Indiana POAC Newsletter
On January 4th the Indiana POAC celebrated their end to 2013 with members from Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, and Iowa - - island style complete with leis and surfing ponies. The festivities kicked off with lunch and a membership meeting prior to the awards banquet. Indiana POA fun continued with the indoor water park of Caribbean Cove, Indianapolis followed by a night of pizza and bingo.
Congratulations to our award winners. We celebrated the accomplishments of over 45 ponies, both youth and adults! Overall High Point Winners included: Justyce Chapman and Gehrig Fredenburg (Leadline), Lauren Ellis and Daniel Tordai (8 and under), Reagan Kennedy and James Hobbs (9-12), Alex Hemberger and Dylan Payne (13-18). The Board of Directors honored two members for the Art Cabbage Memorial 12 and under Sportsmanship Award – Alexis Robinson and the Gladys Anderson Memorial 13-18 Sportsmanship Award – Audrey Ellis. The first recipient of the President’s Award, developed to honor the member who best represents Indiana POAC and our goals, is Riata Rouch.
Indiana POAC will be kicking off 2014 with a new officer team. President - Charlene Shingleton, Vice President - Linzy Zahm Lahr, Secretary - Natalie Fredenburg, Treasurer - Jayme Swanberg, Directors - Leslie Zahm, Ken Tearman, Scott Shingleton, Margy Morgan, Casey Eckert. Stay tuned for what this year can offer you and your ponies!
Even in the off season, IN POAC Youth will be busy. This year the youth team will be kicking off a Big and Lil Brother/Sister program. Riders that are 12 years and older will be matched with our younger cowpokes to provide support and encouragement. A new t-shirt design contest was initiated at the banquet. Youth can submit their ideas to the Indiana Youth POAC Facebook page by February 14. The winning design will be available for your purchase this spring.
The youth nominated their 2014 CR Star Kid Royalty at the banquet. Serving this year will be King and Queen siblings, Jack and Sable Tearman with their Prince, James Hobbs and Princess Kristina Hemberger. Molly Hobbs and Gehrig Fredenburg will be serving the club as Duke and Duchess. From the lead line we welcome our Lil Prince Elden Fredenburg and Lil Princess Justyce Chapman. IN POAC Royalty will be hosting several youth events and presenting the colors at Indiana shows. Thank you to stallion CR Star Kid and Sarai Banister for sponsoring our 2014 royalty.
Check back with Indiana POA youth for their upcoming spring clinic and youth dinners at the shows!
2014 Indiana POAC Shows
- May 3-4 – Hoosier Horse Park, Edinburg
- May 24-26 – Eastern Classic – C Bar C Expo, Cloverdale
- June 21-22 – Wells Co. Fairground, Bluffton
- August 23-24 - Johnson Co. Fairgrounds, Franklin
- September 20-21 – Henry Co. Fairgrounds, New Castle
- October 18-19 – C Bar C Expo, Cloverdale