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The National Youth Board at USPC


2013/09/06

The National Youth Board, in conjunction with the National Office, is pleased to announce the creation and installation of a new set of resources designed to assist older members of the United States Pony Clubs to best incorporate their Pony Club experiences into their college applications. The USPC is well revered for its programs that help shape young adults to possess defining character qualities such as leadership, responsibility, sportsmanship, and advanced knowledge in the arena of horsemanship.

These developed resources, available online at ponyclub.org, offer members of Pony Club who are in the process of applying to college the assistance they might need in succinctly incorporating the invaluable experiences that the USPC offers into their applications. Specific target areas include integrating Pony Club into the Common
Application, college resumes, and college essays. The National Youth Board encourages you to share these resources with your members, whose hard work and dedication to the USPC deserves to be recognized and lauded in the best manner possible through the college application process

USPC National Youth Board Advisory Body
for all college related inquiries

Geneva Torsilieri
resides in East Amwell, New Jersey, and has been a member of the Somerset Hills Pony Club in the New Jersey Region since 1998. A C-3 member, Geneva currently balances her studies as a double major in urban elementary education and English at the College of New Jersey with her work at her family’s hunter/jumper training facility. She also works with the aquatics department at the Pennington School. Geneva has represented the New Jersey Region at Nationals many times and was a member of the International Tetrathlon Exchange in 2010. Additionally, Geneva participated in the Visiting Instructors Program through the USPC 2010-2013, instructing at Pony Club camps in Washington, Michigan, Virginia, and Washington. Contact Geneva at genevat@ponyclub.org

Stella Sunstein
is a C3 member of the Orchard Hill Pony Club in the Great Lakes Region. She is
twenty years old and has been in Pony Club for nine years. Stella grew up in Ann
Arbor, Michigan where she now attends the University of Michigan where she is studying
Behavior, Cognition, and Neuroscience. She also works in a research lab studying
behavioral neuroscience. Stella has a ten-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare named Daisy
that she events. In her own region, Stella is active as president of her regions’ Junior Leadership Council, a rater, and an avid participant in camps and preps.
Contact Stella at smsuntein@gmail.com

Alex Ambelang
is an HA Traditional member of Five Valleys Pony Club in the Big Sky Region. She joined Pony Club at the age of 8 and has been an active member ever since. She has competed in eventing thru Preliminary and in jumpers and dressage. She has been a working student for two National Examiners and was a member of the USPC National Youth Congress in 2010. She currently serves as the USPC National Youth Board Chair and will the Regional Instructor Coordinator for the Big Sky Region in 2014. She actively runs the junior board as well as instructs, examines, organizes in the Big Sky Region. Alex is running Preliminary this season on her horse, Fen Cera, and is active in the USPC Visiting Instructor Program. Alex currently attends The University of Montana in Missoula, MT where she is pursuing Human Resource Management at the School of Business.
Contact Alex at alex.ambelang@gmail.com

Holly Osborne
is a 21 year old C2-HB in Delaware Pony Club in the DelMarVa Region. She currently attends University of Baltimore where she is studying to achieve her Bachelor’s degree in English. Upon graduating, she plans to attend graduate school to pursue journalism and hopes to concentrate her writing on the equestrian community. Holly owns and competes her Morgan/Arabian mare, Gracie, in eventing and at pony club rallies and works at Maryland Saddlery in Hockessin, DE. Contact Holly at hollyo6292@gmail.com

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