Schedule of events

The schedule for the North American Suffolk Punch Spectacular is as follows:

Thursday October 4, 2018

  • Barns open at 12 noon – arrival, check in and set up
  • Late afternoon pre show warm up
  • Dinner for everyone on their own

Friday October 5, 2018

9 am:  Shoeing the Suffolk Horse                       Mitch Goldman

SPONSORED BY OKALAWAHA SAWMILL SERVICES, LLC
~ For field work, logging, pleasure and riding
~ General hoof care and trimming
~ Location:  Richardson Bldg

10 am:  Harnessing the Suffolk Horse                     Mari Leedy  

SPONSORED BY BIOTHANE
~ Harness types, design and function
~ Fitting and adjustment
~ Location:  Richardson Bldg

11 am:  Round Pen Training                                  Jason Rutledge

SPONSORED BY A BIT TACKY

Why use a round pen?
~ Changing and building a horse’s mindset
~ What is your horse telling you?
~ Location:  Richardson Bldg

12 pm:  Lunch                
~ Location:  Farris Bldg

1 pm:  Plowing demonstration           Group

SPONSORED BY BEAR AND THISTLE FARM  
~ Location:  North side of Fairgrounds

1 pm:  Braiding demonstration                              Jadene Maloy
~ Location:  Richardson Bldg

SPONSORED BY INGLES FERRY FARM

2:30 pm:  Single Horse Pull             (sponsored by Rural Heritage)      
~ (Class 30 – NASPS Horse Show)
~ Location:  Budd Walsh Arena

5 pm:  Evening stables

6:30 pm:  Dinner            
~ Location:  Farris Bldg

Dinner presentation:  Save This Breed   

SPONSORED BY THE VIRGINIA HORSE INDUSTRY BOARD

Featured Speaker: Caitlin Castaneda
Researcher PHD Student for the Texas A&M University Animal Genetics and Cytogenetics Molecular Laboratory

~ Genetics Basics relating to the Suffolk Punch horse

Coming to us via Zoom –
~ Artificial Insemination via fresh and frozen semen
~ Mare preparation for AI
~ Wright’s Inbreeding Calculator and the Ancestor Loss Co-efficient

 

Saturday October 6, 2018

10 am – 2 pm:  1st North American Suffolk Punch Horse Show
~ Location: Bud Walsh Arena

Halter Classes:
__1___Young Handler (horse not to be judged) (sponsored by Oklawaha Saw Mill        Services, LLC)
__2___Yearling Suffolk Colts, Geldings, Fillies  (sponsored by Poulin Grain)
__3___Two and Three year old Fillies  (Green Mountain Draft Horse Association)
__4___Two and Three year old Geldings  (sponsored by Indian Mound Farm)
__5___Two and Three year old Colts         (sponsored by Indian Mound Farm)
__6___Mares 4 Years old and older (without foal)     ( My Draft Horse Superstore)
__7___Mares with foals at foot  
__8___Foals on mares to be judged separately from dam
__9___Get of Sire – 2 offspring by same sire  (sponsored by Lakeshore Belgians)
__10___Produce of Dam – 2 offspring out of same dam
__11___Stallions at Halter   (Sponsored by Stone House Harness)
__12___Champion Stallion  (sponsored by Lazy B Suffolks)
__13___Champion Mare  (sponsored by Lazy B Suffolks)
__14___Champion Gelding       (sponsored by Lakeview Farm)                        __15___Grade Mare (sponsored by Sarah Miller in Honor of Diane Bilodeau)
__16___Grade Gelding (sponsored by WandaRae and Andrew Daniels)

Break

_17__Best Foot    (Sponsored by Morin Horseshoeing)
_18__Lead Line   (Sponsored by Leah’s Books)
_19__Ridden Suffolk – Hunter  (Sponsored by Rural Heritage)
_20__Farm Team Class – no implements  (Sponsored by Farmers Draft
    Horse Club)
_21__Single horse to vehicle  (Sponsored by Circle C Auction, Co)
_22__Youth driver    (Sponsored by Stone House Harness)
_23__Single Farm Horse – no implement (Sponsored by The Andertons )
_24__Ridden Suffolk – Western  (Sponsored by Cornucopia)

10 am to 2 pm:  Lower Arena or Outside Course

__25__Log Pull – single horse  (sponsored by Town Center Storage)
__26__Obstacle course – single horse  (sponsored by Poulin Grain)
__27__Obstacle course – team   (sponsored by Draft Animal Power Network)
__28__Obstacle course – ridden (sponsored by RG Cattle Company)

2:30 pm:  Bud Walsh Arena

__29__Suffolk Team Pull  (sponsored by the Draft Horse Journal)

5 pm. Evening stables

6:30 pm:  Dinner      Location: Farris Building
~ Annual Meeting of the American Suffolk Horse Association
~ Silent Auction
~ Drawing for Stitch and Hitch Custom Harness

Sunday October 7, 2018

8 am:  ASHA Executive Committee Meeting   Location: Stan Crigger Bldg

9:30 am:  Depart for logging demonstration venue
10:30 am:  Logging demonstration  Location: Rockwood Manor

(SPONSORED BY HEALING HARVEST FOREST FOUNDATION)

1 pm:  Lunch and Round Table discussion
~ Overview of the North American Suffolk Punch Spectacular                          Location: Farris Bldg

Monday October 8, 2018

All horses and participants depart by noon.  All stalls must be entirely stripped of manure and bedding.  All camp sites must be clean. All garbage and manure must be picked up off the grounds and placed in respective holding areas.