Who We Are
Sport Pony Canada is a group of pony
breeders dedicated to promoting the breeding, showing, and sales
of sport ponies in Canada and North America. A sport pony is defined
as a pony that is bred to compete https://bettingsiteonline.co.tz/betting-sites in one of the performance sport
disciplines of jumping, dressage, eventing, reining, or combined
Our first meeting was held in October, 2003,
to define goals and directions. A second meeting was held on April
25th, 2004 to elect a working board of directors until a membership
was established, and on Jan. 13 2006 Sport Pony Canada members held an inaugural Annual General Meeting to elect board members for 2006.
A Brief History by Alana
Longman, founder of Sport Pony Canada
For those of you not familiar with the beginnings
of this project bettingsiteonline.co.tz/betting-sites, l would like to explain a bit about the history
(and hard work!) that has led to the evolving organization that
Sport Pony Canada is today.
I grew up on a large Welsh Pony farm and showed a lot of ponies
in a lot of local, available shows. At the time (1970's-1990's)
there were very few "pony shows" within driving distance,
so most of my showing was at open shows. There was no way to track
any of these awards - not even through our breed registry. The Welsh
Pony and Cob Society of Canada doesn’t track any points or
competition records, so even the provincial pony shows really didn’t
count for anything.
So, way back then, I started to think of better ways to promote
ponies. I approached WPCSC numerous times with requests for programs www.bettingsiteonline.co.tz/betting-sitesto encourage performance awards/recognition and, as they repeatedly
weren’t interested, I started to branch out. My
equestrian training took me to a 3 year position at a top dressage
barn, where I learned a bit more about the European awards. The
FEI actually encourages young riders to compete on ponies until
age 16, right to the top levels of the sport! This really allows
riders to advance on mounts that suit their training - also they
are allowed to show stallions! Unheard of in Canada, where it is
next to impossible to get a ridden show record on a pony stallion
(this being a well-known problem for pony breeders, as juniors can’t
show stallions, and adults can’t show ponies).
If you would like to volunteer,
or join our email list, please contact
For a list of goals, meeting notes, and membership information, please see the links at left.