The Cal-State POAC is the California State Pony of the Americas Club
which operates under the umbrella of The Pony of the Americas Club,
Inc, a national organization dedicated the the breeding, showing and
promotion of this uniquely American pony. Cal-State offers
its membership a yearly season of Nationally approved POA shows where
ponies and their riders can compete for local, Regional and National
points and awards. Through meetings, events and the Cal-State
newsletter, club members can communicate, keep abreast of
club happenings and remain informed about State and National affairs.
Cal-State POAC shows have a relaxed, supportive, family oriented atmosphere
where young riders can develop horsemanship, responsibility,
dedication and sportsmanship skills along side their friends.
- What is a
- People often ask "What exactly is a POA?"
Simply put, a Pony of the Americas is an Appaloosa colored pony
standing 46 to 56 inches in height. Developed in the early 1950’s
with children specifically in mind, these ponies are quieter,
sturdier and more tractable than full sized horses, and are more
suited to being a child’s best friend. Having long since outgrown
the "spotted Shetland" look, modern POAs resemble small
horses, with Quarter Horse type bodies and refined heads. A pony
must exhibit an Appaloosa coat pattern to be eligible to show at POA
sanctioned events, but many children and their ponies are very
competitive on the Open Circuit as well. The POA Club Registry has a
hardship clause which enables a pony who meets height and coloration
requirements to be registered so that it is eligible to compete.
Many POA Supreme Champions were hardshipped in...perhaps there’s
one waiting in your back yard!
- What is
See the Cal-State
POAC Website at www.scpoac.org
to learn more about California's POA Club!
- Want to learn more about
the Cal-State POAC?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org