Fox River Valley

About Fox River Valley

The United States Pony Clubs, Inc., develops character, leadership, confidence and a sense of community in youth through a program that teaches the care of horses and ponies, riding and mounted sports.

Fox River Valley Pony Club (FRVPC) in Barrington Hills, IL was founded in 1963 and will soon celebrate its 60th Anniversary. 

FRVPC has been educating and inspiring generations of equestrians.  The skills, habits and values instilled through horsemanship provide tools to succeed not only in equestrian sport, but in life.  Handling, riding and caring for a horse helps promote such positive character traits as accountability, patience, self-discipline, self-confidence, empathy, and kindness.  

Our club has produced alumni who have received top national rankings, competing and earning top honors at international levels in equestrian sports. 

Equally important, our club has generated scores of riders who enjoy horses and ponies for the rest of their lives instilled with a strong sense of safety, proper care, and equine community.  As a testament, our club enjoys numerous third generation Pony Club families.

Read more about our program in the June 2020 issue of Quintessential Barrington magazine.

We invite you to join the Fox River Valley Pony Club family!



USPC Pony Clubs and Riding Centers are assigned to one of 41 geographical regions, which are administered by a volunteer Regional Supervisor (RS) and other appointed and elected officers. Regions offer additional activities and opportunities for members and support for the club and center leaders under their administration. Fox River Valley Pony Club is part of the North Central Prairie Region. Visit the region's website for the contact information for the Regional Officers.

Visit the Pony Club website to learn more about the Pony Club educational program, national events, activities and opportunities for members.