I hope this finds you with warmer weather and lots of sun...something we have not seen much of here in Indiana this spring! As the 2019 POA show schedule across the country is now in full swing, I just want to encourage you to join us in Tulsa for the 2019 POAC National Congress on July 13-20th... each year this show gets better and better...it is truly a place for the youth to make new friends from all areas of the country and also a place for the adults to socialize and enjoy the atmosphere of the toughest competition in the POA World. We have five POA Headquarter Hotels that are working with us to get you the best rate and best services for your money... pet friendly, free shuttle to Expo Square or airport, free breakfasts, etc...Please support these hotels when making plans for lodging in Tulsa!
I also encourage you to support our other national events such as the East and West World Show, and our National Sale/Futurity in the fall. And just as important, support your state clubs and chapters by participating in their shows with entries or by offering a helping hand at the gate or in the office.
POAC offered a national POA merchandise campaign recently and I am pleased with the support from our membership. It is very important that we promote our brand whenever possible across the country, as this helps with sponsorships, corporate partnerships, and the education of horse enthusiasts regarding our great breed! If you did not take advantage of the spring merchandise campaign, we plan to o er another merchandise opportunity in the fall...great time for holiday purchases too.
POAC now has a new promotional brochure available through the home office. If you would like some brochures to distribute at open shows, trade fairs, or any other horse events, please contact the office and they will be happy to mail some to you. Please allow 7-10 days for the mail to get them to you for your upcoming events.
We are currently working on a new website for the National POAC. This project will be in the works for the next few months, as we are going to be making some enhancements to make our website more “user friendly” and fresh. We would welcome constructive suggestions regarding what you would like to see in our new website. Please e-mail comments to me at JBanister@poac.org no later than July 1, 2019.
I would like to welcome Linzy Zahm Lahr on-board as I have brought her on to be the POA Social Media Coordinator. Linzy will be working with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr to promote POAs as well as keeping our membership informed on current happenings and highlights from our National Events. She has been working with us since April 1st and had done an outstanding job!
Until next time, hug your kids and your ponies...I hope to see you this summer! Remember, please call the National POAC if you have any questions...the girls are always happy to help you!