Pony Club News

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE CANADIAN EQUESTRIAN COMMUNITY FROM THE CANADIAN PONY CLUB

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE CANADIAN EQUESTRIAN COMMUNITY (February 2nd, 2017)

CPC is deeply invested in the existence of a healthy and competent national structure for the development, protection and promotion of the future of equestrianism in Canada. Recently, a number of the High Performance communities have spoken with a clear voice regarding their experiences and concerns, so we would humbly like to offer our perspective to the discussion.

Read the full letter here.

International Quiz

2017 International Quiz Applications DUE (February 2nd, 2017)

International Quiz is being hosted by Canada Sept. 3 to Oct. 9, 2017

Applications for the 2017 International Quiz are now available

Applications are due February 15, 2017.

28th Inter Pacific Exchange

2017 Inter Pacific Exchange Applications DUE (February 2nd, 2017)

The IPE is being hosted by the USPC June 28 to July 12, 2017

Applications for the 2017 IPE are now available

Applications are due February 15, 2017.

We're Hiring! - CPC is looking for a Part Time Executive Director

We're Hiring - P/T Executive Director (January 1st, 2017)

Job Description and Responsibilities:
  • Act as a professional advisor to the Board of Directors
  • Develop a marketing and fundraising plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the organization
  • Provide support to the board by preparing marketing and fundraising materials for board meetings
  • Ensure that the marketing and fundraising programs by the organization contribute to the organization's mission and reflect the priorities of the board
  • Evaluate the delivery of the marketing and fundraising programs of the organization to improve effectiveness
  • Oversee the planning, implementation, execution of special projects
  • Work with the board to secure adequate funding for the operation of the organization
  • Research funding sources, oversee the development of fundraising plan and write funding proposals and grants
  • Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the organization and to identify changes in the community served by the organization
  • Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, funders, politicians, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization
  • Update and create new promotional materials
  • Provide updated content to webmaster
  • Create a comprehensive marketing strategy

Qualifications:
  • University Degree in a related field
  • Knowledge of leadership and management principles as they relate to the non-profit/voluntary organizations
  • Knowledge of all federal and provincial legislation applicable to voluntary organizations
  • Knowledge of Pony Club
  • Knowledge of current community challenges and opportunities relating to the mission of the organization
  • Knowledge of project management

Proficiency in the following is required:
  • Word Processing
  • Financial management
  • Email
  • Social Media
  • Data Management
  • Issuing Press Releases

Details: Salary: $18.00/hr for 20 hrs a week

Application Deadline: January 20, 2017.
Please email cover letters and resumes to:
Alissa Cue, alissacue@hotmail.com

2016 National Tetrathlon Championship Results

2016 National Tetrathlon Reults are now Available (August 16th, 2016)

CPC 2016 North American Challenge Quiz Team Place Second

Second Place for 2016 CPC North American Challenge Team (August 1st, 2016)

Check out the International Quiz page for information about this exchange.

2016 North American Challenge Quiz Team

2016 NAC Team Announced (April 29th, 2016)

Congratulations to the following members upon qualifying to represent Canadian Pony Club at the 2016 North American Quiz Challenge.

The competition is being held in Mill Spring, North Carolina - July 28-31, 2016

Micheal Micheal Congdon
Opportunity Pony Club
Nova Scotia
Level C2 SM
Meghan Meghan Penner
Haunted Lakes Pony Club
Alberta Central
Level C1 SM
Kassidy Kassidy Moore
Mars Hill Pony Club
Manitoba
Level C2
Tamara Tamara Booy
Springbank Pony Club
Alberta South
Level C2 SM

Chaperone applications are now being accepted. Contact your regional Quiz Chair for more information.

Check out the International Quiz page for information about this exchange.

Rider Nation - Wear your PC pin with pride at Rolex

WEAR YOUR PC PIN WITH PRIDE AT ROLEX (April 20th, 2016)

2016 National Board of Directors

Meet your National Board (April 12th, 2016)

The 2016 CPC Board of Directors

2016 CPC Board of Directors

Left to right
Karen Ritchey | Gwen Barnes
Karen Mclean | Naomi Girling | , Elaine Webster | Ian MacLean
Cat Hunter | Danica Rice | Val Crowe | Marcia Reid | Kathryn Robertson | | Nancy Codlin | Alissa Cue | Nancy Codlin | Jennifer Hanson | Debi Jensen
Jane Goodlife | Jessica van Nostrand | Kim Leffley

Mary Fraser

Help Wanted from Renfrew Alumni (April 10th, 2016)

Message from Mary Fraser:

I was an original member of Renfrew Pony Club from 1964 to 1969. This club disbanded sometime in the 1990's I think. It was in the St Lawrence/ eastern Ontario region.

I am trying to write a history of the club and am hoping that former members might see my name on your site and be spurred to contact the Renfrew Pony Club 1964 Facebook Page. I have exhausted all the material in my personal archive and would like photos, memories, clippings etc.

EDUCATION REFERENCE MATERIAL

NEW EDUCATION-REFERENCE SECTION ADDED TO RESOURCES PAGE!! (February 1st, 2016)

We are pleased to announce the addition of some new educational reference materials on our RESOURCES page thanks to the hard work of your National Education Chair,Lezah Williamson and her committee!

CPC Supplies Store

CPC Supplies Store Annual Audit (December 17th, 2015)

There will be no supply orders processed between Dec. 22 and January 4, while we take inventory and complete the supply audit.

Maylea Manning

Maylea Manning inducted into Wall of Fame (December 5th, 2015)

Canadian Pony club is pleased to announce the induction of Maylea Manning into the CPC Wall of Fame.

Check out her Bio on the CPC Wall of Fame

Annual Fall Badge Sale

Badge Sale on now until November 30 (December 5th, 2015)

Fall Badge Sale has begun. Badges are half price until the end of November. No rush orders please.
Badge Pictures
Badge Order form

Newsletter Contest

WIN A T-SHIRT!! (November 20th, 2015)

Want to win an awesome CPC shirt from the new online store?

All you need to do is come up with a name for the new CPC newsletter. The newsletter will be geared toward all members with a variety of articles, upcoming events, tips and tricks as well as some games and activities.

  • Open to all CPC members
  • Deadline is Dec 5th, 2015
  • Send all entries to "mailto:cpcyouthreps@gmail.com">Youth Reps

2015 Annual Fall Badge Sale

Badge Sale EXTENDED to November 15, 2015 (November 14th, 2015)

Our fax machine is down, so please e-mail your orders.

Fall Badge Sale has begun. Badges are 75 cents each (regular $1.00). No rush orders please. Sale ends October 31, 2015 November 15, 2015
Badge Pictures
Badge Order form

CPC Clothing Store

Clothing Store now online (November 7th, 2015)

CPC is please to announce a partnership with DUFFERIN APPAREL for CPC apparel.

Items cover youth, male and female sizes and there is the Plushy Pony.

It is hoped that regional executives will promote this within their region as the prices are great and there is a bit of profit for CPC on each item ordered.

Great Christmas ideas for sure!

If interest is shown, we can expand on this in the future and even setup different "stores".

CPC NATIONAL FEES FOR 2016

2016 NATIONAL FEES (October 22nd, 2015)

The national fees for 2016 are as follows:

  • Active Members - $80.00 CDN
  • Horse Masters Members - $40.00 CDN

Regions and Branches may charge fees in addition to these fees.

Horsemasters Program Survey

We need YOUR opinion on Horsemasters!! (July 16th, 2015)

The new Horsemasters program has been in effect since the beginning of 2015

Information on the program is available in our Resources/Horsemasters section.

We are now seeking input on the program via a SURVEY

CD Testing Procedures updated

CD Testing C2A Flat ride updated (June 11th, 2015)

Change made to item 18 on page 57, the flat tide C2A. Added wording "rising"

Corrected line reads "Circle left 20 m (rising) allowing the horse to stretch. Shorten reins on return to E."

CD Testing Procedure

NEWS from NATIONAL

News from National (April 2015) (April 21st, 2015)

CPC Award of Excellence Scholarship Recipients

CPC Award of Excellence Scholarship Recipients (February 21st, 2015)

Congratulations to the following members on receiving a CPC Award of Excellence Scholarship.

  • $1000.00 Scholarship
    • Alexandra Lukey, Vernon & District, BCIN
    • Mona Beckmann, Mission Hills, BCLM
  • $500.00 Scholarship
    • Lindsay Booy, Springbank, ABS

For previous recipients and information about the CPC Award of Excellence Scholarship, please visit CPC Awards

National Quiz Results - Day 1

National Quiz Results (January 18th, 2015)

Final Results are now available

British Manual Price Increase

British Manual Price Increase (January 18th, 2015)

A couple of years ago, we sold the British Manual for $35.00. Our replacement order received a very favorable shipping rate and the Canadian Dollar was high. We passed our savings along.

This time, the Canadian Dollar is lower and the cost of shipping was much higher.

We are forced to return to the previous price of $35.00 per manual.

New price list has been posted.

ATTENTION: CPC Regional and Branch Webmasters

CMS Website upgrade completed (January 18th, 2015)

The upload and testing of the CMS website upgrade has been completed and all appears to be working normally.

The CMS website can now be accessed to manage your websites. You will know if you are using the new website, if the menu bar on the left side is black.

This upgrade should resolve the issues we were having with I.E.

If you encounter any issues, please contact the National Webmaster.

Thank you again for your patience and cooperation

ATTENTION - Branch and Regional Webmasters using the CMS to manage their websites

ATTENTION - Branch and Regional Webmasters using the CMS to manage their websites (January 18th, 2015)

We will performing some updates and maintenance to the CPC Content Management System (CMS) this weekend starting after 8:00 p.m. Friday, Feb 7, 2014.

Webmasters using the CMS to manage their websites on the CPC Website are asked to refrain from editing or accessing their files until advised that the maintenance has been completed.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience.

Your National Webmaster

2013 CPC Award of Excellence Recipients

2013 CPC Award of Excellence Recipients Announced (January 18th, 2015)

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2013 CPC Award of Excellence Scholarship

  • $1000 CPC Award of Excellence Scholarship recipients were:
    • Taryn Koreman of Hazelmere Pony Club, BCLM region,
    • Eleanor Maclean of East Maple Ridge Pony Club, BCLM region
  • $500 CPC Award of Excellence Scholarship recipient was
    • Jessica Bosman of Vernon Pony Club, BCIN region

For more information please visit CPC-Award of Excellence

CPC Award of Excellence Scholarships Applications Deadline

CPC Award of Excellence Scholarships (January 18th, 2015)

The deadline for the CPC Award of Excellence Scholarships is December 15, 2013.

This year, we will be accepting applications from Affiliate Members as well as Active Members. Please let your members know about these awards. There are 2 for $1000 and 1 for $500.

The applications can be found at Resources >> Education and scroll down to Applications.

BOD and Chairs Private Area issue resolved

BOD and Chairs Private Area issue resolved (January 18th, 2015)

The issue with the "Private area" for the Board of Directors and Chairs appears to been resolved. Please advise if you are still having issues.

2014 International Mounted Games Exchange Team

2014 International Mounted Games Exchange (January 18th, 2015)

Congratulations to the follow members who were selected to attend the 2014 International Mounted Games Exchange

  • Haylee Archambault, Temiskaming PC
  • Angelica Brisson, Temiskaming PC
  • Stephanie Conner, Toronto North York PC
  • Shania Robinson, Boomer Creek PC
  • Mercedes Weber, Grand River PC
  • Alternate: Carly Alexander, Strathcona PC

For more information please go to the International pages.

2014 International Mounted Games Exchange Coach And Chaperone Announced

2014 IMGE Coach and Chaperone (January 18th, 2015)

We are pleased to announce the Coach and Chaperone for the 2014 IMGE are:

  • Coach - Danielle Kelton
  • Chaperone - Sandra Radcliffe

For more information please go to the International pages.

Wall of Fame

Wall of Fame (January 18th, 2015)

We are currently working on rewriting the entire Wall of Fame. This will take a little while. You may see the page occasionally and it may appear incomplete. Please do not send us a note as these pages are only test pages. We will advise when the wall is ready for comments.

Private area and National Calendar Issues

Private area and National Calendar (January 18th, 2015)

We are aware of the issues with the National calendar and Private area. The National Calendar is not being supported at this time, as it is not compatible with the new website as well as the current browsers. With regards to the private area, we are working on this and will advise once a solution has been found.

Regional and Branch Webmasters Please edit your links to the CPC Main Page to point to http://www.canadianponyclub.org. Anything after the word org should be removed i.e. /index.html

NEWS FROM NATIONAL

NEWS FROM NATIONAL (January 18th, 2015)

The Semi Annual Meeting of the CPC board of Directors was a very busy one. Check out the News From National written by our National Administrator, Val Crowe.

ANNOUNCING THE BOOK LIQUIDATION SALE

THE BOOK LIQUIDATION SALE (January 18th, 2015)

As previously announced, we can no longer compete with Amazon. The result is we are going out of most of the books we carry.

We will still carry the British Manual.

We are liquidating our existing stock.

The attached is the number of books we have in stock and the sale price. Books will be sold on a first come basis. Because of the uncertainty that your entire order will be available, we will only take credit card orders. That way we can charge you for only the books you receive.

Book Sales to be Discontinued

Book Sale (January 18th, 2015)

The Canadian Pony Club Supply House can no longer access books at a price that will compete with Amazon.
As a result, we have made the difficult decision to no longer sell any books except for the British Manual.
We will continue to stock and sell it.
Please note the new order form on this web site.
Watch the web site for the announcement of our liquidation sale of our remaining stock of books.
We will continue to stock and sell pins, armbands, badges and all other items.

National Fee Increase

National Fee Increase for 2014 (January 18th, 2015)

The National Membership Fees for 2014 are now $80.00 CAD

Announcing the Great October Badge Sale

The Great October Badge Sale (January 18th, 2015)

All badges $0.75 for the month of October. Free postage on all orders over $100.00.
Badge Pictures
Badge Order form
We also have a limited number of first edition USPC, C manuals for $5.00. Order form.

The Great October Badge Sale has been extended into November

Great October Badge Extended (January 18th, 2015)

All badges $0.75 for the month of November. Free postage on all orders over $100.00.
Badge Pictures
Badge Order form
We also have a limited number of first edition USPC, C manuals for $5.00. Order form.

Welcome to the New CPC Website

New Website (January 18th, 2015)

Welcome to the new CPC Website.

We will be continuing the upgrades this week, and ask for your patience as we work through the bugs. A number of pages are still under construction and will be blank.

The site may be temporarily unavailable at various times, as we continue the migration of old files to the new pages.

Green & Yellow Disks now available

Green & Yellow Disks now available (January 18th, 2015)

We have acquired a supply of green and yellow disks.

The price remains the same at $0.50 per disk.

If all you require is disks, we can ship a reasonable amount to you for $3.00.

New Pages

New pages on CPC Website (January 18th, 2015)

Check out our new pages: In Memoriam and Wall of Fame

National Show Jumping

National Show Jumping Registration (January 18th, 2015)

The Registration form for the 2014 National Show Jumping championships are now available. Deadline for Regional Letter of Intent is May 30, 2014

National Show Jumping rules **UPDATED**

National Show Jumping rules **UPDATED** (January 18th, 2015)

New National Show Jumping Rules are now available.

New Forms Available for memberships and testing

Membership and Testing Forms **UPDATED** (January 18th, 2015)

The following forms have been revised and are available in the Resources Section:

**UPDATE**National Directory

***UPDATE***  NATIONAL DIRECTORY NOT AVAILABLE (January 18th, 2015)

***UPDATE***  It appears our database has stabilized. The problem is suspected to have originated at our ISP. We will be monitoring this for the next few days. Please email us if you continue to have problems



We are aware that the National Directory (Contact Us) is not working.

We are working on the issue and hope to have it resolved soon.

If you require a contact name of information please send an email to Directory@CanadianPonyClub.Org with your request.

We apologize for any inconvenience created

Horsemasters Program Application

Horsemasters Program Application now available (January 1st, 2015)

The CPC Horsemasters Program is now offically active.

Information and forms are available In the Resource section of this website

CPC AWARD OF EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP applications are due shortly.

CPC AWARD OF EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP applications due December 15, 2014 (December 31st, 2014)

The CPC Award of Excellence Scholarship applications are due December 15, 2014

Information about the award is available on our CPC Award of Excellence Scholarship page

CPC Award of Excellence application

INTER PACIFIC EXCHANGE applications are due December 31, 2014

INTER PACIFIC EXCHANGE due soon (December 31st, 2014)

Applications for the 2015 INTER PACIFIC EXCHANGE are due December 31, 2014.

Information and application are available on the International Exchange pages

National Quiz Info Now available

National Quiz Intent to Participate due June 15, 2014 (December 31st, 2014)

The 2014 National Quiz information page is now active.

National Testing Grant Application

National Testing Grant Application due April 30, 2014 (December 31st, 2014)

The Testing Grant is due to the National Testing Chair, April 30th. It is worth up to $500 per region. There are 2 qualifying activities, an examiner clinic or a candidate evaluation. Contact your education chair to be sure you aren't both applying for grants on one activity as has happened in the past.

Please include your region in naming your grant application when you scan and send it to the National Testing Chair. Thirteen grant applications are difficult to keep track of.

National Testing Grant Application

Horsemasters Program for Adult Volunteers

Horsemasters Program **UPDATED** (December 1st, 2014)

Canadian Pony Club is happy to announce that the Horsemasters Program for Adult Volunteers will begin in January 2015.

Information about the program is now available on our Resources page

Named Facility Request

Named Facility Request now available (November 29th, 2014)

The "Named Facility Request" is now available on our Resources page and can now be submitted electronically

Please note that property owners hosting sanctioned Pony Club activities are automatically covered under our insurance policy while the activity is taking place.

However, some facilities demand that they be specifically named on our policy. While this is not necessary, our insurer has kindly agreed to do so, at no additional cost.

Please fill out this form only if the facility requests that it be named.

This form must be filled out completely and submitted to the National Office no less than 4 weeks prior to the event.

ChangeIt

CPC Changeit Program (November 28th, 2014)

CPC is please to announce we have partnered with ChangeIt to enhance our fund our National Programs.

Information on this initiative is available on our Resource pages.

Active Member Directors Conduct Survey

2014 Active Member Survey now available (November 28th, 2014)

The CPC Active Member Directors, who are full voting members of the CPC Board of Directors recently completed a survey of the Active Members at the 2014 Quiz. The Active Member Directors submitted the following reports to the Board at their 2014 Semi Annual Meeting.