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  1. #1
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    Default Sport ponies at Devon

    Just looking through the prizelist for Devon and noticed an absence of Sport Pony in Hand Classes. Googled some of the older prize lists and saw classes for ISR pony and American Sport Pony(2009 prize list) I do know the registry has to sponsor the class. Why aren't the Sport Pony Registries supporting their members(as it seems to me anyway) I would be upset if I had spent the time and money to get Sport Pony papers on my stallion, but not see his registry represented at one of the most prestigious shows on the East Coast.
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    No, the Registry does NOT have to sponsor the class. You just have to submit papers to prove your horse is registered with a particular registry. A couple of friends and I sponsored the ISR Sport Pony Class one year, someone else sponsored it a couple of times, but it is not the Registries that do it.
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    I looked and asked and was told there were no sport pony classes, but they could compete with the horses.
    I was a bit disappointed.



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    I'm assuming you mean DAD (Dressage at Devon) and not the Devon Horse Show?
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    If you petition your registry they may be willing to sponsor a class if there is enough interest for next year. Ask DAD what the costs are and get a group to sponsor a class would also be a possibility.
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    Default Sport Ponies at Devon

    yes, I did indeed mean DAD.
    Well, that explains why some of the classes are entirely from one farm or breeder. I would think the Sportpony people would band together, since the registry isn't promoting. Shame. Mixing them in with the full size horses, just isn't the same, and certainly doesn't give much credit to the breeders trying to develop the Sport Pony concept.(JMO)
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    I have shown in the open classes with ponies, and in individual breed classes . If you ask your registry in early spring to sponsor an IBC, they will,,but then you should be sure to enter it, or they have wasted monies to buy awards that are not awarded...
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    I do not own any Reg. Sport ponies. I doubt that I will(never say never!) but, if I did stand a Sport Pony stallion or have offspring, I would be sure to be calling the Registry and anyone else owning offspring to get them to DAD. I do like to go to DAD and watch the In Hand, and especially see the "other" breeds come together that you normally don't get to see, the Vanners, Georgian Grands, and such. Its a great place to showcase your stock.



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