Lost Miner Pony Club
Pony Club is the largest equestrian educational organization in the world. This is where it all begins! The cornerstones of our foundation are education, safety, sportsmanship, stewardship and FUN. Members learn riding and the care of horses through mounted sports. The skills, habits and values instilled through horsemanship will apply to every part of a member’s life.
Participating members have access to the Pony Club online community, sponsor discounts, educational standards and achievements, a Pony Club Pin, and the chance to participate in activities such as lessons and certifications, rallies and competitions, Championships and Pony Club Festival. A host of additional programs such as international exchanges, USEF Pony Finals, Dressage for Kids, National Youth Board, National Youth Congress, scholarships, and the Visiting Instructors Program are available to members who develop and progress through Pony Club. Many of our graduates feel that Pony Club helped shape their character and the choices they have made as adults.
Pony Club is pleased to partner with additional educational providers, dedicated to promoting quality instructional resources and education for our membership. Our partners know how important equine knowledge and awareness is for the future of all horses and horse care providers.
As a member of the Lost Miner Pony Club, riders have access to:
- horses and ponies
- mounted meetings
- unmounted meetings
- discounted lessons outside club meetings
- special Pony Club competitions
- growing in your riding and horsemanship
- fun with other horse enthusiasts!
For more information about Pony Club, visit www.ponyclub.org
Lost Miner Ranch and Equestrian Center is a Certified Pony Club Riding Center. This means you do not have to own a horse to be part of our Pony Club! We offer the complete Pony Club curriculum and program.
Lost Miner Pony Club Opportunities
Jr. Pony Club
5 - 10 years old
Members are generally ages 5 – 10, though members may move up to Pony Club before age 10 depending on their level of commitment and skills.
8 - 24 years old
For members who want to be fully immersed in horse care, management, and horse sports. Members may travel and compete in Pony Club rallies, field trips, and other educational opportunities.
over 25 years old , adults only
Adult members are a fully integrated part of all clubs and centers and participate in mounted meetings, unmounted meetings, and certifications.
Costs of Pony Club
National and Regional Annual Costs*
National Pony Club memberships rates:
New membership: $95 (special new member rate for 2020!)
Renewing membership: $85 (special renewing member rate for 2020!)
Regional Pony Club membership rates:
Rocky Mountain Region: ~$40
*These annual fees are set by the National Office and are required for anyone who wants to participate in Pony Club activities.
Local Costs and Information
Pony Club schedules are set monthly but generally you will be riding on the same day at the same time with your Pony Club group.
Meetings are generally 2-3 hours long, about twice as long or longer than a traditional riding lesson.
When you pay in full for all meetings for the month by the 5th of the month you receive a 10% discount!
If you aren’t sure about making a monthly commitment, Lost Miner also offers pay-as-you-go options. To pay as you go, you must be a National Pony Club member in good standing and have paid your National and Regional dues.
Lost Miner is one of the Gunnison School District bus stops. We will be happy to meet your kiddos at the bus and escort them to their meeting. If using this option, plan on packing appropriate riding gear and extra snacks for your kids so they can change and eat a quick bite before the meeting starts. Please let us know if we should meet your Pony Clubber at the bus stop!
Junior Pony Club meetings consist of a mounted portion and unmounted portion of each meeting. Some meetings may be entirely unmounted.
Please send your Pony Clubber with a mask to all meetings; if we need to be inside or in close quarters, masks will be required!
Using Lost Miner lesson horse
$15 per hour
Using personal/leased horse boarded at Lost Miner
$10 per hour
Trailering in personal or leased horse
$12 per hour
Unmounted meeting only
$10 per hour