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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 driving.

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 the young 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 us!

For a list of goals, meeting notes, and membership information, please see the links at left.






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