Amateur Incentive - Gelding

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