The United States Pony Clubs, Inc.
4041 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington KY 40511
Contact Information
Nonprofit The United States Pony Clubs, Inc.
Address 4041 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY 40511
Phone (859) 254-7669
Fax 859 233-4652
Contact Name Teresa Woods
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 1954
Former Names
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Monetary donations may be made to The United States Pony Clubs via our web site at, or by mailing a check made payable to USPC to: 4041 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511.
Volunteer opportunities are available at the local levels. Contact information for clubs and riding centers can be found on our web site at
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement 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.
Background Statement

The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. was founded in 1954 to teach riding and the proper care of horses, with the main goal being to promote sportsmanship, stewardship and leadership through horsemanship. The cornerstones of our foundation are education, safety, sportsmanship, stewardship and FUN. The skills, habits and values instilled through horsemanship will apply to every part of a member’s life. Over 150,000 equestrians have gotten their start through USPC.

Over the past decade, Pony Club has strengthened programming to meet the needs of today's equestrians. This includes raising the age of graduation from 21 to 25 for traditional youth members, establishing the Pony Club Riding Center Program, expanding certifications to include the disciplines of Dressage and Show Jumping in addition to the traditional eventing, bringing in Western disciplines, offering adult Horsemasters membership opportunities and including land conservation in the Standards of Proficiency.

Impact Statement
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.
Needs Statement
The Annual Fund makes up the difference between what member dues cover and our program expenses for member and volunteers.
Programs funded through the Annual Fund include:
Volunteer Training, both face-to-face and on online training to support our volunteers who run the programs at the local and regional level. This also includes training for our volunteers who teach in the field.
Youth Leadership, which includes the National Youth Congress and Academy of Achievement and The National Youth Board. These program provide USPC members an opportunity to participate in policy and planning for the organization. 
 Educational Outreach including our traveling educational exhibit which reaches the grassroots level.
Technology updates for online educational and training opportunities. 
Geographic Areas Served
Throughout the United States
Approximately 600 local Pony Clubs and Pony Club Riding Centers are located throughout the United States. The Midsouth Region, which includes Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Indiana is the largest Pony Club Region in the country with 30 clubs and riding centers. The east and west coast are the largest population areas for clubs and riding centers. The midwest region is also home to a large number of clubs and riding centers. 
Impact Questions
ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far?
Over the past 60+ years, USPC has educated more than 140,100 members through the Pony Club programs. These members have gone on to impact the larger equine community, as well as becoming leaders in other areas.
More than 700,000 volunteers has been part of the Pony Club programs and received training through our extensive Volunteer Training activities.
Board Chair
Board Chair Ben Duke
Company Affiliation United States Pony Clubs
Term Jan 2018 to Jan 2020
Board Members
Dawn BellingerUSPCVoting
Rae BirrveterinarianVoting
Ruthanna BridgesThe United States Pony Clubs, Inc. (USPC)Voting
Sue Beth BunnCommunity VolunteerVoting
Alison De LavisCommunity VolunteerVoting
H. Benjamin DukeRetiredVoting
Polly GrammerCommunity VolunteerVoting
Nancy GroutCommunity VolunteerVoting
Jody HoffmanCommunity VolunteerVoting
McKenzie KielmanstudentVoting
McKenzie KielmanThe United States Pony Clubs, Inc. (USPC)Voting
Devyn KinkleThe United States Pony Clubs, Inc. (USPC)Voting
Deb KirschCommunity VolunteerVoting
Heather KuenziCommunity VolunteerVoting
Becky LogsdonThe United States Pony Clubs, Inc. (USPC)Voting
Sue Ann McClellandCommunity VolunteerVoting
Debbie McLeodCommunity VolunteerVoting
Barb McMorrisCommunity VolunteerVoting
Yvette SegerCommunity VolunteerVoting
Jennifer SweetCommunity VolunteerVoting
Candy TavorminaThe United States Pony Clubs, Inc. (USPC)Voting
Allison ThomasCommunity VolunteerVoting
Jan WhitehouseAccuprintVoting
Gegi WinslettCommunity VolunteerVoting
Kathy YolkenCommunity VolunteerVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 26
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 25
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 0%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 3
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Ben Duke
Company Affiliation retired
Term Jan 2015 to Jan 2018
Youth Board Members
Additional Boards: Youth Board Members
Deena Cahillvolunteer
Mattea Curtisvolunteer
Madelynne Deystudent
Micaela Forsythstudent
Devyn Hinklestudent
Julie Jacobsvolunteer
Anna Kate Johnsonstudent
McKenzie Kielmanvolunteer
Kelly Lynchvolunteer
Cooper Madden-Hennesseyvolunteer
Darby Murphystudent
Jenna Pethstudent
Jessica Pieraccivolunteer
Kelly Tighevolunteer
Kaylee Van Winklestudent
CEO Comments         
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Teresa Woods
Term Start Dec 2014
Full Time Staff 17
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 10000
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 100
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 100
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs
Tom AdamsMar 2014 - Dec
Kevin PriceAug 2011 - Mar
Senior Staff
Title Development Director
Title Activities Director
Title Instruction Director
Title Membership Services Director
Title Marketing/ Communications Director
Title Finance Director
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Description A systematic progression of skill levels in horsemanship and horse care with specific curriculum for each skill level
Budget 150000
Category Education, General/Other
Population Served Families
Program Long term Success A measurement of a member's progress in horsemanship
Description Through all of the USPC equine educational programs members learn valuable skills such as teamwork, sportsmanship, leadership, time management, responsibility, and confidence through caring for their equine companion. Selected youth members may also participate in  The National Youth Congress and ACademy of Achievement and The National Youth Board. The National Youth Congress provides members opportunities to participate in mentoring activities, workshops and interactive programs with USPC graduates to gain valuable skills and learn about career opportunities. The National Youth Board Members are able to participate in the policy and planning for the entire organization. Two of the National Youth Board members sit as full voting members on the USPC Board of Governors. 
Budget $41,750
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Leadership
Population Served General/Unspecified
Recognized as the premier equestrian educational organization, Pony Club's mission also calls for trained and capable volunteers to administer programs and instruction at the local and regional level. Leadership Training programs help local and regional leaders learn necessary skills such as fulfillment of responsibilities, membership management, conflict resolution, organizational skills and much more. Support is also provided for those volunteers teaching at local lessons, rallies and national Championships. 
All of Pony Club's volunteer leadership training strongly enhances our members' own education and experience.  
Budget $50,300
Category Education, General/Other
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? No
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $2,582,682.00
Projected Expenses $2,582,280.00
Endowment Value $2,789,449.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage 5%
Detailed Financials
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Revenue$2,832,978$2,442,723$2,866,529
Total Expenses$2,616,400$2,504,870$2,406,831
Revenue Less Expenses$216,578($62,147)$459,698
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$319,572$268,207$637,320
Investment Income, Net of Losses$126,486$96,438$124,377
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$1,747,311$1,473,053$1,524,893
Administration Expense$717,384$799,616$748,492
Fundraising Expense$151,705$132,201$133,446
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.080.981.19
Program Expense/Total Expenses67%59%63%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$6,434,940$5,922,682$5,935,620
Current Assets$797,724$673,176$678,613
Long-Term Liabilities$181,382$217,252$252,024
Current Liabilities$956,240$953,497$887,579
Total Net Assets$5,297,318$4,751,933$4,796,017
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
Address 4041 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY 40511
Primary Phone 859 254-7669
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Teresa Woods
Board Chair Ben Duke
Board Chair Company Affiliation United States Pony Clubs