Friday, August 21, 2015

Win a POA Texas 4-H Essay Contest

Texas Pony of Americas Club is pleased announce the 2015 Win A POA 4-H Essay Contest. This is a statewide 4-H contest open to registered Texas 4-H club members between the ages of 9 (or entered in the third grade) and 16 as of August 31. The purpose of this contest is to acquaint 4-H members with the Pony of the Americas breed, horse ownership and care in general. The winner will receive a registered POA, halter and lead rope, a Junior Membership for a year in the Texas POA Club, and various other donated prizes.

“Texas POA is very excited and pleased to offer this contest to Texas 4-H members. It’s a great opportunity to connect a youth who desires to train and compete with their own horse with a quality pony and youth oriented breed organization,” said contest coordinator and Texas POA Vice President Julie Hinz.

Pat Burton, a National POAC Director, Texas POA Director, and professional farrier, will personally choose the young pony to be given through the contest.

In order to enter the contest, 4-Hers must complete an essay, questionnaire and something creative, as well as provide a letter of recommendation from their 4-H leader. Deadline to enter the competition is October 15,2015. Please log onto the club’s website at or email 4-H Essay Coordinator Julie Hinz for a complete set of rules and entry form. The pony will be awarded during the Texas Pony of the Americas Club Turkey Trot IBC Show to be held at Navarro County Exposition Center in Corsicana, Texas, November 21-22, 2015.

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