look -- this is the
signup info for Quiz!!
The purpose of Pony Club is to teach children about horsemanship, not just riding. In order to consider yourself a good "horse person", you must be familiar with the guidelines for feeding, shoeing, and care of your pony, plus be able to recognize illness or signs of improper care on your part. Pony Club Quiz is a horse-related "quiz bowl" contest designed to encourage the study of these subjects. Not only do participants learn what they need to know about horse care, but they also are exposed to many subjects that are required knowledge in order to attain "C" and up ratings - fox hunting terminology, rules for Pony Club Games, blacksmith tools, etc. If you have just joined Pony Club, participating in Quiz is the best way to make friends and learn what this is all about.
competition is held in Bowling Green, KY in late February.
There is a banquet and awards ceremony after the competition, followed by swimming and/or dancing with a DJ in the ballroom.
The cost for the competition will be approximately $100, which includes
lunch for the kids and their parent/worker-chaperones. If you chose to eat
at the Banquet, tickets for dinner are extra -
eating at the Banquet is optional for the child and/or family
members. You may join us after the banquet for the Awards Ceremony if you
eat elsewhere. There are several restaurants right by the hotel if you prefer
that. Pony Club gets a rate at the host hotel.
night for signups is at our CBPC Annual Meeting in October, so that is
the best way to get on the list early and have a say in what nights the meetings will be
held for your child's level. Each
team has four kids, so signing up at the meeting helps to assure a spot on a
CBPC-only team, while later sign-ups may have to go on a mixed team with another club, depending on the
numbers, e.g., if 10 kids sign up for "D1s 10-12 yrs", then the last two will be
on a scramble team. This is a great way
to make new friends in other clubs!
The D-levels kids come to meetings at Peggi's house, while the C kids may meet to study together at times of their choosing hosted by one of the C parents if she doesn't have a night for them.
We recommend that new members who are interested in Quiz wait to test up to their
possible riding level until they have competed at Quiz once because there is a lot
of information to learn at the lower levels - call me with questions about
that before you take your test.
if you decide not to compete at Quiz,
ALL kids are encouraged to come to any or all of the
meetings - just call for the times for your ratings.
D1 & D2 = $17 for a D Manual; D3 & C1 = another $17 for the C Manual
C2s & up also need a HB-A Manual
Children need their own books for the study sessions - they really can’t share.
are as follows (PC age is as of Jan. 1st of the competition year):
D1 & D2 - 9 & under
D1 - 10-12 yrs
D2 & D3 - 10-12 yrs (this level and all the rest of the age/rating levels will be mixed teams of all ratings)
Senior D - 13 & up for D1-D3
Jr. C/B - Under 15
Sr. C/B - 15 & up