Entries Open on November 6, 2017 Entries Due on November 24, 2017
Judges: Saturday: Spencer Zimmerman Sunday: Kathy Bogetta
Ride The Pattern Clinic with Art O’Brien
When: Friday Evening, DEC. 8 Where: U of Findlay Western Farm
Friday, December 8th at 7:30 pm before the YEDA ‘Twas the Show Before Christmas there will be a ride the pattern clinic with AQHA professional trainer and director of the UF Western Equestrian Program, Art O’Brien.
O’Brien has more than 30 years’ experience in the equine industry as a trainer, rider, and coach. His focus has been primarily on showing performance horses and coaching clients in addition to NRHA and National Snaffle Bit Association (NSBA) competitions. An AQHA Professional Horseman and an international clinician, he has won World Champion titles in both AQHA and Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) in Trail, Western Riding, Western Pleasure and Reining and his students have won World Champion titles in 12 different events. He is a phenomenal equine professional and YEDA is so excited to have him share his vast knowledge with our riders.
The clinic is free and open to all. The clinic will focus on the YEDA patterns for the YEDA ‘Twas the Show Before Christmas with UF college students riding the patterns while Mr. O’Brien discusses them. You do not want to miss this!
Christmas Cards for the Troops!
YEDA would like to carry on the tradition of philanthropy and patriotism! YEDA will be providing Christmas Cards at this horse show, and we would like the YEDA Members, coaches, parents, and spectators to take a moment and sign cards and include some encouraging words for our service men and women! These cards will then be sent to deployed service members.
Rett Syndrome Awareness
During the lunch break on Saturday, we have invited some local families and girls who suffer from Rett Syndrome to participate in our event. They would like to share more about what Rett Syndrome is and the girls love the horses! Please take a minute to learn more about Rett Syndrome. https://www.rettsyndrome.org/
Holiday Inn Express
Address: 941 Interstate Drive, Findlay, OH 45840 Phone Number: 419-420-1776 YEDA Rate: $99/Night
ON SATURDAY: Pattern #8 will be used for the Senior and Junior High Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald, Opal and Elementary Pearl Classes. Pattern #8 will be used for Diamond Pattern/ Rail horsemanship class and Pattern #8 NRHA diamond reining. Pattern #1 will be used for the Diamond Elite class.
ON SUNDAY Pattern #9 will be used for the Senior and Junior High Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald, Opal and Elementary Pearl Classes. Pattern #9 will be used for Diamond Pattern/ Rail horsemanship class and Pattern #9 NRHA diamond reining.