Citrus Cup Exhibitors helping Ronald McDonald House posted by on February 1, 2018

Ronald McDonald HouseOnce again, Citrus Cup Regional is inviting exhibitors to bring their unused hotel soaps, shampoos, conditioners and lotions, etc. to be donated to the Ronald McDonald House in Gainesville. Families that bring a child for medical help do not have extra funds and these small donations make a big impact on them.

Look for a collection box near the photographer’s table!

Silent Auction at the 2018 FMHA Banquet posted by on January 10, 2018

Our silent auction table is growing in leaps and bounds with something for everyone! Below is just a partial list of the expected items that will be available for your bidding enjoyment.

  • Ride/Drive Lesson Package at Bobbin Hollow Equestrian Center in Ocala
  • Lovely hunter show bat with a wooden handle from Clearmeadow Stables
  • Half-Day of one-on-one learning with Tom Johnson at Costa Nova in Pierson
  • Dog Bonanza Basket from Becca Watters
  • Wine Basket from West Coast Morgans
  • Farm shoot with Tami Johnson of Masterworks Creative
  • Sales Listing for SaddlebredShowcase.net
  • Sales Listing for MorganShowcase.com
Ride or drive a champion auction at the FMHA Banquet! posted by on December 31, 2017

Ever dreamed of riding or driving a horse you’ve seen in the ring at one of our shows, but never thought it possible? Now it is! Be the final bidder on one of our Ride or Drive A Champion horses featured below at the FMHA Annual Banquet at the Lowry Park Zoo on January 27th and you’ll find yourself in the saddle or cart soon enough!

Proceeds from this auction will be donated to FOREVER MORGANS!

 

 

 

Southeast Horsemanship Challenge Weekend posted by on December 28, 2017

Mark your calendars for January 19-21, 2018! West Coast Morgans will be hosting the Southeast Horsemanship Challenge Weekend, based on the World Cup/Horsemanship Challenge, only bigger and better. Open to Saddle Seat and Hunt Seat Riders.

Friday night will be the Walk-Trot-Canter Horsemanship Challenge class.

Saturday morning will be the Walk-Trot Horsemanship Challenge class.

There will be lunch, panel discussions and much more, with individual and group work all weekend long. There will be at least six clinicians with a variety of specialties for everyone to sharpen their skills. They will also have driving instructors.

Sunday afternoon will have additional opportunities at the academy level. This event is about improving all horsemanship skills.

For more information, contact
Anne Winograd at West Coast Morgans

Farm: 813-920-9870
Cell: 813-293-0033

West Coast Morgans welcomes Anne Judd posted by on December 21, 2017

West Coast Morgans, Inc. is proud to announce our newest team member, talented trainer and judge Anne D. Judd. Ms. Judd is a highly respected professional horsewoman and brings with her tremendous knowledge and skill to help produce more of the finest horses and riders in the country under the West Coast Morgans banner.

Anne will be teaching and training hand-in-hand with talented trainer, Valarie Siemer, to provide an amazing combination of expertise and flair to the West Coast Morgans diverse program. With our support staff, gorgeous facility and new covered arena, West Coast Morgans is on an amazing growth path to an even more exciting 2018!

West Coast Morgans already offers the best in horse care and equine rehabilitation to help our equine athletes perform their best. Now with the addition of Anne Judd to our team, she and Valarie are making our Morgans and Saddlebreds in Florida the best they can be!

2018 Proposed Slate of FMHA Officers posted by on December 15, 2017

The Nominating Committee has assembled the following slate of officers for our 2018 election, which will be held at our annual awards banquet on January 27, 2018 at the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, FL.

Officers—
Tom Johnson, President
Kris Cole, Vice President
Felicia Schlemmer, Secretary
Allison Lockhart, Treasurer

Board Of Directors—
Tami Johnson (as outgoing President)
Alicia Davis
Jan Scotto
Glenn Winograd
Rick Davis
Margaret Karrh
Sally Ann Lyle
Diane Tanguay
Deb Ferrell
(plus the four new incoming officers)

Please plan on attending our 2018 banquet, ticket sales end on Friday, January 5th and there will be no sales at the door! For more information, go to the Banquet Page.

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.

— TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED TICKETS BY FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2018
EXTENDED TO WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2018

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!

Agenda

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
813-490-9090

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF-Busch Gardens
813-936-8200

2017 FMHA High Point Champions posted by on November 17, 2017

If you would like to participate in the 2017 FMHA High Point Award program,
download the High Point Rules and sign up! You must be a current member of FMHA for your horse show placings to count, so join today!

2017 FMHA HIGH POINT CHAMPIONS

Congratulations to our Champion and Reserve Champion High Point Award Winners of 2017! We have lots of exciting new ideas to improve this program, be sure to attend the 2018 FMHA High Point Banquet to hear all about it!

HUNTER PLEASURE OPEN

  1. THK Wild Adonis, Betty Gray
  2. Stone Pine Dana, Sarah Cannan

HUNTER PLEASURE  JR. EXHIBITOR

  1. Stone Pine Dana, Sarah Cannan
  2. Sunny Acres Constellation, Kate Healy

WESTERN PLEASURE OPEN

  1. Artistic Elegance, Deloise Mitchell
  2. Grand Cru Happy Hour, Debbie Ferrell

WESTERN PLEASURE AMATEUR

  1. Artistic Elegance, Deloise Mitchell
  2. Grand Cru St. Emilion, Karen H. Davis

WESTERN PLEASURE JR. EXHIBITOR

  1. Aerie Meadow Yuriel, Lisa Hensley
  2. Graycliff Rimfire, Rachael Winograd

WESTERN PLEASURE JUNIOR HORSE

  1. Grand Cru Happy Hour, Debbie Ferrell

CLASSIC PLEASURE SADDLE

  1. Sunny Acres Sinful, Beverly & Richard Skovgaard
  2. HVK Top Drawer, Anne & Glenn Winograd

CLASSIC PLEASURE SADDLE JR. EXHIBITOR

  1. HVK Top Drawer, Anne & Glenn Winograd
  2. QVM Rocket Man, Ann Smith

CLASSIC PLEASURE DRIVING

  1. Gradells Center Of Action, Becky Wachholz

ENGLISH PLEASURE OPEN

  1. Cimi’s Avant Garde, Casey Stein
  2. QVM Rocket Man, Ann Smith

ENGLISH PLEASURE AMATEUR

  1. Cimi’s Avant Garde, Casey Stein
  2. JDS Gamepiece, Ann & Glenn Winograd

ENGLISH PLEASURE JR. EXHIBITOR

  1. Highover To The Nines, Sandy Ferrera
  2. QVM Rocket Man, Ann Smith

PLEASURE DRIVING JR. EXHIBITOR

  1. Highover To The Nines, Sandy Ferrera

PARK SADDLE

  1. CastleRidge Que Sera, Sarah Cahill
  2. Lua Cheia, McKenzie Wunderle

PARK HARNESS

  1. Stoney Hollow Ice Man, Thomas Johnson

HUNT SEAT EQUITATION

  1. Victoria Coryn
  2. Rachael Winograd

SADDLE SEAT EQUITATION

  1. Victoria Coryn
  2. Caitlin Katz

WESTERN SEAT EQUITATION

  1. Lisa Hensley
  2. Rachael Winograd

CLASSIC SADDLE SEAT EQUITATION

  1. Caitlin Katz

WALK/TROT EQUITATION

  1. Tatyana Fernandes

WALK/TROT PLEASURE

  1. Fight Song, Nathan Fernandes
  2. HVK Marquise, Tatyana Fernandes

CARRIAGE DRIVING

  1. All Hail To The Chief, Rebecca Watters

DRESSAGE

  1. Ancan Final Seconds, Janice Scotto

HIGH POINT AMATEUR

  1. Casey Stein
  2. Deloise Mitchell

HIGH POINT AMATEUR MASTERS

  1. Deloise Mitchell
  2. Karen H. Davis

HIGH POINT AMATEUR LADIES

  1. Rebecca Watters
  2. Deloise Mitchell & Beverly Skovgaard (TIE)

HIGH POINT JR EXHIBITOR

  1. Caitlin Katz
  2. Lisa Hensley

HIGH POINT EXCEPTIONAL RIDER

  1. Sean Simpson
  2. Daniel Cruz & Kathy Grey (TIE)

HIGH POINT OPEN COMPETITION

  1. Lisa Hensley
  2. Ansley Singleton

Previous year’s champions can be found by the links below:

2016 | 20152014 |  2013 | 2012

SUMMER’S END 2017 HAS BEEN CANCELLED posted by on September 6, 2017

Due to the impending hurricane and many cancelled entries with barns evacuating north, we have cancelled the 2017 Summer’s End Horse Show. Although we had a few strong exhibitors that were still planning on coming after seeing today’s spaghetti models, we were down to less than 15 horses and could not justify the cost of the facility, officials and other expenses.

All entry fees and sponsorships will be refunded and we look forward to a bigger and better show in next year! Please put us on your calendars for September 7-9, 2018.

We do have some great Summer’s End t-shirts available for purchase! Use the handy-dandy form below to order yours and we will even include shipping!

Use the button below to choose your size, when you click ADD TO CART it will take you to PayPal, where you can choose your quantity. If you want more than one size, just click CONTINUE SHOPPING and it will bring you back to this page to choose another size for your shopping cart. When you are done with all of your choices, you can choose to checkout using PayPal OR use any credit or debit card by choosing “Pay without a PayPal account”.


V-Neck Shirt




Unisex Crew Neck Shirt



SUMMER’S END HORSE SHOW HURRICANE ANNOUNCEMENT posted by on September 5, 2017

Due to the impending hurricane, the show schedule has been REVISED to begin on Thursday evening. CLICK HERE to download the revised schedule.

SUMMER’S END HORSE SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT:
We are moving the start time of the show to Thursday evening. We will then run three sessions on Friday and one on Saturday morning. IF AT ANY TIME, management deems necessary, we will cancel remaining classes and send everyone home. We cannot move the show date (no availability) and cancelling entirely will leave some horses unqualified for the Grand National. We hope this option will work for everyone. There will be NO EXCEPTIONAL CLASSES, this division has been cancelled. The Academy session will remain on Saturday afternoon (although it may ultimately be cancelled). EventMix will not be attending for photos/video, however, Tami Johnson will try to step in where possible and will post proofs online at tamijohnson.com. Download the new schedule using the link above.

The Saturday night party is cancelled. The show will provide food/refreshments on Friday. There will not be a progressive party, however, feel free to party on your own in the aisles!

DUE TO THE LIVESTOCK PAVILION TAKING ON EVACUATED HORSES FROM DOWN SOUTH, and of course due to the number of barns that have already cancelled out, we have moved everyone forward on the stall charts. Please note the latest version of the stall chart posted below. We apologize for your stalls not being “the usual”, but we needed to leave the back of the barn open for them to bring in the displaced horses (all of which will have current Coggins, etc.). If you pre-ordered bedding, it will be in front of your stalls tonight, so you should be able to move in anytime tomorrow.

ALSO NOTE: The main ring will not be available to work horses on Wednesday evening. You will be able to get back in there on Thursday morning. You will be able to use the outdoor rings.

2017 Summer’s End Stall Chart (click image for a larger version)