BETHANY, W.Va. – The United States Pony Club (USPC) has recognized the riding facility at Peace Point Equestrian Center as a new riding center. The Peace Point Pony Club Riding Center will offer members up to age 25 a place to ride and learn about the care of horses. Peace Point Pony Club Riding Center is the first USPC Riding Center in the United States to be based at a college or university.

According to the official USPC web site (, Pony Club is one of the leading youth equestrian clubs in the world. Pony Club is represented in over 30 countries with 600 individual clubs in the United States alone. The club offers programs in dressage, eventing, show jumping, mounted games, tetrathlon, quiz, vaulting, foxhunting and polocrosse. The combination of both mounted and unmounted activities make up a Pony Club program. During unmounted meetings, members learn about horse management such as shoeing, feeding and veterinary care.

Peace Point Pony Club Riding Center offers scheduled lessons for members every weekend. The lessons are divided by experience and ability. Pony Club does not require a member to own a horse, although he/she must have access to one.

For more information on joining the United States Pony Club, contact Ellen Fischer at or call Peace Point Equestrian Center at 304-829-4800.