Seven Pony Club members will represent the Central Ontario Region at the Canadian Pony Club National Quiz, to be held October 8-11 in Prince George, British Columbia. Pony Club members from 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 full Central Ontario team is as follows:
A/B Level - Allison Birdsall, Uxbridge-Scugog Pony Club; Calla Spencer, Eglinton Pony Club; and Megan Mattos, Waussnodae Pony Club.
C Level - Alicia Cantin, Eglinton Pony Club; Maya Kenedy, Maple Pony Club; Dawn O'Neill, Ajax Pony Club; and Carolyn Wight, Prince Edward County Pony Club.
Prince George is also staging an International Quiz, with entries expected from the United States, England, and possibly Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
For more details e-mail Bob Inglis, Central Ontario Regional Communications Chair, or call him at 416-493-1223 (office) or 416-491-4230 (home).
(NOTE: Localized versions of this release were prepared for the newspapers covering each team member's home town.)