Step 1: Collect the Pieces
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 considered.
- Results in national competition shall take precedence over local competition.
- 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.”
Step 3: Make a List
- Support this statement with a list of specific examples over the years, as best you
- 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).
Step 4: Send
- Submit your application to the Committee Leader by July 1.
- You can use e-mail or regular mail.
- The deadline is never influenced by a later date for the Annual Meeting, as this is a lifetime award and not dependent on current activity.
- Be prepared to be patient. Many highly qualified candidates do not win the first year.
Features of an unacceptable application
- Incomplete facts about the pony, dam, breeder, etc
- No copy of the registration
- A beautiful photo album. Cannot be sent to the Selection Committee!
- Lengthy rambling paragraphs. We need specifics.
- Arrives after the deadline
Contact the Selection Committee Leader or one of the Over-All Chairs.