A member in good standing:
- Is a paid and current member
- Has paperwork complete - medical & activity releases and coggins in clubs' possession
- Regularly participates in club activities such as mounted meetings, unmounted meetings, education groups, rallies and volunteer activities. Participation allowances will be made for members who are away at college.
- Behaves, and has parents who behave, in a manner that is consistent with the United States Pony Club (USPC) Code of Conduct as follows:
USPC is proud of its reputation for good sportsmanship, horsemanship, teamwork and well-behaved members. The USPC and the organizers and officials of USPC Activities/Rallies expect appropriate behavior from all competitors, parent(s) and others participating in any USPC Activity/Rally.
Inappropriate behavior is, but not limited to:
- Possession, use, or distribution of any illegal drugs or alcohol
- Profanity, vulgar language or gestures
- Harassment – using words or actions that intimidate threaten or persecute others
- Abusing a horse
Ascribes to the USPC pledge as follows:
The Pony Club Pledge:
As a member of the United States Pony Clubs, I stand for the best in sportsmanship as well as in horsemanship. I shall compete for the enjoyment of the game well played and take winning or losing in stride, remembering that without good manners and good temper, sport loses its cause for being. I shall endeavor to maintain the best tradition of the ancient and noble skill of horsemanship, always treating my horse with consideration due a partner.
Visit the USPC Member in Good Standing Policy as well.