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    RHPC kids present Paper Chase proceeds to our friends at the Willistown Conservation Trust
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    Beautiful gifts
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    Grace O receives the "D" award from Mrs. Wicas at the RHPC annual picnic. Congrats!
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    RHPC D Campers enjoying the accommodations at Fair Hill
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    RHPC superstars of eventing!
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    Our fierce Horseless Rally team!
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    RHPC gives back by donating its 2015 Paper Chase proceeds to the Willistown Conservation Trust
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    Getting ready for rally season at unmounted meetings
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    Winter 2015 RHPC fox hunters
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    Pony Clubbers having a lesson with international eventer Ryan Wood.
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    A gorgeous day for the 2015 RHPC Chase for Conservation
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    RHPC's 2015 Tet Rally Team
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    Gigi, Mary and Nat ready for action!
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    Arena Play Day 2018
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    RHPC Drill Team at the Hunt Tea
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    Amanda on her way to a 1st place event team win at the NAJRYC
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    Amelia and Penny taking a fence at the RHPC Jumper Show
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    Nathalie and Debina in harmony
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    Christina and Miley in perfect form at the Jumper Show
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    Juliana and Opie on the Derby Course.
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    Thanks to our sponsors and Mrs. Sharkey for our beautiful division awards.
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    Thanks to all of our volunteers who made our grounds spectacular for our Jumper Show
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    Nate is Great! with Carter
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    Lex, Amelia and Sammy dressed to kill at USPC Champs!
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    RHPC Quiz kids rock!
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    Dedicated parents at USPC Champs
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    RHPC kids excel in USEA finals!
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    RHPC Paper Chase participants and volunteers
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    RHPC's Paper Chase proceeds benefit Willistown Conservation Trust
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    A well deserved treat awaited horses and ponies at the finish line of the 2014 Chase for Conservation
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    Congratulations Morgan for receiving the Founders Award for best Pony Club score at the RHHT!
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    Julianna and Pony Club teammates take Gold at Pony Finals!
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    Owen and Lexie working with Cherie on teaching skills
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    Lexie working on her teaching requirement
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    Everyone rides at the RHPC Easter Egg Hunt!
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    This is where Easter Eggs hide for RHPC kids
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    This is how we roll! RHPC kids get ready for 1st annual Easter Egg Hunt
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    Non-Q Winners Carly, Gelsey, Nathalie & Larissa
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    Congratulations to High Point D rider at Rally Nathalie
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    Qualifying Event Rally participants at the Plantation Field Horse Trials
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    RHPC Row at the Jumper Show
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    Young PC members and their advisors learn the ropes at Horseless Rally
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    A sold out clinic with Daniel Steward hosted by RHPC
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    RHPC members learn fitness from Daniel Stewart
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    Pony Club riders and volunteers donate paper chase proceeds to WCT
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    The USPC spirit - Sofia pitching in!
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    Gwen helping out - that's the PC spirit!
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    Where's your pony Ken?
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    Super Mario girls!
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    Event Rally competitors after a fun day.
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    RHPC kids foxhunt too!
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    Adare heading into dressage at Event Rally
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    Event Rally participants walk the SJ course.
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    Diana and Shadow sparkle at Event Rally
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    Nathalie and Cookie ready for dressage at Event Rally
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    Congrats to the RHPC Champs team! Gwyn, Lexie, Gabbie, Christina & Amelia.
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    Lexie prepares with Quiz members Amelia and Christina
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    Gywn, Lexie and teammates take HM!
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    Gabbie takes a fence at USPC Champs
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    The end of a long day at Rally
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    Sweet Dreams Drew
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    Diana and Adare at Show Jumping Rally
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    Bella and Angie at Show Jumping Rally
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    Prima in perfect form at Show Jumping Rally
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    Thanks to Mrs. Lee for our beautiful USPC jump!
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    Gabbie and Bojangles at Show Jumping Rally
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    Our future Pony Clubber is already riding at Devon!
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    A beautiful tailgate prepared by Mrs. Sharkey and Mrs. Lowther.
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    Come have fun with the RHPC gang.
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    RHPC at the Radnor Races
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    Gelsey, Owen Katherine and Diana enjoy the RHPC Paper Chase
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    Katherine and Lexus at Devon
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    Our dedicated RHPC parents.
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    Derby takes a fence in the pony jumpers.
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    Congratulations to our Champions
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    Dressage Rally Quiz champs Gwyn and Amelia
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    Radnor Grey Team members Christina and Gabbie
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    Congratulations to all of our RHPC participants!
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Rally Information for Parents and Participants

by Sharon Jones

Rallies require a serious time commitment of the pony clubbers and their parents. Going to a rally is like sending your child and pony to camp. You will feel like you are packing for a week but it only lasts one day. But what a fun day it can be. It is not a day of play but of working together as a team, competing as an individual while developing responsibility and camaraderie.

Parents are needed to be "in the know" about the rally details because it might fall on your shoulders to locate or buy equipment or supplies that have disappeared from the team tack rooms set up by Pony Club (we reimburse you.), arrange trailering, help your child get to the recommended two rally team meetings, make sure the pony your child uses has water buckets and a hay net full of hay. Most of all, you and your Pony Clubber need to be working with the other parents and teammates to allocate responsibility for the collection of supplies from the Pony Club storage spot, packing the supplies & equipment in your vehicles, unloading and having team members set up their tack rooms at rally, plus taking down and returning the tack room equipment to the storage spot for the next team to use. It is primarily the stable manager’s job to help the team get this in order, but since the stable manager doesn’t drive, you are needed.

Parents need to understand that if they borrow a trailer for the day and ponies are to be in the trailer or tied to it, the towing vehicle must stay attached throughout the day. A pony can overturn a trailer if it is not attached to the towing vehicle. Most of the time teams try to find an extra trailer to use as the tack room. This trailer is only for people and does not have to be attached to the tow vehicle.

THE LATEST NEWS FROM RALLY ORGANIZERS IS THAT PONIES ARE TO START RALLY INSIDE THEIR TRAILERS, BE UNLOADED BY THE HORSE MANAGEMENT JUDGES OR C LEVEL PONY CLUBBERS WHEN THEY NEED TO GET READY FOR THEIR FORMAL INSPECTIONS. AFTER THE PONIES HAVE SETTLED IN, THE CHIEF HORSE MANAGER WILL GIVE THE WORD ON WHEN PONIES CAN BE TIED TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE TRAILER. D’S MUST HAVE SOMEONE ELSE UNLOAD THEIR PONIES. YOUR STABLE MANAGER SHOULD BE OK. BEFORE THE RALLY IS THE TIME TO FIND OUT HOW YOUR PONY LOADS AND TIES. LET YOUR STABLE MANAGER KNOW ABOUT YOUR PONY’S HABITS.

LEARN NOW HOW TO TIE SAFETY RELEASE KNOTS!!!!!!! 

Last but not least, parents and Pony Clubbers need to know the golden rule at rally: There shall be NO UNAUTHORIZED ASSISTANCE!!!! Even before a rally it is unfair if a parent cleans the tack or washes a pony for a Pony Clubber. Another child may be doing their own work and probably won’t do as through a job as a parent. Pony Clubbers are competing against each other. Let them do it. They are going to rally, not you. On the other hand, there is nothing wrong with giving help to show someone the ropes and get them started. Nevertheless, making your own mistakes and having the Stable Management Judge at rally correct & advise you may be more memorable then having your parents do so.

Another part of UNAUTHORIZED ASSISTANCE is coaching by parents, teachers or friends who are not part of the rally. A teammate can give another teammate advice, but for instance, you cannot remind a competitor to run-up their stirrups, or grab the mane over a jump.

As soon as a little time for unpacking equipment is allowed, once the rally begins, parents and all others except officials of pony club and competitors are NOT ALLOWED IN THE TRAILER AREA UNTIL THE END OF RALLY. Your child could be given heavy penalty points for having unauthorized assistance. Once you and your child understand that their are other people watching out for safety and welfare (the PC officials), some of the pressure to say things is off. Yet, there is still that urge to remind them of little details. If you remind your child of these things during competition you are giving your child an unfair advantage over another. On occasion you may not know all the facts and could even be giving bad advice. Most of us have the same instincts as you do. As we get more experienced with this format we realize that our kids find it amusing that we are not allowed to visit and pester them with our usual comments.

They ride by us sometimes thinking its a great joke to torture their parents who can only tell them good luck and here is some lunch money.

Don’t feel that there is no one to help at rally. Except for Games Rally, only D-2’s and up are allowed to rally where their horses are more separated between the trailer area, warm-up area, and competition area. Games is held more in one arena and ponies and riders close nearby. This is helpful because D-2’s have more expertise to handle the responsibility of horse management along with riding than would D-1’s or Unrated riders. Each team has a stable manager to help and teammates should pitch in to help each other as well. On top of that we have a crew of Horse Management Judges who travel up and down the trailer area giving hints, warding off problems, and monitoring the trailer area. Pony Clubbers should always take their problems to the Horse Management Judges when needed. Sometimes the problems are personal or emotional along with the reality of a horse to take care of and a schedule and jobs to do.

Parents are also not allowed to dispute scores or be involved it the judging. Responsible people are doing that. Also, little point here and there is not the overall deciding mark in the total score of a team’s performance. Sometimes mistakes do happen. Sometimes a score is not changed in the way you want. There is an official way for team captains only to relay the inquiry and or protest in the judging., Parents are not privy to this. That does not mean that Pony Club is not interested in your feelings or opinions. Maybe something can be improved for the next rally. So do speak of your concerns to your D.C. , or R.S.(regional supervisor)

Now, on with the show and have a rewarding experience!

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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.

Joining RHPC

Are you interested in joining Radnor Hunt Pony Club?

Please contact Radnor Hunt Pony Club’s District Commissioner – Debi Rogers at the link on the "Who's Who" page or email her at RadnorHuntPC@gmail.com and she will be happy to help you!  For more information for the United States Pony Club about the pony club program, please click here: http://www.ponyclub.org.

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Facility Usage

If you are NOT an RHPC member but would like to use the RHPC facilities WHICH INCLUDE:

  • TWO FENCED ARENAS – ONE EQUIPPED WITH LIGHTS FOR EVENING USE
  • A DRESSAGE RING
  • A WARM-UP RING
  • CROSS COUNTRY OBSTACLES THROUGHOUT OUR 17 ACRES OF CONSERVED LAND
  • 2 GRAVELLED WASH STALLS
  • WATER ACCESS WEATHER PERMITTING
  • TRAILER PARKING WHILE RIDING ON THE GROUNDS

THEN

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