Local woman's horse earns national award
Ten days ago, Karen Drake of Wapello was notified she had received the 2013 High Point Amateur Award for her miniature horse, Dunner.
The trophy reads, “ASPC/AMHR/ASPR Miniature Nationals Triple A 2013 High Point Amateur Award.”
ASPC stands for American Shetland Pony Club. The ASPC was formed in 1888 for Shetland pony aficionados. It is the nation’s oldest miniature horse association.
AMHR stands for the American Miniature Horse Registry. There are two divisions in the AMHR. Horses registered in Division A can stand a maximum of 34 inches. The horse is measured from the ground to the withers. The withers measurement is taken at the last hair on the horse’s mane.
Division B is for miniature horses that stand from 34 to 38 inches at the withers.
ASRP stands from American Show Pony Registry.
The Triple A award is based on the number of points accumulated in miniature horse shows in one calendar year. The award is given to one trainer and one horse who earned the most points in one year. (The points are tabulated on the same horse through the year.)
Registered as Westwind BTU Crown Prince Get R Dun and called Dunner, he was pasture bred, Drake said.
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