Monday, August 14, 2017

September ODPOAC Show


Show Staff Contacts:  Kris Jarvis 540-672-5408 or
            and Casey Knott 540-558-8570 or         
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2017 Show Dates:
Show Type
Sat. June 16
All 2017 shows will be held at:
Penmerryl Farm
273 Penmerryl Drive, Greenville, VA
IBC (Open)
Lauren Maddox
June 17

Tricia Mozingo
Sept. 2

Raymond Burchett
Sept. 3

Elizabeth Hyde
IBC shows are open to all breeds and exhibitors that meet the age requirement of the class.
Show Rules:
1.      Official handbook of the Pony of the Americas rules shall be followed at all ODPOAC shows. Visit  (Costume class exhibitors telling their “story” maybe new to open exhibitors)
2.      Saturday shows will begin at 9:00 a.m., Sunday shows will begin at 8:30 a.m.
3.      Pre-entries must be received via E-mail or U.S. mail by the Wednesday prior to the show.  Please send them to Casey Knott at  407 Robertson St. Radford, VA  24141 or E-mail
4.       Entry Fees:
Pre-entry:    $7.00 / halter class if pony is shown in halter ONLY
$5.00 / class otherwise
                        $40 / day (per horse/rider combination) all-day fee pre-entry $50 day of show
·      Entrants selecting all-day fee are responsible for the fee even if classes are scratched.  They are permitted to add additional classes on the day of show at no charge.  All-day fee must be selected on the entry form.
·      Entrants not selecting all-day fee may add classes on the day of show at the day-of-show rate.
Day of Show:   $8.00 / halter class if pony is shown in halter ONLY
                       $6.00 / class otherwise
5.      State Secretary/Points Posting Fee: $1.00/Registered POA/show
6.      National Posting Fee: $ 5.00/Registered POA/show (no fee for open show)
7.      Facility Fee: $20 per youth 9 & under, 10-13 and 14-18, & adult exhibitor - $10 Lead line
8.      Stall Fees (including tack stalls): $30.00 per day, stalls must be picked clean at end of show.
9.      Hard hats with harness MUST be worn during schooling over jumps, fences classes, and gymkhana classes.
10.  The jump committee reserves the right to set the height of the jumps at each show.   The height will not exceed the maximum height as stated in the POA handbook.
11.  Schooling breaks for jumping will be refereed by the jump/show committee.  Depending upon division size, separate warm ups may be held. 
12.  Trail classes may be held in a separate arena at a different time of day than is indicated on the show bill. Participants will be notified of such changes on day of show.
13.  Classes with fewer than two entries may be combined at the discretion of the show committee.  Classes with more than six entries may be divided by age at the discretion of the show committee.

14.  For Penmerryl lodging and cross-country course information visit

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

New Year End Awards for 2015!

Two New Year End Awards to be presented for the 2015 Show Season

For two of the ODPOAC's long time families, 2014 was a rough year - The Schwink-Rigg Family lost The Famous Harry Spotter, Travis's youth pony, and the Willow Bridge Farm Family lost Ima Tommy Kid, Chelsea's youth pony. The loss of these ponies has been deeply felt by their POA family, and it is the club's wish to honor them. An award will be presented in memory of each pony at the 2015 Award Ceremony. The awards are as follows:

IMA TOMMY KID High Point Pleasure Award:

            This award will be presented to the rider/pony combination who achieves the Overall High Point in Pleasure classes. All ODPOAC English Pleasure, Western Pleasure, Senior Pleasure, and Junior Pleasure class results in the 2015 show season will apply. Tommy's person, Chelsea Rasnic, gave the following statement about what made Tommy such a special pony:
“Ima Tommy Kid”, aka Tommy, was a one of a kind pony. Tommy taught me so much more than how to ride. He taught me the true meaning of perseverance, dedication, hard work, and loyalty. My journey with Tommy did not begin or end as expected. When we first bought Tommy, he bucked me off in the first year of showing him more than I had ever been bucked off in my life, which was already a lot since I had been riding many years.  I was 10 years old at the time and so completely defeated that my family and I decided to lease him out until I got my courage back. Nevertheless, Tommy ended up doing the same things to all of his other riders, which is why he got the name “The Atomic Kid Killer” and was sent back to me. I was 2 years older and determined to learn how to ride him. I spent many hours at the barn and shows preparing for our first nationals together in 2007. Our first time at the International POAC together, Tommy and I won the Senior Western Pleasure class out of 215 people. I was so happy because all my hard work and perseverance had paid off. Ironically though, Tommy threw me the next day in Senior Hunter Under Saddle in the last round. I began to find humor in Tommy’s stunts, and I believe he did as well. We quickly bonded and became the best of friends. We went on to win many Local, State, Regional, and National titles in showmanship, western pleasure, and horsemanship. We also won the 4-H VA State Highpoint Western rider award 4 years in a row. Despite all of the times Tommy threw me, I never had a bond with any other pony like I did him. Once I went to college and Tommy got older, our show days were over but our friendship wasn’t. My favorite past time on breaks was always to come home and hop on Tommy bareback or just spend time loving on him. He was the best pony to cuddle on, and the second he heard me in the barn, he would always start to nicker. Tommy and I went through a lot together, and he was a loyal friend to the end. He has been and always will be greatly missed by me, the family, and all the animals on Willow Bridge Farms." - Chelsea Rasnic

          This award will be presented to the rider/pony combination who achieves the Overall High Point in Non-Rail Classes. All ODPOAC Jumping, Driving, Reining, Western Riding, and Trail class results in the 2015 show season will apply. Harry Spotter's person, Travis Rigg, gave the following statement about what made Harry Spotter such a special pony:
          "Harry Spotter was a special horse. You could say that with any connotation of the word and likely be correct. He had a ton of personality, and that was what made him such a dream to work with. You did have to be prepared to deal with that personality though; for example, if you were jumping over fences with him for the first time he would celebrate after the first fence by doing some bucking and rearing. When I left for college I felt extremely guilty because he didn’t have anything to do while I was gone, so we sent him off to be leased in Kansas. I have to say that working with the young girls out there, and going over fences with them was probably the happiest he ever was. That’s really what made Harry Spotter special. He didn’t just like doing things, he liked doing them with people he liked." - Travis Rigg

For more information about these awards, please contact our Points Secretary, Casey Knott at 

Monday, March 2, 2015

2015 Forms Uploaded!

A show information packet, blank entry form, and class lists have been added to our FORMS page!

Monday, February 16, 2015

2015 Events Added to our EVENTS page!

Please check out our EVENTS page for our planned 2015, clean the winter mud and muck off your four legged friends and we'll see you there!