sawtooth pony club

Sawtooth Pony Club is a chapter of the United States Pony Club and lucky to call River Sage Stables our home!  Sarah Berkowitz is our full time instructor and we meet year round.  With a cross country course nearby and all the other amenities we need at River Sage, we host regional Pony Club clinics, mini Pony Camps, and fundraising horse shows at the facility.  We have a very active membership focusing in Eventing and Dressage with members ranging in age from 9-19 years old.  For more information about Pony Club, please visit,, or contact Sarah at 208-316-1212.

About Pony Club: The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. started in 1954 to teach riding and the proper care of horses. It is based on The British Pony Club, which was created in 1929 as a junior branch of the Institute of the Horse. Since then, Pony Club has expanded to many countries around the world, with the main goal being to promote sportsmanship, stewardship and leadership through horsemanship.

What's in a name? Back in 1929, the term “pony” was used to describe the mount of a youth equestrian. With a name steeped in the tradition of educating the next generation of equestrians, the name Pony Club continues to focus on education and quality care of both horses and ponies.

In the last decade, Pony Club has strengthened programming to meet the needs of today's equestrians. This has included raising the age of graduation from 21 to 25, expanding certifications to include the disciplines of Dressage and Show Jumping, bringing in Western disciplines, and including land conservation in the Standards of Proficiency. Currently, Pony Club boasts approximately 600 clubs and over 13,000 members in the United States.

Mission: 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.

Interested in giving a tax deductible cash donation to the Sawtooth Pony Club?  Contact Sarah Berkowitz at 208.316.1212 or make a donation via PayPal by going to! We also take donations of new and used tack and horse equipment for the multiple used tack sales that we hold throughout the year as fundraisers.  We thank you for your support!