To get on a Quiz team, a Pony Club member must be selected by their Branch. Team members normally attend frequent Quiz practices with coaching provided by Branch volunteers, or by professional coaches or sometimes by higher level Pony Club members.
The divisions in Quiz are based on age and knowledge level:
* A/B level for the oldest and most experienced,
* C level for the intermediates, and
* D, D1, D2 level is for the youngest and least experienced pony clubbers
Quiz includes oral, written and visual tests in which competitors must identify unusual horsy objects. Teams can also enter display projects based on themes determined by the regional organizing committee, for a separate competition.
Generally, the top four Regional finishers among the A/B's and C's qualify for the National Quiz in the Fall.