These awards were created to provide USEF/ASPC members the opportunity to cast their votes each
year for Shetland ponies that have competed in Shetland Harness or Roadster Pony sections at USEF
competitions (1 overall winner per section); and are owned by USEF/ASPC members. There is no
enrollment or fee required to be eligible.
The winning Shetland People's Choice Harness and Roadster ponies are honored at the USEF Annual
Meeting during the Horse of the Year awards gala. Each winner will also be recognized in EQUESTRIAN
magazine and will have their name engraved on the respective American Shetland Pony Club perpetual
trophy. Both trophies are on display at the USEF headquarters located at the Kentucky Horse Park
in Lexington, Kentucky.
Your Shetland pony can be a Shetland People's Choice award winner by competing in the Shetland Harness
or Roadster Pony sections at USEF competitions too! Check out the list of competitions that hold the
Shetland division on the USEF website or you can obtain the list by
calling the Federation office at 859-258-2472. At least one owner of the pony must be a member in good
standing with USEF and the ASPC.