Are You New to the ASPC/AMHR/ASPR Organization? 

Are You An Amateur?

The new amateur mentorship program has been developed by the amateur committee to provide new members the opportunity to meet and learn from existing amateurs. This program is not required to be a new amateur, it is a resource that a new amateur can take advantage of -  a group of experienced (and welcoming) amateurs that are available to help answer questions you may have and be a valuable resource for the amateur that is just starting in the show ring. 

Members of this program include:

Emily McCabe Alger
Area 1 - Connecticut
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Eddy McCarthy II
Area 1 - New York
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Nicole Pearsall
Area 1 - Pennsylvania
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Karen Rudolph
Area 1 - New Hampshire
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Mike Mounts
Area 2 - Ohio
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Garry Brumm
Area 2 - Indiana
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Dana Saxton
Area 2 - Michigan
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Abbie Smith
Area 2 - Ohio
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John Hallberg
Area 2 - Michigan
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Lois Hallberg
Area 2 -Michigan
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Kelsey Dahl
Area 3 - Kentucky
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Kristina "Curly" Dahl
Area 3 - Kentucky
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Jennifer Rodgers Cushion
Area 3 - Florida
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Mark Horton
Area 3 - Illinois
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Donna Phillips
Area 3 - Kentucky
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Jewellea Daily
Area 3 - Kentucky
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Melissa Meharry
Area 4 - Illinois
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Carmie Viebrock
Area 4 - Wisconsin
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Tom Viebrock
Area 4 - Wisconsin
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Gabby Gufler
Area 4 - Missouri
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Jamee Bornstein
Area 4 - Wisconsin
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Jill Comfert
Area 5 - Arkansas
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Kala Price
Area 5 - Arkansas
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Erica Killion
Area 5 - Arkansas
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Jennifer Terry Bynum
Area 5 - Oklahoma
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Samantha Payne
Area 6 - Minnesota
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Bridget Sibenaler Edgar
Area 6 - Minnesota
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Aimee Schulz
Area 6 - Minnesota
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Diane Chambers Russell
Area 6 - Colorado
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Mark Cronin
Area 6 - South Dakota
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Stephanie Gilchrist
Area 6 - Iowa
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Eric Tani
Area 7 - California
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Amy Toliver
Area 7 - California
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Cayla Schaeffer
Area 8 - Washington
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NEW AWARD - Super All-Around Amateur. Awarded at ASPC Congress. Click Here for more info.

The following awards will be presented at ASPC/ASPR Congress. The office will calculate the points. All amateurs are automatically entered.

High Point Amateur Halter and High Point Amateur Performance
Sponsored by: ASPC, Inc., Amateur Committee

  • Classic 
  • Foundation
  • Modern
  • Modern Pleasure
  • Show Pony

Winner will be based on points accumulated in all Amateur classes in that division.
Performance to include Driving and Performance classes.

High Point Amateur Halter
High Point Amateur Performance
Sponsored by: ASPC, Inc., Trainers Committee

Winner to be based on points in all Amateur classes (including all divisions). 
Performance to include Driving and Performance classes.

NEW AWARDS - Super All-Around Amateur. Two awards:  Miniature-Over and Miniature-Under presented at AMHR Nationals. Click Here for more info.

The following awards will be presented at AMHR Nationals. The office will calculate the points. All amateurs are automatically entered.

HIGH POINT AMATEUR - Sponsored by: ASPC, Inc., Amateur Committee

  • Miniature Halter - Under
  • Miniature Halter - Over
  • Miniature Performance - Under
  • Miniature Performance - Over

Winner will be based on points accumulated in all Amateur classes in that division.
Performance to include Driving and Performance Classes.

High Point Amateur Halter
High Point Amateur Performance
Sponsored by ASPC, Inc., Trainers Committee

Winner to be based on points in all Amateur Classes (including divisions). 
Performance to include Driving and Performance Classes.

The American Shetland Pony Club, Inc., conducts a Mare Jackpot - offering cash prizes for entries in special Amateur Mare classes at specified shows. Amateur applicants must be 18 years old or older and a current senior member of The American Shetland Pony Club, Inc., (ASPC/AMHR/ASPR/NSPPR). Applications can be made through the American Shetland Pony Club home office for a $10 fee. Exhibitors are responsible to present their amateur card to show management.

Individuals without amateur cards in hand on show day may apply for an amateur card through the show office or with the Show Steward for a $15.00 show-site fee. All show-site applications and appropriate $15.00 fees must be received prior to amateur classes entered in order for the individual to be allowed to show. Show-site amateur applications will be valid for 15 days from the date fees are received by the Show Steward or show management. All show-site applications and fees will be sent to the American Shetland Pony Club, Inc., office via the Show Steward with their official Steward's report. If an amateur application and fee is forgotten, a new amateur application and fee is required.

Amateur cards can not be applied for at the AMHR National Show or at ASPC/ASPR Congress.

Amateur Application

Description: The ASPC/AMHR/ASPR conducts a Gelding Incentive Program offering cash prizes for entries in special Amateur Gelding Incentive classes as specified shows.

The incentives are specific classes and are separate from other ASPC/AMHR/ASPR approved classes. No All-Star Points are awarded in the incentive classes. The following incentives shall be offered:

                Classic Amateur Gelding Incentive

                Foundation Shetland Amateur Gelding Incentive

                Modern Amateur Gelding Incentive

                Modern Pleasure Amateur Gelding Incentive

                ASPR Amateur Gelding Incentive

                AMHR Amateur Gelding Incentive, Under Division

                AMHR Amateur Gelding Incentive, Over Division

 

The following rules apply to these incentives

  1. The owner of record of the animal competing must be the amateur person who actually exhibits the horse or pony in the Incentive Class

  2. All leases on ponies/horses used in Amateur Incentive Classes must have been postmarked on or before January 1 of the exhibition year.  The amateur may not use an animal if postmark was after January 1 of the exhibition year in these classes.

  3. An amateur owner/animal team may compete at more than one Area Show. They may also compete more than once at the ASPC/ASPR Congress and AMHR National Show.

  4. In the event a first prize winning animal is sold to another amateur, the new owner may compete as though the pony/horse had not previously competed.

  5. In the event that an animal/handler team is disqualified from any place for any reason, animal/exhibitor teams placing after the disqualified entry will move up one placing.

Monetary awards will be determined based on funding from the ASPC/AMHR/ASPR. All Area Shows will be funded identically with money being identical in each incentive class. Monetary awards at ASPR/ASPR Congress and AMHR National Show shall be more than the amount awarded at the Area Shows.

 Applications can be made through the American Shetland Pony Club home office for a $10 fee. Exhibitors are responsible to present their amateur card to show management.

Individuals without amateur cards in hand on show day may apply for an amateur card through the show office or with the Show Steward for a $15.00 show-site fee. All show-site applications and appropriate $15.00 fees must be received prior to amateur classes entered in order for the individual to be allowed to show. Show-site amateur applications will be valid for 15 days from the date fees are received by the Show Steward or show management. All show-site applications and fees will be sent to the American Shetland Pony Club, Inc., office via the Show Steward with their official Steward's report. If an amateur application and fee is forgotten, a new amateur application and fee is required.

Amateur cards can not be applied for at the AMHR National Show or at ASPC/ASPR Congress.

Amateur Applications

This award is being offered to recognize our Ponies and Miniatures that prove to be the definition of an All-Around Equine. Two awards will be offered at the AMHR Nationals Show: Under and Over Miniature. One award will be offered at the ASPC Congress Show for the All-Around Pony in each division: Classic/Foundation, Modern/Modern Pleasure and ASPR.

This award is strictly for one amateur/one horse but one amatuer can enter separately with as many different horses as they want.

5 classes will be used to calculate the winners. The exhibitor will complete a form choosing five classes: one Halter, one Performance and one Driving. The other two can be chosen from Performance and/or Driving. The Form specifies which Amateur classes that can be chosen. The form must be submitted to the show office prior to the beginning of the first amateur class of that show.

Awards will be provided by the Amateur committee with help of sponsors.

Award will be scored as follows:
Entries in classes of 10 or more entries:
   First Place: 10 points
   Second Place: 9 points
   Third Place: 8 points
   Fourth Place:  7 points, and so forth

Entries in classes with less than 10 entries:
First Place receives the number of points based on the number of entries, Second receives one less point, and so forth.

Should a tie occur, the following procedure will be followed: Determine the exhibitor/horse team defeating the most competitors. If there is still a tie, the exhibitor/horse winning the most Firsts, then goes to Seconds, and so forth will be the winner. In the event there is still a tie, a coin will be tossed to determine the winner.

FORMS:
Congress Super All Around Amateur 

Nationals Super All Around Award Form - OVER

Nationals Super All Around Award Form - UNDER

Special Amateur Awards:
In an effort to encourage involvement with small equine, the Amateur Committee of the ASPC/AMHR/ASPR conducts a number of special awards and programs for Amateur members. Full information on each is available on this website as well as by calling the national home office. As changes and modifications are made to the program, the Amateur information on the website will include the most up-to-date information on all Amateur Programs and Activities.

Important Note: Amateurs MUST BE an amateur member of the ASPC/AMHR/ASPR to participate in Amateur Programs or to be eligible for amateur awards.

Amateur Incentive Program

Amateur Incentive - Gelding:
Description:
The ASPC, Inc., conducts a Gelding Incentive Program offering cash prizes for entries in special Amateur Gelding Incentive classes at specified shows.

The incentives are specific classes and are separate from other ASPC, Inc., approved classes. No All-Star Points are awarded in the incentive classes. The following incentives will be offered:
Classic Amateur Gelding Incentive
Foundation Shetland Amateur Gelding Incentive
Modern Amateur Gelding Incentive
Modern Pleasure Gelding Incentive
Show Pony Gelding Incentive
AMHR Amateur Gelding Incentive-Under Division
AMHR Amateur Gelding Incentive-Over Division

Amateur Incentive-Mare Jackpot:
Description:
The ASPC Inc., conducts a Mare Jackpot Incentive Program offering cash prizes for entries in special Mare Jackpot Incentive classes at ASPC/ASPR Congress and AMHR National Show.

The Mare Jackpot Incentives are specific classes and are separate from other ASPC/AMHR/ASPR approved classes. No All-Star points are awarded in the Mare Jackpot Incentive Classes. The following incentives will be offered:
Classic Mare
Foundation Mare
Modern Mare
Modern Pleasure Mare
ASPR Mare
AMHR Mare-Under Division
AMHR Mare - Over Division

Rules  - Incentive Program

  1. The owner of record of the animal competing must be the amateur person who actually exhibits the horse or pony in the Incentive class.
  2. All leases on horses used in Amateur Incentive classes must be recorded, processed and completed through the Registry prior to December 31st of the current show year.  (Show year is December 1st through November 30th)  Any lease done after January 1st, the amateur cannot participate in any amateur incentive classes.
  3. An amateur-owner/animal team may compete at more than one Area Show. They may also compete more than once at the ASPC/ASPR Congress or AMHR National Show.
  4. In the event a first prize winning animal is sold to another amateur, the new owner may compete as though the pony/horse had not previously competed.
  5. In the event that an animal/handler team is disqualified from any place for any reason, animal/exhibitor teams placing after the disqualified entry will be moved up on placing.

 

Monetary awards will be determined based on funding from the ASPC/AMHR/ASPR. All Area Shows will be funded identically with money being identical in each incentive class. Monetary awards at the ASPC/ASPR Congress and AMHR National Show shall be more than the amount awarded at the Area Show.

Amateur Program Awards

Upon completion of a local show, the show secretary will return the paperwork within 10 days of closed show to the Amateur Committee and the winner from said show will be notified by Amateur Committee and all award information will be mailed to winner.

There shall be a Shetland and Miniature Amateur High Point Award from each local show.

Amateur End of Year Awards:
Miniature Halter - Under
Miniature Performance - Under
Miniature Halter - Over
Miniature Performance - Over
Classic Halter (includes Foundation)
Classic Performance (includes Foundation)
Modern Halter (includes Modern Pleasure)
Modern Performance (includes Modern Pleasure)
Show Pony Halter
Show Pony Performance
Supreme Amateur Miniature (Halter, Driving, Performance)
Supreme Amateur Shetland (Halter, Driving, Performance)


ASPC/ASPR Congress & AMHR National Show Awards:

ASPC/ASPR Congress Amateur Halter & Performance Awards
Classic
Foundation
Modern
Modern Pleasure
Show Pony
All Around Amateur

AMHR National Show Halter & Performance Amateur Awards
Miniature Halter- Under
Miniature Performance - Under
All Around Mini - Under
Miniature Halter - Over
Miniature Performance - Over
All Around Amateur

 

 

 

 

Sponsor of this award is the American Shetland Pony Club, Inc., National Office

Award Description:
Based on total points accumulated in all Amateur Classes at qualifying shows.

Possible two awards per qualifying show - 1 ASPC and 1 AMHR. Winner will receive a certificate redeemable for one of many personalized awards.

To Qualify Show:
In order for a show to qualify for this award, it must meet the qualifications by offering Amateur Classes in a sanctioned ASPC/AMHR/ASPR show. Upon completion of show, the show management will submit complete show results/judges cards to the national home office. After calculations for high point are complete, ASPC/AMHR/ ASPR Award Chairman will be notified for distribution of award.

Below are images of the 2018 choices for this award:

Shearling Lined Halter Bag:

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Adjustable Nylon Halter with Brass Tag (Size - Average, Large, XL/Pony):

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Unisex 1/4 Zip Hoody in Heather Grey (SM, MD, LG, XL, 2XL):

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 Womens Rock & Roll Fancy Denim Shirt in Wine (XS, SM, MD, LG, XL):

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Womens Navy Fleece Vest (XS, SM, MD, LG, XL, 2XL):

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Unisex Lightly Lined Brown/Black Jacket (MD, LG, XL):

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Sponsor of this award is the American Shetland Pony Club, Inc.

Amateur Year End High Point Award Tabulation Form

Award Description:
Based on total points accumulated in all Amateur classes at sanctioned and approved shows. Based on One Horse/One Amateur. Amateur may enter as many horses as they choose.

Year End Awards:
  Miniature Halter - Under
  Miniature Halter - Over
  Miniature Performance - Under
  Miniature Performance - Over
  Classic/Foundation Halter
  Classic/Foundation Performance
  Modern/Modern Pleasure - Halter
  Modern/Modern Pleasure - Performance
  Show Pony - Halter
  Show Pony - Performance

Supreme Amateur Awards *
Miniature
Shetland

To Qualify:
All End of the Year High Point award applications must be postmarked on or before December 1st of current show year and sent to the national home office. Click Here for Form

Awards will be at the discretion of the ASPC, Inc., Amateur Committee

Any team (one horse/one ammy) can win any combination of these awards.

Winners will be calculated using All Star Points. All calculations of points will be done in the national home office. 

* Based on total points of all Amateur Classes entered by the one horse/one amateur team. This award includes both Performance and Halter.

* Supreme Amateur Award will be calculated using Year End High Point Award recipients.

Sponsor of this award is the American Shetland Pony Club, Inc., (ASPC/AMHR/ASPR)

Exceptional Amateur Award Tabulation Form

Six Awards are presented:
  Miniature Halter
  Miniature Driving
  Miniature Performance
  Shetland Halter
  Shetland Driving
  Shetland Performance

Awards are based on one Amateur and 3 horses in each division. The Amateur will select three horses in a division and all points accumulated at ASPC, Inc., sanctioned and approved shows for those three horses (when shown by the Amateur applying and in amateur classes only) in the chosen division will be totaled. Amateur may apply in any or all divisions and horses may be used in multiple division. One application per Amateur per division.

This is a multiple horse/ one Amateur award.

To Qualify:
Submit application to American Shetland Pony Club, Inc., national home office. Applications must be postmarked on or before December 1st of current show year.

Awards will be at the discretion of the ASPC, Inc., Amateur Committee. The prizes will be shipped to the winners no later than March 1 following the show year applicable. Winners will be recognized at the National Convention. Winners will be recognized in The Journal prior to recognition at the Convention.

Winners will be calculated using All Star points. All calculation of points will be done in the national home office. Points will be calculated using Amateur Classes only.

Halter - Halter
Driving - Pleasure, Country Pleasure, Western Country Pleasure, Roadster and Park
Performance - Halter Obstacle, Driving Obstacle, Jumping, Hunter and Showmanship

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