President’s Cup U.S. Pony Club Mounted
Pony Club Mounted Games competitions have been a part of Fair Hill International for years. Nationally, the USPC games program was created to provide reinforcement of the riding skills taught through pony club but in the more relaxed environment of the games field. Games players often become more confident riders as they learn balance from having to vault on and off their ponies as well as lean down to grab cups, toss bean bags into buckets and thread needles through tiny holes... all while galloping at top speeds.
Participants in the annual President’s Cup are
selected at the Pony Club National Championships held in July. The top
teams, made up of five ponies and riders, are then invited to compete
at Fair Hill for the President’s Cup trophy.
The lone representative from the Free State was Stephen
Pancrazio of Boyds. Stephen played as part of the Lucky Charms team
from Virginia, New York and Capitol regions along with Margot Miller,
Madeline Waalach and Olivia Borta. Their team finished in third place.