Thank You To Our 
Generous Sponsors!

Benefactor Sponsor 

Helen Rich & 
Alexandra DeGray


Platinum Sponsor  

John and Charlotte Wrather


Gold Sponsor 

The Schaffel Family


Silver Sponsor  

RT Hudgins/Show Horse Magazine  

Toni Nastali

Elisabeth M. Goth, LLC


Friend of the UPHA  

The Bagen Girls of Clarameer ~ Golden Isles Riding Academy 

Linda Weber & Abbott Wilson ~ Becker Brothers, LLC

 Hollow Haven, Inc. ~ Alde-Mar Farms

DeRegnaucourt ~ ASHAG

Edward & Susi Teater ~ Barbra G. Manilow

Join us in Savannah January 15-17, 2015!
United Professional Horsemen's Association Annual National Convention
with Special Guests
American Hackney Horse Society and American Saddlebred Horse Association

UPHA Chapters 16 and 17 are honored to host the 2015 UPHA National Convention

2015 Host Hotel

Marriott Savannah Riverfront

100 General McIntosh Blvd.

Savannah, GA 31401


Book your room at the Special Rate for $132.00 Per Night Now:

UPHA 2015 CONVENTION

Last day to book by: 12/13/14

Savannah Marriott Riverfront Direct Booking Link



Direct Booking Line: 1-800-285-0398

 

Savannah’s only Marriott hotel on the riverfront. Connected to historic River Street with shops, dining, and entertainment.

2015 UPHA Convention Highlights
Wednesday January 14th
Golf Tournament at The Ford Plantation

10:30am-4:00pm -Green Fee of $150 per player includes golf cart and lunch with beer and wine. And followed by the Awards Celebration with complimentary hor d’oeuvres, beer and wine.
The Ford Plantation features a premier Pete Dye-designed championship course with two distinct ntne-lwle challenges: the front nine designed around 250 acres of freshwater lakes, and the back nine resembles agreat Scotttsh links-typecourse, with holes placed anwng the Plantation 'soriginal rillfields.


Join the UPHA for some Southern Hospitality!!
“UPHA Welcome to Savannah Party” Thursday January 15, 2015 from 7pm-9pm

Join UPHA Thursday Evening for food, cocktails and entertainment at the Charles H. Morris Center as Rhett Akins entertains us with some of the hits he has penned like...”Boys Round Here”, “Honey Bee”, “Small Town Throw Down”, “I Don’t Want This Night To End”, “When She Say’s Baby”, “Parking Lot Party”, “Take a Back Road”, “Farmers Daughter” and the list goes on and on.  Get prepared for a real treat of being entertained by a Georgia Native and one of Nashville’s best!


Don’t Miss Special Speaker on Saturday Morning Jim Gibby – Business Consultant for the
Equine Professional

Jim’s experience comes from a lifetime in the equine industry. Growing up in a family heavily involved in the Quarter Horse Industry gives him an insider’s view of the industry. Jim has been involved in training world champions, multiple AQHA point earners and has judged many of the largest horse shows in the country includ- ing the PHBA World Championships. Jim has also participated in numerous equine organizations as a board member and often as president. Most recently Jim was the Chairman of the Agricultural Commodity Commission for Equine through Georgia’s Department of Agriculture.

Hot Forums Not To Miss:


Open Discussion - “Perception Is Reality” Understanding the Horse Protection Act and How it Impacts Our Profession” Jay Hickey, President, American Horse Counsel” (open to all UPHA Members)


Open UPHA Equitation Forum - “Hot Topics in the World of Saddle Seat
Equitation”


ASHA Instructors Forum - “How to Take a Rider from Academy to the Show Ring” And “Running a Successful Riding Program”


UPHA Open Forums 

“Harnessing for Success”: Bret C. Day
“Happy Horses Trot Higher”: Smith Lilly
“What On Your Mind?” Open Discussion about the Future of the Show Horse Industry - Open to all UPHA Members



Family Activities

Friday ~ 90 minute fully narrated Historic Savannah Trolley Tour (voted the Best Tour in Savannah) Take a journey through old Savannah around the historic squares, along the wa- terfront and the 2.2 square miles of the historic district aboard our beautiful Blue Trolley steeped in nostalgia and old fashioned charm.


Saturday ~ Narrated Harbor Tour on Savannah Riverboat Cruises
Relive a bygone era on board one of our Riverboat harbor sight- seeing tours. Hear the Captain’s intriguing tales and historic facts as you tour a river once used by the founders of our beautiful city. Learn about the history of Savannah, her port ,modern day and past, and see the statue of “the waving girl”. Take advantage of our large-pane window views in our dining rooms and the canopied, open-air third deck. This one-hour sightseeing harbor cruise is a fun and educational tour for children and adults alike. Sit back, relax and enjoy the view.

Awards Banquets

Friday

12:15pm-1:45pm UPHA Luncheon and Awards Presentation


7:00pm UPHA/AHHS Awards Banquet

Saturday

11:30am-1:30pm ASHA Luncheon and ASHA Year-End Awards


7:00pm UPHA/AHHS/ASHA Awards and Gala Dinner
“Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil “A Masquerade Gala