To all Florida eventers and supporters:

Our year is windishapeimage_1ng down for FHTA, and we are making plans for another exciting awards luncheon, scheduled for Sunday, August 20th, at the Gainesville Best Western Gateway Grand- from 11:00 to 3:00 p.m. Reservation forms will be sent out via email, so keep an eye out for them.  I hope everyone is planning on attending, as we are offering not only a delicious HOT buffet luncheon this year, but also our annual Event-Free Raffle, door prizes, sale table, vendors’ tables, Leg Awards, Special Awards, Title awards, a luncheon speaker, and our wonderful silent auction.

The 2017 FHTA Awards Luncheon will be held Sunday, August 20th at the Gainesville Best Western Gateway Grand- from 11:00 to 3:00 p.m

Our silent auction is our one fundraiser for the year.  With the money we get from the sale of the wonderful donated items, FHTA is able to purchase our year-end awards, buy insurance, pay for the cost of running the organizshapeimage_3ation, and put on our annual Event Camp.  If you can help Lori with obtaining any merchandise (horsey or non-horsey!) for the auction, whether through personal donations or soliciting other businesses, please contact her at

Be sure you have sent me all your scores that you’ve acquired this year.  There are a few shows this month,  so don’t delay in getting me your scores.  Awards have been ordered already, (with a few extra), but we don’t want to end up short!  We are also looking for sponsors for our Special Awards (see categories below).  It costs $25 to sponsor a category which entitles you to a listing in the luncheon program and to present the award to the winner.  Please let me know if you’d like to sponsor one of these awards.

To be in the running for any of the Special Awards, you must email me and sign yourself up for the awards – however many you think you may qualify for.  Sometimes even just a few scores can win you a Special Award!


Off-the-Track Thoroughbred
Quarter Horse
Aged Horse
Mare                                                                                                                                  Junior
Barefoot Horse
Most Dressage Scores

So mark your calendars for Sunday, August 20th and make plans to attend our annual awards luncheon.  Be watching for reservation forms coming in a couple weeks.  (We encourage advance reservations for a headcount.  Tickets will be $20 in advance and $25 at the door).  Hope to see all of you there.

Carol Ogden

President, FHTA, Inc.