There are some exciting changes to this year’s UPHA/AHHS Convention, held January 16-18, at the InterContinental Hotel in Chicago. Hotel Parking is $25 a day for registered UPHA Guests only.
TIME CHANGES: The UPHA Young Professionals Meeting will be on Friday, January 17 from 2:00p.m.-3:00p.m.
Friday, January 17, 3:00p.m.-4:00p.m. in the Grand Ballroom, 7th Floor
The Future of the Professional Horse Trainer- A must-attend meeting about the Future of the Professional Horse Trainer. Jennifer Taylor, presenter.
Saturday, January 18, 1:30p.m.-2:00p.m. in the Grand Ballroom, 7th Floor
Understanding the MOS System - A comprehensive explanation of how exactly the tabulation of a three-judge panel works, including how it compares to the systems before, how ties are broken, and how one can win without a first-place vote. Panelists are: Kevin Michael, Sandy Backer, Cheryl Rangel and Bill Whitley.
Western and Hunter in today's Saddlebred and Morgan Show World. What to look for in a young prospect, as well as in an older show horse to give it a new division to extend its show career. Panelists will discuss this as well as how to start them or to convert them to these divisions. Panelists are: Nealia McCracken, Sheri Brandl, Tom Thorpe and Jessica Bodnar.
"If I knew then what I know now"- A frank and honest discussion with legendary trainers Dr. Alan Raun, Debbie Foley, Stan Bodnar, Jan Lukens, Jeanette Durant and Jim Taylor. These horsemen will share their experiences of what they've done that both worked, and more importantly didn't work, with the horses and the businesses they ran. Emphasis will be placed on learning from their mistakes and successes along with their views on the industry both now and in the future.
Bid on a chance to ride or drive World’s Champion Saddlebreds, Hackneys and Morgans during the Silent Auction. Saturday evening's Live Auction will feature: a one week stay at the beautiful Villa del Oso located in Sayulita Mexico; breeding to the talented Fine Harness Stallion RWGCNutcracker's Nirvana; breeding to a three-time World's Grand Champion Hackney Pony Stallion; breeding to Morgan Park Harness World Champion CBMF Crown Prince; commissioned painting by renowned equestrian lifestyle artist Janet Crawford; a custom Becker Brothers riding suit; a custom western outfit from Marsha de Arriaga; a custom RaDon show tack room; an American Royal Horse Show Package, "add the class of your choice" and much more; 2 handmade blanket racks from Freedman Harness; Saddlebred Bronze; and a one week stay at a beach house in Clearwater Beach, Florida. Visit the vendors and view the many exciting Silent Auction items located in the Empire Ballroom on the 7th Floor.