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Welcome to our LHPC news page! Stay up-to-date with all of the happenings in LHPC. We will also announce special events or club activity cancellations in this space.

 June 27, 8 am-3 pm --Save the Dates for LHPC XCountry Schooling at Oatlands.

Register at https://www.striderpro.com/a/VZZEx6ZlXUOebBqBrqeF1Q



June 24-25 --Save the Dates for LHPC 2023 Horse Trials


June 29, 2022--C Camp

On the heels of a tremendously busy weekend, our C members joined other C members in the Virginia Region for a half week of summer camp in dressage, show jump, XC, and switch rides. We really lucked out with the weather!


June 28, 2022--XC Schooling Day at Oatlands

Thank you to everyone who came out for XC schooling yesterday at Oatlands!


June 27, 2022--And That's A Wrap for the 2022 LHPC Oatlands Summer Horse Trials

Congrats to all of our competitors! You can find final results here, and look for photos with GRC Photography.

It takes a village to host a horse trial! We couldn’t have done it without our amazing volunteers, judges, designers, members, and sponsors. Thank you to Oatlands Historic House and Gardens for another year of horse trials!

Thank you to our amazing sponsors:

Another Turn Tack & Apparel

Southern States

Dover Saddlery

GRC Photography

Thank you for another great summer HT!


June 23, 2022--Oatlands RIDE TIMES Now Available

OATLANDS COMPETITORS! Ride times are now posted!


June 22, 2022--Save the Date for XC Schooling at Oatlands!

Mark your calendars! Join us for our XC schooling day at Oatlands on Tuesday, June 28, 8 am-4 pm.

Cost is $50. Free XC schooling pass for those who volunteer at our June 25-26 horse trials.

Bring your own water, as there is no water on site.

Bring Coggins (even if you already entered in our June 25/26 horse trials HT).

Credit card accepted on site or checks made out to “Loudoun Hunt Pony Club.”

A waiver must be signed. Waiver provided on site.

No Intermediate schooling. A Few preliminary jumps will be open. Training and below jumps will still be set.

Rain date June 29.


June 19, 2022--LHPC Members Awarded New Ratings and Certifications

Congratulations to our members on their new certifications! 

Frankie S - D1 Eventing

Evie M- D2 Mounted Eventing

Ryleigh S - D3 Eventing

Zoe S - D3 Mounted Eventing

Kate L- D3 Mounted Eventing

Special thank you to our National Examiner Mary Schwentker and LHPC assistants (Grace C and Katie H) and an extra special helper Natalie C. (RiverBend Pony Club).


June 18, 2022--LHPC Members Hard At Work Prepping Oatlands

Our members were hard at work this morning on prepping the XC jumps for next weekend’s horse trials at Oatlands in Leesburg, VA—June 25-26! Did you know that we have an Intro course for those new to eventing? Perfect for riders with greener horses or younger riders wanting to gain experience!


June 18, 2022--D Rally!

Congrats to our D members on a successful rally today! Our D2 team placed second and our D1s placed 9th. Well done to Kate L, Dexter H, Frankie S, Ryleigh S, and Katie M.!


June 15, 2022--LHPC Spring Lesson Series a Great Success!

And that’s a wrap for our spring mounted lesson series! Our members had six weeks of flat, jump, and XC schooling. Thank you to our amazing instructors, Jeff Good and Kelty O’Donaghue, for a great series.


June 4, 2022--Show Jump Rally!

Congrats to our LHPC team “Jump Around” who took 6th overall and 5th in horse management at this weekend’s VRPC show jump rally at Frying Pan! Congrats to Ryleigh S, Katie H, Madeline R, Grace C, and Katie M, and a special shout out to Grace C who earned a clear round award (four rounds with no faults!)


May 21, 2022--Eventing Rally!

Congrats to scramble team Deep Run Hunt PC/Loudoun Hunt riders "Mixed Nuts" who braved the heat at the Virginia Region Pony Club eventing rally this weekend. The team earned 7th overall and a 1st in horse management. Picture of LHPC and DRHPC riders!


May 15, 2022--LHPC Goes XC Schooling with Kelty O'Donaghue


May 11, 2022--We Need Your Help! Volunteer for Our Summer Trials!

Love horses? Looking for a fun summer outing? Come out and volunteer for our summer horse trials at the beautiful Oatlands Historic House and Gardens on June 25-26! Free lunch and swag! No experience necessary!

SIGN UP today! 



May 10, 2022--Registration for our Summer Horse Trials at Oatlands (June 25-26) is NOW OPEN!

Register today!


May 8, 2022--Congrats to our LHPC at Tetrathlon Rally!

Congrats to our LHPC team (Katie H. Madeline R. and Grace C) at this weekend’s Virginia Region Pony Clubs Tetrathlon Rally! Special shout out to Katie H who scored the highest in her division!


May 3, 2022--LHPC Kicks Off Spring Lesson Series!


May 1, 2022--Successful Spring Horse Trials!

And that’s a wrap! What an amazing weekend for our 40th annual spring horse trials! Thank you to our fantastic competitors who came out and showed us their best, our legion of volunteers, all of our pony club members and members of our sister clubs in the Virginia Region, our incredible judges, our own volunteer coordinator and hospitality, and to Morven Park International Equestrian Center for the use of their gorgeous facilities and support of our club over the last four decades.

We are so grateful to our sponsors and friends—

Dover Saddlery - Chantilly, VA

Another Turn Tack & Apparel

Triple Crown Feed

Loudoun Hunt Fox Hunting

Morven Park

GRC Photography

We couldn’t host this event without you all!

We’ll see you next year, and be sure to save the date for our upcoming summer horse trials at Oatlands 6/25-6/26!


May 1, 2022--Results of the LHPC Spring Horse Trials!

Congrats to all of our competitors! See results.

April 29, 2022--Important Announcements for Horse Trial Competitors!

Plan your trip to Morven Park on Saturday and Sunday to account for route 15 morning traffic!

Stop by the Secretary table if you need more information!

Thank you for supporting Loudoun Hunt Pony Club! We are the oldest pony club in the nation, established in 1958, and have an active membership of nearly 30 young equestrians.


April 28, 2022--Ride Times Posted For Spring Morven Park Horse Trials!

Competitors! Your rides times are now posted for this weekend's event.

April 27, 2022--Our Members Working Hard to Prep for Morven Park Horse Trials

Our members are hard at work preparing for this weekend's spring horse trials at Morven Park: weed whacking, placing flags, and setting flowers. We can't wait for this weekend!

April 25, 2022--LHPC Offers Summer Camp to Virgina Region Pony Clubs

We have 10 slots remaining! Offered only to members of the Virginia Region Pony Club. Registration deadine May 10.


April 24, 2022--LHPC Volunteers for Loudoun Hunt Point to Point Races!


April 14, 2022--Virgina Region Pony Club EVENTING Rally Registration is Open!

The Virginia Region Pony Clubs Eventing Rally is open for registration! Invidiual registration closes May 5 and teams/scramblers on May 9th.


April 12, 2022--Last Day to Register for LHPC Spring Horse Trials Before Late Fees Apply!

Reminder that today is the last day to register for our spring Horse Trials at Morven Park International Equestrian Center before late fees apply! Please make sure all of your paperwork is submitted or a late fee will be added for any missing documentation. Competitors, please check your entry status!  See registration and details.


April 9, 2022--LHPC Rocks the Virginia Region Dressage Rally!

Dressage Rally 2022 was a great success!

Congratulations to LHPC team “Whip and Neigh Neighs” (Grace C , Madeline R, Katie H, and Kate L) and the LHPC and Deep Hunt Run Pony Club (DHRPC) scramble team (Katie M and Dexter H. ).

LHPC members Grace C, Madeline R, and Katie M qualified for dressage championships in Tryon this summer!

So proud of you all!


April 8, 2022--Good Luck To Dressage Rally Teams!

Wishing all of the teams traveling to the Virginia Region Pony Clubs dressage rally this weekend luck and fun! Safe travels and have a wonderful time. Best of luck to our members competing tomorrow: Dexter H., Grace C, Madeline R, Kate L, Katie M, and Katie H.

April 8, 2022--Tetrathlon Rally Registration is Open!

Registration for the Virginia Region Pony Clubs Tetrathlon Rally on May 7 at Deep Run Hunt Club is open! Individual registration closes April 21 for individuals and on April 25 for teams and scramble. Register today!

April 7, 2022--Come See Us at the Equine Expo!

Loudoun Hunt will have a table at the upcoming Equine Expo. Come see us!

April 3-4, 2022--LHPC Members Rock it at Morven Park Spring Horse Trials!

Congrats to Viktorija P. and Jordan W.!

April 30-May 1--LHPC Members Show Their Volunteer Spirit at the Spring Morven Park Horse Trials!

LHPC members did a great job this weekend assisting in dressage, XC jump judging, and show jump crew at this weekend's spring horse trials at Morven Park International Equestrian Center!

March 27, 2022--LHPC Rocks Horseless Rally!

A great turnout today at the Virginia Region Pony Club Horseless Rally at Morven Park—even in the chilly March weather! LHPC teams “Equine Assisted Gravity Check” (Audrey H, Evie M, Dexter H, Annabel R, and C Advisor Gabrielle D) and “All We Talk About is Horses! Yes Yes Yes!” (Ryleigh S, Frankie S, Madilyn M, Brendi C, and C Advisor Katie H) put their horse management and rally knowledge to work! We’re ready for rally season!


March 17, 2022--Last Day to Register for Horseless Rally

Today is the last day to register for Horseless Rally on March 27th at Morven Park International Equestrian Center! Encourage all your friends (even non-members) to join in the fun! The rally will be fun and you'll learn a lot (and teach a lot) while working with your friends and your "stick horse!" And if you plan to participate in pony club rallies this season, Horseless Rally will show you the ropes!

March 15, 2022--Registration for the Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Horse Trials at Morven is NOW OPEN!

Registration for the Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Spring Horse Trials (Aprl 30-May 1) at Morven Park International Equestrian Center is now open!

USEF Endorsed/USEA Recognized: PT,T,N,BN

USEF/USEA Recognized: I,P

Register here


March 12, 2022--Horseless Rally Rescheduled!



March 9, 2022--Virginia Region Pony Club Dressage Rally Registration is Open!

Register for the April 9th Dressage Rally in Spotsylvania, VA. Registration closes on March 24 for individuals and March 28 for teams/scramblers.

March 6, 2022--LHPC Walks With the Hounds

Our members took advantage of the amazing weather yesterday and joined Huntsman Ron Johnsey of the Loudoun Hunt for Walking with the Hounds.

March 5, 2022--Volunteer for the LHPC Horse Trials!

Love horses? Looking for volunteer hours for you or your club? Curious about a fun new experience in the beautiful Virginia countryside? Come out and volunteer for the Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Horse Trials at the lovely Morven Park International Equestrian Center on April 30-May 1. No experience needed, and our club will provide you with FREE lunch.

Sign up today!

March 3, 2022--Did You Know?


March 1, 2022--Congrats to Annabelle C. on the Margaret Good Leadership Award

This winter, our very own member Annabelle C. was awarded the Margaret Good Leadership Award for her outstanding initiative, volunteerism, pay-it-forward spirit, and excellent guidance of Loudoun Hunt Pony Club. This is the first year of the award, which is named after Margaret Good, our emeritus District Commissioner who served as our club’s leader since the 1980s and who established two annual horse trials at Morven Park and Oatlands—a 40-year-old tradition in the region that eventers look forward to every year. We are so proud of you, Annabelle! Pictured below is Margaret Good awarding Annabelle the Leadership trophy.

February 28, 2022--Congrats to our Quiz Rally Winners!

Congratulations to our teams who competed in the Virginia Region Pony Club Quiz Rally on Sunday, February 27th.

Kate L. earned the top overall individual score in the senior D division.

Our senior D team, “Horseshoe Society,” (Katie H, Kate L, and Rachel P.) took first place in the senior D division.

Our junior D team “IncrediHooves” (Evie M, Annabel R, Brendi C, Madilyn M) took second place in the Junior D division and our team “Horse Power” (Lacie C, Ryleigh S, Frankie S, Dexter H) took fourth.

Well done LHPC!

February 26, 2022--Congrats to Our Members with New Certifications in Horse Management!

Congratulations to our members on their new horse management ratings!

Katie L - D3 HM

Lacie C - D3 HM

Audrey H - D3 HM

Rachel P - D1/D2 HM

Brendi C - D1/D2 HM

Madilyn M - D1/D2 HM

Annabel R - D2 HM

February February 24, 2022--SAVE THE DATE!

February 20, 2021--Upper Level Ground School: That's a Wrap!

Thank you so much to Ms. Janell for hosting this year’s upper level ground school. Our C members have learned so much and are ready to hit the ground running with their knowledge for this year!

February 20, 2021--Mock Quiz Rally!

The last day of our winter ground lesson series ended with a mock quiz rally in preparation for next week’s Quiz Rally!

February 15, 2022--What is Horseless Rally?

Our club is excited to host the Horseless Rally for the Virginia Region Pony Club on March 13th at Morven Park Equestrian Center. This rally is excellent prep for new Pony Club members, younger members, and interested friends who want to learn what happens at pony club. This is a non-competitive, educational rally. Teams will consist of 3-4 "riders" and a required C Advisor. 

For a sneak peak of Horseless Rally, check out a quick montage from last year's event on our FB page: https://fb.watch/bbuG3CYj6g/

February 13, 2022--Ground School and Bandage Wrapping

Our D members had a fun ground school lesson in polo and bandage wrapping and brushed up on their knowledge of human and equine first aid knowledge. Quiz rally is in two weeks, and our teams are ready to go!

February 12, 2022--Registration is Open for Horseless Rally!

Registration is now open for the Virginia Region Pony Club Horseless Rally, hosted by Loudoun Hunt Pony Club at Morven Park on Sunday 3/13.

This rally is excellent prep for new Pony Club members, younger members, and interested friends who want to learn what happens at pony club. This is a non-competitive, educational rally. Teams will consist of 3-4 "riders" and a required C Advisor. There will be an award for the "most original horse" and participation awards for all. This rally will be hosted by Loudoun Hunt Pony Club.

Lunch is available for pre-purchase during registration or you can pack your own. Please bring your own drink.

February 11, 2022--Quiz Rally is in Two Weeks!

The Virginia Region Pony Club Quiz Rally is coming soon! Are you ready?

February 6, 2022--Ground School and Tack Cleaning 

Our D members made horse treats, brushed up on their knowledge of equine anatomy, reviewed tack cleaning equipment, and cleaned their tack for inspection.  

January 28, 2022--LHPC Attends the USPC National Symposium and Convention 



January 17, 2022--USPC Discipline Promotions Video Contest!

The USPC Discipline Promotions Committee invites members to share with us your favorite discipline in the Discipline Promotions Video Contest!

We encourage our members to get creative! This is a fun opportunity to show us why you love your sport. Both competitive and resource disciplines are invited to submit videos.

All applications and videos must be submitted by February 1, 2022.

Each discipline's winners will be announced March 1, 2022 with videos featured on USPC Official social media and communication platforms.

Members may choose to submit more than one application highlighting a different discipline per application.

Learn More

January 16, 2022--Save the Date for LHPC Horse Trials!

Morven Park (April 30-May 1) and Oatlands (June 25-26)

January 15, 2022 - In-Person Ground School Cancelled for 1/16

Due to the impending winter storm and dicey road conditions, LHPC is cancelling our in-person ground school meeting for Sunday.  Stay tuned for information about a virtual ground school for 1/16.

January 9, 2022: LHPC Kicks Off Winter Ground Lesson Series! 

LHPC kicked off our winter ground lesson series on January 9th! Our Ds attended ground school while our Cs attended a clinic on proper saddle fitting in Leesburg.

Our D members meeting for first ground school.

Our C members learning how to fit a saddle properly.