Rules & Forms

  1. This sweepstakes is open to registered ASPC stallions.  You MUST be a member of ASPC/AMHR/ASPR to participate in the Sweepstakes.

     

  2. The stallion nomination fee is $200.00 per stallion. An owner may nominate more than one stallion.

      

  3. Stallions MUST be DNA tested through the University of Kentucky via the ASPC Sweepstakes. CLICK HERE for the Kentucky DNA form. This is the stallion owner's responsibility and at their expense ($32.00/each). DNA results for stallions already DNA tested at UC-Davis for AMHA will be accepted. 

     

  4. DNA test results, whether directly through the University of Kentucky or results from UC-Davis, must be submitted to the University of Kentucky by May 1st, in order for the resulting foal(s) to be eligible to show in the Sweepstakes classes. No exceptions (unless evidence of submission in the event of lost DNA sample can be provided, in which case DNA must be re-submitted immediately). We will be verifying compliance around June 1st. Once a Stallions is DNA'd it is saved on file and you do not have to re submit again. 

     

  5. The stallion nomination fee allows the stallion owner one foal from the nominated stallion into the sweepstakes class (see Mare Rules concerning declaring the mare, DNA requirements, etc.).

     

  6. Nominations open December 1st and close January 1st, and the nomination fee of $200.00 for each stallion must be paid in full and postmarked by January 3rd, (checks, money orders, All major credit cards accepted).

     

  7. Submission of a nomination form is a CONTRACT TO PAY. Nomination fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. Non-payment will result in being banned from future Sweepstakes and place the owner in "bad standing" with ASPC/AMHR.

     

  8. In the event of stallion death or unsoundness for breeding, NO substitution is permitted. If death or unsoundness happens BEFORE breeding of desired/declared mares, funds WILL BE REFUNDED to the stallion owner and winning bidder.

     

An invoice will be sent to stallion owners from the home office. Payment will be accepted by check, money order, all major credit cards. Stallion nomination fees shall be made payable to:
        ASPC/AMHR       

        ATTN: Classic Stallion Sweepstakes       

        81 B East Queenwood Road       

        Morton, IL 61550

Mare Rules:

 

  1. Mares MUST be ASPC registered.

     

  2. The mare that will be bred to the Sweepstakes stallion MUST be DNA tested at the mare owner's expense (($32.00/each)). CLICK HERE for the Kentucky DNA formOnce a Mare is DNA'd it is saved on file and you do not have to re submit again.

     

  3. DNA test results, whether directly through the University of Kentucky or results from UC-Davis, MUST be on file with the University of Kentucky by May 1st of the foaling year in order for the resulting foal to be eligible to show in the Sweepstakes classes. No exceptions (unless evidence of submission in the event of lost DNA sample can be provided, in which case DNA must be re-submitted immediately). We will be verifying compliance around June 1st.

     

  4. Mare owner is responsible for all transportation fees, AI or chute fees, mare care fees, or other fees as specified by the stallion owner in their nomination agreement (such as, but not limited to: veterinarian care, vaccinations, ultrasounds, etc.)                                                                                                                                                                 

  5. It is strongly encouraged to have your mare vet checked in foal before leaving the stallion owners farm. If the mare ends up open and can not be re bred in time or loses the resulting foal, there are NO REFUNDS of auction fees.                                                                                                                                                                             

  6. Names of mares MUST be submitted to the National Office by May 1st of the foaling year in order for the resulting foals to be eligible to show in the Sweepstakes classes at  ASPC Congress. 

Bidding Rules

 
  1. Stallion owners MAY bid on their own stallions.                                                                                                                 
  2. Bids will be accepted on the 'live' auction site address posted on the home page.​                                                             
  3. Opening bid is a minimum of $200.00.  The bid increment will be $50.00.                                                                      
  4. Bids will be accepted beginning Sunday January 30th and will end on Saturday February 5th at approximately 7:00 PM in each time zone, based on the time zone where the stallion is located. If a bid comes in right at the end of auction, it will extend the auction another 5 minutes, giving others an opportunity to raise the bid. Each bid received at that point will extend the auction 5 minutes, just like a REAL auction.                                                                                   
  5. The high bidder and stallion owners will be contacted and sent an invoice as soon as bids can be confirmed.                
  6. Submission of a bid is a CONTRACT TO PAY. Bids must be postmarked and paid in full by April 1st. Non-payment will result in being banned from future Sweepstakes, and place the bidder in "poor standing" with ASPC/AMHR, and the resulting foal SHALL NOT be registered.                                                                                                                     
  7. Payment will be accepted by check, money order, all major credit cards. If the high bidder fails to pay their bid in full by April 1st, the next highest bidder will be contacted. (Stallion owners are STRONGLY encouraged to verify if payment has been received before covering an outside mare.)                                                                                       
  8. Payment for winning bids shall be made payable to: American Shetland Pony Club Inc. Payment will be accepted by check, money order, all major credit cards
    Mail to:
        ASPC/AMHR
        ATTN: Classic Stallion Sweepstakes
        81 B East Queenwood Road
        Morton, IL 61550

 

 

ASPC Sweepstakes Foal Rules

 

  1. All foals exhibited in the ASPC Sweepstakes MUST be ASPC registered prior to the ASPC Congress Show.

     

  2. All foals MUST meet current ASPC height requirements for weanlings and will be measured at their arrival to the ASPC Congress Show.

     

  3. All sexes may be shown together.

     

  4. There will be no additional entry fee for the ASPC Sweepstakes, but the foals will be required to pay current stall, shaving, etc. show fees to the ASPC Congress.

     

  5. The class will be scheduled and shown at ASPC Congress.

     

  6. Foals MUST be entered in the Sweepstakes class by the ASPC Congress deadline and the entries mailed to the show manager. No late entry at Congress permitted.

     

  7. The class will be judged as a regular halter class.

     

  8. The class will be judged using the three judge system (MOS) and judges will not be announced until show time.

     

  9. The class will be placed 1st through 10th place.

     

  10. All monies paid for stallion nominations and services collected will be jackpotted (less up to 10% for expenses) for the Sweepstakes Classes purse.

      

  11. 1st through 10th place foals will be DNA tested immediately after the class is held. The cost of DNA testing will be covered by the ASPC Sweepstakes.

Judges:

The class will be judged using the three judge system (MOS) and judges will not be announced until show time. Judges will be selected by the following criteria: All eligible judges on the grounds who do not have conflicts of interest (per the ASPC rules regarding judges) will have their names put in to be drawn for selection of a three judge panel.

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Important ASPC SWEEPSTAKES Deadlines

 

2021 Auction

Mare Designation/DNA........................................May 1st, 2022

Stallion DNA............................................................May 1st, 2022

Foal Registered by...................................................July 1st, 2022

2022 Auction

Nomination payment........................................Jan. 3rd, 2022

Auction..................................................... Jan. 30th, 2022 - Feb. 5th, 2022

Winning Bid Payment...................................... April 1st, 2022

All stallion owners will need to fill out the NEW Nomination forms and email them to Jill@shetlandminiature.com and mjminis@yahoo.com. The entire second page of the Nomination form is what will be used for your stallions info for bidders to read.

Please include up to 2 pictures of your stallion to be used. 

Email Mare Designation Forms to Jill@Shetlandminiature.com & Mjminis@yahoo.com

If your Stallion & Mare have been DNA'd for prior Sweepstakes auctions you do not have to re DNA. You can contact the ASPC/AMHR Office to verify that your horses DNA is on file.