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Board Meeting Minutes December 10, 2019

The meeting was called to order by president, Scott Woogen at 5:10 p.m.

ROLL CALL: Those present by phone were: Scott Woogen, Greg Trotto, Betsy Brown, Wilma Foley, Charles Robbins, Stacey McLenaghan, Randy Jackson, Tyler Shehan, and Debbie Warnick. A quorum was declared.

MEETING MINUTES: The minutes from the previous meeting were approved as written.

TREASURER’S REPORT: The treasurer’s report for November 2019 was reviewed and approved as written.


Item 1. VEA Negotiations

A. Scott reported that the negotiations with the VEA over the HHR machine distributions have concluded. We reached an agreement that will fund our race meet, finance our certified residency program and give us 20% of available funds after the expenses of the VEA are paid for our purses.


Item 1. 2020 Early Closer rules

A. The 2020 Early Closer rules were reviewed. We need to add microchipped as an acceptable form of identification. Debbie will make this change and publish the rules on the website.

Item 2. Aged pacer & trotter races

A. It was agreed that we will continue the aged pacer & trotter races in 2020. These races will again be open to all horses four and older that were paid into the Breeders’ Fund program as two or three year olds.

Item 3. HHYF Donation

A. It was suggested that we make a donation to the HHYF this year. After some discussion, it was moved and seconded that we donate $1,500.00. The motion passed unanimously.

As there was no further business to be discussed, Scott Woogen adjourned the meeting at 5:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Debbie Warnick

Executive Director

Contact VHHA:

c/o Debbie Warnick
P.O. Box 1603
Saluda Virginia 23149

Phone: 443-463-0917

E-mail Address: info@vhha.net

Fax: 804-655-6161

VHHA Payment Schedule

Membership Due

January 2020 $30.00

Stallion Registration Due

January 1, 2020 $100.00

Nominations Due

March 15, 2020 for 2&3 Year olds


Sustaining Payments due

May 15, 2020 for 2&3 Year olds


Yearlings of 2019 due

May 15, 2020 $25.00


Helpful Links

Virginia Harness Horse Association was established to Sustain, Promote, and Grow both the Breeding 
and Racing opportunities for Standaredbred Horses in the Commonwealth of Virginia