2023 HHYF Summer releaseMarch 22, 2023,
Columbus, OH – The HHYF horses have been delivered to their 2023 conditioners: CD’s Miss M to the Ross Leonard Stable, I Want Another to the Hank LeVan Stable, Royal Attire to the Ryan Miller Stable and Ima’s Hit to Vicky Rouch. Many thanks to these generous volunteers for their time and energy in getting the stable fit for a busy summer.
Speaking of HHYF summer, as usual, the schedule is packed full of a variety of programs and many locations. With stops in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, New York, Maine (tentatively), and New Jersey; so much education, excitement and increased awareness for harness racing is anticipated.
“HHYF summers are important to the industry” explained HHYF Executive Director Ellen Taylor. “Not only do our events create invigorating energy from new horse-loving participants but the potential to increase awareness for harness racing venues close to our camp locations stimulates even the hardened trainer to take in a breath of fresh air when he/she sees the kids having fun and learning.”
Spoiler alert: HHYF’s first stop will actually be at Shenandoah Downs on April 29 so technically HHYF is now offering spring programs in addition to the regular months of June, July and August.
Many thanks to those who help make the HHYF programs possible. To date, those who have generously donated include US Trotting Association, OH Harness Horsemen’s Association, Lindy Farms, Meadows Standardbred Owners Association, VA Equine Alliance, The New Meadowlands/Vernon Downs/Tioga Downs, Martin Granoff, Brittany Farms, Cameo Hills Farm, Fair Island Farm, Hambletonian Society, Chris McErlean, Pinske Stables, Joe Holloway Stable, Pacesetter Farm and Jim and Georgia Simpson. HHYF continues to seek funding for the programs. Please contact the HHYF office by mid May if you are interested in contributing to these important initiatives to help ensure harness racing’s future.
Please visit https://hhyf.org/summer-programs/ for complete list of all HHYF events including those requiring pre registration. The horses and staff are looking forward to seeing YOU at a HHYF event this summer!
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.