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July 2019 NEWSLETTER

SHENANDOAH COUNTY FAIR

The races at Shenandoah county fair start on August 28th and continue for four days. The purses for this year have been raised and the race conditions are different than previous years. There will not be double heat races this year. Help keep this long tradition of fair racing going. Information will be posted on our website, www.VHHA.net, our Facebook page and the Shenandoah Downs website and Facebook page.

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2019 RACE MEET

September 13th is just around the corner and that means live racing returns to Shenandoah Downs! Racing applications and all the information you need to know are posted on our website. www.VHHA.net under the 2019 race meet tab. The deadline for submitting applications is August 2nd. Don’t delay, get yours in today.

We have lots of exciting promotions planned for this year’s meet starting with the return visit of Foiled Again on our opening weekend. We will also have powder puff races, own a horse for a day, meet & greet the drivers, weiner dog races and lots of giveaways.


HHYF DAY CAMP

The Harness Horse Youth Foundation camp that was held on July 8th and 10th was a huge success! Nineteen local youths participated and there were only three kids who had any ties to harness racing in the group. The kids learned everything about getting a horse ready to race, then they actually put all the equipment on a horse and went on a jog around the track with one of our volunteer drivers. Then they gave the horses a bath and washed all the equipment. They also cleaned all the stalls and the barn. Watching the kids and seeing how excited they are about learning and working with the horses is great. Many thanks to Ellen Taylor and Katie from HHYF who spend the whole summer traveling and putting on these programs. Thanks also to our volunteers, Dee Lineweaver, Betsy Brown, Emily Dysart, Joyce Lineweaver, Eileen Lineweaver and Debbie Warnick.


CERTIFIED RESIDENCY PROGRAM

We are starting to accept foals for our new Residency program. Don’t forget to register your 2019 foals so they can start their six month residency requirement. Horses that meet the residency requirements will receive bonus payments for their races during their two and three year old seasons. More information as well as the forms are available on our website (www.vhha.net) or by contacting Debbie Warnick.


BOARD MEMBER SEATS

There will be three board member seats open for election at this year’s annual meeting in September. Please contact Debbie Warnick at info@vhha.net or by phone at 443-463-0917 to be included on the ballot.


MEMBERSHIP DUES

Show your support of the VHHA by renewing your membership Our dues are still only $30.00. Membership forms are available on our website, www.VHHA.net or contact Debbie Warnick for a copy.


IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

August 28th- Racing starts at the Shenandoah county fair

September 13th- Our 2019 race meet opens

Anyone who has information that you would like included in the next newsletter, contact Debbie Warnick by email at info@vhha.net or by phone at 443-463-0917.


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VIRGINIA HARNESS HORSEMEN’S ASSOCATION

Contact VHHA:

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

$200.00

Sustaining Payments due

May 15, 2020 for 2&3 Year olds

$200.00

Yearlings of 2019 due

May 15, 2020 $25.00

Forms

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