2017 GDHA Spring Show – May 5&6, 2017 Tri-State Arena McDonald TN

2017_Spring Show poster PDF to print out

2017 GDHA Spring Show Results

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2017 GDHA contribution form

2017 Spring Show Program GDHA

2017 Entry Form Spring Show

2016 GDHA Spring Show

 

Calling all draft horse enthusiasts.  Get ready for your annual tune-up get the bucks and spooks out riding and driving show. It’s show time!

Printable PDF Sheets:

ATTENTION: Please read the Tri-State Arena Rules before attending the show HERE - this is a MUST read.

Contribute to the GDHA – Help make our spring show a success!

2016 GDHA Friday FUN SHOW RULES and Class List Descriptions

2016 GDHA Show RULES : Saturday Class List

2016 GDHA Spring Show ENTRY forms for Friday and Saturday

2016 SILENT AUCTION CALL

 

You don’t have to get fancy or you can get real fancy. This year we have two shows. Friday afternoon at 3PM is the fun show with the gymkhana style classes you like. Saturday starting at 10AM is the traditional hitching, youth halter and lots of riding classes!  And there will be high points awards and our always successful silent auction (do you have something to donate?).

Bring your heavy or light draft, draft cross, your draft pony or cross and come join us. So dust off those riding clothes, polish up the tack and harness and carts, toss your drafts on the trailer, and come on down to the Chattanooga area, and let’s drive and ride some draft horses!

EVENT: MAY 6-7, 2016 GDHA Spring Show

Location: Tri-State Exhibiton Center at the (covered) Bess Neil Arena, McDonald TN

Official Show Photography by Jill Monroe

DIRECTIONS

Questions? Your show co-chairs this year are Brittany Edgerton: downsouthcarriage@gmail.com and Crystal Mitchell: southernviewfarm@hotmail.com

 

2015 GDHA Spring Show

Calling all draft horse enthusiasts.  Get ready for your annual tune-up get the bucks and spooks out riding and driving show. It’s show time!

Printable PDF Sheets:

ATTENTION: Please read the Tri-State Arena Rules before attending the show HERE

2015 GDHA Spring Show Rules and Saturday Show Sheet

2015 GDHA Fun Show Friday Night Show Sheet

2015 GDHA Spring Show Entry Form (Sat)

2015 GDHA Spring Show Entry Form (Fri)

2015 GDHA contribution form

2015 GDHA Spring Show High points

You don’t have to get fancy or you can get real fancy. This year we have two shows. Friday night at 5PM is the fun show with the gymkhana style classes you like. Saturday starting at 10AM is the traditional hitching and halter and riding classes!  And there will be high points awards and our always successful silent auction (do you have something to donate?).  And there will be barbecue.

Bring your heavy or light draft, draft cross, your draft pony or cross and come join us. So dust off those riding clothes, polish up the tack and harness and carts, toss your drafts on the trailer, time to come on down to the Chattanooga area, and let’s drive and ride some draft horses!

EVENT: MAY 29-30, 2015 GDHA Spring Show

Location: Tri-State Exhibiton Center at the (covered) Bess Neil Arena, McDonald TN

Show Sheet & Entry List (Still in the works)

Official Show Photography by Jill Monroe

DIRECTIONS

Questions? Your show co-chairs this year are Brittany Edgerton: downsouthcarriage@gmail.com and Crystal Mitchell: southernviewfarm@hotmail.com

Doc and Chris at Perry

2014 GDHA Spring Show – Tri-State Arena – McDonald TN – (Chattanooga, TN area)

Calling all draft horse enthusiasts.  Get ready for your annual tune-up get the bucks and spooks out riding and driving show. It’s show time!

You don’t have to get fancy or you can get real fancy. This year we have two shows. Friday night at 6PM is the fun show with the gymkhana style classes you like and a flat fee to enter for the evening. Saturday starting at 10AM is the traditional hitching and halter and riding classes!  And there will be high points awards and a silent auction (do you have something to donate?).  And there will be barbecue.

Bring your draft, your draft cross, your draft pony or cross and come join us. Last year we had a fantastic turn-out. So dust off those riding clothes, polish up the tack and harness and carts, toss your drafts on the trailer, time to come on down to the Chattanooga area, and let’s drive and ride some draft horses!

EVENT: April 11-12, 2014 GDHA Spring Show

Print out your 2014 GDHA Spring Show ENTRY FORMS HERE

Official Show Photography by Jill Monroe

Note: Please read the Tri-State Arena Rules before attending the show HERE

Questions? Your Show Chair this year is Brittany Edgerton: downsouthcarriage@gmail.com

 

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2013 GDHA Spring Show

EVENT: April 13, 2013 GDHA Spring Show

WDEF Chattanooga, TN Interview Show Co-Chair Brittany Edgerton HERE

Print out your 2013 GDHA Spring Show ENTRY FORMS HERE

Official Show Photography by Jill Monroe

Silent Auction at the 2013 GDHA Spring Show Updates HERE

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2013 GDHA Annual Spring Show UPDATE 03/02/13

From Candy Morris
Chairman, 2013 GDHA Spring Show
Candy’s mailing address: 200 Oscar Way Dallas, GA 30132

RE: Spring Draft horse Show / Georgia Draft Horse Association
Tri-State Exhibition Center, McDonald, TN
April 13, 2013 @ 11:00 am

Dear Exhibitor:

It’s almost time for the 2013 GDHA Annual Spring Show! Are you ready? Be prepared to have some fun because we have a good show sheet this year and something for everyone. Please mark your calendars now!

You can trailer-in or stalls are available. If you’d like to arrive on Friday, you MUST let me know in advance so that you will have a stall(s) available and shavings. Please email at spiritthehorse@hotmail.com.

We will be doing early registration/sign-ins starting 7:00 P.M. so you may pick up your show packet. AND we will be having a Barn Party!/Meet-N-Greet sometime Friday night, so bring some goodies and plan to join us.

We plainly see the economy and still took a big chance by keeping our entry fees REALLY LOW THIS YEAR.

Again, the charge will be PER farm and not per horse. We are counting on everyone loading up their trailers to the max with horses and entering MORE classes!

We have also included a contribution sheet and any donation amount would be most appreciated. If you would like to sponsor a class in memory of someone, just write in what you would like said at the beginning of that class and the announcer will read it.

All DOWNLOADABLE show documents are linked below with information regarding class divisions and special instructions for certain classes. This is not only a fun show, but a learning show, so please read ALL the rules which are pretty much in line with the regular draft horse shows.

The decision to do this was in order for those wanting to attend shows such as Perry, could learn what is expected at that type level show.

I’ve included the Rules and Regulations required by Tri-State which I ask that you read thoroughly and sign as we will be held responsible, individually and as the Georgia Draft Horse Association.

We also ask that you return these along with your entry form in order to confirm you have read and understood what is required during our event. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

We will be showing in The Bess Neil Memorial Arena, which is covered making this show Rain or Shine, and Non-Refundable.

For more information about Tri-State Exhibition Center, please visit: www.tsec.org and directions are also included on the show sheet.

Again, we have worked very hard this year to allow everyone the opportunity to participate and we hope our efforts will be appreciated and all involved will have a pleasant and safe experience at the show and enjoy the day.

For more information contact Show Chair: Candy Morris: spiritthehorse@hotmail.com or call Show Co-Chair: Brittany Edgerton: 423-255-3267

Sincerely,
Candy Morris
Chairman, GDHA Spring Show

INSTRUCTIONS: Open and print out your PDFs. Either MAIL in your forms and check to Candy at her above address OR click on the DONATE button on this page to take you to PAYPAL. You can also scan and email your docs to Candy.

HERE YOU GO!

2013 GDHA Spring Show Exhibitor Ltr

2013 GDHA Spring Show Entry Form

2013 GDHA Spring Show Rules & Class Sheet

2013 GDHA Spring Show Donation Form

Tri-State Rules
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SLIDE SHOW 2012 GDHA Spring Show

Slide Show of the 2012 GDHA Spring Show

Candy’s Corner: GDHA Spring Show 2012 Thank you!

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Candy’s Corner: January 25, 2013
RE: May, 2012 GDHA Spring Show

As Chairman of the 2012 GDHA Spring Show I just wanted to say THANK YOU!

To the show personnel for the 2012 GDHA Annual Spring Show.

Brittany Edgerton: Show Co Chairman.
Honorary Help to the Show Chairman: Lawana Smith-Higgins
Judge: Renon Pruiett.
Ring Master: Tyler Pruiett.
Announcer: Ed Hawkins.
Ribbon Queen: Julie Lanning.
Photographer: Jill Monroe Photography.
Gate Keeper: Darrell Monroe.
Book Keeper: Rosemary Edgerton.

Thanks to David Williams BBQ for catering us a fantastic breakfast & lunch. David and his crew got to Broken Heart Ranch around 7:00 pm Friday night and stayed up the whole night Smoking us some BBQ, then happily served us all on Saturday!

Thanks to the Board of Directors/Officers of the GDHA for holding my hand through my first show.

Thanks for the Donations from Classic City Clydes, FairWinds Farm, Jill Monroe Photography, TLJ Farm, SouthernView Percherons, Milton’s Tree Service, No. 8 Farms and Lawana Smith-Higgins. Without you we could not have shown a PROFIT for this show!

The High Point Awards were sponsored by Classic City Clydes, Jill Monroe Photography & SouthernView Percherons; they were presented in Perry, Georgia at the Georgia National Fair at the Georgia Draft Horse Show held on October 12th and 13th, 2012.

Huge Thanks to Kayle Grott in Wisconsin for designing our Show Poster, the World Draft Horse Network site, which let us borrow their site to place our Show Poster and all of the Show Documents that went along with it because our GDHA Web-Site was under construction. That same address will be having the latest GDHA events posted on it for a year. So please keep checking back!

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Big Thanks to Jamie and Michelle Morrison of Broken Heart Ranch in Calhoun, Georgia for letting us have our show at their facility on May 5. All of the Broken Heart Ranch Family rolled out the Red Carpet for us and really made us feel welcome. And what fun they are! They were all there for us; no matter what we needed, they made it happen. They even left a faithful friend to stay the night Friday in case we needed anything!

Thanks to my All Youth Show Day Show Committee of: S

Shane Brown of No. 8 Farms,
Macon Martin of Classic City Clydes,
Chris Cannon of FairWinds Farm,
Emily Bagby, exhibitor for FairWinds Farm,
Brooke Daley, exhibitor for SouthernView Percherons,
Alliey Gladden & Paige Gladden, both exhibitors for Down South Carriage Services.

And a fine bunch of Youth they are! Whatever I asked of them, they were there for me! Great Job Youth!

Thanks to all of my friends and family and everyone who helped me with the show. If I haven’t mentioned your name, no matter; you ARE ALL important to us and we appreciate you! VERY MUCH!

We had classes for everyone. I have never seen such a crowd of spectators before: those folks were having so much fun up on the ‘greens’ as they were calling it! People have no idea what draft horses can do or that anyone can own a draft horse! Or that children also show our gentle giants! Our exhibitors AND horses were top notch and in their form on Saturday May 5 at Broken Heart Ranch! We certainly put on a wonderful show! I have seen comments from states away that were impressed! I have never been so proud to see ALL of us, members or non-members; pull together and help each other out and make everyone feel very, very welcome. Spectators and Exhibitors alike! What a blast we had!

I cannot hardly think anyone will forget a big silver percheron named Spirit chasing me for all he was worth in Class # 31 Open Obstacle “Bribe Your Horse” (this class was totally Brittany Edgerton’s idea! Very popular!) for his Krusteaz Belgian Waffle Mix pancakes, heaped with powdered sugar and floating in blueberry Syrup! And Class # 33A Open Amateur Under Saddle W/T with ten exhibitors! TEN! wow! It looked like somebody kicked a pile of fire ants because we had horses with exhibitors going every which-a-way! So much fun!

Everything went smooth, the weather was great. Smiles all around! The show wasn’t over until after 8:00 that evening, but everyone left the show happy! I am still receiving good feedback and comments concerning the GDHA Annual Spring Show 2012. If you missed it though, Not To Worry, we have some great things for everybody on the GDHA calendar!

Thanks again,
Candy Morris

GDHA Spring Show Results

2013 GDHA Spring Show ResultsYou have to love a spring show. Just throw on your riding and driving clothes or your jeans, get out your harness and saddle and turn out and tune up.  Come as you are, bring a smile. Here are some results from past shows (PDF).

The manes have it

2013 GDHA Spring Show Results

2012 GDHA Spring Show Results

2010 GDHASpring Show Results

2009 GDHA Spring Show Results

2008 GDHA Spring Show Results

2012 GDHA Spring Show

In case you missed it, the 2012 show at Broken Heart Arena in Calhoun, GA featured English and Western riding classes as well as hitch and pleasure driving, halter classes, obstacle riding and driving, and some fun novelty classes for young and not so young!

2012 GDHA Spring Show Class List

Slide Show coming soon.

2012 GDHA Spring Show

SLIDE SHOW 2012 GDHA Spring Show