QPA MISSION STATEMENT
|To provide beneficial services for its members that enhances and encourages Quarter Pony ownership and participation.|
|To generate growth of QPA membership via the marketing, promotion, advertising and publicity of the Quarter Pony.|
|To help organize shows in all the different regions of the U.S. that exhibit significant interest in the Quarter Pony.|
|To form alliances with Quarter Pony registries to ensure a common direction.|
The "United" Quarter Pony Association was a concept started in 2004 by a few dozen Quarter Pony owners who were unsatisfied with the direction the Quarter Pony industry was taking. There were also several different registries that were formed all over the country with similar goals, but very different ideals.
The founders of QPA had two main goals...One was to give the owners a voice in how the QP industry was controlled & the second was to try to find common ground where QP owners could stand. This idea is not about forming a business, but about giving the ponies we all love the recognition they deserve.
Our hope is that with the right motivation behind our actions, then we can all work together to make Quarter Ponies a nationally recognized breed. Our desire is to unite owners, breeders, registries, and pony lovers and give them all a place to voice their opinions and concerns..
There is strength in numbers. We proved that by already getting two registries joined. The WQPR agreed to merge with the new IQPA on February 5, 2005. It was definitely one of our major accomplishments. One that many others said could not be done.
They say, "Actions are greater than words.". In the coming months, our accomplishments will continue to speak for themselves.
Thank you for your time. We hope you find that a UNITED Quarter Pony Association fulfills your QP needs.
Annie Beamer Pat Byrd Rebecca Curry Tommie DeClue
Heather Echler Kim Hammock Stacy Huston Teresa Perry
Roxy Lavigne Julie LaForge Patricia McGraw Dominique Nave
Tami Platt Theresa Pool Callene Rapp Lana Sibley
Terri Bergen-Smith Wendy Stephy Susan Uhl LaurieWhitling
P.O. Box 104 ~ Cambridge Springs, PA 16403
P.O. Box 230 ~ Lyles, TN 37098