Rally Lesson Plan 1

Getting Ready To Rally Lesson Plans 2

Getting Ready To Rally Lesson Plans.3



Information about EHV-1 

From the American Association of Equine Practitioners: Equine Herpes Virus

Important Concussion Information


Check out the Safety Page on the USPC Web Site. The Safety Committee, in conjunction with the National Office, has launched two new pages: Heads-Up for Concussion Awareness; and It’s Hot Outside for Heat Illness Prevention, Recognition and Treatment.  Each of these individual sites consists of a training module and related training materials designed by the CDC to increase awareness on how to prevent, recognize and treat these two risk areas.

We are recommending that all of our members, leaders and volunteers, take both of the online training courses.

For the Concussion Module we also recommend that all persons responsible for activities (whether mounted or un-mounted) download the materials related to the training module and keep them on a clipboard for easy reference during the activity. The Coaches Fact Sheet, Clipboard Sticker and Wallet Card are for the person responsible (organizer) for oversight of the activity. These sheets provide quick reference material for on site recognition, and instructions for appropriate action to be taken in case of a suspected concussion. In addition, the organizer should keep the Athletes and Parents Fact Sheets on hand and pass them to the athlete and parents when the athlete is suspected of having sustained a concussion. All of this information will become self-explanatory after you have taken the training course and navigated the Concussion Page. In the future more information will be made available to you on the USPC “Back to Play” Guidelines for those having sustained a concussion.

For the Heat Illness and Awareness Module we also recommend that Rally, Camp, and Champs Organizers download the “Tack Room What to Know” and “What to Do Posters” and make copies to distribute in the Captain’s Packets for posting in the team tack room. In addition, the organizers should keep on hand the Parent/Caregiver Information Page for quick reference. The key for dealing with Heat Illness is prevention and early recognition of the signs and symptoms if they do occur. Look for more announcements in the future for specifics on prevention procedures for rallies, champs and camps and for organizer’s guidelines for curtailing activities when the heat index reaches dangerous levels.

Our expectation is that you will find this material useful. We look forward to your feedback.  If you have any questions please direct them to Julie Gragg at the national Office.   She in turn will direct the questions to the Committee.

Have a safe and fun mounted and un-mounted season!

Anna Clader, USPC Safety Committee Chair

Teaching and Testing

Lesson Plans

(Click on the above  link to go to a new page where you can find both Unmounted and Mounted Lesson Plans and the links for downloading each lesson. If you have lesson plans that to share with other clubs, please send the information to Dawn Cucinotta, RIC,

SunshineRegionCurrentUpperLevelMembers_Feb 2012 (PDF File)

Study Guides

H/HA Study Guide Interactive Website – prepared by McKenzie Abbate, C3 from Charleston Pony Club, Carolina Region

Equestrian Land Conservation Resource
Masters of Foxhounds Association of North America
United States Dressage Federation
United States Equestrian Federation
United States Eventing Association
United States Eventing Association – Area III
United States Pony Club

Equestrian Facilities
Canterbury Equestrian Showplace – Newberry, FL

Fannin Hill Farm – Brooksville, FL
Florida Horse Park – Ocala, FL

Rocking Horse Stables – Altoona, FL
Clarcona Horseman’s Park – Apopka, FL (view map)

Regional Logo Shirts

Contact Lands’ End School


Preferred school #9001-1905-8  (Sunshine Region Pony Club)

City (Newport Richey, FL)

Logo #0716395K

Shirt # 51469

Fully embroidered – adult and childrens’ sizes

Region currently wearing light blue which Lands’ End refers to as “Blue”

Logo application fee: $8.10 (plus the cost of the garment you choose)