Young riders enjoy sunshine at a 2017 FAHA Fun Show. Photo credit Christine Blystone
Fort Armstrong Horsemen’s Association, FAHA, is gearing up for its first official club event of the season. So far this year FAHA has rented Western PA Youth Rodeo the club twice and hosted one Jackpot Barrel night. All have been a great success and this coming weekend’s 80’s themed event looks to be fun for all. Tagged as a “Fun Show” the event includes Barrel and Poles Friday night, Fun Show events Saturday, and Mini Horse and Donkey Show Sunday.
In addition there will be the annual Equine health clinic where horse owners can obtain low cost vaccinations and other routine care Sponsored by Countryside Animal Health. Plus a tack swap is available for those looking to sell or buy tack and horse related merchandise. The weekend is full of activity with an 80s dance, costume contest, and 80s trivia. Activities start Friday April 27th and wrap up on Sunday April 29th.
“The fun shows are really meant get riders of all ages and skill levels out in a stress free environment to ride their horse for the day or camp for the entire weekend. It helps us fulfill our mission as a non-profit by promoting equestrian activities with low cost fun events.” said Christine Blystone, VP of FAHA , who is hosting this weekend’s event.
Activities start Friday night with an 80s dance in the museum barn at 7pm and All Night Barrel and Poles starting at 8pm. Registration for the Fun Show on Saturday starts at 8am with the activities starting at 9am. The Health Clinic and Tack swap both start at 10am. Sunday’s Mini Show registration starts at 9am with activities starting at 10am.
“The kids absolutely love it, and to be honest so do the all the adults. It is just a great family atmosphere. And there really isn’t much better camping with your friends, family and horses.” said Tracy Huffman, Secretary at FAHA, and key contributor to the Fun Show and Club Event weekends.
2017 Fun Show participants compete in pantyhose race. Photo Credit Christine Blystone
This year FAHA is bringing back an awards program and banquet for the Fun shows. FAHA Member participants competing in the fun shows that sign up for the program earn points at each fun show and can attend the year end banquet. The program is aimed at giving back to the membership while encouraging regular participation in club events.
Those looking for more information about the events or membership can see the club’s website at www.crookedcreekhorsepark.com