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American Road Horse and Road Pony Seminar



The ARHPA sponsored a seminar which was held February 24, 2016, at High Caliber Stables in Greensboro, NC. The venue was just perfect with the bands of bad weather that came through during the day. The inside arena made the weather a non-issue. Thanks to Mary and Evan Orr for their generosity in allowing the seminar to be held at High Caliber. For those who arrived early it was indeed a treat to watch Mary and Evan work some of their wonderful horses! Coffee and the best doughnuts ever started out the morning. Many of the top horses, ponies and horsemen of the Carolinas took part in this very informative and entertaining seminar. Jon Walker started out the morning with a great looking prospect and talked about bits and long lining the road horse. Dr. Brian Garrett talked about veterinary care for the road horses and ponies and with his background he is a real expert. Gordon Ingram discussed shoeing the road horses and ponies. Harry Daughtry presented his CH Regal’s Citation as an example of the road pony to bike. Lewis Eckard, Max Ciampoli and Jon Walker joined him for the question and answer session.

Lunch was really good NC style barbecue with all the “fixings”. Immediately after Lewis Eckard led a discussion on proper harness fitting. He demonstrated on WC Carl Julian and was assisted by Jamie Bo Lucas. They started out with the harness “out of adjustment” and asked the audience to point out the problems, then they readjusted the harness. Jamie Bo then drove her horse while Lewis continued with safety in the ring. Jamie rode Fratman from the Lucas Stable and Makenzie Moore rode WC Hightower as a representative of the road pony under saddle from the Jon Walker Stables. The audience was at all times involved close up and could ask all the questions they wanted to. Towards the end Dr. Brian Garrett took a couple of turns on Fratman and enjoyed the ride. There was also a video shown of the road horse championship at Louisville in the 80’s. A silent auction was held and names of the attendees were drawn throughout the day for horsey door prizes. There was a lot of knowledge from some of the best in the business offered and certainly those attending enjoyed the day.

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