DeGraff Stables Supports March Charity
DeGraff has chosen to donate half of the Futurity booking fees collected to “The Pony Club”. What better way to enrich our riders and leaders of tomorrow than through providing youngsters with access to horses and to learning? DeGraff Stables is committed to being a part of creating and developing a long-term love of the horse through education and accessibility to the horse for kids, ensuring a future for our breeding and riding programs! Click Here! Visit The Pony Club Website “Where It All Begins”!
What makes The Pony Club different?
The mission of Pony Club is “to provide a program for youth that teaches riding, mounted sports, and the care of horses and ponies, thereby developing responsibility, moral judgment, leadership and self-confidence.” Members of USPC have joined an organization dedicated to producing well-rounded horsemen and women and one that has produced many of the past and current Olympic and International riders.
USPC is unique because its educational programs place equal emphasis on the teaching of riding skills, horse-care fundamentals, and team participation with sportsmanship. From the moment youth join USPC until they graduate, they are part of a broad network of activities and educational programs that promote the health and safety of both horse and rider. USPC is dedicated to developing knowledgeable, competent, responsible, and caring horsemen.
Standards of Proficiency: The USPC Standards of Proficiency provide a core curriculum for individualized instruction. Clubs and centers use the Standards as a plan for instruction programs. The Standards describe a clear progression of skills in riding and Horse Management and provide opportunities for goal setting, as members are encouraged to proceed though those skills at a pace that is comfortable for them. Riding is something we do for fun! Ratings are given in an effort to recognize achievements and encourage members to gain confidence, independence and good safety habits while working with mounts. Goal setting, teaching and testing are good ways to accomplish this purpose. For more information visit The Pony Club Website.
At DeGraff Stables, we couldn’t make these donations possible without the support of our stallion owners! We wish to thank Seabreeze Pleasure Horses, Ironwood Acres and the HBF Iron Man Partnership whom along with the many other owners around the country whom donate breedings to the many futurity program that help fund the show prize funds. The mare owners that purchase these reduced rate breedings are additionally appreciated for their participation as the offspring are able to accumulate valuable earnings.
To participate in the DeGraff Stables, Inc. Charity Program, find a list of eligible futurities for our world-class stallion line-up including: DGS IndyGo, DGS Vestastic, Frosty the Goodbar (AQHA/ARHA), HBF Iron Man (AQHA/APHA), Hes A Cool Hotrod (AQHA/APHA), Hot Lopin Sensation (APHA), Indian Artifacts (AQHA/AWR) and MDR Impulsive (AQHA/APHA) on our website at www.DeGraffStables.com , make your selection and contact us to reserve your breeding of choice.
If there are futurity breedings available to any DeGraff Stables stallions in March, or, any succeeding month, we will choose a different program each month until the futurities sell. The information will be updated on our our website www.DeGraffStables.com in the “About” section and is titled; “Charities Sponsorship Program”.
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