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People Hall of Fame

The People Hall of Fame award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to American Shetland Pony Club, Inc., in some fashion during their association with the organization. Hall of Fame candidates are nominated from one of three categories: Historical Era (1888 to 1940); Intermediate Era (1941 to 1990); or Current Era (1991 to Current).

Recommendations for potential inductees may be made each year to the American Shetland Pony Club, Inc., home office. Nominations are encouraged to be in writing and should include documentation for the nomination including a biography for the nominee. All members, past and present, including the Board of Directors, are eligible for nomination and induction into the People Hall of Fame. Nominations must be made by February 1st of each calendar year.

There will be one candidate elected in each category each year unless there is a tie, in which case two from the category containing the tie will be named. In the instance of either unqualified nominees or no nominees in any or all categories in any given year, no awards may be made in those categories affected.

Biographies will be read and awards presented at the annual National Convention. An announcement will be made in the official publication, the Journal, as well. Biographies will be printed in the official publication only as space permits, preferably in the designated Hall of Fame issue.


Thomas Graham, OH

Michael McCabe, OH

Belinda Bagby, AR



Jerry & Nadine Kesting, IA

Laura Tennill, KY

Lenard Davenport, MO

Richard Petty, CO



Dolores Williams, IL

Zona Schneider, IL



Donna Norcross, IA

Ed McCarthy, NY

Paul & Chris Wait, NE



 Jack Swanson, SD

Thomas “Bud” Stephenson, OH



Richard Truebenbach, OH

Gordon Odegard, IL

Dennis O’Keef, IA

L.Lee & Beverly Dunn, OH

Deane Gutman, MD

Linda Seddon, IA

Dr. Thomas Taylor, OH



Clark & Jan McKelvey, TX

Dennis Robinson, KY

P. Joyce Pierson, IL



Larry Parnell, AR

Marvin McCabe, OH



 Jim Curry, CA





Lew Reese, IA

Carolyn Roberts, IL



Jack Schatzberg, AZ

Louise Relph, IA

Harold Lowrey, NE

Vern Ames, UT



Harold Bachman, IL

Harold Lucas, MI

Jean Hatch, CT



Floyd Diermer, IL

Dave Diemer, IL

Bill Burns, IN

Howard Richardson, IA

Wallace McKenzie, OH

Jim Knight, MO

Jean Morrissey, IA

Mr. & Mrs. A.C. Buehler, IL



Bill Winkelman, IA

Dudley Abbott, KY

Lowell Boone, IL

R.R. Tillma, IL

Pete Peterson, CA

Ben Edwards, MN

Joe Bile, OR


Robert “Bob” Roudebush, IN

Asa Hutchison, OK

W.P. “Bill” Atkinson, OK

Jean Coyne, IN

Gerald Lee, IN

Lewis Warner, IL

George Hart, TN

Jim Roberts, IL



Harry Gorham, IL

W. “Bill” Griffith, TX

Ted Welch, IA



Jane Clark, MD

Col. William A. “Bill” Porter, IL

Cecil Blair, LA




Major J. Murray Hoag, IA

Bernard “Pat” Morrissey, IA

Earl Dixon, IL

Ernest Bell, NJ

Vern Benna, IA



Reed Bridgford, IL

Virgil Cagle, MO

Armon Hetzel, WI

William Simpson, WI



Harley Heyl, IL

Elmer Williams, MO

Tommy Wright, CA



Helen Lust, NJ

Iona Heyl, IL

Harriet Shriver-Howard Rogers, MD

Dan Langfeld, Jr., NE



Will Williams, TX

Henry C. Meyer, IL



Gerald Barga, OH

Vern Brewer, TX

Audrey Barrett, TX

Perry Carlile, OK



David Cox, IN

Ken Reisinger, IA



Frank Bedell, IA

Charles E. Bunn, IL

Harry Cooper, IL

Elmer Potter, CT

Roy Strawhacker, IA

Fred Wilmot, MO



Eli Elliott, IA

George Heyl, IL

T. Robert Houston, IL

Harry Kilkelly, WI

Dr. Wayne Munn, WI

Dr. Sam Taylor, MI

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