Judges for the 120th World’s Championship Horse Show, taking place August 19-26, 2023, have been chosen.. Divisions include Five-Gaited, Three-Gaited, Fine Harness, Saddlebred Pleasure, Equitation, Hackney/Harness Ponies, Roadster, In-Hand Division and American Saddlebred. The 2023 judges are: A.J. Bruwer, Versailles, KY; Chad Cole, Louisville, KY; Richard Harris, Somers, CT; Rodney Hicks, Pittsfield, MA; and Raymond Krussel, Richmond, IL.
The 77th River Ridge Charity Horse Show is scheduled for April 26-April 29th at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio. Judges for this year’s show are Nelson Green and Mary Lou Carrick. Updated forms including the class schedule are now available on the website at www.riverridgehs.org. River Ridge is a member of the ASHBA (Star Rated Show), the AMHA, ASHAO, ASAC, IASHA , OASPHA, OMHA, SCHA, Tri-State, UPHA and ASHAM. The host hotel is the Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbus Airport. Other hotels are listed at www.riverridgehs.org/lodging.html.
For further information, visit www.riverridgehs.org or contact show manager, Barbara Dunham at 740-352-8562 or show secretary, Dayne Maple at 740-464-5053.
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American Hackney Horse Society Limited Breeders’ Sweepstakes Grand Weekend
The 27th annual American Hackney Horse Society Limited Breeders’ Sweepstakes were held the weekend of March 3-4 at the Lexington Marriott Griffin Gate Hotel. The event began Friday evening with a meet and greet at the Marriott Hotel. It was moved to the historic Griffin Gate event mansion due to bad weather in the area. The Commonwealth suffered severe wind damage Friday afternoon into the evening. There were close to 100 in attendance for the evening festivities
A general business meeting for the AHHS was held Saturday morning just down the road at Fasig-Tipton. President Andy Freseth was at the helm as he welcomed all to this super facility for their 27th stallion service auction.
Several things discussed, moved upon, and more to be brought up. There will be no qualifying classes in the Hackney Pleasure classes at the Kentucky State Fair for this year. Concerns were mentioned about the Hackney Horse - this is an endangered species in North America with only around 1048 transfers for the 684 members which is above normal this time of year. Transfers are up with 2022 surpassing 2021 as the highest year on record. The officers for 2023 are: Andy Freseth - President; Maureen Quackenbush - Vice President; Andrew Wood - Treasurer and Amber Kildow - Secretary.
A wonderful buffet was served at noon on the second floor overlooking the huge sales arena at Fasig-Tipton just prior to the live auction. There was much there and as the great French leader Napoleon said, “an army moves on it’s stomach,” and this army of bidders did just that, downstairs bidding for all the offerings there. Fasig-Tipton is home to thoroughbred sales and since Tattersalls met it's demise in the fall of 2011, the standardbred sales are held here as well. There were 33 featured stallions in the auction for 2023. Worked in between some of the stallion services, was a number of fantastic donated items for the live auction including vacation packages, a 15 year old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon basket, art of several kinds, horse show packages, jewelry and a golf outing at the highly regarded Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville and so much more. The silent auction went on during the weekend with many great items available to the highest bidder.
Lachlan and Carolyn McLean with Reiser Stables celebrated Carolyn's win aboard Here Comes Heaven in the Three-Gaited Show Pleasure Novice Class.
Lisa May rode her Vanity Blue to take the title in the Amateur Five-Gaited. She is pictured here with her trainer, Tammy DeVore.
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The Budweiser Clydesdales are coming to Devon
The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales will be parading around the Dixon Oval on three nights. ~ Thursday, June1st, Friday, June 2nd, and Saturday, June 3rd.
This year, Anheuser-Busch is celebrating the 90th Anniversary of the Budweiser Clydesdales, an enduring symbol of the brewer’s heritage and a testament to the iconic horses’ role in American culture - past, present and future. The beautiful “gentle giants” from the world’s leading brewer will be pulling the famous red Studebaker beer delivery wagon and will be at the controls of the expert driver dressed in the traditional green and red delivery uniform of yesteryear. The Budweiser Clydesdales cover about 100,000 miles a year and receive over 5,000 requests annually to appear in parades, promotions, fairs, and horse shows. Most importantly, these horses are featured in numerous television and print commercials, making them the most recognized corporate symbol in the world.