Meetings
Geauga Horse & Pony Association
convenes a meeting of the general
membership on the first Wednesday
of each month at 7:00 PM in the new
building at the southeast end of the
Great Geauga County Fairgrounds.
Mission Statement
The Geauga Horse & Pony Association will
encourage high standards of a
well-balanced program, consisting of horse
shows and education activities.

To provide information to carry out these
aims, promote the proper and humane
treatment of horses, and provide criteria
and standards for horse shows consistent
with the above purpose. .
What's new.....
Geauga Horse and Pony Association
P.O. Box 655
Newbury, OH  44065

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A HUGE THANKS TO BIG
DEE’S AND SCHNEIDER’S
SADDLERY

GHPA thanks Big Dee's Tack for
their generous support of our
organization through their Bonus
Buck's program.
www.bigdweb.com  
Likewise, thank you to
Schneider’s
Saddlery
for their generous
support.
www.sstack.com
We really appreciate all that both of
these fine companies provide to us.
Congratulations to our year end High Point Winners:

Open Adult:  Maria Wells and Silently Invited

Open Youth:  Diana Shale and Spot On Doolittle

Ranch:  Emma Harrison and Coys Cracker Jack

Contesting:  Dana Garred and Electric Run

Walk Trot 9 and under:  Hadleigh Humphreys and Heza Jazzy Leaguer

Walk Trot 10 - 18:  Madison Owens and Depends On The Invite

Novice:  Halley Nau  and Luke
2020 SHOW DATES
May 24, June 7, June 28,
July 12, August 2, and
August 16
Final Placings for the 2019 Open Horse and Rider Challenge
1st   TJ Pumphrey-Cody
2nd Diana Shale-Dewey
3rd John Resek-Outlaw
4th Kendall Smith-Koda
5th Judi Smego- Squirtie

Youth Horse and Rider Challenge
1st Maclayne Warner-Brenda
2nd Maebree Fabian-So Capable
3rd Lydia Fabian-Sweet Darby
About Us
Rescheduled for August 29th
April 30, 2020

Banquet Update:
After extensive review of CDC guidelines, the gathering ban by Ohio's governor
Mike DeWine, and the concerns expressed by many of our members, the Board of
Directors has decided that it was in the best interest of our members and guests
to again reschedule our 2019 Awards Banquet to Saturday August 29th.  We are
very fortunate that the EOUV club (same location) is available on  the new date!
All of the fun, awards, and agenda will be the same as previously planned - The
only thing that will be different is the date!

This decision was not taken lightly.  We considered many different scenarios but
in the end,  it was  the concern for our members, their families, our guests, and
our community to take this proactive approach for the health and well being of
everyone.  GHPA's  priority has always been and will always be our members and
their horses.  

Here is how this will work:

~~  Each of you with a current banquet reservation has already paid for the fun
filled evening.  We sincerely hope that you are still able to attend the banquet on
August 29th. We'll keep your reservation and payment for the new date unless
you let us know differently by August 1.

~~ For those of you with a current reservation who are unable to attend on the
new date, please let Nancy Burroughs know ASAP and at least by August 1, and
we will cancel your reservation and refund your reservation payment.  She can
be reached at:  twoseadogs@roadrunner.com, or you can PM her via facebook.

~~ For those of you who do not have a current reservation but would like to
attend on the new date,  we'd love to have you join us!  The updated reservation
form is attached and will be posted to the website shortly. The cut-off date for
banquet reservations will be August
1.

                                                                                                                                               
GHPA Show Update:   
Please be advised that we will not be holding our first 3 shows (May 24th , June
7th,  and June 28th ), nor will we be having our clean-up day on May 23rd.  The
Geauga County Fairboard has advised us that their current policy is that no
events, buildings or grounds can be rented or used until July 6th .  

It is still  our sincere hope that we will be able to have at least some of our horse
shows later on this summer.  When and if our future shows can be held will be
determined based upon the Governor's and Fairboard's  orders and policies
regarding the COVID19 outbreak.   At the same time, all work hour requirements
and minimum show numbers requirements for stabling at fair and awards will be
reviewed when we have more definitive answers.   We will keep everyone
updated as the season evolves, via e-mails to the membership, posts on
Facebook, and updates on the GHPA website.  

As a reminder, if you join GHPA before May 1st, you will save $10 on your
membership!  Please support GHPA.  Also, please remember that youth who hope
to stable with GHPA at The Great Geauga County Fair must be a member of GHPA
by tomorrow, May 1st,  (per Junior Fair's rule.)   The membership application for
2020 is attached.

Stay well and we look forward to seeing you in the near future!  We're all in this
together!