Ohio Hackney Association Annual Meeting Wrap-Up
RELEASE: May 7, 2009
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By the Ohio Hackney Association
The Ohio Hackney Association Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet was held March 28-29, 2009, at the Holiday Inn in Springfield, OH. The board meeting was held Saturday afternoon. The following 2009 officers were elected: President-Ron Yount; Vice President-David Estis; Secretary/Treasurer–Eileen Yount. Directors for 2009: Pam Ahrens, Richard Bevins, Beverly Dunn, Dave Estis, Jana Inkrott, Jon Inkrott, Terry McKenzie, Jr. ,Lynda Molnar, Matt Schuckert, Steve Shrock, Ron Yount and Tammy Yount.
Saturday evening David Estis gave the invocation with a moment of silence to honor the fellow Hackney enthusiasts that are no longer with us. They will be greatly missed. During the dinner, Hackney films where shown. Following the dinner Ohio High Point Awards Chairpersons Jon and Jana Inkrott presented the 2008 awards: Hackney Champion–Regal Top Gun LS–David Estis, Reserve–Diamonds Whiz Bang–Beth Jones, Harness Pony Champion–Rumor Has It–Beth Jones, Reserve–Spring Premier–Richard Bevins, Pleasure Pony Champion–Jimmy The Tulip–Donna Shultz, Reserve–Mr. Jack Daniels–Beth Jones, Roadster Pony Champion–Work In Progress–Joe Jenkins, Reserve–Dillon–McKenzie Maple, Junior Exhibitor of the Year–Katie Sharp, Amateur of the Year–Richard Bevins, Trainer of the Year–Connie Smith, Breeder of the Year–Kildow Stables. Congratulations go out to all of the winners for all their hard work and dedication.
Anyone interested in participating in the Ohio Hackney High Point Awards program only need to join the association. For more information on participating shows, go to www.ohiohackneyassociation.com
. Special guests attending our meeting were American Hackney Horse Society Foundation secretary Charlotte Carter, American Hackney Horse Society board members David Estis, Matthew Schuckert and South Central Hackney Association board member Maryann Madden. Auctioneer Matt Schuckert started the annual trash and treasurer auction off. The trash and treasurer auction netted $1,300. The Ohio Hackney Association and Ohio State Fair
The Ohio Hackney Association and The Ohio State Fair would like to invite those of you that are not already participating in the Ohio Hackney Futurity and Ohio State Fair Horse Show to come and be a part of promoting the Hackney breed. Over $65,000 in total estimated premiums will be paid to the Hackney breed with all the Hackney Programs being shown at the 2009 Ohio State Fair Horse Show. The 2009 Ohio State Fair runs July 21–25 and offers over 60 Hackney classes with $2,000 Hackney, Harness, and Roadster Pony Open Championships; $750 Amateur Championships, UPHA Classics, AHHS Youth Medallion Classes, and the Ohio Hackney Futurity with $3,000 added money from the Ohio State Fair.
The 2009 Ohio State fair also hosts the American Hackney Horse Society Pony Futurity with $6,000 Ohio State Fair-added money and the American Hackney Horse Society National four- and five-year-old Hackney Pony Sweepstakes with $2,000 Ohio State Fair added money. Hackney Harness Horse Open, Amateur, and estimated $2,000 Hackney Harness Horse Championship. And home to the American Show Pony Classes. 2009 Ohio State Fair Horse Show stall fees are $55, the drug fee is $10 and office fee is $10.
Judges for the American Hackney Horse Society Pony Futurity and open classes are Kent Swalla and the Ohio Hackney Futurity is James Knight. Don’t forget to add the event on your 2009 show schedule. For an Ohio State Fair prize list, please call Judy Peters at (614) 644-4035. And for any Ohio Hackney Association Futurity information, contact Eileen Yount at (937) 437-2135.