Companion Excellence Program - Adult Members

If you love sharing what great animals these are with others, this is the program for you. Whether it's showing them off in a parade, educating people through clinics or exhibitions, or joining our breed partner, ADS, for a group trail ride or event, you'll earn points toward your Companion Excellence Award!

While this program was established for amatuer members of the ASPC/AMHR/ASPR who might not have a desire to be in the show ring, it is now open to those current members who don't hold an amateur card. It allows those members to exhibit their Shetlands and Miniatures thru other venues and earn prizes while being one of the best marketers for our wonderful animals and our organization!

Companion Excellence Program Form

2018 ASPC/AMHR/ASPR Companion Excellence Award Program

Qualifying:

  • All participants must be current, adult members at the time of their participation in the event or activity.
  • The forms must be filled out and properly signed by the coordinator, show manager, club officer or supervisor.The form should not be signed by the individual program participant.
  • Forms are to be totaled and submitted once you reach your goal of 500 points.
  • Participating horses must be registered with ASPC/AMHR/ASPR.
  • Multiple horses or just one horse can be used but all must be owned by the same member in good standing with a current membership.

500 Points - Once achieved, the member will receive an embroidered jacket with the ASPC, Inc. logo and the horse's name.   If the 500 point (one horse/one member) goal is achieved in subsequent years, the award will be determined by the American Shetland Pony Club, Inc.


500 Points
- Once achieved, the member will receive an embroidered jacket with the ASPC, Inc. logo and the member's name or farm name.   If the 500 point (multiple horses/one member) goal is achieved in subsequent years, the award will be determined by the American Shetland Pony Club, Inc.

The points are perpetual, not annual and can be won multiple times. It might take more than a year to reach the goal of 500 points and points will continue to accumulate until the goal is reached.  This program is meant to focus on members who are involved in community service and promotion of the Shetland and Miniature horse.  

 
Submission of form:

  • A copy of your membership card must be enclosed with your paperwork.
  • The completed form along with point totals.
  • Any high resolution photos, or items to show participation in the program may be included. Any photos received could be used in future issues of The Journal.
  • Forms are to be submitted at the end of the program or as the levels are reached between December 1 and December 31 of each year.

Activities:

The following is a list of activities that you may participate in with your registered or miniature horse to receive recognition. You must participate in a minimum of three different categories. 

Community Service – 10 Points

Convalescent visits to nursing homes, children’s homes, hospitals, etc.

School Demonstrations

Tree Lighting Ceremonies

Club/Group Activity – 10 Points

Clinics

Trail Rides

Trail Drives

Seminars

Fun Shows

4 H/Church-Youth Groups/Girl Scouts (youth) – 15 points per horse

This is for any horse donated event – the use of your horse donated to a youth program.

 

Team Competition – 10 points

Precision Drills

Exhibitions – 10 Points Per Horse

County Fairs

Breed Showcase Events

Open Shows – 5 Points Per Horse

Non-sanctioned Only (Enclose a Class Sheet with specified miniature or Shetland pony classes)

Local Breed Sanctioned Shows – 3 Points Per Horse

Local Club’s Shows Only

(Not including Area and National Shows)

Media Coverage – 10 Points (excludes our Journal publications)

TV Broadcast

Newspaper Articles

Billboard (not paid for)

Magazine Articles

Parades – 5 Points

Christmas

Holiday

Pageants

Spring Events

Veterans Day

Miscellaneous Drives – 5 Points

Recreational

Picnic

Traditional Day of Driving

Sleigh Rallies

ADS Carriage Driving Events – Note: No points for elimination, withdrawal or retire.
Visit American Driving Society for CDE/VSE events you can participate in with your ASPC/AMHR registered horses. You must hold a current amateur card at the time of the event.

CDE (Carriage Driving Events) – 10 Points

Dressage

Cones

Marathon

Horse Driving Trials – 10 Points

Dressage

Cones

Marathon

Arena Driving – 10 Points

Dressage

Cones

Marathon

Pleasure Classes – 10 Points

Dressage

Cones

Marathon

 

Any questions, please contact  Tina Byers (309)263-4044 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or
Janice Bryant (423)243-8447
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Submit forms to the home office: ASPC, Inc. - ATTN: Tina Byers, 81-B E. Queenwood Rd, Morton, IL, 61550.

Please take advantage of these wonderful awards and have fun with your ponies and minis!