Local riders shine in Pony Club’s Carolina Region Quiz Rally
CHARLOTTE—The spirited Carolina Region Quiz Rally competition of The United States Pony Clubs was held in Charlotte, North Carolina at Palisades Episcopal School on February 23rd. Nine teams from North and South Carolina competed at this Quiz Rally with forty-nine pony clubbers participating.
Quiz is a non-riding competition where Pony Club members show their knowledge of skills in horse management, rally competition rules, horse sports, and safety. In addition, this rally provides an opportunity for members to display and learn good sportsmanship, leadership, stewardship, and teamwork as they prepare, plan and cooperate with their teammates.
Palmetto Pony Club had members on two teams.
Alex McAllister (captain), 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin McAllister of Pamplico, SC is a C1.
Mary Elwyne Kennedy, 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kennedy of Florence, SC is a D3.
Coker Cutler, 13, daughter of Mr. Chris Cutler and Mrs. Nicole Swinehart, DVM of Rembert, SC is a D3.
This team placed first regionally in the Senior D Division. Alex McAllister placed first individually in the Senior D Division. Mary Elwyne Kennedy placed fifth individually in the Senior D Division.
Aubrey Blackmon, 8, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Blackmon of Hartsville, SC is a new member of Palmetto Pony Club and is unrated.
Aubrey competed on a scramble team with members of the Eno Triangle Pony Club.
This team placed second regionally in the Junior D Division.
The leader of Palmetto Pony Club is Patricia Palm, District Commissioner of Rembert, SC. There are approximately 8156 Pony Club members in 565 clubs and centers throughout the country. Along with an emphasis on helping its members learn to ride and care for horses, Pony Club promotes teamwork, a sense of responsibility, safety, good moral judgment and self-confidence. If you are interested in more information about Palmetto Pony Club, visit our Facebook page.
The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. (Pony Club) was founded in 1954 as a nonprofit national youth organization to teach riding and horsemanship through a formal educational program. Many of the nation’s top equestrians, including many of our Olympic team members and many business professionals, government leaders and career military officers, have roots in Pony Club. Members range in age from as young as 4 through age 25, and include adult members. There are approximately 10,000 members in 600 clubs and riding centers in 43 regions throughout the country www.ponyclub.org.