Eight Ontario Pony Clubbers will help represent the Central Ontario Region at the Canadian Pony Club National Quiz, to be held October 11-14 in Winnipeg. Pony Clubbers across the country qualified to represent their Regions by finishing in the top four in their level at Regional Quiz meets held earlier in the year.
Quiz is different from most Pony Club activities in that it does not require horses or ponies. Pony Clubbers compete as both individuals and four-member teams. Quiz is organized according to Pony Club testing levels, with teams at the A/B and C levels at the National Quiz (Regional competitions include D level teams).
There will be three phases: a written test, a visual test where competitors have to identify strange, obscure and unusual horsy objects by sight (older competitors often have to read an X-Ray) and "Quiz Stations". These are games that are fun for everybody. For example, one calls for the player to identify various horse-related objects that have been put into socks, by feel alone.
The Central Ontario team is as follows:
A/B Level - Allison Birdsall, Uxbridge-Scugog Pony Club; Megan Mattos, Kawartha Pony Club; Ann Revill and Meridith Smith, both Napanee Pony Club.
C Level - Kitty Baker, Toronto & North York Pony Club; Roanne English, Napanee Pony Club; Kate Evans, Maple Pony Club; Maya Kenedy, Eglinton Pony Club.
A National Youth Conference is being held in conjunction with Quiz. Pony Club mandates the presence of at least one Youth Representative on each Branch, Regional and National governing body, to serve as a link between the active members and the policy makers.
For more information, get in touch with Liz or Bob Inglis, Central Ontario Region Pony Club Communications Co-Chairs, at 416-493-1223 (office) or 416-491-4230 (home).