Archive January 2012
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The UPHA Equitation Committee came out of the recent Convention with a new class they hope will be added to shows across the country. The Equitation Prospect Horse Class is open to Professionals, Amateurs and Junior Exhibitors and will be judged 60% on the rail and 40% on the workout. It will be judged ONLY on the HORSE with Performance, Manners, Precision and Attitude being the criteria. The rider’s form will not count and all horses in the class are required to perform the workout.
Fairview Farm recently announced an upcoming clinic weekend:
Training Clinic March 23
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. by Bob Brison
Bob will demonstrate and discuss all stages of training, from bringing in a colt to finishing a showring-ready horse. Several horses, all at different stages of their own training, will be used.
After 120 years in business, Tattersalls in Lexington, KY is closing its doors. Since 1986, Teater Saddlebred Enterprises, Inc., has handled the Saddlebred auction, but Ed and Suzie Teater have announced their retirement. This creates a void in the ASB industry for a public auction.
James and Jackie Hale, who own and operate a successful Saddlebred training stable in Alabama and specialize in consignment sales, have plans for a new auction April 27-28 in Murfreesboro, TN. Southern Saddlebred Sales will offer a two-day Spring Sale at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum.
Sponsored by Suzanne Bradshaw, a Working Western clinic will be offered January 20-21, 2012 at the Louisville Equestrian Center (Betsy Webb Stables) in Louisville, Kentucky.
Carol Jones has trained Appaloosas to over 100 World and National titles. She was the 2009 Appaloosa Horse Trainer of the Year. Carol has also seen great success in the Saddlebred world and is the winningest trainer of Working Western horses in history.
The Iowa Limited Breeder’s Auction will be held January 28, 2012 at Prairie Meadows Racetrack, Altoona Iowa.
Starting at 5 PM, the auction will be held in conjunction with the IHSA Annual Banquet. Stallions can be viewed at www.iowafuturity.com. Credit cards will be accepted.
The Indiana American Saddlebred Horse Association (IASHA) Annual Awards Banquet is set for Sunday, February 12, at the Ritz Charles in Carmel, just north of Indianapolis.
Champions and Reserve Champions will be crowned in nearly 40 divisions of Saddlebred competition, some of the toughest in the nation. Points are calculated throughout the season for shows in Indiana and surrounding states, including Kentucky, Ohio, and Illinois.
This year’s Bluegrass Futurity Auction will be held in the form of an online auction beginning at 10 a.m. on January 15 and ending at 10 p.m. on January 29. The last bid at 10 p.m. on January 29 will be the final and winning bid. Don’t wait ’til the last minute to bid or you may be shut out. If you will not be able to bid at the closing time of the auction or do not have internet access, please contact Melissa Moore to make arrangements to bid.
This year’s Mid-America Annual Awards banquet will be held Saturday, February 4, at Drury Lane Oak Brook in west suburban Chicago.