What is Quiz?

 **Parents 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.

           The 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.

            Opening 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.  

            Note: 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. We can discuss the situation to decide what will work best for your child.

 ****Even 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.

 Cost of study materials: 

    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.

 Divisions 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