- Young Adult Events at the 2014 ASHA ConventionJanuary 14, 2014Gather your friends and make plans to attend the American Saddlebred Young Adult Trivia Night on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 9 PM at the Bigg Blue Martini located street level in the Hilton in Lexington, Kentucky’s dazzling downtown.
Teams of any size can compete for the large cash prize to be awarded to the winners of American Saddlebred trivia. The quiz master will test young adults’ American Saddlebred knowledge through video clips, photos, and sound bites about the breed’s greatest moments. Door prizes will also be available to participants.
A free shuttle will serve as transportation from the Hilton Lexington Downtown to the American Saddlebred Museum’s Oak Hill Farm-A Jewel of the Bluegrass exhibit opening and then back to the Hilton’s Bigg Blue Martini for trivia night. Be sure to attend both events as some of the trivia night answers will be found in the American Saddlebred Museum’s exhibit opening.
The following morning, a free shuttle will depart from the Hilton to Visser Stables in Versailles. Be prepared to see some of the world’s top American Saddlebred show horses, AND you may be able to ride an American Saddlebred star by putting your name in the drawing at trivia night. ...
- UPHA Chapter 5 Judges AnnouncedJanuary 14, 2014Building on a great event in 2013, the UPHA Chapter 5 Horse Show will feature a three-judge panel for its May 7-10, 2014 show dates. James Nichols will judge the Saddlebred, Pony, and Equitation divisions. Tré Lee will preside over the Saddlebred and Equitation classes, and Tim Roesink will join as the Morgan judge, completing the panel for Saddlebreds and Equitation as well. Mr. Nichols has an extensive resume as a judge and as a horseman. Mr. Lee is one of the top young horsemen in the world with a multitude of World’s Championships over the past decade. Mr. Roesink is a highly accomplished horseman as well and is consistently one of the biggest winners every year at the Morgan Grand National and World Championship Horse Show.
The UPHA Chapter 5 Horse Show Committee is thrilled to have put together one of the most well-rounded panels to be found anywhere in the country!
New for this year will be a Wednesday matinee session. This is being done to help lighten the class load for some of the evening performances. To prepare for this new session, horses will be allowed to move in on the Sunday prior to the horse show.
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- Samuel M. Brannon ObituaryJanuary 14, 2014Samuel M. Brannon, 78, husband of Marie Kirk Brannon, passed away at his home on Tuesday, December 31, 2013. Mr. Brannon was born on March 7, 1935 in Norfolk, Virginia.
Sam was an UPHA, World’s Champion Horse Show Hall, and ARHPA Hall of Famer. He trained and presented many legendary world and national title winners for every division of the industry that he loved: including but not limited to Mighty Houdini, WC CH Dixie Aristocrat, WCJackie Boyd, Society’s Crown Jewel, Indiana Peavine, Three-Gaited Reserve World’s Grand Championship Flavor Taste, Junior Five-Gaited WC CH Lily Merrill, Flavor Taste, Precious Princess, CH Grape Tree Limelight, CH Dream Hill’s Ann Thompson, CH Princess Blanchita, Dunhaven’s Inspiration (Hackney), WC CH Valley Witch, Fine Harness World’s Grand Champion CH Reata’s Virginia Wolf, CH Wind-Sir, CH Buck Creek Precious Princess , CH Sea Of Secrets, CH Hayfield’s American Beauty, Eyre Lad, Speed Limit, WC Magic View, WC Autobahn, WC Cross Bow, RWC Magic Moonrise, WC Stop the Music, WC Party Punch, WC Mayday Mercury, WC Unclaimed, and RWC Aragon.
Sam also enhanced the scope of the American Saddlebred industry in various ways outside the show ring. He was instrumental in ...