The Colorado POA Club welcomes you to the world of POAs!
If you're not familiar with this great breed of horse, scroll down after the News section to read more.
News and Upcoming Events
The deadline for submitting entries for the coloring contest has been extended to April 21!! Go to the Coloring Contest page for more information.
Get ready for the upcoming show season and get some tips on showing in equitation, showmanship and trail classes.
The Colorado POA Club is hosting a clinic on May 10 at Morgan County Fairgrounds in Brush. Any age of rider at any experience level is welcome to attend. For details and to download the registration form, go to the Clinics page.
Make plans now to attend some of our POA shows and open shows this summer.
We've also got two national-caliber shows, the Rocky Mountain Regional and West World Show, on the schedule in July. So come out and show your POA and see how you do against riders from across the country. Or if you don't have a POA yet, come join us as a spectator and watch our Colorado riders showing against some tough competition. For info, go to the RMR & West World page.
More Information About POAs
and the Colorado POA Club...
The Colorado POA Club is a nonprofit group with a focus on the youth rider, but family members of all ages can show POAs.
POAs -- Pony Of the Americas -- is a breed that was developed in the 1950s to provide a smaller horse with a great disposition that was a more suitable mount for young riders. POAs have Appaloosa-type coloring and range from 46" to 56" (up to 14 hands) in height.
POAs are extremely versatile, with the patience for rail events, costume, cart, and trail, as well as the speed for reining, jumping, and games. Our shows are uniquely family oriented: children and teens up to age 18 compete in all English and Western events, trail, games, and more; adults compete in halter, in-hand trail, longe line, and some 19 & over classes; and parents help their 6-year-old and younger kids show in leadline classes.
We have POA shows and open shows each summer, and other events are held throughout the year, including equitation clinics, trail rides, and the annual awards banquet.
Feel free to browse our website to find out more about our club. And check out our Schedule/Calendar page -- we'd love to see you at one of our events!