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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.

2023

Thomas Graham, OH

Michael McCabe, OH

Belinda Bagby, AR

 

2021

Jerry & Nadine Kesting, IA

Laura Tennill, KY

Lenard Davenport, MO

Richard Petty, CO

 

2019

Dolores Williams, IL

Zona Schneider, IL

 

2018

Donna Norcross, IA

Ed McCarthy, NY

Paul & Chris Wait, NE

 

2016

 Jack Swanson, SD

Thomas “Bud” Stephenson, OH

 

2014

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

 

2012

Clark & Jan McKelvey, TX

Dennis Robinson, KY

P. Joyce Pierson, IL

 

2010

Larry Parnell, AR

Marvin McCabe, OH

 

2009

 Jim Curry, CA

 

 

 

2006

Lew Reese, IA

Carolyn Roberts, IL

 

2005

Jack Schatzberg, AZ

Louise Relph, IA

Harold Lowrey, NE

Vern Ames, UT

 

2004

Harold Bachman, IL

Harold Lucas, MI

Jean Hatch, CT

 

2003

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

 

2002

Bill Winkelman, IA

Dudley Abbott, KY

Lowell Boone, IL

R.R. Tillma, IL

Pete Peterson, CA

Ben Edwards, MN

Joe Bile, OR

2001

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

 

2000

Harry Gorham, IL

W. “Bill” Griffith, TX

Ted Welch, IA

 

1999

Jane Clark, MD

Col. William A. “Bill” Porter, IL

Cecil Blair, LA

 

 

1998

Major J. Murray Hoag, IA

Bernard “Pat” Morrissey, IA

Earl Dixon, IL

Ernest Bell, NJ

Vern Benna, IA

 

1997

Reed Bridgford, IL

Virgil Cagle, MO

Armon Hetzel, WI

William Simpson, WI

 

1994

Harley Heyl, IL

Elmer Williams, MO

Tommy Wright, CA

 

1993

Helen Lust, NJ

Iona Heyl, IL

Harriet Shriver-Howard Rogers, MD

Dan Langfeld, Jr., NE

 

1992

Will Williams, TX

Henry C. Meyer, IL

 

1991

Gerald Barga, OH

Vern Brewer, TX

Audrey Barrett, TX

Perry Carlile, OK

 

1990

David Cox, IN

Ken Reisinger, IA

 

1988

Frank Bedell, IA

Charles E. Bunn, IL

Harry Cooper, IL

Elmer Potter, CT

Roy Strawhacker, IA

Fred Wilmot, MO

 

1987

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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