HHYF Travel Season Soon To Begin

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With spring flowers blooming, the Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF) is making final preparations for their busy summer travel schedule which begins officially at Shenandoah Downs on April 21.

“Actually we have already started our 2024 efforts to promote and educate about the industry. Several 4-H groups in New Jersey have visited Freehold Raceway as well as me doing a few presentations to horse leaders,” explained Ellen Taylor HHYF Executive Director. “At HHYF, we are focused on our mission – 2024 is business as usual. The feeling of helping a young person experience harness racing for the first time is unmatched!”

Below is the complete HHYF itinerary to date:

 Programs Requiring Preregistration

To register and for further information, use this link: https://hhyf.org/summer-programs/

April 21:  Shenandoah Downs, Woodstock VA

June 21:  Darke County Fairgrounds, Greenville OH

June 24:  DeLong Stable, Anderson IN

June 25 – 29: Leadership Program, Crimson Lane Farm, Anderson IN

July 10:  Oak Grove Racing, Oak Grove KY

July 15:  The Red Mile, Lexington KY

July 24, 25: Goshen Historic Track, Goshen NY

July 30, 31: Gaitway Farm, Manalapan NJ

Open To The Public Events

March 20 – 24: American Youth Horse Council Symposium, Fort Worth TX

March 29 – 31: Indiana Equine Roundup, Cloverdale IN

April 11 – 14: Equine Affair, Columbus OH

April 27: Life & Times of the Great Dan Patch Birthday Celebration, Oxford IN

July 12 – 14: BreyerFest, Lexington KY

July 27: American Dream, East Rutherford NJ

August 3: Hambletonian, East Rutherford NJ

October 23 – 26: National FFA Convention, Indianapolis IN

Private Events

Prairie Crossing Elementary School, Oxford IN

Hearts & Horseshoes Fair Winds Farm Tour, Cream Ridge NJ

Westfield Washington School Field Trip, Anderson IN

Harrison County Ag Day Field Trip, Corydon IN

HHYF continues to seek contributions to fund this year’s events but deeply appreciates those who have already donated including Fair Winds Farm, Standardbred Breeders of PA, US Trotting Association, Lindy Farms/AFF, Meadows Standardbred Owners Association, VA Harness Horsemen’s Association, Cameo Hills LTD, Fair Island Farm, Barely Able Stable, Bluebird Meadows, Hambletonian Society, Thompson Family Foundation, Southern Oaks Training Center as well as many individuals.

The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing young people and their families educational opportunities with harness horses in order to foster the next generation of participants and fans. The Foundation has been making a difference in young people’s lives since 1976; its programs include interactive learning experiences with racehorses as well as offering scholarships and creating and distributing educational materials relating to harness racing.

Ellen Taylor