June 25, 2012
For Immediate Release:
Gemwood Horse Trials, July 21-22, 2012 has been canceled.
It is with regret that I have decided to cancel the Gemwood Horse Trials, Fairborn, OH for 2012. A number of concerns have brought me to this decision. The impending heat, humidity and drought conditions cause me concern for my staff and volunteers as well as my horse and human competitors. Many of you must share this concern due to the smaller number of entries to hit my mailbox so far. With entries slow to come in, I am unable to make the necessary financial commitments that must be made in order to host the horse trial.
I chose not to wait until closing date to announce this cancellation in the hopes that the competitors who did send in their entries for Gemwood, might have the opportunity to support one of the other upcoming events in Area8. If you sent in an entry to Gemwood, you will be given a full refund.
This cancellation does not effect the June 30th X/C schooling day scheduled at Twin Towers Park. Hope to see you there.
All the best,
Laura Beaver, Org.
Gemwood Horse Trials
X/C schooling day! June 30, 2012. Come out and school the water complex and the new bank complex, too! Schooling is from 9am - 7pm. Schooling fee is $40... OR.. if you'd prefer to work off your schooling fee, we will be painting the stadium jumps on Saturday and finishing up on Sunday. So, you can either paint 4 items... jump rails, standard, gate, etc.. OR pay the $40. Riders will need to sign a release and pay before schooling. You will receive a pinney to wear while schooling. Please return it when you are done. Any questions, let me know via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To find a map to show the location of Twin Towers Park, click HERE.
Gemwood Events is approved by The American Horse Trials Foundation..
Donations are 100% tax deductible according to IRS Code Section 501(c)(3). The American Horse Trials Foundation was established in 1987 to assist 3-Day Event Riders and Organizers in raising tax deductible financial support for national and international competition. In 1996 the Bylaws were revised so that the Foundation could assist riders competing in the related disciplines of dressage and show jumping. I have recently established grant eligibility with the AHTF. By making a tax deductible contribution to the AHTF, you will be helping us to make course construction and facility improvements possible.
For more information, you may contact the Foundation directly:
American Horse Trials Foundation, Inc.
221 Grove Cove Road
Centreville, MD 21617
You can order your photos by using the link to our photographer's website.
Official Horse Trials Photographer is Suzanne Fischer: www.suzannefischer.com
The Equestrian Shoppe will be on the grounds during both events this year. Owner Tanya Jordan is a long time supporter of eventing in Area VIII. We are grateful for her continued support. Tanya also brings several of her rescued puppies to the events to be adopted into their forever homes. Please check out: His Hands Extended Sanctuary.
*Check the Twin Towers page for information on other shows being held at Twin Towers.