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Upcoming Unmounted Meeting Topics

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

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Congrats to our Champs Qualifiers!

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

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Timber Ridge Pony Club – May Meeting Minutes

Date – May 30, 2017 Minutes The meeting was held at the Marsh house. In attendance were members: Kyla, Amelia, Alex, Rachel, Anna, Bibi, Andria, HM Jean, In attendance were sponsors: Chris Sharp, Lara Marsh, Kim Salm, Cami Dykstra and Cornelia Lang. The meeting began at 8:30 pm. We first had a report from the

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Next Unmounted Meeting: May 30th

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

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Mounted and Unmounted Fun in Kentucky

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

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Sign-Up Online for Michelle Mercier Clinic

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 &

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April Sponsors Minutes (Provisional)

Date – April 26, 2017 Minutes The meeting was held at the Marsh house. In attendance were sponsors only: Chris Sharp, Lara Marsh, Kim Salm, Cami Dykstra and Cornelia Lang. The meeting began at 7:00 pm. Old Business: • Treasurer’s Report – Cami • February Mounted Meeting – February 11 (Amelia, Anna, Alex, Rachel, Kyla,

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Unmounted Meeting May 9th

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

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Certifications Paper Work Due May 3rd

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

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This week in Pony Club

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

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Certifications for June and October

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 –

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April 11th – Unmounted Meeting Reminder

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

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Photos from Mounted Meeting March 6

Hi everyone – Thanks to everyone for our awesome mounted meeting yesterday! Please remember to thank Barb and Curt. I failed to take very many photos. I posted the best ones on our site. You can see them here on our Photos page. If you have some to add, please email me and I will add them to

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Equine Therapy Opportunity

Kathryn Dorsey recently let me know of some equine therapy she is planning to get trained for and she wanted to share the opportunity with you. Here is what Kathryn said: I’m getting started with doing therapy animal visits, which includes visits with therapy ponies and therapy horses. The philosophy of You Are Your Animals

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QCPC Fun Show April 1st

Quad Cities Pony Club will be hosting a Fun Show on April 1st.  It will be held at New Kingdom Trailriders, 18929 81st St., Sherrard, IL 61281. Registration is due by March 25th.  All riders are welcome. Registration is required for combined tests, dressage-only, and stadium jumping only.  Trail classes do not require registration.  See

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New Website Address

Hi all – Pony Club changed a few things with their website hosting so yesterday I moved our website to a new “spot.” The new address is https://timberridgeponyclub.org. I’ll explain more about it the next time we meet. For those of you who make edits to this site, your login credentials remain the same. The

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Website Updates

GREAT mounted meeting last weekend! Thanks to Barb and Curt for letting us use their facility for free and to Andria for teaching. Beautiful weather and a great group of people! I updated the website with some photos (also photos from November certifications/clinic, Winter Camp, and the Tack Swap). You can see the photos here:

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Champs Festival Information

You may have seen this as well, but I thought I’d share for those of you who may be considering attending Festival in Lexington, KY in July. Here is what USPC is saying about what will be offered: The following Instruction topics are planned for Festival 2017: H-A Prep, H-B Prep Workshops, Masters Clinic with

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Reminder: Unmounted Meeting Tuesday and Schedule for Saturday

Here is the agenda for our unmounted meeting: February 7 Unmounted Meeting Agenda (PDF) Here is tentative schedule for Mounted Meeting Feb. 11th with Andria Pooley-Ebert at BCF: 12:00pm – 1:15pm – Rachel/Zip (flat only), Amelia/Muffin, Kyla/Cassudy 1:15pm – 2:30pm – Meg/NiHala, Jean/Murphy 2:30pm – 3:45pm – Alex/Bentley, Anna/Ben 3:45pm – 4:30pm – Meg/Treasure (private lesson)

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Resources for Lesson Planning

As you move up in your Certification levels, you will be required to teach unmounted and mounted lessons and to develop lesson plans. Here are some great resources for Upper Level Members to use in putting together lesson plans: http://pineridge.ponyclub.org/_A/Lessons_Frame.htm http://www.eventing.ponyclub.org/Lesson Plans.htm https://www.ponyclub.org/Instructors/LessonPlans/Default.aspx

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DEADLINE: Quiz Rally Registrations Due Feb. 1st

One week left to register! Quiz Rally is February 25 and 26. Please sign up NOW at: http://ncprponyclub.weebly.com/rally-entries.html. It is FREE because TRPC pays your fee. That’s a $55 savings and includes lunch on both Saturday and Sunday! Woot! Plus it’s always a good time. Here’s what you need to know to register: The form is two

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Quad Cities Fun Show April 1st

Mark your calendars now for the Quad Cities Pony Club Fun Show on April 1st. Here’s a QCPC Fun Show Flyer (PDF) with all the details. Great timing for getting some dressage and show jumping in before summer competitions! The Fun Show will be at Pinnacle Barn in Milan, IL. Download and print flyer to

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TRPC Mounted Meetings Now Scheduled

I’m happy to report that we have some mounted meetings scheduled now for TRPC! Please mark your calendars. The first three dates are CONFIRMED and already on the TRPC calendar on the website so if you have added that calendar to your personal calendar, you already have these dates. 🙂 February 11 – afternoon March

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January 2017 Pony Club Meeting Minutes (Provisional)

The meeting was held on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 7 pm the Dykstra residence. Members in attendance: Kyla, Amelia, Alex, Rachel, Anna, Evelyn, Jean (HM) Sponsors in attendance: Kim, Cami, Cornelia Secretary’s Report – Secretary shared copies of the minutes from last meeting and minutes were approved Treasurer’s Report • In progress; a few

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Schedule Update

Hello everyone! Sorry I missed the last unmounted meeting. I hope no one else got what I had… I hear it’s been going around. Trust me, it’s not fun. Sounds like you had a productive meeting. Just as a reminder, here is a bullet point list of things you need to know in the upcoming

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Pony Club IQ

You’ve probably seen this in your USPC email but just in case, I thought I’d point out a super online resource that you can use to test yourself on your horse management knowledge. It’s called Pony Club IQ. You need your USPC username and password to login. If you don’t know it, just go to

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December 2016 Pony Club Minutes

The meeting was held on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 7pm at the Salm’s House Members in attendance: Kayla, Kyla, Amelia, Alex, Rachel, Anna, Andria, Evelyn Sponsors in attendance: Kim Salm, Cyndi Bean, Sonya Heilmann, Chris Sharp, Cami B-D, Lara Marsh, Cornelia Lang Guests: younger siblings: Alea Bean, Andy Pooley-Ebert, and QCPC members: Anna Suhl and

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Next meeting – Dec. 13th

Hi everyone – Just a quick reminder that our next unmounted meeting is December 13th. Here are the details: Date and Time:  December 13, 2016, 7:00pm Location:  Salm’s home; 3995 Roberts RDG NE, Iowa City, IA 52240; phone 319-321-1250 Topic: We’ll start with some snacks (please bring anything to share) and then members will be

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October 2016 Timber Ridge Pony Club Minutes

Date, Place and Time: Tuesday, 11 October at Marsh house, Iowa City, IA, 7 pm Attending Sponsors: Cornelia Lang, Camille Bulkeley Dykstra, Lara Marsh, Sonya Heilmann (HM) Attending Members: Amelia, Rachel, Alex, Anna, Jean Walker (HM), Olivia Guests: Kyla and Kim Salm, Evelyn and Chris Sharp (1) The meeting was called to order and it

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TRPC Gear Links

Hi everyone – Most of you received the enewsletter but a few didn’t so I’m writing another post to test the process again. I thought I’d clear up my other email about the TRPC gear. There are two “sets” of items for sale at the following two links: http://www.customcat.com/campaign/trpccottonandpants http://www.customcat.com/campaign/trpc-gear Both links should work and both

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2017 HB – HA Seminar Series

The North Central Prairie Region of United States Pony Club is pleased to present a great series of learning opportunities this winter. Our HB-HA Seminar Series is designed to help prepare HB and HA Candidates for their certification testing. It’s also open to anyone who wants to learn more about horse management and health care.

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Timber Ridge Sponsors’ Meeting on February 9th 2016

Timber Ridge Pony Club Minutes (Provisional) Date, Place and Time: 9 February 2015 at Dykstra house, Iowa City, IA, 7 pm Attending Sponsors: Cornelia Lang, Camille Dykstra, Cyndi Bean Attending Members: Amelia, Kayla, Alex, Anna, Jean (1) The minutes were approved with no revisions. (2) Treasurer Report: there have been questions about reimbursement for activities.

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Timber Ridge Sponsors’ Meeting on January 12th, 2016

Timber Ridge Pony Club Minutes Date and Place: 12 January 2015 at Lang-Fallon house, Iowa City, IA Attending Sponsors: Cornelia Lang, Amy Luttinger, Lara Marsh, Camille Dykstra, Jean Walker, Cyndi Bean Attending Members: Amelia, Kayla, Alex, Rachel, Maija, Anna, Jean (1) The minutes were approved with no revisions. (2) Winter Camp was discussed. Four people

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Timber Ridge Pony Club Annual Meeting November 11, 2015

(revised minutes) Location: A potluck at Camille and Anna Dykstra’s house, Iowa City, IA The meeting opened at 7 pm. Attending Sponsors: Dianna Romanick, Camille Dykstra, Dana Oxley, Amy Luttinger, Lara Marsh, Cornelia Lang, Cyndi Bean The August Meeting minutes were approved. Treasurer’s Report: Dana presented a spreadsheet of our costs and expenses for 2015,

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Meeting August 7, 2015

Minutes, Timber Ridge Pony Club Sponsors Meeting on August 7, 2015 Location: Bent Creek Farm A brief meeting was held while members had lessons with Andria Pooley. The meeting opened at 1:11 pm. Attending: Sponsors: Dianna Romanick, Amy Luttinger, Camille Dykstra, Dana Oxley, Amy Luttinger, HMX: Erin Melloy, Sonya Heilmann*, Jean Walker *Sonya Heilmann is

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Sponsors Meeting, March 28, 2015

(Provisional) Location: Bent Creek Farm A very brief meeting was held while members had lessons with Andria Pooley. The meeting opened at 1:15 pm. Attending: Dianna Romanick, Amy Luttinger, Camille Dykstra, Andrew and Lara Marsh, Sonya Heilmann. At the meeting we discussed the upcoming mounted meetings, fund raising, how to spend the funds, summer camp,

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Minutes, Sponsors’ Meeting July 8, 2014

  Location: Winds Reach, Iowa City, IA Attending: Dianna Romanick, Amy Luttinger, Jennifer Lee, Lara Marsh The minutes of the last meeting were approved. Treasurer’s Report: (Updated Sept. 2014) Current checking balance: $3,452.94 + cash in bag: $10.45 for total of $3463.39. There are also $600 in checks that have not been deposited yet (a

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