selected youth members may also particpate in The National Youth Congress and Adacemy of Achievement and The National Youth Board. The National Youth Congress provides members opportunities to participate in mentoring activities, workshops and interactive programs with USPC graduates to gain valuable skills and learn about career opportunities. The National Youth Board Members are able to particpate in the policy and planning for the entire organization. Two of the National Youth Board members sit as full voting members on the USPC Board of Governors.

Category

Youth Development, General/Other

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$27,500

Program 3

Volunteer Leadership Training

Recognized as the premier equestrian educational organization, Pony Club's mission also calls for trained and capable volunteers to administer programs and instruction at the local and regional level. Leadership Training programs help local and regional leaders learn necessary skills such as fulfillment of responsibilities, membership management, conflict resolution, organizational skills and much more. Support is also provided for those volunteers teaching at local lessons, rallies and national Championships. All of Pony Club's volunteer leadership training strongly enhances our members' own educationa and experience.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

$30,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Approximately 600 local Pony Clubs and Pony Club Riding Centers are located throughout the United States. The Midsouth Region, which includes Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Indiana is the largest Pony Club Region in the country with 30 clubs and riding centers. The east and west coast are the largest population areas for clubs and riding centers. The midwest region is also home to a large number of clubs and riding centers.

Funding Needs

The Annual Fund makes up the difference between what member dues cover and our program expenses for member and volunteers. Programs funded through the Annual Fund include: Volunteer Training, both face-to-face and on online training to support our volunteers who run the programs at the local and regional level. This also includes training for our volunteers who teach in the field. Youth Leadership, which includes the National Youth Congress and Academy of Achievement and The National Youth Board. These program provide USPC members an opportunity to participate in policy and planning for the organization. Educational Outreach including our traveling educational exhibit which reaches the grassroots level. Technology updates for online educational and training opportunities.

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Financials

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THE UNITED STATES PONY CLUBS INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

The United States Pony Clubs, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Teresa Woods

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Nancy Pittman

United States Pony Clubs

Term: Jan 2015 - Jan 2018

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?