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Depending on its makeup, King Pony Club members may shift the focus of activities from year to year. Recently, the area of focus has been the Prince Philip Games.  For this, we begin our practice sessions early in the year and compete in the late spring.  We do testing every year to allow the King Pony Club members to progress through and upgrade their levels and obtain badges through the CPC Badge Program. We do monthly meetings at our members' homes;  invite speakers like a veterinarian, an equine chiropractor or feed specialists to present and inform our learning; we also participate in practical clinics such as barrel racing and mounted games to improve our horsemanship skills. We try to make the Pony Club experience the best one it could be!

Over the years, some of our members have competed in both Regional and National Pony Club competitions, have successfully tried their skills on the Trillium and "A" circuits, and a few have even grown up to serve the equestrian industry as staff members at both the national and provincial equestrian sports organizations.

Our branch colours are Black, Gold and White!

HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST YEARS 

2019 HIGHLIGHTS

King started out the year early preparing for the Prince Philip Games.  We had members competing at the Masters level as well as B and C levels.  One of our B riders filled in successfully at the A level at one event.  All the riders had fun whether they were beginners or seasoned riders.  As a fundraiser, King ran a successful food booth at the second meet.

In the Spring, King Pony club members attended the Can Am show at the Markham fairgrounds and had fun taking part in the exhibits, picking up all the free samples and watching all the shows included with admission. 

Early in the Fall, new riders successfully tried their tests and began their journey through the Pony Club levels.  Some experienced riders also completed their next level.  All in all, it was a successful testing season.  Also in the Fall, some families attended the annual COR Banquet and enjoyed food, dancing and fun.  The free Royal tickets distributed at the Banquet to the King Pony Club from COR were enjoyed by a couple of families.

2018 HIGHLIGHTS

Testing took place early this year to ensure that all of our riders were ready for the Prince Philip Games.  All riders were successful at the level being tested and some were so successful that they were told they were immediately ready for the next level.

Our riders who competed in the Prince Philip Games had a very enjoyable time.  There were riders in two levels and at the more advanced level,  two of our riders were on the winning team.   They were recognized at the Annual Banquet and received free tickets to the Royal Winter Fair.

Two fun social events that took place this year were the visit to the thoroughbred breeding farm and the visit to Woodbine Race Track.  Dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory topped off a fun day after the races.  The Banquet was a blast and all who attended had a great time.

2016 HIGHLIGHTS

This was a busy and fun-filled year - we competed successfully in the Prince Philip Games and many of our members upgraded their rider levels through testing.

(There is more information to follow, as we are presently updating this website.)

2011 HIGHLIGHTS

The King Pony Club continued to focus on the education and stable management components of Pony Club, as well as continued to keep up our fantastic results in a multitude of disciplines.

 

2010 HIGHLIGHTS

We had a great 2010 season. Members in 2010 tested to update their rider levels, plus:

 

 

2009 HIGHLIGHTS

After a brief hiatus in 2008, KPC returned stronger than ever in April 2009 with 15 members, with the support of a dedicated core of parent volunteers. We tested 8 of those riders right away, and attended a show jumping qualifier and finals. Two of members received year-end show jumping placing within the top twelve spots.

Three King riders participated in D Rally in 2009 and they came 2nd (Rebecca Gissing), 3rd (Kaitlyn Henderson) and 4th (Jennifer Hill)! What a great day.

Our 2009 Youth Representative Sarah Cowie graduated Pony Club in style, demonstrating true KPC spirit while riding alongside Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall on her longtime partner Majestic General, also known as Dexter, in the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Opening Ceremonies.

 

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Riley getting a Bath