Each year United States Pony Clubs (USPC) offers Championship competitions in seven disciplines; Dressage, Eventing, Show Jumping, Games, Polocrosse, Tetrathlon, and Quiz (non-riding, knowledge based competition). Championships generally follow the same format as a Standard Rally. Members compete as part of a team from their region (or on scramble teams) and are judged on riding abilities as well as horse management skills. Every three years USPC Championships is held at the Kentucky Horse Park immediately prior to an educational offering by USPC and called Festival. Visit the USPC website for more general information about Championships.
After each qualifying rally, provided they have fulfilled all eligibilty criteria set by USPC, those qualifying members will be entered into the USPC website by the VRPC Championship coordinator, Michelle Arnold. Once entered into the USPC website, members will be able to view the disciplines they have qualified for and then can register online via the USPC website and then the VRPC site.
As of June 2nd, 2021, VRPC qualifiers for Stable Managers, Quiz, Dressage and Eventing (if you provided additional paperwork) and Tetrathlon, have been entered in the USPC website and therefore members can log in and register.
To view your personal qualifications and register for Championships on the USPC site, please view the following: USPC Championship Registration Tutorial **Please note that VRPC provides coaches for Eventing, Dressage, Show Jumping, and Tetrathlon. The fees are covered by your registration with VRPC. You do not need to indicate that you are bringing a coach as VRPC will handle that.
To complete registration for champs and be placed on a team, you must also register with VRPC and pay associated fees. The link to sign up is VRPC Champs Registration
Please review the following for information on signing up on VRPC site as well as required paperwork / stall deposit that must be sent to USPC: 2021 VRPC Championship Registration Information.pdf
Any member who believes that they have qualified but who is not listed as qualified on the USPC website for that discipline should email the VRPC Championships Coordinator Michelle Arnold at VRPC.Champs@gmail.com.
B/HA/A members are not required to participate in a qualifying rally to attend Championships and are asked to email the VRPC Championships Coordinator if they would like to request permission to participate. There are occasionally other requirements they must fulfill depending on the discipline.
VRPC Championship shirts: Coming Soon
** 2021 is pending**The qualifiers spreadsheet will be updated throughout the rally season as each qualifying rally ends. If you do not see your name listed for a discipline that you think you have qualified in, please don't hesitate to email our Championships Coordinator Michelle Arnold at VRPC.Champs@gmail.com and ask!
Pending for Tet, Polocrosse, Games, Quiz
The below links include the necessary paperwork for Festival (Championships) 2021 in Lexington, Kentucky.
2011 Championships Promotional Video