Sponsored by ASPC, Inc., Youth Committee

Award Description:
Based on points of youth who apply for this award, with the award going to the youth with the highest points of those who apply in each of two divisions - Division A Miniature and Division B Miniature. Award may be won in multiple divisions (A & B) during the same year and may also be won more than once. Award is based on the youth member points and multiple miniature horses may be counted.

How to Apply:
Submit completed point tabulation sheets along with a Cover Sheet to the American Shetland Pony Club, Inc. - ATTN: Youth. Must be postmarked (or electronically submitted) on or before December 31st. Actual award to be determined by sponsor. In the event of a tie, winners will receive identical awards.

Sponsored by Excaliber Training - Herscher, IL

Award Description:
Created to recognize the ASPR youth pony that is the most competitive in the American Show Pony youth classes. Points to be tabulated on youth handler in the following classes: halter mare/gelding, fine harness, roadster, and pleasure driving. The youth member must show the pony for the points to count for this award. Youth does not have to show the same pony in every class. The actual award to be decided by the sponsor. In the case of a tie, the winners will receive identical awards.

How to Apply:
Submit completed point tabultaion sheets along with a Cover Sheet to the American Shetland pony Club, Inc., Youth Committee. Must be postmarked on or before December 31st. Applicants are responsible for recording the classes entered and the placings earned on the tabulation sheet. All placings will be verified with the official show results from the National Office.

Sponsored by ASPC, Inc., Youth Committee

Award Description:
Based on points of Youth who apply for this award, with the award going to the youth with the highest points of those who apply in each of two division - Classic/Foundation Shetland and Modern Shetland. Award may be won in multiple divisions during the same year and may be won more than once. Award is based on the Youth member points and multiple pones may be counted.

How to Apply:
Submit complete point tabulation sheets along with a Cover Sheet to the American Shetland Pony Club, Inc. - ATTN: Youth. Must be postmarked (or electronically submitted) on or before December 31st. Actual award to be determined by sponsor. In the event of a tie, winners will receive identical awards.

Sponsored by Debra Tennant-Green in Loving Memory of her daughter, Sara

Award Description:
Based on points of youth who apply for AMHR Youth Jumper classes, with award going to the high point winner in each of two divisions - Division A Miniature and Division B Miniature. Awards to be determined by point tabulations. Award may be won in multiple divisions during the same year and may also be won more than once.

How to Apply:
Submit completed point tabulation sheets along with a Cover Sheet to the American Shetland Pony Club, Inc., - ATTN: Youth. Must be postmarked (or submitted electronically) on or before December 31st. Actual award to be determined by sponsor. In the event of a tie, winners will receive identical awards.

The Youth Horse Companion Program was created in order to give the youth who doesn't participate in sanctioned shows an opportunity to work toward an award by sharing their partnership with a small equine (parades, nursing home visits, educational exhibits, etc.). Click Here for list of activities/events and points.

How to Apply:
1. The youth must be a member of the American Shetland Pony Club, Inc., organization (which is comprised of ASPC, AMHR, ASPR, NSPPR, ASPIR registries)

2. The equine must be a registered with the American Shetland Pony Club, Inc., (which is comprised of ASPC, AMHR, ASPR, NSPPR, ASPIR registries)

3. The equine must be owned by either the youth or a family member OR the horse may be leased by the youth or their family members through following the organization lease rules (refer to the Official Rule Book).

4. This award is based on one youth and one horse as a team completing activities which promote small equine.

5. Youth may submit more than one Team. This award may be earned concurrently with another Team.

6. Points are awarded per Youth/Equine Team.

7. Points can be accumulated from year to year for each Youth/Equine Team.

8. Levels of Achievement:

Level I: 50 Activities. Youth/Equine Team will receive an award and a certificate.
Level II: 125 Activities. Youth/Equine Team will receive an award and a certificate.
Level III: 200 Activities. Youth/Equine Team will receive an award and a certificate.
Their story will be published in The Journal when space is available.

9. Once Level III has been attained, the Team will be recorded as achieving the Youth Horse Companion of Excellence Award.

10. Once a Team has earned this title, the youth and small equine as a team are no longer eligible to earn this award again. However, either youth or small equine can be part of a different team.

11. The youth must keep records of activities such as parades, workshops, nursing home visits, displays, demonstrations, etc.

12. Activities and Dates must be listed on a worksheet.

13. The cover sheet must be signed by a parent or guardian.

14. Worksheet may be duplicated as needed.

15. Promotional activities that can be used are varied. If there is an activity not listed that you feel should be included, please contact the Youth Committee Chair.

16. The winners will be notified by the Area Youth Committee Member in charge of Awards. There will be an award presented at the National Convention during the Saturday Morning Hall of Fame Breakfast. If winner is unable to attend, the award will be shipped to them.

17. In the event the youth's companion horse dies, another horse/pony can be substituted on the Team. In order to substitute, a statement stating the horse's death must be attached to the award submission along with the replacement horse's registered name and number.

Click Here For Youth Horse Companion Program Activities/Events and Point System

Sponsored by Double J Stables - Denise Johnson

Award Description:
Created to recognize the youth ASPR member who is the most competitive in the American Show Pony Youth Classes. Points to be tabulated on ASPR in the following classes: halter mare/gelding, fine harness, roadster, and pleasure driving. The actual award to be decided by the sponsor. In the case of a tie, the winners will receive identical awards.

How to Apply:
Submit completed point tabulation sheets along wtih a cover sheet to the American Shetland Pony Club, Inc., - ATTN: Youth. Must be postmarked (or electronically sent) on or before December 31st. Applicants are responsible for recording the classes entered and the placings earned on the tabulation sheet. All placings will be verified with the official show results from the National Office.

Sponsored by ASPC, Inc., Youth Committee

Award Description:
This award was started by the late Audrey Barrett, of Arenosa Pony Farm. Youth must show a registered Classic Shetland Pony at officially rated shows to qualify. There are 16 possible awards presented each year - one in each of two age groups in each of teh eight areas. Age groups are 12 & under and 13 to 17. Winners will be selected based on the essay submitted. Winners will be contacted by the Youth Committee Member in charge of Awards and an award will be presented at the National Convention during the Saturday Morning Hall of Fame Breakfast. If the winners(s) are unable to attend, the award will be shipped to them.

How to Apply:
Submit a brief biography along wtih the application form on or before June 1. The cover sheet and application form should be completed in its entirety and all required information included or application will be considered null and void.

Sponsored by Midwest Classic Shetland Breeders Association

Award Description:
Created to recognize the Classic/Foundation Pony that is the most competitive in both youth halter and performance classes and the youth member who consistently shows that horse. Points will be tabulated in three youth classes: showmanship, halter mare/gelding, and your choice of one of the following performance classes: halter obstacle, hunter, jumper, obstacle driving, pleasure driving, country pleasure driving, roadster, or versatility. Costume is not an eligible class. You may choose your best performance class for each show and your choice may vary from show to show. There is one award each year. Award selected by sponsor.

How to Apply:
Submit completed point tabulation sheets along wtih a Cover Sheet to the American Shetland Pony Club, Inc., - ATTN: Youth. Must be postmarked (or electronically sent) on or before December 31st. Applicants are responsible for recording the classes entered and the placing earned on the tabulation sheet. All placings will be verified with the official show results from the National Office. Award will be calculated by the sponsor. In the case of a tie, the winners will receive identical awards.

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