• USEF Network @cnnsport chatted with Laura Sumrall about her winning freestyle reining performance to Frozen's 'Let it Go': http://t.co/2HQGd21Zw0 10/6/2015 4:10:05 PM
  • USEF Network .@PicChick1 The top 10 results were just live streamed. Top 4 in order: Tori, McKayla, Hunter, TJ. Will post complete results ASAP 10/4/2015 2:42:38 PM
  • USEF Network .@PicChick1 We streamed all the way through the awards. If you missed it we will have it all available on demand early next week. 10/4/2015 2:41:16 PM
  • USEF Network We have posted the 4 rides from the final round of the ride-off on our Facebook page for anyone that missed it: https://t.co/vW5x7JMsgd 10/4/2015 2:36:30 PM
  • USEF Network Leading Trainer: Andre Dignelli 10/4/2015 2:32:42 PM
  • USEF Network Grapa Trophy (Best Horse) winner: Skyfall owned by Linda Langmeier 10/4/2015 2:31:23 PM
  • USEF Network Talent Search Finals East 2015 Champion: Tori Colvin riding Avalanche 10/4/2015 2:24:43 PM
  • USEF Network 2nd: McKayla Langmeier riding Skyfall 10/4/2015 2:24:05 PM
  • USEF Network 3rd: @holloway_hunter riding Any Given Sunday 10/4/2015 2:23:06 PM
  • USEF Network 4th: T.J. O'Mara riding Kaskade 10/4/2015 2:22:38 PM

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The Shetland Pony originated on the cluster of islands located off the Scottish coast of Northern England known as the Shetland Islands. These hardy, sturdy ponies roamed the hills and moors of Shetland as early as the 8th or 9th centuries. The ponies were first introduced to the United States in the 1800s and have since been selectively bred for[...] refinement resulting in a sturdy but elegant show pony. Today there are two distinct types of Shetland Pony recognized by the breed’s registry here in the United States. Division A Shetland Ponies— otherwise known as the Classic Shetland Pony— have retained the original sturdy rugged breed characteristics of their Shetland Isle ancestors.

Out-crossing Classic Shetlands with registered Hackneys or registered Welsh ponies has resulted in a lighter, more elegant and animated show pony well-suited to the driving and harness classes offered in today’s show ring. This type— known as the Modern Shetland Pony— must still retain at least 50% Shetland blood and represents Division B of the registry. All Shetlands, whether Division A or B, average approximately 9.3 hands (or 39 inches), but must never exceed 11.2 hands (or 46 inches) in height, and they can be found in any color. Shetland Ponies are well-suited to the performance demands of pony hunters, carriage driving, modern fine harness, and roadster driving.

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American Shetland Pony Club

Recognized National Affiliate Association

The American Shetland Pony Club was established in 1888 to govern the burgeoning interest in Shetlands in the U.S. Founders wanted to establish the purity of the stock and to maintain a reliable record of pedigrees and transfers for the American Shetland Pony. Today, the ASPC, Inc., is the oldest small equine registry in existence and one of the oldest equine governing bodies in the United States.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Staff Contact

Shetland questions? You can email or call Terra Schroeder, Shetland Representative. You can also go to the Staff Directory for a more detailed list of numbers.

859 225 6952

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