Amateur Companion Excellence Program Activities/Points

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

ALL Participants must hold a VALID ASPC/AMHR/ASPR Amateur Card at the time of 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 cannot be signed by the individual program participant. Forms are to be submitted with a total at the end of the program or as the levels are reached between December 1 and December 31 of each year.

Award Levels:
500 Points - Embroidered Jacket with tricolor logo for one horse or designated program logo
250 Points - Large duffel bag or soft sided computer case
Journal Article - Only one article per amateur when 500 points have been reached

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

Community Service - 10 Points
Cnvalescent Visits to nursing homes, children's homes, hospitals, etc.
School Demonstrations
Tree Lighting Ceremonies

Club/Group Activity - 10 Points
Clinics
Trail Rides
Trails Drvies
Seminars
Fun Shows

4 H/Church Youth Groups/Girl Scouts (youth) - 15 Points Per Horse
This is for ANY horses-donated event - the use of your horse is 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)
20 points bonus for entire show

Local Breed Sanctioned Shows - 3 Points Per Horse
Local Clubs Shows Only
(Not including Area and National Shows)

Media Coverage - 10 Points (excludes Journal publications)
TV Broadcast
Newspaper Articles
Billboard (not paid for)
Magazine Articles

Parades - 5 Points Per Horse/10 Pts Per Driving Horse/10 Pts Per Costume
Christmas
Holiday
Pageants
Spring Events
Veterans Day

ADS Carriage Driving Events
NOTE: No points for elimination, withdrawal or retire

CDE (Carriage Driving Events) - 10 Points
Dressage 
Cones
Marathon

Horse Driving Trials - 10 Points
Dressage
Cones
Obstacle

Arena Driving - 10 Points
Dressage
Cones
Obstacles

Pleasure Classes - 10 Points
Dressage
Cones
Marathon

Miscellaneous Drives - 5 Points
Recreational
Picnic
Traditional Day of Driving
Sleigh Rallies