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 Incentive Program offering cash prizes for entries in special Amateur Mare Incentive 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

The American Shetland Pony Club, Inc., conducts a Gelding Incentive Program offering cash prizes for entries in special Amateur Gelding Incentive 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 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.

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 at ie, 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. 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. Mondtary 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 ASCP/AMHR/ASPR show. All necessary paperwork will be forwarded to show management. Upon completion of show, the show management will forward original paperwork to the ASCP/AMHR ASPR Award Chairman within 14 days for distribution of award.

SHOW MANAGERS: Amateur High Point From - Area and Local Shows

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

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.

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

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

Awards are based on one Amateur and up to 3 horses in each division. The Amateur will select up to 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

NOTE: This program is currently being evaluated and may change in the future. Please check back often for updates.

This program was established for those amateurs that are members of the ASPC/AMHR/ASPR but don't have a desire to be in a show ring. It allows those amateurs to exhibit their Shetlands and Miniatures thru other venues and earn their amateur awards including an amateur jacket as a Supreme Amateur in the Amateur Companion/Excellence program. To participate, you must hold a current Amateur card and the Shetland and Miniatures must be registered with the ASPC/AMHR. The member must hold a current Amateur card when they are doing the activity, you CANNOT obtain an amateur card at the end of the year and expect the activity to count.

There are two opportunities to the program:
The Amateur Excellence can be used with multiple registered horses or just one horse, but all must be owned by the same member in good standing with a current amateur card.

The awards and points will be cumulative. The points are perpetual, not annual and can be won multiple times. It might take more than one year to accumulate your points, that is fine - they will keep accumulating until you have earned 500 points. This program focuses on our members involvement in community service. Download Amateur Excellence Program Form

The second opportunitiy is for one horse/one owner:
The same points are used but there is only one Companion Horse award. This award is for one horse achieving 500 points. you will receive a monogrammed jacket honoring your achievement with your name, horse's name, year completed and the organization logo. Download Amateur Companion Horse Form

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.

Electronic submissions of paperwork will be accepted. The records must be kept on paper only and your forms MUST be signed by the event sponsor and emailed or sent through the US mail. A copy of your amateur card MUST be enclosed with your paperwork. All submitted paperwork must be postmarked or received by December 31st of current show season. All awards will be ordered and shipped to each member at the beginning of the next show season.

Please submit forms to the home office: ASPC, Inc. - ATTN: Tina Byers, 81B E. Queenwood Rd, Morton, IL, 61550.

For questions, contact:
Ms. Janice Bryant - 2016 McFarland Ave., Rossville, GA, 30741. 
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    423-243-8447

Click Here for List of Activities and Points Earned for Each

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

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