The American Shetland Pony Club, Inc., held its 2014 Annual Meeting and National Convention in Fairborn, Ohio, Nov. 6-8. This annual event conducts business for all American Shetland divisions as well as the American Miniature Horse Registry and the American Show Pony Registry. Additionally, business is also reviewed for all member programs–from breeders to youth to amateur to officials–for the entire ASPC/AMHR/ASPR organization.
Several prestigious awards were presented throughout the event.
- The Classic Shetland Breeder of the year was awarded to Jackie Tyler of Wisconsin.
- The Modern Shetland Breeder of the year was awarded to Dr. Thomas Taylor of Ohio.
- The AMHR Miniature Horse Breeder of the year was awarded to Getitia Matheny of Ohio.
The ASPC inducted eight new members into the People Hall of Fame. The People Hall of Fame recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the ASPC, AMHR, ASPR in some fashion during their association with the organization. All candidates come from one of three categories:
Historical Era Members Inducted:
Richard Truebenbach from Ohio and The Cadonau Family from Oregon.
Intermediate Era Members Inducted:
Deane L. Gutman from Maryland, Dr. Thomas Taylor from Ohio, Linda Seddon from Iowa and L.Lee & Beverly Dunn from Ohio.
Current Era Members Inducted:
Dennis O’Keefe from Iowa and Gordon Odegard from Illinois.
The Audrey Barrett Classic Shetland Youth Award was presented to Cheyenne Rose Coker from Area 1, Danielle Helbig and Bayley Heider from Area IV and Ryan Palas and MaKayla Britcher from Area VI.
The Daniel Langfeld Jr. Award was presented to Cheyenne Rose Coker from Area 1, Jessica Tamboe from Area III and Diamond LeBlanc from Area VI.
The 2015 ASPC convention and annual meeting will be held in November in Seattle, Washington. Please watch for more details as they become available.
For more information about the ASPC, AMHR or any of its programs, visit www.shetlandminiature.com or call the ASPC/AMHR Office at 309-263-4044.
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 mail questions to 81-B East Queenwood Road, Morton, IL 61550