2018 FMHA Awards Banquet at the Lowry Park Zoo posted by on November 29, 2017

FMHA Banquet 2018

Don’t miss our 2018 FMHA Awards banquet
at the Lowry Park Zoo!

Everyone is welcome! No matter your breed of horse, your discipline or your membership affiliation, come one and come all to enjoy a great time with horselovers at Tampa’s beautiful Lowry Park Zoo!

The fun begins at 5:30 pm in Reilly’s Reserve, the beautiful safari themed banquet room at the Zoo. If you would like a backstage tour of the Zoo, please come earlier and you’ll be able to purchase a ticket at the front gate for $30/person for our banquet attendees.


This year, we’ve added some great new experiences at our banquet. The RIDE A CHAMPION Auction will offer rides or drives of many of our FMHA champions up for bid. Any breed is welcome to donate a ride or drive at their location, please send a photo and/or video link to Becca Watters and we will post here on the FMHA website and on our Facebook page before the banquet, so you can make your plans to win the bid on your favorite champion!

Our wonderful menu will include appetizers and cocktails, “Ciao Italiano” buffet featuring fettuccini alfredo, chicken parmesan and lasagna, peppered New York Strip Loin and desserts!

Shaun HopperWe’ll be entertained by the amazing acoustic guitarist Shaun Hopper, who’s critically acclaimed music sells out venues around the country, and he’s been recognized as an award-winning jewel in Tampa Bay’s crown of talent. For a sampling of his sounds, visit his website.

Back by popular demand will be our SILENT AUCTION! If you have an item or gift certificate you would like to donate, please send an email and photo if available to Tami Johnson, so we can promote your donation.

Best of all, our complete Lowry Park Zoo experience will include personal visits by some of the Zoo’s beautiful animals, giving us the opportunity to meet them up close and personal. Tag your selfies with #fmhaZOO and let’s see your mug shots!


5:30 pm – Cocktails & Appetizers
6:00-6:30 pm – FMHA Business Meeting
6:30-7:45 pm – Dinner
7:45-8:45 pm – High Point Awards
8:45 pm – Silent Auction closes and Live Ride & Drive Auction begins!
Click Here to Buy Tickets

If you are driving down from North Central Florida or Georgia, we will charter a private bus that will leave from Ocala at 3:30 and return after the event. If you’re interested in participating, please contact Tami Johnson.

— Below are suggested hotels close to the Lowry Park Zoo —

La Quinta Inn & Suites Tampa Central

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens