annual “Mega Rally,” June 15-18 at William Woods University. This is the second
year for WWU to host the competition for approximately 60 representatives from
Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and New Mexico.
compete in the disciplines of show jumping, dressage, eventing and tetrathlon (running, swimming, riding and marksmanship),” Melissa Purvis, district commissioner of the
local club, Hinkson Valley Pony Club, said.
their mounts. They are judged on their riding skills, their horse management
skills and sportsmanship,” Purvis said.
opportunities for instruction and competition in English riding, horse sports
and horse management for children and young adults up to 25 years of age. The
term “pony” reflects the age of the members, rather than the size of
the mount. Horses and ponies of many different breeds, shapes and sizes are
seen in Pony Club activities.
learn about feeding, shoeing, veterinary care and other areas of horse
management. Under adult supervision, the more experienced Pony Club members
instruct and assist younger members.
encouraged to work their way through the 10 stages of the progressive standards
of proficiency, which test knowledge and riding ability. Pony Club members who
attain the B, H-A, and A rating levels meet standards of competence that are
recognized throughout the horse world.