With the beginning of Spring, comes the conclusion of our 2018-2019 show season! But we still have one show left, and one more exciting opportunity for our members to qualify for Year End Awards!
We invite you to participate in the last show of the season, which is to be held on April 6 & 7, 2019! (Please note that PHA will *not* hold a rain date in May, so April will be the final show).
Spring is the time of growth, abundance, and new beginnings – let’s make our April 2019 Show our largest and more successful show yet!
Our Obstacle Course runs from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm on Saturday, April 6, 2019, with entries taken on a first come, first served basis. Be sure to get there early to ensure that you and your horse(s) can run through the obstacles, and perhaps get in a practice session. This is a great way to de-sensitize and bomb-proof horses, prepare your equine companion for trail-readiness, as well as to practice the fine art of in-hand and under-saddle partnership. It’s a genuinely good time!
Our Introductory Hunters course begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 6, 2019, with entries submitted on the day of the event. Our classes are perfect for the emerging Hunter, and we offer classes in lead-line (ages 8 and under), walk/trot/jump, beginner and advanced cross-rails, and beginner Hunter 18”-2’. This is a wonderful schooling opportunity for those new to the world of hunters.
Our Dressage Show begins at 8:30 am on Sunday, April 7, 2019. **Entries will close in one week, on Sunday, March 31, 2019* Our dressage classes are excellent for both emerging and seasoned riders, and we offer classes from USDF Intro (Open and Novice) through Training, 1st-4th levels, and all FEI Tests. We also offer In-Hand classes and Western Dressage. Don’t miss out – get those entries in!
See you at Parkland Equestrian Center at Temple Park on April 6th and 7th!
Interested in Year End Awards?
Our Year End Awards Banquet is on the horizon! The Year End Awards banquet is a wonderful way to celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of our riders, across all disciplines, in a spirit of camaraderie and good sportsmanship. Awards are given to winners for all levels in dressage, divisions in hunters, and classes in obstacles. Champion, Reserve Champion, and places 3rd-6th are recognized.
Per the 2018-2019 PHA Show Book:
All horse/rider combinations must have competed in 1 more than half the shows held during the competition year. Dressage Year-End will be determined by average of total scores in each level. Obstacles and Hunters will be determined by points earned.
For those aiming to qualify for the 2018-2019 Show Season (total of 5 shows), the requirements for all disciplines will include:
• Participation in at least 3 shows (with a total of 5 classes completed), or participation in all 5 shows of the season (at least 1 class per show);
• 6 hours of volunteer time (see 2018-2019 Show Book for details)
We will post more information about our Year End Awards and Banquet after our April 2019 show, so please stay tuned!