The United Professional Horsemen's Association 2017 National Convention is less than two weeks away. If you have not made your Convention Registration reservations, please do so soon, as reserved space for luncheon and award presentations is filling up fast. Please visit the official 2017 UPHA Convention Registration site: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=6qbcjidab&oeidk=a07edetegcyc2807498
Rooms are still available at the beautiful Westin Canal Place, so please book now by visiting the http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/UPHA or by calling the Westin direct at (888) 627-8180.
On Thursday evening, the UPHA Welcome Party will be held at Mardi Gras World. Helen Rich and Ali DeGray have generously sponsored this evening event, which will offer an inside look at the iconic floats and costumes of the New Orleans annual Mardi Gras parade.
Please join us Saturday evening for the UPHA Awards Gala, and bid on these exclusive live auction items:
1) THE ULTIMATE KENTUCKY DERBY EXPERIENCE FOR TWO
Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby Package plus two tickets to the Fillies and Lilies Party Friday evening at The Kentucky Derby Museum.
Two "Finish Line" Tickets to the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby, 1st-floor covered seating in Clubhouse Section 117. Incredible views of the horses entering the track from the paddock as well as crossing the finish line. You can't get any closer to the track unless you have four legs. Exclusive, full-service in-suite hospitality venue located in the Aristides Lounge with a Premium Open Bar and Gourmet Food. Meet-and-greet with Pat Day and Laffit Pincay with autographs and photo opps. VIP Fast Access Pass. Hotel accommodations for three nights at The Residence Inn Louisville Northeast, (Thursday-Sunday) with premium amenities and transportation to and from the hotel. PLUS two tickets to the famed "Fillies and Lilies Party" Friday evening at The Kentucky Derby Museum, including live entertainment by country music superstar Clint Black.
2) ONE-WEEK STAY AT LUXURIOUS VILLA DEL OSO IN SAYULITA, MEXICO
A fabulous beachfront villa with five master suites, www.villadeloso.com.
Generously donated by Kaye Bowles-Durnell.
3) THE ROYAL TREATMENT AT THE AMERICAN ROYAL PACKAGE
Add a class of your choice, three stalls, three VIP parking passes, three exhibitor passes, plus a six-seat rail side box.
Generously donated by The American Royal Association.
4) CUSTOM TACK ROOM BY DANA SIBBET'S APPOINTMENTS USA
One, Two or Three Color Full Custom Tack Room and a 5' Wardrobe Valet as well as a 5' Padded Wardrobe Valet Cover with zipper
Generously donated by Dana Sibbet's Appointments USA.
5) ONE-WEEK STAY IN WHITEFISH, MONTANA
This beautiful home has breathtaking views and is right off the Big Mountain Resort. It is the perfect spot for a wonderful vacation and may be rented from September 1st -November 30th 2017. This 4,000-plus square foot gorgeous mountain home has plenty of room for 14-16 guests.
Generously donated by Shari Rainwater.
6) CHOICE OF FORMAL OR INFORMAL RIDING SUIT OR MEN'S CUSTOM TAILORED SUIT
Generously donated by Becker Brothers, LLC.
7) CHOICE OF WESTERN/HUNT RIDING SUIT, LADIES EVENING GOWN OR MEN'S CUSTOM TAILORED SUIT
Generously donated by Marsha De Arriaga.
8) WORLD'S CHAMPIONSHIP HORSE SHOW PACKAGE
Two Lower Level Box Seats, One Official Parking Pass and a room at the Crowne Plaza Hotel for the entire week of the World's Championship Horse Show.
Generously donated by The World's Championship Horse Show.
Don't miss this opportunity to join all of your friends from the UPHA, American Saddlebred Horse Association and American Hackney Horse Society organizations in the "Big Easy," New Orleans, Louisiana!
-- via UPHA