Message From The President

Robyn with Butler's trophy, Annual Banquet 2012SPHO-ME 2016

We are looking forward to another action packed year for SPHO Maine. The year end awards banquet will be held in February and will be the first for our NERAP awards program. 2016 NERAP will have some additions so take a look to see what has been added. This is the time to sign up for the upcoming show season.

In the works already is the spring Fun Day at Hollis. This is an event sponsored by SPHO as a benefit for Futures For Standardbreds. The event is a great way to get some practice in before the show season starts or just a day to play at different disciplines. Your participation helps support horses in need.

June is busy with two shows. We are “bumping” up the rating of our pleasure show to make it a class C MHA affiliated show and moving the location to Hollis. The very next weekend is our annual dressage show which is affiliated with SMDA. As an addition this year we have added a Standardbred only Intro B class. The show always has a high score Standardbred award for the day.

WOH is the grand finale at the Cumberland Fair and is a full year’s worth of work. Brenda is always looking for different disciplines and breeds to feature. Contact her if you would like to participate.

There are many events not yet scheduled such as our spring training clinic and events at the track. Stay tuned.