Pony Club Podcast cohosts Sarah Evers Conrad and Megan Scharfenberg interview Nikki Gorrell, Pony Club dedicated volunteer and mounted games secretary at USPC Championships, and USPC’s Activities Department staff with Activities and Events Director Erin Roland and Gillian Stover, USPC’s Activities and Events Coordinator. This month's episode is supported by Kentucky Equine Research.
Guest, Nikki Gorrell: Nikki Gorrell is a C-1 Eventing Pony Club graduate from Elkridge-Harford Hunt Pony Club in the Maryland Region. Her dad was a B-level graduate, her aunt an A-level graduate, and her sister was an H-B graduate. Coming from a Pony Club family, Nikki knew she wanted to continue to volunteer despite taking a step back for college and her career. Starting in 2019, Nikki began volunteering on the national level for Mounted Games. Now she is a member of the Competitions Committee as a Mounted Games and Eventing representative. After moving to the Midwest Region, Nikki is getting involved on the regional level and looking forward to starting her mounted career again.
Guest, Erin Roland: Erin Roland is the Activities and Events Director for the United States Pony Clubs. She joined USPC in 2017 as an intern for both the Activities Department and then the Marketing Department before being hired full-time in February 2018 as the Activities and Events Coordinator. In March of 2023, she was named the new Activities and Events Director.
Guest, Gillian Stover: USPC Activities & Events Coordinator, Gillian Stover, is a Lexington, Kentucky native and lifelong horsewoman. Gillian is a recent graduate of the University of Kentucky and enjoys eventing on her off-track Thoroughbreds.