Make your plans now to join the American Hackney Horse Society for the Limited Breeders Weekend and Stallion Auction. The 19th Annual AHHS Limited Breeders Sweepstakes Stallion Service Auction will be one of the feature events of the AHHS Grand Event to be held March 6-7, 2015 in Shelbyville, Kentucky. The weekend is nonstop activities for the Hackney enthusiast.
The Shelby County Fairgrounds (Floral Hall) in Shelbyville will be the site of Friday evening activities. Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar will be available. The highlight of the evening will be a roundtable discussion with AHHS President Andy Freseth. Numerous games, activities and general fellowship will complete the evening.
Saturday's activities kickoff at 9:00 a.m. A new event for 2015 is a hands on learning experience. Participants will be given the opportunity to learn how to prepare a pony for a class. Professional Hackney trainers will show your some of their tips. Teams will be chosen and with the assistance of a trainer will prepare a pony for the show ring. The entries will be judged by recognized judges. The winning team will receive awards. This is an opportunity to learn from the best.
A new event for 2015 is the "Ladies Only Luncheon" and Outlet Mall Shopping Trip. This event starts with an 11:30 a.m. luncheon at Claudia Sanders Restaurant in Shelbyville. (Reservations are not required, but please contact the AHHS to inform them of your attention to attend.) Transportation will be provided to and from the mall. Buses will leave Claudia Sanders at 12:45 p.m. and rerun approximately 3:30 p.m. The mall is providing Gift certificates (good at any store) for all attendees. Sue Harrod is coordinating the activity.
Hackney and Saddlebred Barns in the Shelbyville Area will be open for visitations Saturday from 1:30-3:30 p.m. These include Majestic Oaks, Golden Creek Farm, Frickey Farm, Walnut Way Stable and Mike Felty Stable. Take the opportunity to tour these facilities. Maps and directions will be available.
A silent auction benefitting the Limited Breeders Sweepstakes and AHHS Promotion Fund will be available for bidding Friday and Saturday. Numerous items for the Hackney enthusiast will be available.
The AHHS Annual Membership meeting will commence at 4:30 p.m. in the Floral Hall. The Limited Breeders Sweepstakes Dinner and Stallion Auction will start at 6:00 with cocktails, followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be catered by Chandlers on Market and will include a choice of streak or chicken entree. Cost of the dinner is $36.00 per person. Reservations and payment can be made by contacting Ashley at the /AHHS office. The Stallion Auction will start at 7:30 p.m. Stallion Donors are urged to return their completed forms to the AHHS office as soon as possible.
Plan to attend this Grand Event. Hotel rooms are available at the following Shelbyville motels. When making reservations be sure to get the AHHS Grand Event rates.
Best Western - Shelbyville (502-633-4400)
Rate $79.00 + tax
Rate is subject to room availability
Country Hearth - Shelbyville (502-633-5771)
Rate $64.95 + tax
Ramada - Shelbyville (502-633-9933)
Rate $69.00 + tax
Book your rooms now, as we are expecting a huge turnout for this Grand Event.