Greenville Foothills Pony Club’s March meeting

Published 3:54 pm Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Denise Ritacco conducting mock formal inspection with Amanda Fisher. (photo submitted)

Greenville Foothills Pony Club held its March monthly meeting at Riverbend Equestrian Center on Sunday, March 6, with Jodi Lees instructing, assisted by Ragan Brian of Inman (H) and Eliza Culbertson of Greer (B).

The format for the meeting included un-mounted instruction by Rachael Wood of Easley, S.C. (C3), Shelby Ritacco of Greer, S.C. (HB), Alyssa Turner of Greer, S.C. (C1), and Katie O’Neal of Simpsonville, S.C. (C1), who taught on the topics of formals and turnout, jog outs and safety checks and turnbacks. All of these are components of competition rallies, as participants at rallies are judged not only on riding skills, but on horse management skills as well.

Members participating in the ride-a-test plus instruction mounted format included Shady Sayers of Greenville, S.C. (C1), Becca Woodaman of Columbus, N.C. (D3), Kaitlyn Bardos of Central, S.C. (D3), Jessica Walsh of Greenville, S.C. (D2), Sidney Jeffcoat of Inman, S.C. (D2), Alena and Audrey Poltorak of Fountain Inn, S.C. (D2, D2), Darbie Barr of Salem, S.C. (C1), and Amanda Fisher of Greenville, S.C. (D2).

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Greenville Foothills Pony Club ( is part of the United States Pony Clubs ( and serves the youth of upstate South Carolina and western North Carolina.

For more information about Greenville Foothills Pony Club, contact Carolyn Culbertson at or Stephanie Wood at

New D2s Audrey Poltorak, Alena Poltorak and Sidney Jeffcoat. (photo submitted)