Hi everyone – A few updates: I finally uploaded some new photos to the website. Check them out at https://timberridgeponyclub.org/photos/. If you have some to share, please email me! I updated the photos of the TRPC Cross-Country jumps since the last photos I took were prior to all the work the club did to stain
We decided to measure and photograph the XC jumps we have at Bent Creek Farm. I put them up on the website so that we all can see what we have. I’ll replace some of these photos after we get the jumps all stained and weed whacked but for now, check them out on the
I am ready for this rain to end. Right. Now. Like, right now. The ground has been too wet for horse lovers to do much outside. But hopefully conditions will improve and we’ll be able to enjoy some more sunny days! The ones we’ve had have been SO wonderful! Here’s a quick update on what’s
I have finally updated some photos on the website! Please check out overall photos at https://timberridgeponyclub.org/ and our albums at https://timberridgeponyclub.org/photos/. If you have photos from recent mounted meetings, please send them to me as I would love to add them! We are finally kicking off the 2019 season after a long and bitter winter.
Hello everyone – Just a quick reminder that we have some cool TRPC gear (clothes, accessories, bags) for sale online at our Store. These make great gifts! A few things to note: I had to remove items that used a screen print of our logo as they were blurry. We now have embroidered items only
We held our annual work day at Bent Creek Farm on Saturday, October 20th and held a tack sale as well and both were a big success! Thank you to everyone who donated time or items. I was especially glad to see multiple weed whackers at work! Watching the kids work together to clean tack
Please save the date! We’ll be having a Tack Sale at Bent Creek Farm on October 20th. Start saving items you’d like to sell and plan to come shop! We’ll have many great things to peruse such as: Clothing Breeches Boots Horse boots Blankets Buckets Various pieces of tack and more!
We’ve had much success the first few weeks of our weekly mounted lessons (which also include an unmounted component). So far the topics have been bandaging (done for two lessons), TPR/cooling out, and polo wraps. Thanks to Andria for organizing these! We have the following weekly lessons scheduled: Friday, August 3rd – 8am Friday, August
Hello everyone! Please mark your calendars, register, and share this widely! We have two mounted clinics coming up. In August we are bringing in Jane McDowell and in September we’ll have Michelle Mercier. We’ll have options for private or group lessons. Pony Club members pay special pricing but we welcome non-Pony Clubbers so please invite
Happy June! Here are a few things that have been going on plus a list of “save-the-date” events coming up! May (photos click here) On May 1st, we had an unmounted meeting taught by Joel Edge from Purina. Joel talked about equine nutrition, gave us some great handouts, and guided us in some fabulous discussion
Our April Mounted Meeting with be with former Pony Clubber, Bailey Gilbert! Read about her and register today. Lessons will be at Bent Creek Farm. And don’t forget our unmounted meeting on April 17th at the Marsh house at 7pm. See you at the barn!
Happy (almost) Spring! It’s that time of year when the boots get muddy, you fall on the ice, you wear shorts, and you wear your stocking cap…all in the same day. I wanted to let you know of a few things coming up in April and beyond. Please mark your calendars. April 7 – Standards
Mark your calendars for the afternoon of March 24th at Bent Creek Farm! It promises to be a great afternoon of learning for everyone! We will have Andria Pooley-Ebert teaching mounted lessons and Emma Schmitz teaching unmounted. One group will ride while the other group does unmounted and then we’ll switch. If we end up
Congratulations to Evelyn Greimann and Amelia Lang-Fallon, members of a combined team with Quad Cities Pony Club at last weekend’s North Central Prairie Region Quiz Rally. Their team got 1st Place! Way to go!
Our first unmounted meeting of 2018 has changed locations. We’ll now meet at the Marsh house (address below). The topic is fever and signs of illness (in horses…). 🙂 Tuesday, February 20th 7:00pm Marsh’s house (2925 Orchard View Ln NE, Iowa City, 52240) Sponsors will have a sponsor’s meeting while members meet for their education.
I hope everyone and their ponies are enjoying the sun! I will be placing an order with the Shop Pony Club website (https://shopponyclub.org/) on Monday, January 29th. If there’s anything you want, let me know and we can split shipping costs among all who order. If you are thinking about spring or fall certifications, flash
Happy New Year everyone! Please mark your calendars for our first unmounted meeting of 2018. We’ll meet: Tuesday, February 20th 6:00pm Salm’s house Kim will be emailing everyone about the topic soon. Also, registration is now open for Quiz Rally. As a reminder, TRPC will pay your registration fee of $55 for Quiz! To register,
Here are the handouts from Andria’s Clipping 101 Unmounted Meeting from September 12, 2017. Clipping 101 Power Point Slides (PDF) Clipping 101 Tips (PDF) Great Clips Tips (PDF) Clipping Tools Essentials (PDF) What you need to know about blanketing (PDF)
Tons of scholarship options and helpful advice on how to use your Pony Club experience in your college and scholarship essays. Not every college applicant will be able to talk about the leadership, volunteerism, work ethic, and equine experience that Pony Clubbers can. Keep this in mind all you future collegians! Visit the Pony Club
We could maybe use our work at Catalpa for this award. What do you think? “The Brookfield Conservation Award is named in honor of the historic Brookfield Farm near Lexington, KY. The original parcels of Brookfield were received from the British monarchy in the late 1700s. In 2000 Brookfield was placed in the Bluegrass Conservancy
“The United States Pony Clubs, Inc., offers cultural exchanges in many disciplines. The experience affords each participant a new cultural, educational experience, often with a competitive team endeavor, whether hosted in the United States or abroad. Most exchange trips last a couple of weeks. Members travel with their team and stay with a host family
This post highlights the opportunity for Pony Club members who are interested in Hunter Seat Equitation to participate in the Emerging Athletes Program (EAP) as part of the U.S. Hunter Jumper Assocation (USHJA). Here’s a short description: “USHJA applauds the importance that the USPC places on horsemanship and education, and the success its members have
Announcing the new Timber Ridge Pony Club online store! Now you can shop anytime, all year, right on our website. All proceeds from sales go to support TRPC activities. Every order is processed online through a third party (Custom Cat) and shipped directly to you. Are you looking for a specific item you don’t see?
For the next few posts, I’m going to be highlighting various perks and benefits that are available to Pony Club members that you may not yet know about! Please check these out on the Pony Club website. If you want help applying for any of these, let me know. The first one I’m going to
Here is the schedule for Sunday’s mounted clinic. Auditors are welcome to join us for free! See you at the barn!
Thank you to everyone who helped at the Tack Swap and Work Day this past Saturday! We had a good turnout at the tack swap (though of course we have leftovers to sell next time!) and we did an amazing job working at Bent Creek! Specifically, the team accomplished the following: Regrade/clean indoor arena pull
Please sign up today! We are excited to welcome Brynna Jovanovich for a mounted clinic on October 8th! Read all the details and find out how to register by clicking here. See you at the barn!
We are excited to welcome Brynna Jovanovich for a mounted clinic on October 8th! Read all the details and find out how to register by clicking here. See you at the barn!
Last year, we attended the Kirkwood Tack Swap but discovered that we sold most of our items amongst ourselves! So this year we are having a tack swap at BCF in conjunction with a work day at BCF to show our appreciate for all they do for us. Here are some details about the Tack
Our next unmounted meeting will be September 12th. Mark your calendars now! Here are the details: September 12, 2017 at 7:00pm Salm’s house at 3995 Roberts Ridge NE, Iowa City, IA 52240 Topic: Blanketing tips and guidelines; clipping your horse for winter months Bring: snack to share Sponsors: we will meet while members have unmounted
Reminder: the deadline to sign-up for the August 19th Mounted Meeting is this Sunday. Please go to the sign-up page to register. Thanks! Also, our next unmounted meeting is Tuesday, September 12th, at 7pm.
Our next mounted meeting will be on August 19, 2017 at Bent Creek Farm. Andria will be instructing. Please visit https://timberridgeponyclub.org/calendar/august-mounted-meeting/ to register. This is open to non-members as well so feel free share. Registration deadline is August 12th. See you at the barn!
During the week of July 17, 2017, Timber Ridge Pony Club had four of our members competing at the United States Pony Club National Championships. Every three years, this event is held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. After the championships are done, there is a “Festival” of mounted and unmounted educational workshops
Congratulations Maija Luttinger and Kayla Bean, our members who recently passed their HB certification! The testing was held over the weekend of July 7, 2017 in Carlock, IL. To earn the certification, Maija and Kayla had to pass multiple examinations that tested their horsemanship skills and equine knowledge. The HB certification is very difficult to
The following is Kayla Bean’s land conservation project. She did this as part of the steps necessary to be eligible for getting her HB Certification. What a fantastic project! Way to go, Kayla! For my H-B conservation project, I volunteered to do maintenance work at a local equine campground & trails, at Matsell Bridge Park
Abby and Kyla gave a great presentation for our last unmounted meeting on Wednesday, June 28th. The topic was heat illness, both for the horse and the rider. Here are some links to information they handed out: Heat Illness in Horses (their PowerPoint presentation saved as a PDF) 10 Hot Weather Horse Care Tips (PDF)
Reminder: We have an unmounted meeting this Wednesday, June 28th, at the Marsh House (2925 Orchard View Ln NE, Iowa City, 52240) Here’s a list of the awesome unmounted topics Kim put together for the rest of the year: June 28: Hot weather horse care and recognizing the signs of heat stroke (this is our July
We had several TRPC-ers attempting to qualify for championships this past week at the North Central Prairie Region Rallies. It was a TRPC sweep as everyone qualified! Here’s who I have for champs qualifiers: Kayla Bean – Quiz Kyla Salm – Quiz Andria Pooley-Ebert – Dressage 2nd Level Anna Dykstra – Dressage 1st Level Rachel
Thank you to Anna and Alex for sharing all their Rally Tips and Tricks at our unmounted meeting on May 30th. Here’s a link to their presentation. Rallies 101 (Google Slides link)
Here is the tentative schedule for the June 3rd certification. This is subject to change. Download June 3rd Certification Schedule (PDF).
Our next unmounted meeting will be Tuesday, May 30th, at the Marsh house. Anna and Alex will present an introduction to rallies for both parents and members. Topic to be covered include: How rally teams are made What rally teams do together vs what each team member does separately The role of the team captain
In case you didn’t see it, USPC emailed the following this week about all the opportunities for mounted and unmounted workshops at Kentucky during Champs/Festival this year. Festival Education MOUNTED Instruction will be two days only, July 23rd and 24th. The disciplines available to choose from are: Cross Country, Dressage, Show Jumping, Games, Polocrosse, Distance
We have a very exciting opportunity coming up in June! Michelle Mercier will be here June 4th for a clinic. Here’s a bit about Michelle: Michelle has won numerous awards from the United States Eventing Association at the regional level & placed on national leaderboards. She is a long-time member of the Illinois Dressage &
Our next unmounted meeting will be May 9th at 7:00pm and the Salm’s house: 3995 Roberts Ridge NE Iowa City, IA 52240 The topic will probably be parasites. Kim will be leading. Please bring your notebooks and a snack to share. You get extra bonus points if your snack has a parasite theme. 🙂 There
Just in time for summer! Check out this summer-ready TRPC gear and orders yours today! The club gets a big percentage of the profits. http://www.customcat.com/campaign/trpcgear2017 Sale ends soon so take a look!
Certifications are coming up June 3rd followed by a clinic on June 4th (read more here). If you are certifying, please have your Intent Form AND your Checklist Form filled out and signed by your instructor and then turned in to me by May 3rd. These forms are on the Forms and Standards page. Let
As you may have heard, our club and the Quad Cities Pony Club are jointly helping Ali Hayford put on the Catalpa Schooling Show which will be May 28th. In return for our help, we get a share of the proceeds so this is an excellent fund raising opportunity! This Saturday, April 22nd, there is
Three events happening this week for TRPC! Unmounted meeting: Tuesday, April 11, 7pm Click here for more information (note that parents are not meeting during this time) Mounted meeting: Saturday, April 15, REGISTER NOW; schedule will be announced once everyone has signed up. DEADLINE to sign-up is Wednesday, April 12th by end of day. Parents
I’m excited to let you know we have confirmed an examiner for our June certification/clinic and our October certification/clinic. June 3 – Certification with Michelle Mercier, Graduate B Pony Clubber (more about her below) June 4 – Clinic with Michelle Mercier October 7 – Certification with Brynna Jovanovich (more about her below) October 8 –
Thank you Kim Salm for hosting our next unmounted meeting: Pesky Parasites and Deworming Strategies 7:00pm – 8:30pm 3995 Roberts Ridge NE, Iowa City, IA 52240 Sponsors will NOT meet (instead we will meet April 15th at the mounted meeting) Please bring a snack to share! Also, the calendar has been updated with unmounted topics