Saratoga Pony Club (SPC) is a local affiliate of the United States Pony Club, a national youth-oriented organization that develops riding and horse care skills in an environment centered on teamwork, self-sufficiency (i.e., not having the parents do the work!), and fun.

SPC events are primarily located at Garrod Farms in Saratoga. Some kids have their own horses or ponies, others lease them from Garrod's or Garrod's boarders. Throughout much of the year we have riding and horse management lessons every other Sunday. We also send kids to regional rallies (competitions), go on field trips, and usually have a week long summer camp at the end of June.

Our Core Values: 

  • Horsemanship with respect to healthcare, nutrition, stable management, handling and riding a mount safely, correctly and with confidence 
  • Organized teamwork including cooperation, communication, responsibility, leadership, mentoring, teaching and fostering a supportive environment 
  • Respect for the horse, self and others when riding on Garrod property and in Garrod arenas.  Respect for land through land conservation; and respect for horse management and learning
  • Volunteer for parents, and others to support the Pony Club program locally, regionally and nationally through helping the club continue and develop young riders 
  • Education at an individual pace to achieve personal goals and expand knowledge through teaching others

Interested in joining? Please get in touch