The 2013 Mega-Rally, hosted by the MidSouth Region of the United States Pony Club, is happening at the Kentucky Horse Park, June 21-23!
The United States Pony Clubs (USPC) is an organization for youth providing programs that teach riding, mounted sports and the care of horses and ponies. They strive to develop responsibility, moral judgment, leadership and self-confidence. The Mega-Rally is an annual event hosted by the Midsouth Region of the USPC and is a United States Eventing Association-sanctioned event.
Competitions that are offered include Tetrathlon, Show-jumping, Dressage, D1 Combined Test, D2/D3 Eventing, C-Rally and Horse Trials. In show jumping, horse-and-rider teams are expected to jump a series of fences ranging anywhere from 3 feet 6 inches in novice classes to 6 feet or more in more advanced classes, as fast as they possibly can.
Dressage is an elegant discipline that has often been described as “ballet on horseback.” Dressage requires control, concentration, patience, and agility on the part of both the human and equine athlete. Eventing involves dressage, cross-country, and stadium jumping. Because eventing takes a toll on the horse-and-rider team’s skills and energy level, the competition requires considerable stamina and versatility from both horse and rider. Come out to see our young riders compete. It is sure to be a good show!
For more information on the Midsouth Pony Club’s Mega-Rally, contact Nancy Smith at 256-653-0997 or visit www.midsouthponyclub.org.
Date & Time:
June 21-23, 2013 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Included in Kentucky Horse Park general admission, horse show-only rate available
Location & Parking:
Hunter Jumper Complex, Dressage Complex, Cross Country Course
Parking available in the Main Parking Lot