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