Youth Program

The lessons learned from owning a Shetland Pony or miniature horse are enriching. From building confidence and exhibiting good sportsmanship to making life-long friends, the American Shetland Pony Club, Inc. provides opportunities for youth to experience the variety of options available to them in a fun, educational environment.

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 If you are a new or returning Youth to our program, we wish you a great year ahead. Click on each heading below for more information on the list of scholarships and awards. Easily print the information and forms you need. Please note the deadlines for scholarships and awards as well as cover sheets and tabulation sheets that might be necessary. You may contact us to have the forms mailed to you.

Also see Youth Forms for more information on these and other opportunities. Any time during the year that you may have questions, don't hesitate to contact any of the Youth Committee Members. Membership is FREE to all eligible youths (see Rulebook for specifics). All award submissions may be sent electronically to the home office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed: American Shetland Pony Club Inc., Youth Awards 81-B E. Queenwood Road, Morton, IL 61550. 

Youth Membership Application
AMHR Nationals Youth Qualification Form

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June 1 Application Deadline - Scholarships & Awards
  ASPC Scholarship
  AMHR Scholarship
  ASPR Scholarship
  Audrey Barrett Classic Shetland Youth Award
  Daniel Langfeld, Jr. Award


December 31st Tabulation Sheets Due - Year End Awards
  AMHR Youth Horse of the Year
  ASPC Classic/Foundation Youth Pony of the Year
  Modern Youth Pony of the Year
  ASPR Youth Pony of the Year
  AMHR Youth COOL Showman of the Year
  ASPR Youth Showman of the Year
  Youth Horse Companion Program
  Youth Gelding All Star Award


December 31st Application Deadline - Memorial Awards
  Bob Roudebush Sr. Memorial Showmanship Award
  Lowell Boone Memorial Showmanship Awards
  Michael C. Wicke Memorial AMHR Lead Line Award
  Sara Tennant Memorial AMHR Youth Jumper Award

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**May 1st Deadline** -
   T-Shirt Creativity Contest

ASPC/ASPR Congress Youth Contests & Awards
  Youth Sportsmanship Award
  Congress High Point Youth Award
     Vivian Galloway Overall High Point Youth Awards
     Showtime Tack Senior Youth High Point Awards
     Youth Committee Junior Youth High Point Awards
  Junior Judging Program
  Youth Teams
  Coloring Contest
  Equine Quiz Bowl
  Congress COOL Youth High Point Award

AMHR Nationals Youth Contests & Awards
  Youth Sportsmanship Award
  Youth Essay Contest
  Youth High Point Champion
  Reserve Youth High Point Champion
  Nationals COOL Youth High Point Award
  Junior Judging Program
  Youth Teams
  Coloring Contest
  Equine Quiz Bowl
 Congress COOL Youth High Point Award

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Youth High Point - Area and Regional Shows
Youth "End of Year" High Point Award



Sr. Royalty Application
Jr. Royalty Application



  • Programs designed specifically for ASPC/AMHR/ASPR/NSPPR Youth Members 
  • Membership is free for youth including the year they turn 18
  • Awards and Scholarships offered at National Shows as well as Year End Awards
  • Core Values that encourage Compassion, Good Sportsmanship, Respect and Commitment
  • Opportunities for Youth and their ponies/horses inside and outside of the show ring.