Sale Catalog: Notice to Buyers
POAs are the result of crossing horses with ponies. Because of this mixed heritage, the growth rate and ultimate height of POAs are variable to a greater extent than those of animals having all-horse or all-pony breeding.
All young POAs are assigned tentative registration numbers and are granted permanent numbers only when they are six years old. At age six, each pony is inspected and must measure between 46" and 56" in order to qualify for permanent registration. Please realize, if you purchase a tentatively registered pony, there is some risk as to its future registration eligibility. For example, a 53 1/2" two year old is a much greater risk than a 53 1/2" four year old. Consider these facts when you bid. If you buy a young pony that is near the height limit, do so with the knowledge that it may grow beyond the height limit.
Also, be aware of the fact that it is possible to influence the measurement of a mature pony through foot care. If you buy a mature 56" pony at this sale, it means the inspection committee was able to get a 56" measurement of the pony on one day. A change in the hooves may mean the pony would measure taller than 56" later and, at that time, would not meet the height requirement. It is the owner’s responsibility to have his pony prepared for measurement when it is required.
NOTICE-Be advised, the ponies selling in this POA International Sale will be measured and inspected for color and characteristics only. As per the statement in the International Sale Catalog, “the buyer must understand that the committee’s inspection during measuring is merely a courtesy and is not intended to determine soundness. Responsibility for soundness is to be determined by buyer and seller. If a prospective buyer requests a licensed veterinarian perform a complete soundness and drug examination, at the prospective buyer’s expense, the seller must present the consignment for this examination." POAC will not be responsible or liable for any soundness problems, or claims concerning such, with International Sale ponies.
POAC ACCEPTS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR, AND OFFERS NO GUARANTEE OF,
THE FUTURE HEIGHT AND COLOR OF ANY PONY SOLD AT THIS SALE!
OFFICIAL HEIGHT CHART
FOR APPROVED POAC SHOWS & SALES
A. Weanlings Not over 46"
B. Yearlings Not over 51 ½"
C. Two Year Olds Not over 54"
D. Three Year Olds Not over 55"
E. Four Year Olds Not over 55 ½"
F. Five Years & Older At least 46" but not over 56"
All paperwork must be completed at the clerks office before any pony can be removed from the fairgrounds…NO EXCEPTIONS!
All buyers will be required to pay 8% Missouri sales tax!
This includes all POA’s sold in the ring and in the barn.