Welcome to Talbot Run Pony Club Riding Center
Talbot Run Pony Club Riding Center is excited to be one of Maryland’s largest Pony Club Riding Centers.. Robin Petrasek, our Pony Club instructor is a graduate H Pony Clubber and looks forward to working with all our Pony Clubbers to help them grow both as riders and horse lovers. Michelle Snyder, an HB member is our co instructor and teaches our D1s and D2s. We also bring in outside clinicians to enhance our instructional program.
The Talbot Run Riding Center Program includes 2 mounted lessons per month plus unmounted meetings as scheduled and weekly during Quiz prep. Lessons concentrate on working on rating standards for riding – including riding on the flat and jumping. Unmounted lessons will cover a variety of topics including horse anatomy, veterinary care, bandaging, nutrition, competition rules, farm management and developing future leadership and teaching skills. We also participate in the USPC Badge Program at the D level.
Pony Club Riders have the opportunity to participate in rallies throughout the spring, summer and fall. Currently we compete in Quiz, Games, Show Jumping, Eventing, Tetrathalon, Polocrosse and Dressage. We have sent TRRC riders to Pony Club National Championships in Tryon North Carolina and Lexington, Virginia in Show Jumping, Dressage and Quiz.
$165 – All Pony Clubbers must join the United States Pony Club (USPC).
$60 per month – Talbot Run fees for lessons and unmounted instruction. This fee is ongoing and due whether or not you attend all activities.
$50 (approx.) – Rating fee (Periodic depending on progress)
$25 – Regional Dues to Capital Region
? – Rally costs including additional practices depending on discipline – Each participant is responsible.
Talbot Run polo shirt – for ratings and rallies
D Manual and Badge Handbook– can be purchased from Pony Club website
Pony Club Pin – provided by USPC
Medical Arm Band or id bracelet
We have a strong, supportive group of parent volunteers who work to fundraise and implement our program. We are proud of our riders and our multi-faceted program!