Make a note of these important dates associated with your ARHPA membership:
January 4 – 8 — UPHA National Conference, including ARHPA’s open general membership meeting on Thursday, Jan. 6, at 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
January — Join or renew your membership in ARHPA
April 1 — Deadline to nominate a deserving candidate for ARHPA Hall Of Fame
April 11 — Deadline to complete USEF survey regarding Amateur Family Rule.
May 20 — ARHPA Roadster Horse & Pony Clinic. Learn more about All Things Roadster, enjoy lunch, and bring your horse or pony to work with! It’s lots of fun and a learning experience like no other for Bike, Under Saddle and Wagon roadsters and enthusiasts. Full details & registration here.
May 20 – 21 — ARHPA Horse & Pony Show, Mercer County Fairgrounds, Harrodsburg, Ky.; Nancy Becker, judge
June 1 — deadline to nominate a Standardbred roadster to the $25,000 added-prize money USTA Roadster Classic to be competed at Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Horse Show, in August, in Louisville, Ky.
June 15 — deadline for ARHPA to receive your ballot to select the inductee(s) of the ARHPA Hall Of Fame. Adult members will receive an emailed link to an online voting form.
June 15 — deadline for late nomination of a Standardbred roadster to the USTA Roadster Classic.
July 1 — deadline for nomination for Jennifer C. Robertson Sportsmanship Award
July TBA — deadline to enter the USTA Roadster Classic at the Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Horse Show (please note that other requirements apply; consult the KSF WCHS Prize List & Premium Book for details.)
July 14 — Class Number TBA, Thursday evening, at the Lexington Junior League Horse Show, held at the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, Ky.: The Mid-Ohio Memorial Day Trotters Sale Roadster Challenge, with $30,000 in added prize money! Show begins at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $5; children under 6 attend free. Or, watch online at RichfieldVideo.com.
August 1 — deadline to apply for one of two each $1,000 scholarships to be awarded to deserving young enthusiasts
August 20 (Kentucky Expo Center, South Wing, Room Number TBA) — ARHPA Annual Membership Meeting, held at Freedom Hall, Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky. (during Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Horse Show) Meeting will be held from 10 a.m. until noon.
August 20, 2 p.m. EDT — deadline to pay USTA Roadster Classic declaration fee to Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Horse Show
Oct. 1 — Deadline to submit points (see form) for ARHPA Juvenile Exhibitor Road Pony Challenge award program, with new $1,000 scholarship funds granted by U.S. Equestrian Federation’s Youth Sportsman’s Award Recognized Affiliate Grant Program
Oct. 14 — ARHPA Junior Exhibitor Roadster Pony Challenge Championship, to be held at Alabama Charity Championship Horse Show, Priceville, Ala.
Nov. 7 – 12 — UPHA/American Royal National Championship Horse Show, Kansas City, MO — and the debut of The Standardbred Roadster 100 class.