Want to support RVPC?
There are two ways to financially support RVPC:
1. If you shop at Kroger, please contact Ellen for a Kroger gift card you can use any time you shop at Kroger for groceries or gas. You send Ellen a check for $10 and she will send you a Kroger gift card loaded with $10. Then you load however much you want however often you want, and Kroger will donate 5% of every dollar you load to RVPC!
2. Sponsor a class or division at our Spring Frolic. Here's the form to use: Spring Frolic Sponsorship Form.
Thanks so much for your support! Funds go towards paying for instruction for our members.
About Roanoke Valley Pony Club
Roanoke Valley Pony Club is affiliated with United States Pony Clubs and serves the Roanoke and New River valleys of southwest Virginia. We have members who live in Roanoke, Salem, Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and surrounding areas. We have most of our mounted meetings at Green Hill Park Equestrian Center in Salem, and our unmounted meetings are held in members' homes or local educational locations. We have unmounted meetings every week or two from January through March, and mounted meetings twice a month on average from April through November (which usually include unmounted lessons as well).
RVPC hosts two fundraising horse shows each year: the Spring Frolic in April (Combined Test & Dressage Show), and the Summer Benefit Show in July (hunter/jumper, open, trail, and games classes). Both shows are held at GHPEC. Because of our club's close ties with GHPEC, we work hard to support the park and help increase membership and facilitate improvements to the park.
Our members attend regional rallies in the disciplines of Quiz, Dressage, Show Jumping, Games, and Eventing, and members of RVPC attend USPC Championships each year as well. Our club focuses most on the English riding disciplines of Dressage, Show Jumping, and Eventing, but we occasionally have clinics on Games, Tetrathalon, and Polocrosse.
Pony Club Mission
The United States Pony Clubs, Inc., develops character,
leadership, confidence and a sense of community in youth
through a program that teaches the care of horses and ponies,
riding and mounted sports.
Pony Club Core Values
Horsemanship with respect to healthcare, nutrition, stable management, handling and riding a mount safely, correctly and with confidence
Organized teamwork including cooperation, communication, responsibility, leadership, mentoring, teaching and fostering a supportive yet competitive environment
Respect for the horse and self through horsemanship; for land through land conservation; and for others through service and teamwork
Service by providing an opportunity for members, parents, and others to support the Pony Club program locally, regionally and nationally through volunteerism
Education at an individual pace to achieve personal goals and expand knowledge through teaching others