American Show Pony Registry Awards First Halter Hall of Fame Honor
Minnesota Stallion First ASPR Halter Winner Officially Inducted
Synergy TAP (BigNRich FMF X Peddler's Carnation), bred and owned by Trace Anderson of Triangle Acres in Askov, MN, became the first American Show Pony officially entered into American Show Pony Registry’s Hall of Fame in the Halter division.
The Hall of Fame is one of the American Shetland Pony Club’s top honors for the equine it governs. Established in 1967, the Hall of Fame recognizes ponies receiving high levels of show ring achievement in their lifetime. HoF recognition is earned based on success in the show ring. Winning against other ponies is essential.
The ASPC established the American Show Pony Registry in 1995, giving an important outlet for larger Shetlands, smaller Hackneys and crosses between those two breeds. Since the ASPR was first established, the show options and competitions for these dynamic, animated and brilliant ponies has grown. The first ASPR Performance Hall of Fame was awarded in 2000 but no pony had been recorded for Halter HoF honors until 2011.
Anderson picked up the plaque for Synergy TAP at the 2011 ASPC/ASPR Convention held late last year. This two-year-old colt stands just shy of 48". He has been trained and shown by Showtime Training Center from Iowa with Robby Barth handling.
Synergy TAP “is both beautiful to look at and conformationally correct with enough action to be competitive," said Anderson.
Congratulations to Triangle Acres for having the first official ASPR Halter Hall of Fame pony!
The first ASPR Performance Hall of Fame award was made in 2000 to T&C’s Tuxedo. To date, per the records of the ASPC/ASPR, only 10 Hall of Fame awards have been made in the American Show Pony Registry. The ASPR offers classes at rated ASPC/ASPR shows across the country. There are a variety of awards and incentives for these ponies and their owners. If you love to show and like to have the opportunity to do well, the sky is the limit with an American Show Pony. Get involved today. You can learn more at the ASPR committee’s website (www.americanshowpony.com) or the ASPC/ASPR’s official website at www.shetlandminiature.com