Pony Club elects new officers

NORTH FERRISBURGH-The Charlotte Pony Club, established in 1958, has elected a new slate of officers for its 52nd year as an active chapter of the United States Pony Club.

Kathleen Carrara of Charlotte has been elected D.C., or District Commissioner, and Kathleen Rule of New Haven will serve as joint D.C.

Jennifer Gilbert of Shelburne will serve as Secretary, and Lisa Nostrand of Hinesburg and Liz Baker of South Burlington as Treasurers. Andrea Brainard of Hinesburg is heading up the Cross Country and Horse Trials Committees.

The Charlotte Pony Club is a horse riding club for youth from Charlotte and surrounding towns between the ages of 9 and 21.

Three equestrian disciplines are taught including dressage, cross country jumping, and stadium jumping. Younger members are mentored by older members, and life skills such as discipline, teamwork, and horsemanship are emphasized. Participants progress through a series of ratings that are more and more rigorous to acquire, and the Charlotte Pony Club has had several of its members achieve the highest ratings offered on a national level by the United States Pony Club.

The Charlotte Pony Club's instructors are John and Alice Bourgoin from Arbrook Farm and Andrea Monsarrat Waldo from Triple Combination Farm. The couple is qualified eventing instructors with years of experience competing and instructing in the eventing disciplines.

meetings will begin on Monday, June 21 at Triple Combination Farm, 9 a.m. Call Wendy Beach at 802-475-2150 for details

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