As we begin our 2013 show season, I would like to take this time to say THANK YOU to all of the amateurs for making these programs a success! We are entering into our eleventh year with this program and have sen it grow by leaps and bounds.
This program was created so that an amateur who shows in halter or performance won't be penalized for not having a Shetland or Miniature that doesn't do both! You can earn points in halter or performance or both, as well as in more than one division. We also have a program for those amateurs that don't show in the show ring, but can earn their Amateur Awards through the Amateur Excellence and Amateur Companion Horse programs. Ms. Janice Bryant of Rossville, Georgia will be the coordinator of this program. Watch your official publication "The Journal" for announcements concerning those Amateurs who have won during the past year. IN coming months our official publication "The Journal" will feature our "Amateur Corner" news. This column which will showcase our Local show winners, Congress and Mini Nationals winners, Amateur Excellence/Companion Horse winners, End of Year winners and Supreme Amateurs in the Miniature and Shetland pony divisions along with other important news.
Now, we know you all want to know how you can become eligible for this innovative and fun "Triple A" program. First, you must hold a current (2013) Amateur Card. If you haven't applied for one you will need to send in your $5.00 to the Registry and they will send you a current Amateur Card. Some of these awards you will need to keep track of during the year with the exception of the local show awards, which when you enter any amateur class at a participating show you are automatically entered for those local High Point Amateur Awards. End of Year Awards are beginning to catch on, especially in the Miniature Division. If you aren't participating you are possibly giving up money!
Please encourage your show managers/sponsors to include more amateur classes in their show premiums to ensure that your "Triple A" program is successful for the amateur exhibitors. Lest those show managers/sponsors know that you would like for him/her to get a copy of the show bill to Karen Shaw, the chairman prior to the show date (if he/she hasn't already done so) in order for the local shows to qualify for the awards on a local level.
So, folks, get those boots polished, those Shetlands or Miniatures bathed, and clipped and get ready to have a great time competing this year. Hope to see "YOU" in the 2013 winner circle.
Karen Shaw - ASPC/AMHR/ASPR Triple A ChairmanIf you haven’t applied for one you will need to send in your $5.00 fee and amateur application form, by clicking here, to the ASPC office, and they will send you a current Amateur Card.
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