Step 1.

Be sure the pony is eligible for the Halfbred.
Be sure the owner is an ACPS member
Fill out the application form completely.
Include a copy of his registration form.
Include at least one photo of the pony.

Step 2. THINK! What are the guidelines for the Halfbred?

All achievements both competitive and non –competitive shall be
Results in national competition shall take precedence over local
Then write what your high school English teacher called a thesis statement about
this excellence. For example:
"This Halfbred pony has competed in eventing, up to Advanced, for twelve years
with four different riders and has never refused a fence or been lame..
"This pony has served our family since she was three years old. She has competed
successfully in our Region in dressage and eventing, done Pony Club and fox
hunted. Now, 25 years old, she is still doing 4-H and Pony Club."


Support this statement with a list of specific examples over the years, as best you
can remember. By specifics we mean the name, year and location of the
competition or the activity, and whether it is Recognized. Please include
placement and level (if applicable)."

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.
Questions? The Selection Committee Leader or Over-All Chairs are glad to help you.

Features of unacceptable applications:

 Incomplete facts about the pony, sire, dam, breeder etc
 No copy of the registration
 A beautiful photo album. How can we send this out to the Committee?
 Lengthy paragraphs with little focus. We need specifics.
 Miss the deadline


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