Archive December 2011
Representatives from the Saddlebred world are included among the candidates for 2011 United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Horse of the Year and Equestrian of the Year. Voting will end at Midnight [Eastern Time] on Monday, January 2, 2012, and it should be noted that voting for Horse of the Year does not require USEF membership.
The American Saddlebred Registry Sweepstakes for four year old horses will be held at the 2012 Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Horse Show. The classes that will be held are five-gaited, three-gaited, fine-harness, and park
pleasure. These classes will have the Kentucky Incentive Program money added to the premiums. They will be held on Sunday night, August 19, and the class will qualify the entry for the Junior championship of that division.
For unregistered 2011 foals, please note that the $45 registration fee still applies to those whose foaling date was after mid-June, provided the Application for Registration is received by the Registry before the foals turn six months old.
Following submission of the proposed slate to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA), the list of nominees standing for election as Directors of the Association for terms beginning in February 2012 was released.
Paul Chovanec passed away on December 4, 2011 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin after a valiant battle with cancer. Paul was a successful entrepreneur with many business interests but his primary focus was always on his daughter Jonelle and he supported her career as a young equitation rider all the way through to Jonelle’s now successful position as owner/trainer of Landmark Farm in St. Charles, Illinois.
The UPHA and The UPHA Ribbons of Service program wish to congratulate the following participants on their outstanding accomplishments!
Kohlette Weaver – Overall winner of the program with the most funds raised.
As a result of the success and continued interest in the Learn to Ride or Drive in Style program, additional participating Saddlebred and Hackney stables and trainers are sought to meet the needs of interested parties in various geogrpahical areas.
Accomplished trainers from the Saddlebred, Morgan and Arabian breeds have been selected as coaches for the 2012 U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup Team. The event will take place in Parys, South Africa, in December of 2012.