Friday, January 23, 2015

Upper Level Testing

Currently our region has been tentatively slated to host the C3 Trad and HB tests.  Of course, the dates are subject to change based on the number of candidates that register for each test.  In order to view the calendar, click on the link below - towards the upper third of the page you will see several drop down lists. Choose the region drop down field and then select Northern Lakes Region to see the dates and deadlines.

Quiz Prep Bookwork Sessions

LHPC is offering 3 optional Quiz Prep Bookwork sessions in addition to our regular bookwork meetings for UR-D3 members and would like to open the sessions to the region if anyone is interested.

They are scheduled for February 1st, March 8th and March 29th from 1-3 at the Park Nicollet Clinic Building located on Hwy 101 at Hwy 55 in Plymouth, MN.

If you are interested in participating in any sessions,  please contact Linda Scott by email at

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

D Retreat is coming!

This is an exciting learning opportunity for all unrated and D level Pony Clubbers, and a whole lot of fun, too.  Please click the link to learn more - registration deadline is January 31st so act quickly!   Click here for more information:  D Retreat 2015

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Important Information for D3, C1 & C2 pony clubbers!

*Calling all C1 and C2s! Getting Ready to Longe! Webinar, November 11th,
at 8pm EST*

This webinar is targeted at C1 and C2 HM members and their club
instructors. It will include the sharing of ideas for introducing C1 and
C2s to longeing safely, pre-horse. Topic discussions will also include
equipment, strategies, and taking the next steps.

*About the Presenter*

Laurie is a USPC graduate and also graduated from the University of New
Hampshire with a B.S. in Animal Science and a Master of Adult and
Occupational Education (M.O.E). She also attended Porlock Vale Equitation
Centre, a British Horse Society Training Centre. Laurie is a CHMJ, a
National Examiner, and clinician. Her “real” job is a Professor of Applied
Animal Science at the University of New Hampshire and she has taught the
equine management specialization for over 25 years.

To join this webinar please register at and register
with your Name and E-mail address. As always these webinars will be
recorded and posted at
for viewing at a later date.

FAQs about webinars can be found at
and any questions about webinars can be sent to

Monday, October 27, 2014

Build a fence -- help a pony club friend in need

Dear Pony Club Families,

My longtime friend and USPC fellow officer, Sue Lavenz, has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. In preparing for the changes in her life, she is reducing her herd of horses. Because of that, they will no longer need to lease the additional 30 acres from their neighbors.

When I asked what I could do to help her, she did not want a benefit. She wanted a fence.

After they no longer lease the 30 acres, they will need a fence to run along their property line to keep their horses on their property.

This is where you come in. If you know some people that can help us get Sue’s fence done, can you please spare a few hours to help out? I looked the weather report, Saturday is sunny but Sunday is rainy so I think we should try and do the fence this Saturday, November 1. Sue’s address is 9465 Norris Lake Rd NW, Elk River, MN.

Can’t dig a fence? Then could you help with bringing food for the crew? Lending us post hole diggers or tools?
Let’s plan to start at around 8 am – join us when you can make it. If you are coming and are helping in some way, let me know so we can organize the troops.

Thank you,
Beth Whillock
Kimberwicke PC

Please contact Beth Whillock for more information and ways you can help!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Luau on the Lake EXCITING Silent Auction Donations!

LUAU on THE LAKE is only a few days away!  If you would like to shop the fantastic items from the silent auction (just a few are listed below), order your tickets now!  Contact Eliese or call (507) 261-7393 for ticket ordering information.  Cost is $75 per person and includes dinner, keynote speaker and a chance to bid on and get some great deals on silent auction donations!

Dinner includes:
-Hawaiian Bread & Butter
-Tossed Arugula with Green Grapes, Avocado, Mango, Strawberries, Green Onions and Cilantro with a Ginger-Poppy Seed Dressing
-Kalua Pua's Sweet & Sour Roasted Pork
-Hawaiian Teriyaki Beef Satays
-Coconut Chicken Tenders with Asian Pineapple Sauce
-Aloha Sweet Potatoes
-Grilled Vegetables
-Key Lime Cheesecake

Here is just a sampling of some of the new silent auction donations:

* Equine themed HAND PAINTED Christmas ornament
*Fox hunting original photograph by Artists/Dressage Rider Kay Gerighty
*Little Sprouts Photography portrait session 
*Vet Kit
*Lesson with Ralph Hill
*Horse themed quilts
*Pampered Chef baskets
*Bella Vache Tote from Stone Ridge Saddlery
*Gift certificate to Country Image photography
*Dover Saddlery gift basket including a fleece cooler, water bucket & treats
*St Croix Saddlery gift certificates
*Gift certificate to Silvermine Dressage lessons with Andrea Feller

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Exciting new silent auction items for Luau on the Lake!

The Northern Lakes Region fundraiser, "Luau on the Lake", has received many new silent auction items.  Take a look at the list below to see what will be available.  

Don't forget to order your tickets to the benefit by October 1st.  Contact Eliese for ticket ordering information.  

Visit the Luau on the Lake website for additional information.

* 3 hour guided fishing trip on the Kinnikinic River (River Falls, WI)

* 2 day camp at Three Witches Farm near LaCrosse, WI

* 1 night stay at the Dragonfly Guest house at Three Witches Farm

* William Sonoma gift card

* 2, one hour private lessons with Suzanne Winslade

* USPC clinic with National Examiner Jeni Ruelle

* Rope halter and Smart Tie gift pack

* Willstar Performance Feed & Tack gift certificate

* Houles' Farm & Pet gift certificates

* Great Clips hair bundle basket and gift cards