The Palm Beach County Horseman’s Association will launch its 2016 season with all shows as sanctioned events for the Southeast Medal Finals, enabling participants for the first time to qualify for the finals competition that takes place Sept. 16-18.
Created in 1968, the Palm Beach County Horseman’s Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and rewarding quality horsemanship, sportsmanship and fair competition. It holds eight two-day shows with classes in hunters and equitation at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center. The first show takes place April 29-30.
“We created the Southeast Medal Finals as a horse show accessible to all riders,” said SEMF creator James Lala of Wellington. “Some of these riders might never have participated in a horse show beyond the local level, so we’re pleased to offer members of the Palm Beach County Horseman’s Association a chance to participate in a real finals event.”
Each month, the Palm Beach Horseman’s Association two-day show attracts between 80 and 100 participants in classes from lead-line up through open hunters, Association President Tanja Koschnick said.
“Our schooling shows are the stepping stone to that next level of going to the rated shows,” Koschnick said. “This affiliation would give participants a prestigious finals to work toward without having to travel too far.”
For more information about the Palm Beach County Horseman’s Association and its show schedule, visit www.pbcha.org or call Koschnick at (561) 308-2510.
The Southeast Medal Finals offers a special end-of-season culmination and finals show that is attainable for everyone. The SEMF offers finals competitions in hunters, jumpers and equitation. Sanctioned events offer riders a more direct path to the finals. Learn more at www.southeastmedalfinals.com.