TIPS ON APPLYING FOR A BROODMARE AWARD

Be sure to use the current application form. This levels the playing field and enables the
use of e-mail.

Step 1.

Be sure the pony is eligible for the Broodmare award.
Be sure the owner is a member of the ACPS.
Fill out the application form completely.
Include a copy of her registration form
Include at least one photo of the mare and some of her offspring.

Step 2.

THINK! Which of her characteristics have had a positive influence on the breed?
Then write what your high school English teacher called a thesis statement about
this excellence. For example:
"This mare has a wonderful temperament and left three generations of beloved
offspring."
"Molly, a dressage star, has only had time to produce five foals. They have inherited
her athletic ability and heart, whether breeding stock or competitors or both."

Step 3

Support this statement with examples of three purebred ponies in each
generation that reflect this positive influence.

Available help:

Marynell Eyles can give you the number of foals in each generation,
The Over-all Awards Chairs or Selection Committee Leader are glad to help you.

Be sure to send in your application to the Committee Leader by July 1 by e-mail or
regular mail. This deadline is never influenced by a later date for the Annual Meeting,
as this is a lifetime award and is not dependent on current activity.

Be prepared to be patient. Many highly qualified candidates do not win the first year.

Unacceptable applications include:

1) Incomplete facts about the pony, sire, dam, breeder etc
2) No copy of the registration
3) USEF computer printouts of a long list of foals. What is the quality?
4) A beautiful photo album? Cannot be sent out to Selection Committee!!
5) Lengthy rambling paragraphs with little focus. We need specifics.
6) Miss the deadline

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