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 final all-breed Open Show that we're hosting for the season is August 24 at Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont. Please see the Showbills & Entry Form page for more information.
************ Vesicular Stomatitis Update ************
We are continuing to monitor the VS situation. At the current time, we are still planning to have the POA Futurity Show on August 23 and the All-Breed Open Show on August 24 at Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont.
A veterinarian will be on-site both days from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. to check horses.
Make sure to arrive at the fairgrounds during that time so that your horses can be checked prior to the start of the shows at 8:30 a.m.
For Open Show participants on Sunday: If you plan to show in the riding classes only and will arrive later than 8:30 a.m., you must bring a recent health certificate from your own vet stating that your horses do not show signs of VS and that the property where they have been stabled is not under quarantine.
For the latest on the number of cases, the number of locations quarantined, and other information, go to the website for the Colorado Department of Agriculture.
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!