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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In 2002, at the age of 15, I was at my Aunt and Uncle’s farm in Maine while Tremaine Cooper was there building some cross-country jumps. I helped him build a trakehner, not realizing that this day would set the course for my future. A few weeks later he called asking if I could help him at Millbrook Horse Trials. From there I helped Tremaine during most of my school vacations and throughout the summers. After graduating high school I kept at it never looking back. I lived the gypsy lifestyle for about six years going from coast to coast and event to event. In 2013 my wife Kathryn and I settled down in Lexington, Kentucky. These days I spend roughly 60-75 percent of my time on the road preparing events or building private schooling areas. I’ve had the privilege of being involved with some really great events around the states and have cultivated many friendships all over the country. In 2019 I was asked to be a part of Team Evans Olympic cross-country building crew. As I write this I am on my third trip to Tokyo. Here’s a day in Tokyo . . .
The British team cemented their gold medal position at the Tokyo Olympics with three magnificent cross-country performances, all clear inside the time. Added to that, their first rider, Oliver Townend, holds pole position individually after the dressage leader, Germany’s Michael Jung, picked up 11 penalties for triggering a frangible device.