FPSNA also offers our Year End Awards program (the ‘PPA’), in which the shows and events that our members have competed and participated in throughout the year are submitted at the end of our competition year (Nov 30th), and the points earned are tallied to award placings in each division, Champions of divisions and performance categories, and even a Supreme Champion Fell Pony of the Year! We send amazing rosettes to all competitors, and create a special edition of our printed newsletter that announces our winners as well. This is the only true multi-discipline Nationals-level opportunity for Fell Ponies in North America.
But our opportunities are not limited to just those that show, as we also have recognition programs for breed ambassadors, participating in non-judged public events, as well as our Recreational Pony Program, for miles logged with your pony doing activities such as leisurely in-hand walks, riding and driving.
For those so inspired, members have had great success contacting local Welsh pony organizations, and getting classes added at those shows under the Mountain & Moorland (M&M) Division, which is the traditional seat & discipline for native ponies. Many Welsh pony judges are qualified to judge Fell Ponies within an M&M class, and getting something on the schedule oftentimes will encourage other area competitors to join in!