The mission of the United States Pony Clubs is to provide a program for youth that teaches riding, mounted sports, and the care of horses and ponies, thereby developing responsibility, moral judgment, leadership, and self-confidence.
Pony Club is one of the leading junior equestrian organizations in the world, represented throughout 30 countries. The United States has over 600 individual Clubs spread throughout 48 states and the Virgin Islands, with more than 12,000 members.
Pony Club provides opportunities for instruction and competition in English riding, horse sports and horse management for children and young adults up to 25 years of age. The term "pony" reflects the age of the members, rather than the size of the mount. Horses and ponies of many different breeds, shapes, and sizes are seen in Pony Club activities.
Each local club is a member of a region. The Tri-State Region governs clubs in Ohio, Western Pennsylvania & Northern West Virginia. The Region assists local clubs in hosting regional competitions, clinics and ratings and insures compliance with the goals and standards of the USPC.