Meadowlark

Support Meadowlark Pony Club

Pony Club Mission:

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.

Donations to Meadowlark Pony Club are tax deductible.  Monetary donations will support paying for some of our monthly instructors and clinicians (some are very kind and donate their time), and also will support trips to regional rallies.  Please contact our Treasurer to make a donation.

 

Our goal is to make horsemanship more affordable for youth to be involved in so that we can reach as many as is possible.  As such, we have a wish list of items and/or services that would make it easier for us to reach that goal.  Some of these are large items, but we are happy to accept any donation large or small.  Thank you for looking!

Items:

1.  Saddles- any old saddles that could be used by new members until they acquire their own, or when they are outgrowing theirs.

2.  Other tack- any used tack that could be used by Pony Club members in any of the Pony Club disciplines

3.  Used Boots-  Kids are constantly growing and boots become expensive.  It would be incredibly helpful to have used show boots, paddock boots, and half chaps, etc, for the kids to use if they don't have anything. 

4.  Riding clothes- Breeches, jods, polos, show shirts, etc.  If you don't want it anymore, we would be happy to store it in case one of our members has a need for it.

5.  Protective Vests - child through adult sizes.  We want to keep the kids protected.

6. A plastic shed - We would love to have a plastic or otherwise semi-portable shed that we could use as a tack room to store all of these donations.  If it is semi-portable, we'll be able to move it to a different property if and when our club officers change.

7. A laptop or tablet - We would use this for the older members to store and organize educational materials with Evernote or a similar tool.

 

Services

1.  A large camper to rent-  We would love to be able to make it extremely affordable to take the kids to Pony Club rallies.  If we could haul a camper up to the rally for the team to sleep in, more kids would be able to participate.

2. A professional hauler - The largest horse trailer owned by the club officers is not big enough to haul an entire team to the rally, let alone hauling a camper as well if that becomes an option.  If anyone would like to volunteer to haul us to rallies at cost it would allow us to do so much more for the kids.

 

Thank you!

The Meadowlark Pony Club

 

 

Pony Club 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.