American Hackney Horse Society

AHHS YOUTH PROGRAMS

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YOUTH MEDALLION PROGRAM

Open to junior exhibitors under 18 years of age in the Pleasure Driving Pony/Horse, Roadster Pony, Roadster Under Saddle, Pleasure Pony/Horse Under Saddle, Youth Hackney/Harness Combination, Country Pleasure Driving, Pleasure Driving Pony/Horse (Reinsmanship), and Showmanship In-Hand Pony/Horse divisions. By qualifying in local medallion classes, a combination of junior exhibitor and pony may compete in the National Medallion Championship Finals vying for the national title in each division, and scholarship awards. This program encourages youth involvement with Hackneys as they are acquiring show ring skills, developing friendships and competing for the prestigious title of Youth Medallion National Finalist. A special medallion is awarded to winners of local medallion classes and certificates of qualification are sent to each entry. The National Final will provide special gifts and events for all participants along with national recognition. 1995 brought the addition of two new divisions, the Roadster Pony Under Saddle and Hackney/Harness Combination Class. Now the pony that is shown in the Ladies or Amateur division can also compete with the youth, encouraging family participation.

 

For listings of shows offering the classes or information on adding a class to any horse show, please contact the AHHS office. The National Medallion Championship Finals are held at the UPHA American Royal National Championship in Kansas City, Missouri.

2017 YOUTH MEDALLION SHOWS

 

UPHA Chapter 16 Gasparilla Charity — Tampa, FL — March 14-18

IASHA Spring Warm-up — Cloverdale, IN — March 17-19

Raleigh Spring Premier — Raleigh, NC — March 22 — 25

Mid-American Spring Fling — Madison, WI — March 30-April 2

Citrus Cup Regional — Newberry, FL — April 5-8

Pro Am Benefit Classic Horse Show — Perry, GA — April 5-8

J.D. Massey Classic — Clemson, SC — April 12-15

River Ridge Charity Horse Show — Columbus, OH — April 26-29

Des Moines Springfest — Des Moines, IA — April 27 — 30

American Road Horse and Pony — Harrodsburg, KY — April 28-29

Dixie Cup Spring Classic — Conyers, GA — May 4-6

Bonnie Blue National — Lexington, VA — May 10-13

Great River Benefit — Cedar Rapids, IA — May 19-21

New River Valley — Dublin, VA — May 25-27

Madison Classic — Madison, WI — May 25-28

Indianapolis Charity — Indianapolis, IN — May 31-June 3

Nebraska Charity — Lincoln, NE — June 1-3, 2017

Delaware Riding Club — Delaware, OH — June 3-4

Midwest Charity — Springfield, IL — June 13-17

ASAW Summer Fun — West Allis, WI — July 13-16

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Statement of Philosophy: The purpose of the American Hackney Horse Society Foundation’s Scholarship Program is to provide a scholarship to an incoming freshman college student who demonstrates financial need, a commitment to the Hackney industry, and academic success.

AHHS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

The American Hackney Horse Society Foundation Scholarship will be awarded to high school graduates on the basis of submitted evidence of academic success, financial need, extracurricular activities (including community service), involvement with Hackney Horses and/or Ponies, and personal references. An interview may also be required.

 

Completed application, reference letters and a photo suitable for publication must be received by July 15th of the year in which the applicant will be an incoming freshman college student.

 

Note: See checklist on application. The $2,500.00 scholarship money administered by the American Hackney Horse Society Foundation will be paid directly to the institution, university, or college for educational expenses.

 

A scholarship will be awarded one time only to any individual. All information submitted with the application will be held in strict confidence. No application will be returned and the decision of the Scholarship Selection Committee shall be final.

 

Download AHHS Foundation Scholarship Application (PDF)

 

All applications should be sent to:

 

American Hackney Horse Society Foundation, Inc.

c/o Nicole Laver

nicole@freedmanharness.com

Call Nicole at 859-462-7228 with questions.

JUNIOR EXHIBITOR INCENTIVE PROGRAM

Hackney Pony Junior Exhibitor Incentive Program

(Sponsored by the United States Equestrian Foundation)

 

The American Hackney Horse Society is pleased to continue the Junior Exhibitor Incentive Program, which is geared towards the most important part of our society, our youth. Youth are the most important aspect to the Hackney Pony breed because they are the future of the breed. Without the interest of youth within this industry there will be no future for the Hackney Pony breed. The Junior Exhibitor Incentive Program recognizes the importance of getting youth interested in not only the breed's show ring aspects, but also in the training and breeding of Hackney Ponies.

 

Thanks to the United States Equestrian Foundation, the AHHS is going to have the opportunity to invest in their youth. However, this money will not simply be handed out; rather, it will be earned. The AHHS will be giving two $800 awards which recipients can  either use for their education or to be invested in their ponies. Youth who meet the following requirements are eligible for the awards:

 

  • Be a member of the AHHS or one of your legal guardians, grandparents or aunt or uncle must be a member of the AHHS.
  • Show in three junior exhibitor classes. These classes can include any combination of the following divisions or all three in one division: Road Pony, Road Pony Under Saddle, Pleasure Driving Pony, Pleasure Pony Under Saddle, Hackney Pony, and Harness Pony.
  • Complete an application which will include a list of the shows in which they have participated.
  • Write an essay of at least 500 words explaining the importance of the Hackney Pony breed, what you have done with Hackney Ponies, or future plans for involvement with the Hackney Pony, and what the Hackney Pony means to you.

 

The winners will be selected by a three-person committee on the basis of how involved applicants are in the Hackney Pony world and their plans for future involvement with the breed. The most eligible and deserving youth will receive this award with no regard to the parental salaries of applicants. We wish to reward youth for their hard work and dedication to the breed as well as their involvement in school and community activities.

 

Applications can be obtained by contacting Brian Yount (nclouse2@woh.rr.com) 937-564-8141 . Once you have received the application, you will have until December 1, 2015 to have it submitted and the winner will be awarded at the Limited Breeders Auction in March of 2016. We wish all applicants the best of luck.

ED FRICKEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Ed Frickey Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a college Sophomore, Junior or Senior on the basis of submitted evidence of academic success, financial need, extracurricular activities (including community service), involvement with Hackney Horses and/or Ponies and personal references. An interview may also be required.

 

Completed application, reference letters and a photo suitable for publication must be received by July 15th of the year in which the applicant will be attending college.

 

Note: See checklist on application. The $2,500.00 scholarship money administered by the American Hackney Horse Society Foundation will be paid directly to the institution, university or college for educational expenses.

 

A scholarship will be awarded one time only to any individual. All information submitted with the application will be held in strict confidence. No application will be returned and the decision of the Scholarship Selection Committee shall be final.

 

Download Ed Frickey Memorial Scholarship Application (PDF)

 

Please note the scholarship application has a different mail to address. Please mail to Toni Nastali at the addressbelow.

 

All applications should be sent to:

 

American Hackney Horse Society Foundation, Inc.

c/o Toni Nastali

1531 Springside Place

Downers Grove, IL, 60516

 

Phone: 630-971-0961

Toni@Spring-Align.com

STEPHENS COLLEGE  SCHOLARSHIP

Stephens College is offering an outstanding incoming freshman female representative of the American Hackney Horse Society a tremendous opportunity to obtain an equestrian based liberal arts education through a very simple process. Using the profile that Stephens College provides, your association chooses 2-5 potential scholarship recipients. Each potential recipient fills out the attached equestrian application in addition to applying for admissions to Stephens. Upon acceptance to Stephens, the Stephens College Equestrian Studies faculty will evaluate each applicant and choose the best fit for the program. Each scholarship recipient will receive an equestrian leadership scholarship that can be reapplied for each year. The deadline for Stephens College to receive the 2-5 applications from the AHHS is January 15, 2011 for the 2011-2012 academic year.

 

Stephens in finding the “best fit” students as identified below:

 

  • Passion for all things horse
  • Academically-oriented student interested in all phases of personal growth and development
  • Community minded – interested and willing to be engaged in service activities
  • Solid work ethic
  • Desire to explore a profession in the equine industry
  • Respective youth association member
  • Breed and Discipline involvement (showing, youth clubs, and youth council, anything that shows involvement specifically with the respective equestrian community)
  • Financial need
  • At least one reference letter from a person in the pertinent equestrian community

 

Download Stephens College Scholarship Application (PDF)

 

PLEASE SEND TO:

Nicole Laver

nicole@freedmanharness.com

Call Nicole at 859-462-7228 for questions.

 

SHAMROCK FARM ROAD PONY CAMP

2016 SHAMROCK FARM
JUNIOR EXHIBITOR ROAD PONY CAMP
JUNE  19-25

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Road Pony Camp Brochure

The 29th Annual Shamrock Farm Junior Exhibitor Road Pony camp was held June 19-25, at Shamrock Farm in Smithfield, KY, hosting more than 15 campers, three of whom were again sponsored by the American Hackney Horse Foundation.

 

Anyone under the age of 18 may apply for one of the three Road Pony Camp Scholarships. To apply for a Road Pony Camp scholarship, applicants submitted an essay about one of the following two topics, along with a brief introduction about his or her self:

 

1) What the Hackney pony has taught me.

2) Why I want to learn more about the Hackney pony.

 

In addition to learning more about riding and driving, campers improve their knowledge of grooming and tacking, horse and pony care and preparation, and more. There are many other activities included in this wonderful camp including  a horse show, swimming, a talent show, treasure hunts, games and much more.

 

Please check back soon for dates and information regarding the 2017 Shamrock Farm Junior Exhibitor Road Pony Camp and Scholarship.

 

Shamrock Farm Junior Exhibitor Road Pony Camp is a 501(c)3 event.  If you would like to make a donation to the camp, please make checks payable to Shamrock Farm Road Pony Camp and mail to:

 

Shamrock Farm

541 McCourn Road

Smithfield, KY  40068.

 

For questions regarding the camp contact Julianne Wilson at 502-845-2174.

 

Congratulations to 2016  Shamrock Farm Road Pony Camp Scholarship winners, Dane Estis, Mike Bermudez and Kayla Rios!

 

SHAMROCK FARM ROAD PONY CAMP GALLERY

 

 

2014 Road Pony Camp Highlight Video

 

JUNIOR EXHIBITOR REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

JUNIOR EXHIBITOR REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM

The AHHS Junior Exhibitor Regional Championship Program recognizes top Junior Exhibitor performers in regions across the United States and Canada

Awards will be given in the following divisions: Hackney Road Pony, Hackney Road Pony Under Saddle, Hackney/Harness Pony, Hackney Pleasure Driving, Hackney Pleasure Under Saddle.

 

Region 1:  Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah

Region 2:  Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming

Region 3:  Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin

Region 4:  Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri

Region 5:  Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas

Region 6:  Indiana, Kentucky

Region 7:  Michigan, Ohio

Region 8:  North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

Region 9:  Alabama, Florida, Georgia

Region 10:  Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia

Region 11:  Connecticut, Main, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

Region 12:  Canada

 

The point system will be as follows:

  • 1 pony in class = 1 point
  • 2 ponies in class = 2 points, 1 point
  • 3 ponies in class = 3 points, 2 points, 1 point
  • 4 ponies in class = 4 points, 3 points, 2 points, 1 point
  • 5 ponies in class = 5 points, 4 points, 3 points, 2 points, 1 point
  • 6 or more ponies in a class: = 6 points, 5 points, 4 points, 3 points, 2 points, 1 point

 

 Qualification:

 

  • To be qualified the pony must be owned/leased by the junior exhibitor or by a family member of the junior exhibitor.

 

  • The junior exhibitor must be a member of the American Hackney Horse Society.

 

  • The Kentucky State Fair will not count towards points.

 

  • All shows will have equal points.

 

  • This will be open to all Junior Exhibitor and Youth Medallion classes as well as championships.  If the show only offers an amateur or open class, the junior exhibitor will still earn points using the above point system.  If the show offers a junior exhibitor/youth medallion qualifier, but only offers an amateur or open championship, the junior exhibitor will still earn points using the above point system.

 

  • It must be a Hackney division class.

 

  • In case of a tie, the pony that shows in the most classes will be the tiebreaker.

 

  • In Canada, where ponies may cross enter divisions, the division to compete in the program must be declared at the start of show season.

 

  • Points will be earned in the area in which you show.  For example, if you live in Illinois and show there as well as in Indiana, points will be earned from the Indiana shows; however you will only be eligible for the Region 4 Championship.  A representative from each region will be assigned and will provide a list of all shows in their regions so that points may be tallied.

CONTACT US

 

American Hackney Horse Society

4059 Iron Works Parkway, A-3

Lexington, KY 40511-8462

 

Phone: (859) 255-8694

Fax: (859) 255-0177

E-mail: ahhscsl@qx.net

 

Office Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm M-F

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2017 YOUTH MEDALLION SHOWS

UPHA Chapter 16 Gasparilla Charity Horse Show — Tampa, FL — March 14-18

IASHA Spring Warm-up — Cloverdale, IN March 17-19

Raleigh Spring Premier — Raleigh, NC — March 22 – 25

Mid-American Spring Fling — Madison, WI — March 30-April 2

Citrus Cup Regional — Newberry, FL — April 5-8

Pro Am Benefit Classic Horse Show — Perry, GA — April 5-8

J.D. Massey Classic — Clemson, SC — April 12-15

River Ridge Charity Horse Show — Columbus, OH — April 26-29

Des Moines Springfest — Des Moines, IA — April 27 – 30

American Road Horse and Pony — Harrodsburg, KY — April 28-29

Dixie Cup Spring Classic — Conyers, GA — May 4-6

Bonnie Blue National — Lexington, VA — May 10-13

Great River Benefit — Cedar Rapids, IA — May 19-21

New River Valley — Dublin, VA — May 25-27

Madison Classic — Madison, WI — May 25-28

Indianapolis Charity — Indianapolis, IN — May 31-June 3

Nebraska Charity — Lincoln, NE — June 1-3, 2017

Delaware Riding Club — Delaware, OH — June 3-4

Midwest Charity — Springfield, IL — June 13-17

ASAW Summer Fun — West Allis, WI — July 13-16

2016 SHAMROCK FARM
JUNIOR EXHIBITOR ROAD PONY CAMP
JUNE  19-25

The 29th Annual Shamrock Farm Junior Exhibitor Road Pony camp was held June 19-25, at Shamrock Farm in Smithfield, KY.  This year’s camp hosted more than 15 campers, three of whom were again sponsored by the American Hackney Horse Foundation.

 

Anyone under the age of 18 may apply for one of the three Road Pony Camp Scholarships. To apply for a Road Pony Camp scholarship, applicants submitted an essay about one of the following two topics, along with a brief introduction about his or her self:

 

1) What the Hackney pony has taught me.

2) Why I want to learn more about the Hackney pony.

 

In addition to learning more about riding and driving, campers improve their knowledge of grooming and tacking, horse and pony care and preparation, and more. There are many other activities included in this wonderful camp including  a horse show, swimming, a talent show, treasure hunts, games and much more.

 

Please check back soon for dates and information regarding the 2017 Shamrock Farm Junior Exhibitor Road Pony Camp and Scholarship.

 

Shamrock Farm Junior Exhibitor Road Pony Camp is a 501(c)3 event.  If you would like to make a donation to the camp, please make checks payable to Shamrock Farm Road Pony Camp and mail to:

 

Shamrock Farm

541 McCourn Road

Smithfield, KY  40068.

 

For questions regarding the camp contact Julianne Wilson at 502-845-2174.

2017 YOUTH MEDALLION SHOWS

 

UPHA Chapter 16 Gasparilla Charity

Tampa, FL — March 14-18

 

IASHA Spring Warm-up

Cloverdale, IN — March 17-19

 

Raleigh Spring Premier

Raleigh, NC — March 22 – 25

 

Mid-American Spring Fling

Madison, WI — March 30-April 2

 

Citrus Cup Regional

Newberry, FL — April 5-8

 

Pro Am Benefit Classic Horse Show

Perry, GA — April 5-8

 

J.D. Massey Classic

Clemson, SC — April 12-15

 

River Ridge Charity Horse Show

Columbus, OH — April 26-29

 

Des Moines Springfest

Des Moines, IA — April 27 – 30

 

American Road Horse and Pony

Harrodsburg, KY — April 28-29

 

Dixie Cup Spring Classic

Conyers, GA — May 4-6

 

Bonnie Blue National

Lexington, VA — May 10-13

 

Great River Benefit

Cedar Rapids, IA — May 19-21

 

New River Valley

Dublin, VA — May 25-27

 

Madison Classic

Madison, WI — May 25-28

 

Indianapolis Charity

Indianapolis, IN — May 31-June 3

 

Nebraska Charity

Lincoln, NE — June 1-3

 

Delaware Riding Club

Delaware, OH — June 3-4

 

Midwest Charity

Springfield, IL — June 13-17

 

ASAW Summer Fun

West Allis, WI — July 13-16

The 29th Annual Shamrock Farm Junior Exhibitor Road Pony camp was held June 19-25, at Shamrock Farm in Smithfield, KY.  This year’s camp hosted more than 15 campers, three of whom were again sponsored by the American Hackney Horse Foundation.

 

Anyone under the age of 18 may apply for one of the three Road Pony Camp Scholarships. To apply for a Road Pony Camp scholarship, applicants submitted an essay about one of the following two topics, along with a brief introduction about his or her self:

 

1) What the Hackney pony has taught me.

2) Why I want to learn more about the Hackney pony.

 

In addition to learning more about riding and driving, campers improve their knowledge of grooming and tacking, horse and pony care and preparation, and more. There are many other activities included in this wonderful camp including  a horse show, swimming, a talent show, treasure hunts, games and much more.

 

Please check back soon for dates and information regarding the 2017 Shamrock Farm Junior Exhibitor Road Pony Camp and Scholarship.

 

Shamrock Farm Junior Exhibitor Road Pony Camp is a 501(c)3 event.  If you would like to make a donation to the camp, please make checks payable to Shamrock Farm Road Pony Camp and mail to:

 

Shamrock Farm

541 McCourn Road

Smithfield, KY  40068.

 

For questions regarding the camp contact Julianne Wilson at 502-845-2174.

2017 YOUTH MEDALLION SHOWS

 

UPHA Chapter 16 Gasparilla Charity

Tampa, FL — March 14-18

 

IASHA Spring Warm-up

Cloverdale, IN — March 17-19

 

Raleigh Spring Premier

Raleigh, NC — March 22 – 25

 

Mid-American Spring Fling

Madison, WI — March 30-April 2

 

Citrus Cup Regional

Newberry, FL — April 5-8

 

Pro Am Benefit Classic Horse Show

Perry, GA — April 5-8

 

J.D. Massey Classic

Clemson, SC — April 12-15

 

River Ridge Charity Horse Show

Columbus, OH — April 26-29

 

Des Moines Springfest

Des Moines, IA — April 27 – 30

 

American Road Horse and Pony

Harrodsburg, KY — April 28-29

 

Dixie Cup Spring Classic

Conyers, GA — May 4-6

 

Bonnie Blue National

Lexington, VA — May 10-13

 

Great River Benefit

Cedar Rapids, IA — May 19-21

 

New River Valley

Dublin, VA — May 25-27

 

Madison Classic

Madison, WI — May 25-28

 

Indianapolis Charity

Indianapolis, IN — May 31-June 3

 

Nebraska Charity

Lincoln, NE — June 1-3

 

Delaware Riding Club

Delaware, OH — June 3-4

 

Midwest Charity

Springfield, IL — June 13-17

 

ASAW Summer Fun

West Allis, WI — July 13-16

Statement of Philosophy: The purpose of the American Hackney Horse Society Foundation’s Scholarship Program is to provide a scholarship to an incoming freshman college student who demonstrates financial need, a commitment to the Hackney industry, and academic success.

2016 SHAMROCK FARM
JUNIOR EXHIBITOR ROAD PONY CAMP
JUNE  19-25

 

Congratulations to 2016  Shamrock Farm Road Pony Camp Scholarship winners, Dane Estis, Mike Bermudez and Kayla Rios!