Aiken County Pony Club
What is Pony Club?
Aiken County Pony Club (ACPC), the local division of the United States Pony Club (USPC) has been a presence in Aiken for close to 30 years. It has been educating and guiding young equestrians through the mission of the National Club which is to develop character, leadership, confidence and a sense of community in youth through a program that teaches the care of horses and ponies, riding and mounted sports. Members not only participate in all equestrian disciplines of riding but are also encouraged to further their knowledge in the fields of horse management, health, grooming and care. In addition to building a strong foundation of equine knowledge and horsemanship, Pony Club also promotes a strong sense of community involvement through volunteering at local horse shows and equine events. Members join the USPC, the Carolina Region and ACPC when joining a club. We participate in and plan “mounted and unmounted meetings” every month where riders will learn from local, high level instructors and also learn a ground component as well (such as vet knowledge, grooming techniques, horse management tips, etc.)
Aiken County Pony Club
Aiken County Pony Club (ACPC) was started in 1998 by Sporting Days owner Joannah Glass. ACPC has existed in various forms over the years and has blossomed into a vibrant and growing club with deep roots in Aiken’s Equestrian community. Each rider plays an important role in the club. Though they compete as individuals in yearly competitions (aka rallies), they work closely together all year long as a team in a spirit of comardarie and good sportsmanship. ACPC is part of a greater network of equestrians and sportsmen through the Regional and National Organizations.
What makes ACPC unique? ACPC has experienced growth in the last few years in large part because of the commitment of Professional Equestrians and Facility owners. Through this amazing network and the depth and breadth of the Aiken Equestrian community, ACPC members and their families have experienced unique opportunities available to no other clubs in the country, such as touring the facility of top esquestrian Doug Payne, meeting coach David O’Connor,being coached by Vista owner, Tom Caniglia, participating in rating prep clinics with top trainers Richard Lamb and Janna Ritacco, and experiencing monthly lessons with top riders including 4* Eventer Jenny Caras, top riders Caitlin Silliman, Mike Robins, and many more. The time is now! Come join in the fun and be part of this vibrant, growing club!
Our Fearless Leaders
Want To Help Aiken County Pony Club?
Many of us have experienced Pony Club first hand. So what better opportunity than to give back through a donation and help one of ACPC's very own attend Summer Riding Camp. Every donation helps us reach our goal of $3000 by June 1, 2018. Thank you in advance for your support, every little bit helps!