Fox River Valley

FRVPC Junior Pony Club

For Young Horse Lovers 
Ages 4-11 and Their Parents.

We are pleased to announce the upcoming launch of the 2023 Spring Session of FRVPC Junior Pony Club. This 8-week program designed for new members ages 4-11 and their parents will introduce Pony Club concepts and horse care in an easy-to-understand and fun manner.


Meet our FRVPC Junior
Pony Club Instructor:
Grace Quinn - Wodzinski


Grace is a FRVPC Alum, Current FRVPC Joint DC, local resident, Board member of the Riding Club of Barrington Hills and friend of the Fox River Valley Hounds. Grace is also well known as the "Owner of Foofie - a FRVPC - FRVH legend" :-) Grace is now a mother of 2 young children and a licensed Equine Dentist. She teaches riding lessons to young equestrians on her horses and their own. We are thrilled to have Grace as a member of our FRVPC family and as a mentor for our newest and youngest members.

Meeting Time & Location:

Sundays: 1-2pm at the Barrington Hills Park District Riding Center Meeting Room


4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11 plus one additional field trip date TBD.


$85 payable to FRVPC



The Junior Pony Club is a supplemental program for our newest and youngest members and their parents creating an educational bridge for young horse enthusiast to learn horse/ rider safety, pony care and barn safety - then gradually introduce the hands-on live pony care. No horse is required for this 8-week session, there will be one lead line riding lesson towards the end with shared ponies. A parent is required to attend with each child. Safe barn attire will be introduced. Once the 8-week Horse Management session is complete, Jr. Pony Club member graduates will have the option to continue on and join FRVPC as full members working towards a D-1 Rating in Horse Management. FRVPC does not have a stable of horses or ponies, however, we can refer you to lesson barn if you do not have access to one suitable for a beginner rider. When you feel your child is ready to move up we welcome their involvement as an official member of the FRVPC & USPC. With Pony Club Membership he or she will be insured and will be able to participate in all Fox River Valley Pony Club activities at the appropriate skill level. This includes: Riding lessons on your own pony, all club horse management learning sessions, riding clinics, riding camps, Rally competitions, field trips, HM study parties, Halloween, Holiday & year end celebration activities.

One parent will need to be present and help supervise their own child.

For More Information

Contact FRVPC JR. Pony Club Instructor

Grace Quinn Wodzinski - FRVPC Joint DC

Cell: 847 421-1795