One of the girls at my barn belongs to Pony Club, and I've been debating whether or not I should join. She explained the levels to me and the moving up process, but I feel like the people who join Pony Club start young and then move up in the ranks gradually through time. So, being 16, I'm feeling a little hesitant about joining- even though I guess I'd have 9 more years to be rated.
My major dilemma is that I don't really have a horse to take the tests with. If I end up joining I'd aim for my C-1 or C-2, which requires a horse to be able to jump 2'9 and 3'. My horse that's able to do that is at a sale barn right now, and my current horse, Gracie, is just doing crossrails and such. I guess my other option would be to take my project pony, but I don't think that she could go higher than 2'6 with me... and I could eat her. X9
So should I join as a D-3 in the spring, wait and see where I am with Gracie in the middle of the summer, or just not join at all? Advice from Pony Clubbers?