2011 Texas POAC Awards Banquet
Adult Recognition Traveling Award: This award is presented to the 19 & Over member of the Texas Pony of the America Club who demonstrated outstanding service to the club, promotes club activities and the POA breed it represents and is a good sportsman. The beautiful traveling trophy was originally donated by Nancy Kinchole and Dale Bohm, long time supporters of the POA breed.
2011 Recipient: Norm Stevenson
Adult Mentor Recognition Traveling Award: The award, originally sponsored by David and Brenda Kinsy family is presented by the youth organization to the 19 & Over TPOAC member who demonstrates leadership and a willingness to help the youth of our club. Nominations and voting take place during the youth club meeting at our annual awards banquet.
2011 Recipient: Lori Collins
Diane Goodman Tennant Showmanship Traveling Awards - This award kept secret until presentation, is given in each age group, 8 and under, 9-12 and 13-18, to the exhibitor accumulating the most points in Showmanship. The traveling awards, originally sponsored by Frank and Carol Ann Neves, honor the memory of Diane Goodman Tennant, a beloved TPOAC member who's favorite class was showmanship. Reserve and runner-up awards are given to TPOAC in each age group in accordance with other qualifying high point awards.
Sage Taliaferro 8 & Under Haley Sims 9-12 Calli Taliaferro 13-18
2011 Senior Western Pleasure High Point Award:
Tie: Plaudits Rocky Socks & Cowboy Notes
2011 Junior Western Pleasure High Point Award:
TF Whole Lotta Charm
2011 Jr. Trail Pony 18 & Under Sponsored by the Farrington Family
TF Whole Lotta Charm
2011 Sr. Trail Pony 18 and Under
Silver's Uptown Girl
Lance P Scott Traveling High Point Rider Award - Perhaps the most prestigious of all awards is the presented to the rider who accumulate the most point overall each year. the award is given by TPOAC in honor or Lance P. Scott, a former POA rider paralyzed in a diving accident. He was an outstanding rider who enjoyed much success and willingly shared his knowledge and expertise with fellow competitors. Lance serves as an inspiration by refusing to let his handicap keep him from enjoying a rich and fulfilling life.
2011 Recipient: Calli Taliaferro
Texas Top Ten Riders
Left to right: Libby Collins, Haley Sims, Sage Taliaferro and Calli Taliaferro
100% Participation Awards - Sponsored by The Collins Family
Calli Taliaferro Sage Taliaferro Haley Sims
Bud Herring Memorial Sportsmanship Traveling Award - This beautiful four foot high trophy is presented to the member voted by the youth organization as the best example of a good sportsman. Voting usually takes place at the annual awards banquet. In the event of a tie, the award is shared throughout the ensuing year. Bud Herring was an avid supporter of the TPOAC and his family provided the traveling trophy in his memory.
2011 Recipient: Haley Sims
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