NFPSNA Ambassador Pony Awards & Results
Recognizing the Accomplishments of New Forest Ponies and their Riders
In 2022, the NFPSNA Board voted to create a new parallel section of the current NFPSNA Show Program called the Ambassador Performance Show Program. This yearly program runs from January 1 through December 31 and is for any New Forest Pony that has a foreign New Forest Pony registration certificate or passport depending on the provisions of the foreign registry, pedigree, and written proof of ownership, but fails to meet all criteria for a Transfer of Registry into the NFPSNA Studbook. If a New Forest Pony is eligible for NFPSNA registration, it is ineligible for the Ambassador Program.
In order to start the process, a Registry Transfer form must be submitted to the Registrar along with the pony’s original passport, a copy of the Bill of Sale, a Sketch Card and 4-view photos (front/back/left side/right side plus distinguishing marks). The Registrar will review the submitted paperwork and determine whether the NFPSNA registration process can immediately begin or whether more time is necessary to obtain any missing information. In order to transfer into the NFPSNA Registry, the chain of documented ownership between the original breeder and the current owner must be unbroken.
If it is determined that the registration process will be delayed, as long as the New Forest Pony meets all other Ambassador Program requirements, it can be entered into the Ambassador Program until final determination of registration. In order for the New Forest Pony to compete in the Ambassador Program, a completed Affidavit of Ownership will be required if chain of title cannot be established.
Participation in the Ambassador Program does not constitute or represent NFPSNA Registration and the Ambassador Pony will not be recognized as a registered New Forest Pony in the NFPSNA Registry. A signed Ambassador Acknowledgment must be submitted by the owner in addition to the other documents and payment.
Participation in the Ambassador Program will also allow the Ambassador Pony to compete in the all-new NFPSNA Ambassador Performance All-Breed Awards program of the USDF Program, provided they declare with USDF and fulfill all requirements to participate. The NFPSNA is sponsoring Ambassador Performance Awards in the Open category, with first and second place for each level. (See the USDF section for a more detailed explanation.)
NFPSNA Ambassador Performance
Lifetime Achievement and Year-End Awards
NFPSNA Ambassador Performance Lifetime Achievement and NFPSNA Ambassador Performance Year-End Awards are run concurrently by the NFPSNA, with ponies accumulating points annually toward Year-End Awards that also go towards cumulative Lifetime Achievement Awards. Ambassador Performance Ponies will begin to receive awards when they accumulate over 1,000 points.
Ponies enrolled in the NFPSNA Ambassador Performance Show Program will earn recognition in the Ambassador Program Lifetime Achievement Program as they accumulate show points from year-to-year. Points are cumulative, and follow the Ambassador Performance New Forest Pony throughout its lifetime. Ambassador ponies must enroll annually to participate in the NFPSNA Ambassador Performance Show Program to earn lifetime achievement points.
Lifetime Achievement participation in the Ambassador Performance Show Program is included in the annual $60 fee.
NFPSNA Ambassador Performance USDF All-Breed Awards: Recognizing the Accomplishments of New Forest Ponies in the Sport of Dressage
The NFPSNA is pleased to participate in the Adequan®/USDF All-Breeds Awards Program by sponsoring the NFPSNA Ambassador Performance New Forest Ponies in the sport of dressage.
Please note there are eligibility requirements that must be met, both through the United States Dressage Federation (USDF) and NFPSNA.
Currently enrolled Ambassador Performance New Forest Ponies with members in good standing are eligible to participate as long as all NFPSNA and USDF requirements are met by the appropriate deadlines.
Recognition is provided by the USDF, co-sponsored by the NFPSNA, at the end of the competition year in the form of awards for first and second placing in each level sponsored by the NFPSNA.
All necessary USDF requirements to participate in the All-Breed Awards Program are stated on the USDF website www.usdf.org
Ponies competing for the NFPSNA Ambassador Performance All-Breed Award must:
1. Be enrolled in the NFPSNA Ambassador Performance Show Program and payment must have been submitted for the calendar year.
2. Owner must be a NFPSNA member in good standing and a current USDF member.
3. Owners must declare for NFPSNA Ambassador Performance New Forest Pony All-Breed Award with USDF.
Submit to USDF a photocopy of the pony’s foreign country registration certificate or foreign passport.
5. Once a pony is registered with USDF and competing for All breed Awards, if ownership of an Ambassador pony changes during the show season, a bill of sale must be submitted to USDF to document the change.
Note: the USDF may change eligibility at their discretion, the below is merely a guideline in helping to understand there are additional eligibility requirements that must be met with the USDF prior to being eligible to compete for USDF All-Breed Awards.
All declaration paperwork must be filed with the USDF by August 1 of the competition year in order for points from that year to go toward USDF All-Breed Awards. Please contact the USDF (www.usdf.org) for up-to-date competition rules.
All-Breeds declaration form must be on file with the USDF, along with a copy of the pony’s registration certificate (this is declaring the pony to compete for All-Breed Awards as a New Forest Pony) and the pony’s USDF number
If the pony was already declared to compete for another registry (i.e. NASPR or ISR/Oldenburg) prior to the NFPSNA joining the All-Breed Awards program, a request to change All-Breeds declaration must be filed with the USDF, typically with a fee involved
The owner must be a USDF Participating or Business member in good standing
The rider must be a USDF Participating member in good standing
The pony must be lifetime registered with the USDF
Once all USDF participation requirements have been met by the competitor, the USDF will request verification from the NFPSNA that the pony, owner and rider meet all NFPSNA requirements for competing in the USDF All-Breed Awards Program. Once that verification is provided by the NFPSNA, the enrollment is complete for that competition year.
Note that the competition year for the USDF extends from October 1 - September 30
NFPSNA Year-End and Lifetime Ambassador Performance New Forest Pony Awards
Currently, recognition is provided by the Society at the end of each calendar year in the form of publicized results, ribbons, and awards for Year-End Awards. Prior to competitions, the registration process must be started:
Registry Transfer form must be submitted to the Registrar along with the pony’s original passport, a copy of the Bill of Sale, a Sketch Card and 4-view photos (front/back/left side/right side plus distinguishing marks)
The Registrar reviews submissions and decides whether it qualifies for NFPSNA registration or whether it is eligible for participation in the NFPSNA Ambassador Performance Awards Show Program.
Once it is determined that the NFP is eligible for the Ambassador Program, and PRIOR TO COMPETITION, the owner must:
1. Submit a photocopy of the NFP’s European or other foreign country registration certificate, and passport that includes pedigree of the NFP to the Show Secretary. The photocopy of the passport only needs to be sent at the beginning of the year with the first points submitted for that year to the NFPSNA Show Secretary.
2. Membership of the owner/rider must be in good standing.
3. $60 Ambassador participation fee paid annually. Points will also count towards Lifetime Achievement milestone awards.
4. Ambassador Performance Show Program Acknowledgement form signed and on file.
5. Show report form-completed and signed, one per event must be submitted to the NFPSNA Show Secretary by the deadline- see #6
6. Show Documentation-score sheets for dressage, results of the class, show programs for ratings, proof of clinic participation must be included with Show Report Form.
7. Show reports are due within 90 days of the event, no later than January 15th following the competition year
Ambassador Lifetime Awards are as follows:
Diamond Award 2000 points
Platinum Award 1000 points
NFPSNA Lifetime Achievement awards begin to accrue upon receipt by the NFPSNA of the LTA Enrollment form, a copy of the pony’s registration certificate and payment. Forms are to be sent to the NFPSNA Show Points Secretary, payment, along with copies of the forms, is to be sent to the NFPSNA Secretary/Treasurer.
No points accumulated by a pony PRIOR to enrolling in the NFPSNA Ambassador Performance Lifetime Achievement Program will be counted toward Lifetime Achievement points.
Please reference the NFPSNA Rule Book for full rules and regulations and how to apply for the Lifetime Achievement Program.
***Note: The rule book was updated July 2022 to add the new Ambasssador Performance Pony Division.
Please read the rules when sending in show reports!!***
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