Join Aiken County Pony Club!

What Are The Fees To Join?

The annual joining fee ($195 for 2018 new members) includes : $155 for USPC dues, $15 for Carolina Region (CRPC) dues; and $25 for ACPC dues. The dues enable the USPC program to function at all three levels: local, regional and national. The fees are annual and due by Dec 31 of each year. If participants register by November 15 of each year, they will receive a $10 registration early bird discount.

Once you are a member, the main costs associated with membership are:

Rally fees (they vary from rally to rally- Quiz rally is approximately $60 dollars to enter and if overnight stay is required, then costs associated with that are involved). The other rallies generally run $180 for rally entry, and then travel and overnight costs depending on the location. The club participates in fundraising events throughout the year to help defray costs.

How Do I Join Aiken County Pony Club?

In order to join Aiken County Pony Club you just need to follow these three very simple steps!

  1. Complete a 2018 USPC application – Just click the “Join” link in our menu to get the application form.
  2. Write one check made out to Aiken County Pony Club for $195
  3. Deliver your application and check together by mail or to an Aiken County Pony Club DC or Board Member. This information can be found on our “About” page. If you send in by mail please mail to: ACPC, PO BOX 7171, AIken SC 29804

 

What Equipment And Apparel Do I Need To Get Started?

Below is the “needed equipment” for all rallies. It can be a little daunting, so don’t worry, we will help you through it. Contact a board member for help or suggestions!

When you join, you will need to purchase an ACPC polo and saddle pad. All items will be available shortly on our web store page through AHH Sunshine in Aiken. We will send out an email when the web store is up and running. Additional apparel such as hats, bags, t-shirts, and great gift ideas will also be available on the store!

Needed Rally Equipment:

You need the equipment that says “per mount (i.e., for each horse)” and “per competitor (i.e., for each rider).” The remaining equipment is provided by the team most of it via the “team trunks” which have already been assembled prior to the rally.

You are required to have all of the items below for each rally.

Individual Equipment Needed (Must Be Provided By Rider)

Grooming Kit(s) Per Mount

  • Hoof Pick
  • Rub Rag
  • Dandy Brush (hard bristles)
  • Body Brush (soft bristles)
  • Wet Wipes  or 2 sponges marked “dock” and “face”
  • Rubber or Plastic currycomb (capable of cleaning brushes)
  • Body Sponge
  • Scraper
  • Wash Bucket- Marked “Wash Only”

Individual Equipment – Per Competitor

  • Rider Numbers
  • Saddle Racks
  • Bridle Racks (one per bridle)
  • Boot Trees for Tall Leather Boots (leg & toe)

Feeding Equipment – Per Mount

(Only applies for Overnight Rallies)

  • Rider Numbers
  • Feed Charts (posted in feed area)
  • Feed Measure  (pre-packaged or scale or scoop/ can)
  • Appropriate Feed Storage
  • Heavy Duty Feed Tub
  • Top Off Bucket ( filled &left outside stall at night in tack room or feed room during day)
  • Salt Block (loose salt acceptable; note on feed chart)

Team Equipment Needed (Provided By Team)

Human First Aid Kit – Per Team (Easily Accessible)

  • 1 Extra Medical Armband with blank USPC Medical Card
  • Band-aids
  • Triple Antibiotic Cream
  • 3 Pair Latex or Vinyl Gloves
  • Sunscreen
  • Human Bug Spray

Utility Kit – Per Team

  •  Hammer
  • Nails
  • Screwdriver
  • Pliers
  • Jack Knife (capable of cutting through rope)
  • Leather Punch
  • Thumb Tacks
  • Duct Tape
  • Two Pony Club Pins

Extra Equipment – Per Team

  • 2 Extra Lead Ropes, One w/ Chain Shank
  • Halter(s) (adjustable)
  • Complete Bridle(s) with Bit(s)
  • Girth(s)
  • Pair Stirrup Leathers & Irons
  • 2 Rubber Boots for Peacock Irons (if peacock irons are used)

Equine First Aid Kit – Per Team (Easily Accessible)

  • Petroleum Jelly
  • Digital Thermometer (or Veterinary Thermometer with Thong & Clip)
  • Liniment
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Antimicrobial or Antiseptic Scrub
  • Tropical Antibacterial or Antimicrobial or Antibiotic Agent
  • 4″ Sterile Wound Dressing
  • 1 Roll Gauze (2″ min width)
  • 1 lb Roll 12″ Absorbent Cotton
  • 2 Flexible Stretch Adhesive/ Cohesive Bandage
  • Bandage Scissors (capable of cutting bandage)
  • 1 Roll Adhesive Tape (1″ min width)
  • 4 Leg Bandages with Appropriate Padding for 4 Stable Wraps

Cleaning Equipment – Per Team

  • Manure Fork or Shovel
  • Rake or Broom
  • Manure Basket or Wheelbarrow

Tack Cleaning Kit – Per Team

  • Plain Bar Soap
  • Tack Oil or Conditioner
  • Saddle Soap
  • Metal Polish
  • Tack Sponge
  • Cleaning Cloths
  • Drying Baskets for Sponges
  • Boot Hocks (if tall boots are used)
  • Boot Jack (if tall boots are used)

Tack Room Equipment – Per Team

  • Team/ Individual Identification (Posted by entrance)
  • Flashlight (hung by entrance)
  • Charged Fire Extinguisher – Type A or ABC (hung by entrance)
  • Notice Board
  • Trash Container
  • USPC HM Handbook & Rules for Rallies (current and complete)
  • Discipline Rulebook (current & complete)

Extra Polocrosse Equipment – Per Team

  • Extra Racket
  • Breastplate(s)
  • 2 Pair Boots or Bandages
  • 2 Pair Bell Boots

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!

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.

Contact Us

803.574.2707 aikencountyponyclub@gmail.com PO box 7171, Aiken SC 29804