The Irish Draught Horse Society of North America's (IDHSNA) will be offering USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) classes at Frying Pan Farm Park (FPFP) on Friday, September 13, 2019 in conjunction with the IDHSNA Annual Show. The FEH Classes are scheduled to start at 2:00 p.m. FEH Classes are $65.00, plus the FPFP ship in fee of $25.00. The judge is Helen Brettell, "S" from Middleburg, Virginia.
FEH classes are to be held in accordance with USEA FEH Rules, which can be found on the USEA website. In these classes, horses are shown one at a time and on the triangle. Please note that these classes are for horses between the ages of one and three years old. Yearlings may be shown in either a halter or a bridle; 2- and 3-year-olds must be shown in a bridle with either reins or a New Market shank. Handlers may request to use an assistant with a whip if they feel it is needed. Horses entered in the USEA FEH Series classes must use the USEA entry form and be registered with the USEA. Horses entered in the USEA FEH series do not have to be registered with the IDHSNA.
Entries need to be mailed or emailed to the Show Secretary: IDHSNA Show, C/O Mary Hansen, 175 Indian Creek Lane, SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403; or email to [email protected] or call Mary Hansen at (319) 551-1146. The Show Secretary will take late entries.
The address for Frying Pan Farm Park is 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA 20176.
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