Sign up for lessons on July 2, 2014 beginning at 4:00 pm. Jennifer Rousseau will teach position work - flat.
The NCPR Upper Level Training Grant is to be awarded annually to
a current NCPR HB or above Member who has graduated high school. The Grant funds
are to be used for training and testing at the C3 or above level in any
discipline. The Regional Council will determine at the Annual Meeting each year
the amount of funds available to be awarded for one or more Grants the following
Deadline for Application Submission: Oct. 15, 2014.
Applicant must be a member in good standing of NCPR, certified HB or higher level, and a high school graduate.
Applicant must have volunteered a minimum of 10 hours in the Region by serving in such capacities as Assistant Horse Management Judge at NCPR rally; rider at Standards and Certification; Jr Board officer or Jr. Bd activity
Applicant must have participated in a Regional Rally as a mounted or unmounted competitor, stable manager, or official volunteer (other than AHMJ, if that is used for volunteer hours).
Volunteer hours and Rally participation must have been completed within the previous 12 months.
Applicant must have attended a minimum of one NCPR Regional Upper Level Prep which correlates with planned C3 or higher test prior to application, and be planning to test within the next two years.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please write an essay explaining:
Why this grant is important to you
What your current and planned future training program involves, including how much
you ride, who you train with (or plan to train with) and some information about their background/credentials. Include information about your competition experience and any plans for competitions in the coming year
The amount of money you are requesting in the form of a Training Grant (may request
up to maximum of $1000), how you intend to use the funds, including estimated
costs of the activities for which you wish to use it.
What your ultimate Pony Club goals are
Fill out the application form and send it along with your volunteer hours making sure
that the regional organizer for the activity signs off on the hours.
Send a letter of recommendation from your DC, CA, RS, or instructor (not a relative) verifying your active participation in the Region and indicating that they feel you are prepared to train for and attempt a national level
USE OF FUNDS
Funds are to be used for specific activities geared towards testing at the C3 and above, such as Upper Level Prep, lessons with a National Examiner certified to test at the level and in the discipline in which the member hopes to test, USPC Festival education, registration for certification, etc.
2015 UPPER LEVEL TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION GRANT
Funds are not to be used for tack or for competitions unrelated to Upper Level Testing.
All expenses must be justified in writing (bills, receipts, copies of registration and checks, etc.)
Funds must be used during a single calendar year.
Any monies used in an inappropriate manner must be repaid to NCPR.
The Grant recipient(s) are to write an essay at the completion of their training
and/or testing year, reporting on the use of the funds and their learning
experience, due to the Grant Committee Chair prior to NCPR’s Fall Annual Meeting
following the award date.
Entries are to be judged by a panel comprised of three NCPR adults appointed
by the Regional Council and a USPC National Examiner in an advisory capacity. A
judge cannot be a relative of the Applicant or involved with the Applicant as an
instructor, coach or Applicant’s Club Leader or Riding Center Administrator
Reminder to please send your camp registration and checks as soon
as possible. Deadline is approaching! Details in the
Barb and Sherry
The flowers from the horse show (hanging baskets, flats of annuals, etc.) from the cross country course are available for sale. Any item is $10. If you come and take something, please give your money to Lauren as she will be there. If you do not give her your funds, send a note to the blog with what you took and how much money you owe. DO NOT take any shrubs; these need to be returned to the vendor or we will have to pay out of pocket for them.
Sign up for lessons on Wednesday, June 25-beginning at 4:00 pm. Jennifer Rousseau will teach dressage connection.
Hello all. Horse Trials is right around the corner. We are
planning a fun night with live music and delicious food for the competitors
party. We have a few volunteers, but as we are trying to be prepared for a crowd
of up to 500, we will need your help to make this the bash it should be!
Currently, we need 10 volunteers to help set up tables & chairs Friday, June
20th at 3pm. This should not take more than one hour with this many people.
In addition, we need 4 people help with serving food & restocking items to
the bar and buffet as they run low during the dinner. This will be between 4
and 9 on Saturday night.
Finally, as you can imagine, after the party, the
tables & chairs need to be folded & the garbage must be cleaned up. We
really need 10 people at 10 pm to tie this up quickly so that we can leave the
arena tidy and all go home at a reasonable hour. Again, with a good number of
volunteers, we will knock these jobs out in an hour or less.
helping out for this event. It is quite an undertaking, and we truly need you!
Please contact Megan Mosier-Fern by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via
Just wanted to let you know that for the horse trials,
our celebrity rider guest will be Will Coleman III. He will do a
course walk for competitors Friday evening, be with Nancy at the Sponsor Tents
Sat and Sun, and attend the competitor party Saturday night. He is a young,
famous 4* rider!
We will award the FRVPC Technical Merit award, for the
best ride through the water complex by a CCI * rider, as chosen by Will at the
competitor party. The competitor party is sponsored by Whole Foods and
the food will be wonderful. All volunteers are invited to attend.
Our music Guru, Rick Vines, has a great band playing for us - the Gin
ANYONE who does not have a job - please call me.
Yes you can work Dressage Friday, XC Sat, AND Show jump on Sunday.
Still looking for gate people, etc.
Lauren B. Foos
847 751 4431
Sign up for lessons on June 8. Jamie Price will teach position work - fences. Our next lesson will be Wednesday, June 25.