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American Shetland Ponies Featured As “Breed Of the Week” on USEF’s Club Equestrian Website

Morton, Illinois - American Shetland Ponies are getting their well-deserved time in the spotlight, starring as the Breed of the Week on the USEF’s Club Equestrian website. The American Shetland Pony Club (ASPC) is a USEF recognized breed association and has enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with the USEF.

The “Breed of the Week” spotlight details the breed’s history as well as the fact that the small but mighty equines are a favorite of children and adults. Many of today’s top horsemen got their start on a Shetland Pony.

Today, as land resources dwindle the small equine’s popularity is back on the rise. These smaller horses and ponies are also easy to manage for horse lovers of all ages. Many baby boomers that previously enjoyed large horses have found that small equines are a way to continue to enjoy horses regardless of age. And in the current economy, the versatile American Shetland Pony is an affordable option for many equestrians who want to scale down their equine activities but stay involved.

The American Shetland Pony Club was established in 1888 and recognizes four distinct types of ponies: the Classic Shetland Pony, the Modern Shetland Pony and two types of pony crosses, the American Show Pony and the National Show Pony. The Classic American Shetland Pony is a refined version of their Scottish ancestors.

To check out the Shetland Pony as the “Breed of the Week” visit the Club Equestrian homepage or follow the link http://www.clubequestrian.com/breeds/shetland_ponies.aspx.

For more information on the American Shetland Pony Club visit their website at http://www.shetlandminiature.com or call (309) 263-4044.


­­The American Shetland Pony Club, the American Show Pony Registry and The American Miniature Horse Registry are non-profit organizations established to preserve and refine the bloodlines of these small equines and promote the enjoyment of small equines. Recognized as the oldest and most versatile registry in the United States, the American Shetland Pony Club offer a variety of programs for Shetland Pony and Miniature Horse enthusiasts of all ages. Visit their website at http://www.shetlandminiature.com or 81-B East Queenwood Road, Morton, IL 61550.


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