More than 540 of the best and brightest small equine competitors from across the World competed at the 2014 American Shetland Pony Historical National Congress show. This prestigious event was held at the Iowa State Fair Grounds in Des Moines, Iowa.
Shetland Ponies competed for cash and prizes in classes such as halter, driving, jumping, obstacle and more. There were special offerings for youth and amateur exhibitors in addition to breeders’ classes and open competition. With over 540 ponies accounting for more than 1,300 entries in 400-plus classes, the 2014 ASPC National Congress was one of the largest held.
“We had a fantastic National Congress again this year,” said ASPC/AMHR President, Pat Sanders. “We’re proud of the outstanding coverage the show received in the local community.”
Prizes were abundant for the 2014 winners. Competitors won premiums via class paybacks, incentives, jackpots and breeders’ futurities. Over 700 rubber ponies were tossed into the arena during the first annual Flying Pony Contest. The contest will benefit the ASPC Youth Team.
Des Moines, Iowa, will again be the destination for the 2015 Annual American Shetland Pony Congress.
If you would like more information on the American Shetland Pony Club, please visit www.shetlandminiature.com.
The American Shetland Pony Club, the American Show Pony Registry and The American Miniature Horse Registry are non-profit organizations established to preserve and refine the bloodlines of these small equines and promote the enjoyment of small equines. Recognized as the oldest and most versatile registry in the United States, the American Shetland Pony Club offer a variety of programs for Shetland Pony and Miniature Horse enthusiasts of all ages. Visit their website at www.shetlandminiature.com or write to us at 81-B East Queenwood Road, Morton, IL 61550.