Bits & Pieces
Royalty Resale Shop to Be At Shetland Congress- Need a place to consign some of your gently worn but no longer needed show clothes? Looking for a deal on some show clothes for your ever-growing children? Then look for the Royalty Resale Shop at Congress. Your purchases help support the ASPC's Royalty program.
ASPC Gelding Program Now Enrolling- There's a great incentive program from the American Shetland Pony Club for members who show Shetland or American Show Pony Geldings. Check out the article on Society Pony's Breaking News page.
Don't Forget- Entries for the 2012 ASPC/ASPR Congress are due July 1. This is a Sunday, be sure you get your entries in the mail no later than Saturday, June 30
Banner Advertising Now Accepted for Webcast of 2012 Congress- If you are interested in a banner ad on the webcast of this year's Congress, check out the details under Association News.
USEF Honors Society Ponies - Several society ponies and society pony enthusiasts received awards at last weeks United States Equestrian Federation's meeting. Check out the details elsewhere on Society Pony Online.
ASPC Youth News - Check out the latest ASPC Youth News under in the Youth Menu under the SPO's "Association News" link.
ASPC Youth Contest Seeking Pony Donations - For 2012, the American Shetland Pony Club's Youth Committee is foregoing its Congress Essay Contest and will instead conduct an all-registry, non-show-based essay contest. Presently, donations of small equine is being accepted. The application and selection process for donations will run through February 15. After that, an essay contest will be conducted this year and promoted through the ASPC youth website and the association’s official publication.
For more information or to find out how to donate, visit the ASPC’s Youth Website at www.aspcamhryouth.com. Information on the donation process can be found in the 2012 Youth Packet posted on the youth website.
AHHS 16th Annual Limited Breeders Wealing Stake is now contracting stallion service donations. Stallion services for the 2012 auction for a 2012 breeding must be enrolled by January 15 in order to be published in the stallion service catalog. Eligible foals from this Hackney program can compete in the 2013 weanling class or the 2016 three-year-old competition. For more information, watch for the related article elsewhere on the Society Pony website. Or visit the American Hackney Horse Society website.
ASPC Futurity - 2012 Futurity nominating and sustaining forms are now available for downloading from the ASPC website! The following is a new rule beginning with the 2012 Classic Futurity: The Futurity Program has been extended to a FOUR YEAR Program for Classic Shetlands beging with nominations in 2012. Also, a note regarding ALL Shetland Futurity nominations: Foals Must Be Registered By Dec. 31 of the foaling year. Non-registration will result in a nominated Shetland being ineligible in future year.
ASPC Convention A Success The 2011 annual meeting for the American Shetland Pony Club, Inc., took place Nov. 3-6 in Portland, OR. There were several clinics, committee meetings, rule changes, awards presentations and more. Watch for detailed coverage of the event on Society Pony Online.
2011 ASPC Trainers Auction Raises more than $10,000. The annual fundraising auction held by the ASPC Trainers Committee in conjunction with the club’s annual banquet raised more than $10,000 this year. The hosting area is granted part of the funds to help offset the costs of hosting the convention. However, this year, Area VIII graciously passed on accepting any funding from the auction. All proceeds from this year’s auction will go to the youth and amateur awards sponsored by the Trainers Committee. Additionally, Area VIII is donating additional money raised by the raffling of a Lutke Harness to the Trainers Committee to benefit the youth and amateur awards as well.
2011 ASPC Creativity Contest took place at the annual convention in Portland. The event is held in memory of long-time member Sue Price. The competition celebrates and rewards the unique combination of ponies and creativity. This year, the contest drew more than 60 entries in categories such as drawing, photography, literary, humor, textile and more. The association provides prize money to the winners, voted on by members attending convention. New this year, a private benefactor added additional prize money for the Adult People’s Choice winner and the Youth People’s Choice Winner. Those 2011 recipients were: Melissa Roberts, Adult People’s Choice for her black & white photograph of a Fancy Turnout entry at the 2011 Congress and Katie Clark, Youth People’s Choice for her roadster scrapbook shadowbox.
2011 World's Championship Horse Show Video Footage Now Available on Demand. Friday and Saturday evening classes at the KY State Fair World's Grand Championship show are now available courtesy of AHSA and USEF.
The class coverage is available as video on demand. Visit www.ashalive.net or www.usefnetwork.com/ashalive
HEYL HISTORICAL PIECE FOUND. Recently, Dennis Robison of Grassmere Farm came upon one of Heyl Pony Farm's sales & promotional booklets on Ebay. It's full of interesting tidbits and information. Check out the full story in the "Looking Back" section under "Association News."
ADVERTISING NOW ACCEPTED. Society Pony Online is now accepting banner ads and directory listings. Online banner ads or directory listings may begin immediately. Advertising is now accepted for the upcoming 2012 issues if the American Society Pony Ezine: Spring, Summer and Fall. The spring issue will hit the site in April. Ads are due April 1.