Fall Newletter

Hi Everyone, I want to thank everyone who came to the awards luncheon last weekend  — it was a big success with a record 115 people attending!  I hope all of you had a great time, and enjoyed hearing Richard Trayford’s entertaining talk about the 3* event at the Ocala Jockey Club as well as […]

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Happy Birthday Danny !

Danny turns 30!!! After Dark (aka “Danny”) has turned 30 years old this month (going by Thoroughbred birthdays!). I bought him as a 4-year old greenie (even after being bucked off the first time I rode him!), and brought him through the levels of eventing where he became USCTA Area III’s 1992 High Score Training […]

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Winter Newsletter

Hi Everyone, Show season is in full swing now – between all the recognized events and the schooling shows, I’m sure most of us are keeping busy!  Be sure to keep sending in your qualifying scores as you get them, and not wait until the end of the year, so I can get an idea […]

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Summer Newsletter

It’s almost time !  Plans for our annual awards luncheon are in full swing, and our 12th one promises to be another great one!  Plan to join us on Sunday, August 16th at the Ocala Hilton on SR 200 from 11:00 – 3:00 p.m.    Tickets are still $20 each in advance, and $25 at the […]

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Don and Davey

With the possible exception of old Blue, Davey may be the most intelligent horse I’ve ever known. Cindy met him when he was about five, I think. He was owned by Paul Hill, who was trying to sell him as an event horse. He was big, beautiful and gangly with a sensitive, friendly eye. Friendly, […]

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Florida Horse Trials Winter Newsletter

Things are gearing up for our upcoming event camp on March 14-15 at The Oaks of Lake City.  Entry forms will be sent out via email in about a week.  Opening day is February 17th to enter.  (not before!!).  Preference will be given to current FHTA members.  Many, many of you have not renewed your […]

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Florida Horse Trials Assn., Fall Newsletter

Now that our new year has begun, I want to remind everyone to renew your membership so your qualifying scores will count toward year-end awards.  Organizers who want their shows sanctioned by FHTA need to renew ($20/year).  Being sanctioned by FHTA means more entries and  free advertising of your event – a plus for everyone! […]

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Florida Horse Trials Assn., July Newsletter

Hi everyone, Our year is winding down quickly, and we are busy making plans for our annual awards luncheon on Sunday, August 17th at the Ocala Hlton.  There are a few more shows this month where you can earn qualifying scores, so remember to send them in as soon as possible so they can be […]

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Mahan Spring into Summer

I few of us FHTAers caravaned (Barbie, Maureen, Keith, and I) up to Tallahassee to find out what this Mahan Farm was all about.  Joining us up in Tally were Dianne and Johanna We were delighted to spend the weekend there and enjoy the beautiful farm.  We arrived early on Friday to school the XC, […]

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Florida Horse Trials Spring Newsletter

We’ve had a busy show season so far this year, with lots of scores coming in from our members.  All scores I’ve received have been posted, and will soon be available for your viewing on our new website (still the same address at www.floridahorsetrialsassn.com)  Amanda Lowe has taken over as webmaster, and we are revamping […]

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