Regional Instructional Coordinator
|Ellen Fischer RIC|
Ellen has been active in the Tri-State Region since 1973 when after graduating from college with a degree in Physical Education she became Jt DC of Dutch Fork Hunt Pony Club as well as Whipper-In for the Hunt. She became Master of Foxhounds for DFH in 1976. Pony Club involvement has included, CHMJ, HMO, TD, Dressage Judge at Unrecognized Events, Committee member for Upper Level Testing and D & C Standards as well as being a National Examiner (30 years this year). According to Ellen, the highlight of her Pony Club activities was being honored at the Jubilee Celebration in 2004 as a “Legend” one of 212 people chosen from over 5000 nominations for service to Pony Club for a minimum of 25 years.
Outside of Pony Club Ellen spent five years as Executive Director of Peace Point Equestrian Center where duties included organizing IHSA, IDA & and IEA Horseshows, PRCA Rodeos, AERC Endurance Rides and Team Roping. In 2007, Peace Point hosted RFD-TV’s Best of America By Horseback. Peace Point was also one of the first Pony Club Riding Centers. Ellen also served as Interim Director of Equine Studies at Bethany College while it was partnered with Peace Point and helped in developing the Equine Program at Bethany College.
Growing up in New York State Ellen had a brief involvement with Golden’s Bridge Hounds Pony Club but without a horse she was unable participate in club activities. This is one of the reasons Ellen tries to provide horses for members of Peace Point Pony Club so they can have the opportunity she did not. While attending High School Ellen rode at Salem View Farm which was conveniently located next to her High school and run by George Morris. Foxhunting and Eventing followed college and today she participates in Cowboy Mounted Action Shooting. Ellen is still raising horses and one thing remains constant she is still actively involved in Pony Club, once again as a Joint District Commissioner.